Lexis Digest: Hoverboards, Ada Lovelace and Giant Sunfish
In the news
Bad news if you like gliding down the street like a low-rent Marty McFly – it’s now illegal to ride ‘hoverboards’ or ‘swegways” in public. The Met Police tweeted saying that the gadgets are technically ‘motor vehicles’, so can’t be used on pavements.
— MPS Specials (@MPSSpecials) October 11, 2015
A bizarre Facebook glitch barred the site’s millions of users from posting the harmless words “everyone will know” for a number of days.
Yesterday we celebrated #AdaLovelaceDay – the international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). All hail pioneering women in the sector!
In the agency
We’ve been testing whether French bulldogs can cut the mustard in the PR industry. Only problem seems to be the language barrier….
What we’ve been watching
Lexus continues to inspire with its #CreatingAmazing platform by building the world’s first ever origami car right around the corner from our office. Lucky it didn’t rain!
Despite upping its’ prices this week, we are still in love with Netflix. Excitement is building for ‘Beasts of No Nation’, a Netflix Original Film featuring Idris Elba. Block out some time in your diary for this weekend’s release.
Slow day at the office? Imagine this being on your to do list. Ryan Williams shatters his own record with this insane triple front flip on a BMX bike.
What we’ve been sharing
Divers come face-to-face with a giant Sunfish, we’re now terrified at what else could be in the sea.
By Miles Freeman