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Weekly Roundup 21/02/2020

21 Feb 10:00 by Nathan Baldwin

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Your chance to finally wear a pair of trainers that have been created in space could finally be here and discover why your £20 notes will soon be as worthless as compost. It’s time to terabyte out of the latest tech news.

 

Space trainers… the next big thing?

Adidas have teamed up with Space X’s ISS resupply mission to create the first trainer made in space. Space X has been sending rockets to and from the ISS since 2012 to bring pay loads of equipment to the station. But now a new type of pay load has made it on board, space trainers. We’re not sure if that’s the official name (it should be), but Adidas have announced plans to test their “BOOST” technology out in space. Apparently, the small issue of gravity was hindering production. The trainers are set to hit the cosmos in early March.

 

Quibi finally hits the market (sort of)

The long anticipated mobile only streaming app have announced that customers can now pre-order the app from the App Store and Google Play.  The app is the first fully mobile optimised streaming service, streaming hundreds of tv shows, films and documentaries. The entire UX of streaming has been reimagined and reworked to work on mobile, everything from display to performance has been tweaked. The actual market release date of the app is set for the 6th April.

 

Is $10bn enough to save the planet?

This week we reported on Jeff Bezos’s pledge to donate $10bn to assist in the fight against climate change. Many people have hailed this as a monumental step towards finding a solution, whilst other haven’t been so sure. Some critics have said that $10bn just won’t cut it, and instead should be spent educating people on climate change rather than trying to find scientific solutions. Read more about that here…

 

‘Your money ain’t worth s@!T’

The Bank of England have began recalling all old £20 notes which are to be turned into compost. The old paper-based notes will be replaced by new polymer notes, a far more durable and cooler sounding material. According to G4S, who handle the majority of Britain’s bank notes have said the whole process will take around six months to complete.  The old notes will not be accepted as legal tender sometime mid-2021.