The new year always brings promise and hope with a big dash of anxiety, and my anticipation for a sneak peek at the "new" in Las Vegas for CES is usually a mix of those three feelings.
People notoriously have some of their best ideas in the shower. There's just one problem. You can't jump in the shower whenever you need inspiration. You probably don't even have a shower at work. And even if you do, well, showering relentlessly is time consuming. Thankfully, The One Show has you covered. The ad award show just made a 360 video inside a shower, so you can virtually immerse yourself in a shower environment whenever you like—and brainstorm as though you were blissfully enjoying the real thing. The tongue-in-cheek video is the work of agency Rethink in Vancouver and is part of The One Show's new call for entries campaign, themed "One is all it takes."
Grey's holiday appeal for the Salvation Army in Canada makes impressive use of Facebook 360 photos to give users a more rounded view of poverty. At first glance, posts resemble typical yuletide fare, with smiling parents and kids wishing their families and friends a Merry Christmas, complete with festive trees and colorful lights in the background.
Chatbots are treated like the simpletons of the artificial intelligence world, overshadowed by movie-trailer-creating Watson and its ilk, or the suggestion engines of huge etailers.