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Published on July 12th, 2016 | by voxx

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Charlie and Kate’s Big News Roundup

A Great Year For British Tennis

Britain achieved several successes at this year’s Wimbledon tournament. GB’s Gordon Reid took the men’s wheelchair singles title, while Jordanne Whiley won the women’s wheelchair doubles.

After suffering “one of the worst” defeats of her career by losing to Annika Beck in the singles, British number 2 Heather Watson worked with new partner Kontinen to win the mixed doubles title.

And perhaps the biggest success story of all was the moment Andy Murray won his second Wimbledon title, his third grand slam victory. The favourite to win, he eventually held up the trophy after beating Raonic in three sets.


Tim Peake: I would go back to space ‘in a heartbeat’

Tim Peake who went to Space has returned after being in space for 6 months, he also said that earth was “special.”
The astronaut praised the training he received and told anyone headed to space in the future to “just enjoy it”.


Apple Announces New iOS 10 Update

The new update will be easier to use and feature bigger emojis, facial recognition in photos, and iPhones and iPads that will be able to understand your conversations and predict words you will use. And these are just some of the planned updates.
iOS 10 will become available to the public in October.


Summer Holidays Set for a Warm Start

After a wet and gloomy June, next weekend looks set for plenty of sunshine with temperatures as high as 22C. Met office forecasters have said the warm weather will last for the first five days of the holidays – at least, making a refreshing change from what we’ve seen so far this year.


Five Nights At Freddie’s

A real-world pizza place in New Jersey is being overrun by calls from gamers asking if the restaurant has anything to do with the video game Five Nights at Freddie’s. In short, it doesn’t.
Freddie’s, the family run business that opened in 1944, is trapped in a sea of never-ending telephone calls, and it is hurting business.
“You can get 200 calls in an hour. It’s very annoying.”


Snapchat Rolls Out Biggest Update Ever

People will soon be able to save their photos and videos inside the app, then re-post them later, in a new direction for Snapchat. Snapchat will also get a search feature that lets you find the photos and videos you’ve saved by date, location, or even the contents of the image.

A special password-protected section called ‘My Eyes Only’ can be used to store photos that are private.


Bluetooth Buttons Helping the Visually Impaired

Five-year-old Lennie Anderton lost his sight at just 10 months old, when a tumour damaged his optic nerves.

Getting up and down the stairs used to make him nervous, but a set of Bluetooth-enabled buttons called Pips, have helped him to feel more confident.

“Very quickly, he forgot to be afraid,” said Ed Anderton, Lennie’s Dad.

“It doesn’t matter what the stimulus is, it was just enough for him to say this is my game and I know what I’m doing, and I can take control.”

The prototype was originally designed to help people with dementia to organise their daily routines, but it is hoped that as people start to play with it and try it out in different scenarios, for different sensory or cognitive impairments.


Pokemon Go

The Pokémon video game series has used real-world locations such as the Hokkaido and Kanto regions of Japan, New York, and Paris as inspiration for the fantasy settings in which its games take place. Now the real world will be the setting.

Pokémon Go is already out in several countries, but the UK release has been delayed for quite some time. When we do get our hands on it though, it’s set to change the way we play forever.

 

- By Charlie Dunstan and Kate Bentham


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