Written by: Rachel Antony
1. Amazon Key
Amazon just added a new delivery service, Amazon Key, that will let the courier unlock your door and place your package inside. The service includes a smart lock fitted to a customer’s door, as well as a new Amazon security camera to record the movements of the delivery person who will never be given an actual key or code to a house, just access through the smart lock. The Cloud Cam that comes in the In-Home Kit allows for remote monitoring of homes, two-way communication and web-based video recording. This new addition to Amazon delivery is one more way for the company to become integrated into our daily lives, making home deliveries convenient and more reliable. The goal is to eventually incorporate the technology into home services like house cleaning and pet sitters. Unsurprisingly it’s only available in a limited number of States, but it will eventually make it’s way to Canada. 2. Justin Bieber’s Tattoo
J Biebs got some new ink over the weekend and the internet can’t stop talking about it. The massive torso piece includes gargoyles, skeletons and archways across his rib cage and stomach area and took 26 hours over 3 consecutive days to finish. The tattoo artist Bang Bang has done past tattoos on Bieber as well as other stars including Rihanna, Lebron James and Miley Cyrus. Is it too much ink? The internet can’t decide but give us a reason to talk about Biebs and we’re there. Now we’ll just have to wait for his back piece.
3. Zombie Frappuccino
Starbucks released a spooky frap in time for Halloween. The terrifyingly sweet Zombie frap follows in the footsteps of the absurdly popular Unicorn frap that was released in April. The new Zombie drink will also only be available for five days and is designed to blow up Instagram in the same viral frenzy that the Unicorn experienced. The colorful concoction has a green base made from Frappuccino Crème infused with green tart apple and caramel flavors, and it’s all topped with a mocha drizzle and pink whipped cream. The drink is supposed to taste like a caramel candied apple and what could be better than that? The drink is in stores from now until Halloween.
4. iPhone X
The latest update from Apple has come out about the soon-to-be released iPhone. The company was struggling with meeting deadlines due to technological demands involving face recognition and it’s now been revealed that Apple quietly told its suppliers to reduce the accuracy of the face-recognition technology to make it easier to manufacture. The aggressive design and aggressive schedule is the reason the iPhone X is being released 6 weeks later than the iPhone 8 and even then there probably won’t be enough devices for the holiday demand. Apple denies that the face recognition technology will be any less impressive than what it previously promised, but sales will ultimately tell. The phone is set to release on November 3.
5. World Series
After last night’s game, it’s hard to say that baseball is boring, especially when the record was set for most home runs in a World Series Game. The Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers went head to head for the second game of the World Series in LA putting up eight home runs. George Springer had the biggest, a two-run drive during the 11th inning that helped secure the 7-6 victory for the Astros. The series is now 1-1 and Game 3 will take place on Friday in Houston.
Rachel is a native Calgarian deeply in love with our beautiful city. Always on the hunt for the best tacos, donuts, and lattes this city has to offer, Rachel is a foodie with an affection for the fit life. Her love of food holds hands with her love for all things fitness; spin, lifting, boxing, hot yoga, snowboarding, hiking – try and keep up.