Friday Five@5

The Olympics have always been a showcase for new television technologies. According to Advanced Television, the Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS) confirmed that the Rio 2016 Games will capture "one key event per day" in virtual reality, in addition to the opening and closing ceremonies. Read this and more in this week's Friday Five@5.

The Friday Five@5 is your weekly dose of the latest in digital news from around the world. 


Google's satellites will now do much more than just update your maps

The Next Web

To make better maps, Google bought Skybox Imaging back in 2014, which helped to keep Google's satellite imagery up-to-date, with nearly 100,000 images since the launch of the company's first satellite. Read more >


Drones delivering to ships is now a thing


Transferring stuff to ships is a surprisingly ticklish business: coming in to dock is expensive, and trying to transfer supplies from a small barge to a 100-foot container ship is equally not fun. But dropping off small, important items by drone? Sounds about right.Read more >


You can watch olympians sweat it out in Virtual Reality and 8K this year 

The Next Web

The Olympics are going one step further: large swaths of it will be filmed in virtual reality.Read more >


Concept cars at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show 


"516Nm and silence, 402hp and zero emissions." That's the nutshell summary that Citroen's luxury marque DS offers for its E-Tense concept, speaking to both its power and the ultra-green drive system that provides it. Read more >


Chrome Music Lab 

Chrome Music Lab

Music is for everyone. Chrome Music Lab is a collection of experiments that let anyone, at any age, explore how music works. Check out each experiment to find open-source code you can use to build your own. Read more >


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Laura Perrot

I'm a highly motivated and passionate student and I enjoy taking on new challenges. With an intensive international living experience, I am always interested in learning. I love photography, music, cinema, fashion and technology.