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BIGnews in the Tech World

by Anna McGeady

public relations social media technology

It’s been another exciting few weeks in the tech world and the BIGteam is here to catch you up on all the latest and greatest news you might have missed. Check out the stories that caught our eye this week and let us know what you’ve been following in the comments below!

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…Uber?

That’s right ladies and gents everyone’s favorite (maybe) ride sharing app has set its sights on the skies and is looking to come to an airspace near you. Uber is hoping to create a commercial network of flying cars because apparently driving is too mainstream. The company wants to start testing in just two years but will undoubtedly face a long line of regulatory obstacles and more before then. We have some questions ourselves, but sky taxis do sound pretty cool.

A Series of Unfortunate Events (AKA Mark Zuckerberg’s Memoir)

Okay, so we don’t feel all thatttttt bad for the billionaire tech wiz who seriously compromised our privacy, but he’s really been through the wringer lately – and it’s not over yet. On May 22, Zuckerberg will face European lawmakers in person to rehash all the dirty details of the Cambridge Analytica nightmare. This will be a private meeting, as opposed to the live-streamed US Senate hearing, but will likely be just as intense. Here’s hoping all participants have read up on how to use the internet first.

Have Your Beer and Drink It, Too

A nifty new device is making all our lazy, drunken dreams come true (not the BIGteam, of course, we only have ambitious, sober dreams). Anyways, BeerBox is a beer vending machine that not only dispenses beer, but also opens it for you too. According to founder, Robert Gaafar, one of the many obstacles facing beer vending machines is that venues won’t sell closed containers of alcohol because it can be used as a projectile. This device resolves that issue by opening your beer for you before it’s dispensed. Cheers to technology, man.

The Most Exciting Boring News Ever  

This isn’t an oxymoron, friends. It’s an announcement from Elon Musk. Our real life Tony Stark is proposing 150 MPH rides in his Boring Company tunnels for only $1 via all-electric Loop shuttles. Musk never fails to impress with his outrageous and genius ideas, but this one has us floored. Will it work? How will it be funded? Can we go for a ride? It already sounds a lot more affordable than Uber’s sky taxis.

That’s all we’ve got for you today, folks! Don’t forget to let us know your thoughts in the comments below and follow us on Twitter at @BIGfishpr!

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