Instagram’s new Superzoom feature is the best creative tool since the Boomerang

A decade ago, a five-second clip of a prairie dog went viral. “Dramatic Chipmunk,” as it was erroneously titled, captivated the internet — and dramatic zooms have featured in popular culture ever since. And while you’ve long been able to create one by using the manual zoom feature of your smartphone camera, Instagram has a new tool that will do it for you automatically.

Superzoom, which is rolling out today on Android and iOS, lets you create a Dramatic Chipmunk-style zoom with a single tap. Highlight the tool in the story camera, choose the front- or rear-facing camera, and then tap the button. If you tap once you’ll create a 3-second Superzoom; you can tap and hold to create a longer one. All Superzooms include dramatic music to…

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Surprise: Eminem’s fake drug website is so corny it’s charming

Eminem is back in the news in October 2017! It’s been a minute, as evidenced by the fact that the most recent Getty Image search results for our dude are from the 2015 premiere of the Jake Gyllenhaal film Southpaw.

Now, we’re talking about him again because he rapped about Donald Trump at the BET Awards and became a meme for a second. Also, The Fader reported yesterday, his manager Paul Rosenberg posted a photo of a prescription drug billboard to Instagram. The drug — Revival — is fake; it’s an ad for Eminem’s next album. This was uncovered in the Eminem subreddit by fans who figured out that Interscope Records had paid for the billboard through November 21st, which is possibly the unconfirmed album’s release date.

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Station combines all your messy web apps into a single app

Meet Station, a startup that was created by startup studio eFounders. Station has been working on the only work app you need. It combines all the services you need into a single window and handles notifications and documents better than a normal browser. If you don’t spend your life in Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Outlook, chances are you spend most of your days in a web browser,… Read More …read more

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Hive Autumn Sale offers 20% discount on smart heating, lights, sensors and more

If you’ve installed the Hive Active Heating system and fancy expanding your smart home credentials, or if you’ve fancied getting onto the smart home ladder but haven’t done it yet – Hive just launched its Autumn Sale to tempt you into taking the plunge.

Hive is offering exactly 20% off the majority of its smart home products until the end of the weekend, including the Hive Active Heating Kit which is down from £199 to £159.20.

Hive is owned by the same parent company as British Gas, and its flagship product offers you the ability to control your central heating and hot water systems from your smartphone, whether you’re at home or away. Hive reckons this system can save you up to £130 on your heating bill each year by ensuring your home is heated only when needed.

These days the system goes far beyond that though, and also offers smart lighting, smart plugs and smart sensors which can all be controlled through a central hub, smartphones and tablets or even via Amazon Alexa voice commands.

We reviewed the latest Hive Active Heating kit back in the summer and gave it four stars and a ‘Recommended’ badge. All the deals run until the end of Sunday so you’ll need to be decisive to take advantage of this one.

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