Firstly, apologies for last weeks lack of a Favourite Friday, we had some tech issues but they're all sorted now.
Here's 5 of our favourite things we've found on the internet this week.
Google Alphabet was announced earlier this week. In a nutshell, this means Google has split off into another company for all of the projects
they are invlolved in, and just 'Google' will remain as Google as in the search engine. You can watch a video that explains it more here or here's one of their projects they are involved in which includes a robotic dog from Boston Dynamics that moves so realistically you actually feel sorry for it when this guy boots it!
Twitter also made an announcement that their 140 character limit has expanded to 10,000 character limit....for direct messages. Now you can cram in those last few frustrating characters (or more likely smileys, emoticons) that you need to fit in on the end of your tweet to someone!
Internet solar drones
Facebook and Google are working their way into providing internet to parts of the world not fortunate enough to have it, by providing essentially a flying wifi machine. On top of that, the drones are powered by solar panels which being suspended in the sky, proves rather useful and a great promotion for eco sources for powering technology. You can read more on this story here.
Protecting LA reservoir
A reservoir in LA has been seemingly transformed into a giant ball pool. These black 'Shade Balls' are designed to reflect UV from the sun to stop the reservoir from drying out, quoting to save It's got a rather mesmorising video to go with it. The balls are also super cheap to make at $0.36 per ball, cutting back up to 300 million gallons of water per year.
Not nesesarilly relevant, but it is one of our favourite things. Actor Shia Lebeouf has become increasingly popular via the internet in the form of rediculous videos and memes. Someone spotted him stretching for a run a while back and naturally, photoshopped him into a number of insane senarious. The above is the first of many, have fun with the rest.