The Wrap: 11 September

The Wrap: 11 September

NASA blasts onto Instagram

If you haven't heard, America's National Aeronautics and Space Administration has suited up for a new social media mission to Instagram. This will be an account worth following if is anything to go by.  The Instagram account kicked off with a few moon pictures, but we're hoping it will have videos like this one, the recent launch of the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer.


While on the subject of Instragram, the company's blog reveals a cute but disturbing trend. We have smartphones and their ever better cameras to blame for selfies - indulgent shots of ourselves with luxurious holiday backdrops/plates of delicious food/our significant others/in mid twerk etc. Now we're showing off our pets and their ridiculous animal cuteness. I'm a sucker for an adorable pet pic, but for those who aren't, if you see the hashtag petselfiez, look away.

Biting Apple

Seems some people are getting sick of Apple product announcement hype and can't resist a jibe. One was Youtube user Matthias who put the boot in over the iPhone 5S.

In satire, though, the truth can often be found. Is the 5S really, as this video suggests, a grab for cash by rolling out the same product with a slightly different name?

Where we're going, we don't need normal cars

Users of the very cool Uber ride sharing app had the chance to get picked up in a Delorean in San Francisco last weekend.
Thanks to a joint campaign with GE, solo riders could join the lottery for a Delorean ride between set hours - but it would only last 15 minutes, according to a post on the company's blog. Great Scott, just enough time to  make sure the flux capacitor's working.

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