June 11, 2019

News ⚡ — Tuesday, June 11

Over 1 million turn out to protest controversial extradition bill in Hong Kong. Fashion’s obsession with outdoor gear. Canon’s missed opportunities in joining the mirrorless revolution.

1. ✊ Photos: Massive Protests in Hong Kong
An estimated over 1 million turned out to protest a controversial proposed extradition bill that is feared to allow extradition requests from China, which the city has no formal agreement with. Protest.

2. 🎒 Behind fashion’s obsession with outdoor gear
On the heels of double-digit sales growth at Moncler and Canada Goose, more luxury brands are cashing in on the multi-billion-dollar outdoor apparel opportunity. Functional.

3. 📸 Canon was blinded by Sony and the ‘mirrorless revolution’
By chasing its rival, Canon may have missed opportunities when it transitioned away from DSLRs to produce a new mirrorless system and mount. Snap.

4. 🚀 NASA declares International Space Station ‘open for business,’ including private astronaut visits
Part of the plan includes allowing private astronauts to visit and stay on the ISS, traveling on U.S. vehicles. It also includes allowing private business activities to take place on the ISS, including “in-space manufacturing,” marketing activities, healthcare research “and more,” NASA says. Frontier.

5. 🥫 Razer just launched an energy drink for gamers
What began as a 2010 April Fool’s Day prank as “Project Venom” has become Respawn, a powdered mix with caffeine, green tea extract and B vitamins. Energize.

6. 💚 Canada plans to ban single-use plastics by 2021
According to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the government is still determining which items will be included in the E.U.-inspired ban. Reduce.

7. 📱 Instagram’s chief says breaking it off from Facebook would make Instagram a less safe space
The argument is Facebook’s workforce on integrity issues exceeds the total number employed at  Instagram. But breaking up the two, you lose expertise and those rule enforcers. Circular.

8. 🎨 The story of Keith Haring, as told through his iconic art work
As his retrospective opens at Tate Liverpool, curator Tamar Hemmes traces his incredible legacy. Messages.

9. 🎞 Fujifilm plans to start manufacturing black and white film this year.
The company will also be bringing back a new version of its former NEOPAN 100 Acros black and white film, making it the sharpest stock of that type on the market. Upgraded.

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