Dates for your digital diary in 2016

From conferences and events to new products and apps, 2016 promises to be an exciting year for all things digital. Here are some key events and launches for your diary.

The Digital Content Summit

The Digital Content Summit is a must-attend event for all senior professionals interested in publishing, content development, social media, digital, marketing, innovation, creative and brand management. Join panel discussions led by the most recognised in the industry including Aston Martin Lagonda, the BBC, BuzzFeed, Royal Bank of Scotland, Lucozade, Sky News and Time Out. Learn how to deliver the right content in the right way from high-quality speakers including News UK, Havas Media, The Times & Sunday Times and Trinity Mirror Solutions.

For more information about this event, check out the website below:

http://biztechevents.co.uk/dcs/

Facebook at Work

Facebook at Work lets you create a work account that is separate from your personal Facebook account. With a Facebook at Work account, you can use Facebook tools to interact with co-workers. Facebook started beta-testing the service in January and has kept it as a free, "invite-only" service for companies so far. The service will be open to all companies once launched.

http://www.adweek.com/news/technology/how-facebook-work-getting-tested-its-first-global-marketing-agency-168685

Apple iPhone 7

The iPhone 7 will be Apple's brand new flagship phone for 2016, and following tradition should be announced in September. Rumours have it that the iPhone 7 might be abandoning the headphone jack! So look out for Apple wireless headphones, coming soon.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2016/01/06/iphone-7-loses-headphone-jack/

Control your Bluetooth devices from 1000 feet away

Bluetooth is great, until you walk more than about 50 feet away from any of your devices. The Cassia Hub is designed to make Bluetooth better. Cassia claim that their device can work up to 1000 feet away from devices, which is far more that the standard range for Bluetooth. Cassia is taking pre-orders on its website, with shipments expected within the first quarter of 2016.

http://www.popsci.com/cassia-hub-controls-your-bluetooth-devices-from-1000-feet-away

Project Loon

Have you heard about Project Loon, Google’s ambitious plan to provide cheap internet access to underdeveloped parts of the world via a fleet of high altitude balloons? Well after years of testing and refining the technology, the company is finally ready to deploy it for real - and it’s starting with the small island nation of Sri Lanka. Google plans to begin releasing the balloons in the coming weeks, and hopes to have everything in place by March 2016 - at which point Sri Lanka will become the first country in the world to have universal internet coverage.

http://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/google-launches-project-loon-in-sri-lanka/

Oculus Rift – virtual reality

The Rift is a virtual reality head-mounted display headset developed by Oculus VR. Oculus Rift pre-orders are finally open, with the technology retailing at $599.99 and shipping later this year.

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jan/07/virtual-reality-future-oculus-rift-vr

12 January 2016