Abstract Digest #7

Welcome to another edition of Abstract Digest, collating this week’s news, trends and creativity.



Looking forward to a glass tonight? 5 scientific reasons why drinking wine is good for you.

AdAge has some good insights on Instagram’s new rectangular format and what it means to marketers.

Twitter publishes 2016 diversity targets.

Could these tents solve the world’s refugee crisis?

Debenhams looks to make fashion ‘less intimidating’.

Google’s Chrome to start auto-pausing Flash ads on Sept. 1.

Looking forward to new gadgets? Keep up to date with the latest from IFA 2015.

Tattoos to 3D printing: five inventions that will revolutionise healthcare.

App mapping traffic lights to help the visually impaired navigate the streets.

Slower melting ice cream in pipeline thanks to new ingredient.



Stigma around gynecological cancer stopping women from visiting GP.

Giffiti: the app that lets you customise your images with GIFs.

6 celebrities who’ve launched their own drinks brands.

20 awesome board games you may never have heard of.

How data can reduce the burden of diabetes treatment on the NHS.

Bluetooth alternative sends signals through the human body.

Icelanders volunteer personal homes for Syrian refugees.

This is the story of Shakes, the kitten.

A handy guide to deal with Facebook’s photo compression.

Google expands health conditions feature toover 900 illnesses.

Control your home from an app for £200.



The top three diversity challenges facing the PR industry.

How much should we trust tech companies?

The Big Turn On: Sex tech and its implications for business and culture.

Average Manager vs. Great Manager.

4 everyday words that scare your coworkers (and what to say instead).

How two non-technical cofounders grew & sold their startup for millions.

Notorious on social media: is all publicity good publicity?

There’s one thing missing from student’s backpacks nowadays

Why agencies must embrace a Millennial mindset.

A breakup letter from the internet to you.