Saturday, 8 December 2012

Saturday 8th December: In the News this Week

It's the week of Saturday 8th December 2012 and...

Kate Middleton is pregnant!
The duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, is pregnant. This information was not officially released from the Buckingham Palace however journalists realised it when she was admitted to a central London hospital with severe morning sickness.
Although this is amazing news that she is giving birth to a future hare of the throne, there has been a lot of bad news this week about it as well. Midweek an Australian radio show made a prank call to the hospital which Kate was staying at pretending to be the queen. They asked about her condition and how she was coping in the hospital. Only a few days after the prank call, the nurse who took the call unfortunately killed herself.

Australian Prime minster: "The world will end"
For another Australian radio station, the Australian Prime minster, Julia Gillard, made a hoax video message to the country saying that the Mayan prediction was true and that the world was going to end in 2012. She said it might be because of a 'Zombie Apocalypse' however she simply doesn't know.
With a sense of humour like that, no wonder Australia officially has the happiest people of the world living there. Let's just hope it was a joke though.

New YouTube
The YouTube website where you can see a wide verity of videos has changed it's layout. Unfortunately this has not went down well as the company behind YouTube, Google, is pushing too hard for people to subscribe to new channels. The new YouTube is harder to use and more complicated. So they are taking one step back in a way. The old interface was clean and simple however still gave you the potential to do amazing things and tweak options without getting confused.
This website revamp comes days after the YouTube app was updated so it now works on iPad. The apps are still really easy to use and work well.