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Weird Wide Web: There’s a Netflix for books and your phone can be a microscope

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

WELCOME TO THE Weird Wide Web – where we take a look at the week’s best offerings in tech and social media news.

Phone for your phone of the week

We have to admit, this sounds like one of those times that technology has been taken too far. Phones have become so big again now that HTC has decided that people need a mini one that connects to the larger one, Gizmodo reports.

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(Image: HTC)

Attractive iPad game of the week

In this game you get to be a rabbit with a jetpack and wings. That would probably be enough for most people, but as Buzzfeed has rightly pointed out, Cloud Spin also has some really good-looking graphics:

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Thinnest keyboard of the week

A research company in England has unveiled what is said to be the world’s thinnest keyboard, measuring less than half a millimetre in thickness, Mashable reports. We know we’re supposed to remain objective about these things, but we want one of these very badly.


(Video: WWN/YouTube)

Microscopic lens for your phone… of the week

This seems too simple to be true. With the Micro Phone Lens, all you do is stick it onto the lens of your phone’s camera and abrakadabra, it’s a microscope now. The project has some major backing on Kickstarter and the creater has said that further down the line this idea could have huge implications for health disease and prevention in the developing world.

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(Image: Kickstarter)

Netflix for books app of the week

Netflix’s subscription service for movies and TV shows has become a great success and now Oyster provides the same deal for books, Business Insider reports. The app allows you to enjoy as many books as you can read for $9.95 a month. They’re playing hard to get, with a waiting list to build excitement before the launch and it doesn’t currently appear to be available here but we’re sure they’ll come running. Eventually.

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(Image: Oyster)

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