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Weird Wide Web: Pregnancy, Steam popularity and a human cyborg

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.

Pregnancy app of the week

Life in the Womb provides a visual guide to pregnancy from conception to birth, giving prospective parents a guide through everything that’s happening inside the womb until Baby arrives. Some people may put a TMI label on this, but there’s a lot of useful information in there for mammies and daddies in waiting.


(Video: SciencePictureCo/YouTube)

Gaming movement of the week

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(Image: Steam)

This ten-year-old PC gaming platform and store has been picking up steam (forgive us) recently, rising to 65 million active users now and surpassing Xbox Live’s 48 million accounts, The Verge reports. And so PC gaming is alive and well folks.

Facebook tracking idea of the week

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(Image: Shutterstock)

The social media giant is now considering tracking your mouse movements, arstechnica reports. Every time you linger over an ex’s face, every time you highlight an infuriating status, they would know about it.

Human cyborg of the week

This is not the for faint of heart. Biohacker Tim Cannon, who wants to live for thousands of years, has implanted a massive chip in his arm that can record and transmit, via bluetooth, data about his body. “I think that our environment should listen more accurately and more intuitively to what’s happening in our body,” Cannon told Motherboard. “So if, for example, I’ve had a stressful day, the Circadia will communicate that to my house and will prepare a nice relaxing atmosphere for when I get home: dim the lights, let in a hot bath.”

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(Image: MotherboardTV/YouTube)

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