WELCOME TO THE Weird Wide Web – where we take a look at the week’s best offerings in tech and social media news.
Scam of the week
An app offering to change your Facebook’s colour turned out to be a scam that fooled as many as 10,000 users.
iPhone game of the week
There is now a Forrest Gump iPhone game, you guys. In it, you can travel along the famous Route 66, dodging obstacles along the way. Run, Forrest! Run!
Use for your sweat of the week
A new gadget means that on a hot summer’s day or during a gym session your sweat will be able to do something even more productive than cool you down – it will generate electricity.
Apology of the week
The man who created pop-up ads has apologised, explaining he wrote the code after a major car company “freaked out” that they’d bought a banner as on a page that celebrated anal sex. Read his full essay in The Atlantic.
Dangerous shopping app of the week
The Spring app is one shopaholics will love – until their bank balances start to move into minus numbers. Business Insider reports the app will let you browse a ton of brands and buy things just by swiping left to right.