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Weird Wide Web: Ninja turtles, ‘Funderwear’ and a couch potato’s best friend

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.

Durexperiment of the week

Durex have come up with a new way for couples to stay intimate while they’re apart. ‘Funderwear’ is the first venture by the company into connected devices, Techcruch reports, with the vibrating underwear worn by each person connected to a mobile app.

(Image: Durex/Facebook)

Gadget of the week

Attention couch potatoes! The Harmony Hub will negate the need for you to move for pretty much anything other than eating or peeing. It will combine all of your remote controls for various devices and can also control the lighting in the room. And it’s pretty slick looking.


(Video: logitech/YouTube)

Turbo battery of the week

Scientists have yet to crack the technology behind a battery that never loses power but a team in the US are that bit closer. Techradar reports that the researchers claim to have created technology to give lithium-ion batteries 30 times more power and enable them to be recharged 1,000 times faster than existing technologies.

Heroes in a halfshell launch of the week

The App Store released an exciting game this week, available to play on your various Apple devices. Join the TMNT lads in a battle against hoards of enemies with impressive weapons like the ‘Laserbot’ and ‘Turtlesaver’ in this app from Nickelodeon. IGN have done this nice video run-through of the app for your viewing pleasure:


(IGN/YouTube)

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