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Weird Wide Web: Animal mind-control, interdimensional coffee and real-time emoji tracking

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.
Aug 4th 2013, 11:00 AM 4,903 2

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

Time-travelling game of the week

Lioness allows you to control freelance journalist Egbert Kirby as he investigate the disappearances of seven people. The game, which received major support on Kickstarter, promises a nicotene-addicted cat, time-travel and interdimensional coffee.

Mind-control development of the week

Scientists at Harvard have invented new technology that enables humans to control the actions of animals with their minds, UpStart reports. The video below shows a man making a rat’s tail move using his brain. We’re both excited and terrified all at once…

(Video: Gerorge Dvorsky/YouTube)

Crazy emoji tracker of the week

(Image: EmjoiTracker)

This site, brought to our attention by Buzzfeed this week, shows all of the emoticons that are being used on Twitter in real-time. It’s so crazy looking that it actually comes with an epilepsy warning so be prepared.

Home improvement app of the week

The family in this video definitely have too much time on their hands but we are willing to admit that you’d have a lot of fun with IKEA’s new app. All you have to do is place the catalogue on the floor where you want to see the item and point your device’s camera at it, Gizmodo reports.

(Video: IKEA/YouTube)

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