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Weird Wide Web: Freezing eggs, Pac-Man stamps and Apple's latest announcement

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.

Strange employee perk of the week

It emerged that Facebook and Apple are paying for female employees to freeze their eggs so they can delay having children and keep slaving away for the tech giants.

Source: Robby Ryke via Flickr

Postage stamp nostalgia of the week

An Post has issued these charming retro gaming stamps featuring some of the most iconic stars and games from the 70s, 80s and 90s. And just in time for the Christmas card period…

Source: An Post

Controversial invention of the week

An artist has in the US has built a typewriter that can only type in Comic Sans. It must be destroyed…

Source: Jesse England/YouTube

Apple announcement of the week

This week Apple unveiled its thinnest tablet yet, with new burst mode, timelapse and slow motion video features. Snazzy.

Source: Apple

Hilarious computer animation of the week

We can’t stop laughing at these animations, which teach themselves how to walk. The results, however, are actually quite impressive.

Source: John Goatstream via Vimeo

Peace of mind Facebook feature of the week

The Verge reported this week that Facebook is introducing a new Safety Check feature which will allow friends and family to check you’re safe during a natural disaster. A user just has to hit the ‘I’m safe’ button and a news feed story will be generated automatically.

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