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Weird Wide Web: Bad hair days, living with your co-workers and laughing for charity

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.

Bad hair day solution of the week

Two Irish entrepreneurs have launched a new app that operates in a similar way to Hailo, except in this case it’s for those in need of immediate hair care. The app allows people to make last minute appointments in a salon in their area, which could be handy for those waking up with an extreme case of bed-head or a sudden urge to invest in some luminous orange highlights. Before the bickering starts, it’s available for both iPhone and Android users.

(Image: What Salon)

Crazy start-up of the week

These lads, who work for a start-up that creates interactive displays for bars and restaurants, decided it would be an excellent idea for them to all work and live together in the one house. Business Insider had a look inside their office-slash-home this week. It got us to wondering what it might be like if everyone here at TheJournal.ie lived under the one roof…


Street design site of the week

If you’ve ever looked around a city here and thought you’d do a better job than some of our urban planners, have a go at StreetMix. Sure it would be nice to have cycle lanes, pretty trees and wide sidewalks everywhere but can you fit it all in? [via Gizmodo]

(Image: StreetMix)

Google hangout of the week

Attention comedy fans! If you can’t make it to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Google have arranged for you to do the next best thing. They’ve partnered up with Comic Relief and launched the first ever online comedy club. You can sit front row and interact with comedians through your computer or choose to hang back and just enjoy the show. A laughter meter will monitor your enjoyment of the show and suggest a donation at the end, which you can choose to give, or not.

(Video: Comic Relief/YouTube)

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