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Weird Wide Web: Trainspotting, a talking teddy and remembering Hiroshima

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.

Real-time tube map of the week

Some day we’ll have a fully-integrated transport system in Ireland… but until then we can only marvel at the beauty and efficiency of transportation in other countries. Back in June, London’s transit corporation released all information on bus and train departures to the wider public and developer Bruno Imbrizi put together an impressive visualisation of the Tube system. Go on and have a look at it. [via Gizmodo]


Educational app of the week

Do you want to know how to brew your own beer, bake up some tasty French madeleines at the blink of a hat, learn how to build a computer or master some slick moves on a snowboard? Well Curious.com has launched an app this week featuring videos on how to do all of these things (not at the same time). It’s only currently available for the iPad but they also have a website that the rest of you can use if you’re so inclined.

Talking teddy bear of the week

It’s going to happen. The world’s first natural talking teddy bear got the go ahead from the Kickstarter community this week with over £68,000 in funding. The creators hope to be shipping the first of these cuddly gadgets by December so if you’re really good, Santy might bring you one…

(Video: Technolog TV/YouTube)

Online exhibitions of the week

To mark the 68th anniversaries of the the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Google launched a number of online exhibits which include photos, artifacts and diaries telling the story of the two tragedies. They’re haunting but definitely worth a look.


(Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum/Google Cultural Institute)

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