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Weird Wide Web: GTA nostalgia, a booze-powered computer and a Reddit cult

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.

Booze-powered computer of the week

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(Image: Ralph Unden/Flickr)

Intel has developed a processor that can be powered by a glass of red wine, Gizmodo reports. No joke. We’re just wondering if you could pop a straw in the glass as well as the two electrodes? Seems like a perfect plan.

Online cult of the week

Someone has created a Reddit community founded on the general belief that women have it better than men. Don’t be fooled – it’s not a dating advice forum, according to Business Insider the “cult” is a place where men talk about how they got the short end of the stick. The feminista Redditors will be vying for blood… though there is a sister subreddit for the ladies.

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(Image: Reddit)

Grand Theft Auto nostalgia of the week

This week Grand Theft Auto 5 raked in a whopping $800 million on its first day of sales. Buzzfeed spotted this excellent BBC report behind the scenes of the games’ development in 1996. “You’re basically driving round the city, stealing cars, running over pedestrians…” says one of the software developers, casually. We’re almost certain game-testers Gordon and Fiona went home together at the end of the day, you could cut the sexual tension with a knife.

(Video: pcvideogamer/YouTube)

iOS 7 bug of the week

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(Image: Apple)

Well, we couldn’t go without mentioning the one topic everyone has been in about this week. Lots of people are unhappy with iOS 7 and Mashable discovered a bug that lets you call any number from the lock-screen using the emergency-call feature. Oh dear.

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