#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 10°C Sunday 16 May 2021

Weird Wide Web: Handwriting, printing McDonalds toys and a creepy robot child

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.

Big tech story of the week

Everyone’s talking about Twitter this week – and not because of some new feature introduced that they can’t get used to. The company debuted on Wall Street this week, and boy did they do it with a bang…

Keeping handwriting alive app of the week

The art of handwriting is not lost, with a number of apps and ‘smart pens’ allowing users to keep records of their handwritten notes on their tablets and smartphones, Business Insider reports. Just write or sketch on paper and the pens capture the words and pictures and store them for you, allowing you to edit and share the content as well. Nifty.


(Image: Equil JOT smartpen/YouTube)

3D printing news of the week

McDonalds is considering whether 3D printers could be used in its stores to produce those Happy Meal toys we all know and love, according to The Register.


(Image: davidd/Flickr)

Weird Twilight robot child of the week

If you thought the half-human-half vampire baby in the most recent Twilight movie was strange, you may want to look away now. This is the creepy Chuckie-esque robot child they almost used, Cinema Blendreports.

(Video: DarioTwilight2/YouTube)

Gaming in the real world app of the week


These guys, who are looking for funding on Kickstarter, have developed augmented reality software that allows users to create interactive gaming environments wherever they go. If it works, it might be a way of getting kids out of the house again…

Read previous Weird Wide Webs>

Read next:


This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
write a comment

    Leave a commentcancel