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Weird Wide Web: Bitcoins in space, talking billboards and rating your man

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.

Gaming launch of the week

The Xbox One hit the shelves this week and with the Playstation 4 due out next week, the topic of the week was the ‘battle of the consoles’. So which one comes out on top?

Sexist app of the week

We’ve had a couple of sexist apps in the Weird Wide Web but this one’s a little different because it objectifies men. Women using Lulu have the option to rate men in their lives, be it an ex, a co-worker you have a crush on or just a friend, with tongue-in-cheek hashtags like #BigFeet, #PornEducation and #ObsessedWithHisMom. [New York Times] Needless to say, it hasn’t gone down well.

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Bitcoin news of the week

Richard Branson has decided that you can now use Bitcoins to buy a Virgin Galactic ticket. One future astronaut, a female flight attendant from Hawaii, already has.

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(Image: Virgin)

Talking bilboards of the week

British Airways have installed new digital billboards that point to and talk about the planes flying over them.

(Video: British Airways/YouTube)

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