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Weird Wide Web: Plastic surgery, tiny windmills and Snapchat masterpieces

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.

Tiny windmills of the week

We really like saying ‘tiny windmills’, for some reason, but apart from creating an adorable image in one’s mind, these little guys could actually power a smartphone:


Inappropriate plastic surgery apps of the week

So, even if these apps take your fancy, you won’t be able to download them anymore. ITunes and Google Play have both removed two controversial plastic surgery apps which were aimed at children, following criticism this week.

Snapchat hero of the week

Buzzfeed pointed out that this guy is basically the Van Gogh of Snapchat… and we have to agree with them. This is our personal favourite:


(Image: A Snapsterpiece of My Mind/Tumblr)

Sweet Google research of the week

Google is currently developing a smart contact lens that can monitor the glucose levels using your tears. Prototypes are currently being tested and if this is rolled out, it could be a handy indicator for people with diabetes when their glucose levels are low.

Gaming overview of the week

Just Dance fever seems to have taken over the world and even the President of the United States was caught buying a copy of it for his daughters. So how did it become so successful? IGN reveals all…


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