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Dublin: 15°C Wednesday 10 August 2022

Weird Wide Web: Head orgasms, a miracle gadget and a very smart bed

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.

Stunning game of the week

Buzzfeed described Monument Valley best when they said it will give you a “head orgasm”. It’s so complicated and gorgeous we’d definitely let it come home with us after the first date. It’s only currently available in the App Store but the Android version is on the way.

Miracle gadget of the week

This magical device can fully charge your smartphone in 30 seconds. We’ll take ten, please.

Source: Doron Myersdorf/YouTube

Cosy technology of the week

Are you tucked up in bed? Well imagine this: A bed that can be controlled by your smartphone with different temperature and massage controls right at your fingertips. This actually exists and was showcased at the Gadget Show Live in Birmingham, the Yorkshire Post reported.

Gadget Show Live 2014 The bed on display during the Gadget Show Live in Birmingham. Source: Joe Giddens/PA

Video game revelation of the week

It turns out that violent content video games don’t make people aggressive – it’s being bad at them. A new study has found that games modified to have frustrating controls – leading to feelings of incompetence – produced more aggressive reactions, BBC reports.

Helpful app of the week

If you’re planning any long-haul flights in the next while, you might be worried about the dreaded jetlag that will creep in and try to ruin your life. Well now there’s an app for that as well. Entrain tells you when to manipulate your exposure to light so you can fool your brain into thinking everything’s grand, Business Insider reports.

Source: ITunes

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