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Week in Web

Weird Wide Web: Pranks we wish were real, an unsettling game and a high-tech Cork pub

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.

High-tech Irish pub of the week

O’Sullivan’s Bar in Douglas, Cork, has set up iPads on its bar so customers can browse the web and catch up on their news while sipping on a nice cold pint. The owner told us that they remove them on peak times like Saturday nights though – just in case.

O'Sullivan's Bar O'Sullivan's Bar

Facebook news of the week

Mark Zuckerberg is just rolling in the cash. He made $3.3 billion in stock options last year, we found out this week.

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April Fools prank we wish was real of the week

ThinkGeek had some brilliant April Fool prank products this year. We’re all big fans of beards here at HQ so this beard machine was obviously a winner, but this Flux Capacitor car charger has to be the favourite. Someone make this, please!

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Unsettling game of the week

Don’t get us wrong, we love My Girl, and we were fully prepared to love the game but there’s just something unsettling about it.

You got for a nice walk through the woods, jump up on a few things like a boat or a car – that’s all fine – and then eventually, get to the end of the line. After that you’re forced to just wait around until the bees come and get you one by one. Maybe it’s just because we’re so scared of them ourselves. Feel free to have a go, though.

Supermarket psychology research of the week

Ever wonder why Tony The Tiger and Coco Monkey are looking down instead of straight at you? Turns out the reason is very much rooted in psychology.

The cereal mascot is designed to make eye contact with children, making them more inclined to want it. This video from Cornell University Food and Brand Lab explains more.

Brian Wansink / YouTube

Emoji invasion of the week

Both Twitter and Yelp are now including Emoji, but in different ways. While Twitter is allowing them in their tweets, Yelp is now allowing you to search for results using them. Want to find a restaurant using a smiley face, a picture of beer, and a Gangnam style emoji everyone has now forgotten about? Now you can!

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