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Week in Web

Weird Wide Web: Time travel, thumb wars and some floppy disk 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.

Tech movie news of the week

Leonardo DiCaprio is being floated as the potential lead in the Steve Jobs movie, Business Insider reports. Maybe this time you’ll get the Oscar, Leo – we believe in you.

Nostalgia pang of the week

You guys, it’s happening.  You can now ride the Back to the Future hoverboard using Oculus Rift, according to Mashable.

Cratesmith / YouTube

Floppy disk discovery of the week

A collection of new artwork from Andy Warhol was found and recovered this week after they were discovered on 30-year-old Amiga floppy disks. Here’s just one example:

©The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visuals Arts, Inc., courtesy of The Andy Warhol Museum ©The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visuals Arts, Inc., courtesy of The Andy Warhol Museum

Time travel tool of the week

A Google Street View update lets you travel back in time. It’s perfect if you only want to travel back as far as 2007…

Google Google

Thumb war of the week

We’ll admit this ultimate thumb fighting game fished out by Buzzfeed this week is not as good as the real thing. It is still a bit of fun though and we enjoyed the super dramatic music to set the tone. One, two, three, four – we declare a thumb war.

AVIX Games / YouTube

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