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Weird Wide Web: Gaming prejudice, interior design and a drinkable book

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.
May 11th 2014, 11:00 AM 6,848 4

WELCOME TO THE Weird Wide Web – where we take a look at the week’s best offerings in tech and social media news.

Shopping news of the week

Amazon has launched its newest feature on Twitter, allowing people to shop on their feed, by replying to tweets with the hashtag #AmazonCart.

Source: Amazon

Drinkable book of the week

Yes, you heard us. This amazing book teaches safe water habits and each page can be used as a water filter, capable of killing deadly diseases. On top of that, the special paper it’s made from costs pennies to produce. Learn more about it in this video:

Source: TheGiftOfWater/YouTube

Interior design tool of the week

If you’re looking to do a bit of a spruce in your home over the summer, this app might come in handy. Before you actually commit to painting the walls lime green, you can preview what it’s going to look like. Neat.

Source: Mark Lichman via Kickstarter

Gaming prejudice of the week

Nintendo won’t let players in its new life simulation game choose same sex relationships. The company said it did not intend to make any kind of social commentary and it is supposed to be a “whimsical and quirky game”.

Source: Nintendo via YouTube

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