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Weird Wide Web: Taxi-sharing, busy fingers and a panoramic view

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.

Finger exercise of the week

(Image: The100MeterScroll)

If you’ve got itchy fingers or just a lot of time on your hand, have a go at this game. Basically all you have to do is scroll down the page as fast as you can, racing against the clock. The game works on both desktop and your mobile so you can exercise those fingers of yours wherever you go, Gizmodo reports.

Taxi-sharing website of the week

Here’s a new Irish service on offer, for €3 a month, that allows you to save on taxi fare by searching for and connecting with other people who are going the same way as you. Right now it’s all done through the website, but the creator has assured TheJournal.ie that an app is on the way…

Panoramic view of the week

(Image: Kickstarter)

The BubblePix app captures supposedly perfect 360 degree images. You simply wind up the pod that it comes with, in some nifty colours, fire up the app and hit the shutter button. The project, currently on Kickstarter, is looking for £30,000 to get off the ground and is just $10,000 off the target now. Here’s their concept development video:

(Video: OfficialBubblepix/YouTube)

Virtual reality nightmare of the week

(Image: Inition)

At the Digital Shoreditch this week, 3D technology company Inition will be offering a unique experience to anyone brave enough to try it but for those of you with a fear of heights, it might be your worst nightmare. The virtual reality attraction challenges guests to walk across a plank of wood between two derelict skyscrapers. You can read more about the experience here.

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