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Weird Wide Web: Lego school, some baby-making lingerie and a very smart lock

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.

Smart lock of the week

This slick looking contraption will rid you of those old-fashioned metal keys and enable you to open your door with your trusty smartphone, Mashable reports. The device which is due to go on sale later this year for just under $200 uses Bluetooth to connect to both iOS and Android apps and uses encrypted “keys” which you can give to anyone you want.

(Image: AugustLock/YouTube)

Gaming announcement of the week

The original creator of Earthworm Jim, Doug TenNapel is getting back into gaming, with a new game called Armikrog, which features some pretty cool animation. The game, which will need $900,000 dollars to actually get off the ground, has already got a third of the sum from backers on KickStarter.

(Video: AntarGames/YouTube)

Baby-making app of the week

This new app, due to be launched soon, may get a bit too personal for us, with it’s knowledge of menstrual cycles, ovulation and advice about wearing sexy lingerie while trying to conceive but it’s something that will be welcomed by lots of couples trying for a baby. The creator told The Telegraph this week that he was inspired to develop the app after hearing stories of friends’ experiences with IVF while struggling to conceive.

(Image: Glow)

LinkedIn upgrade of the week

LinkedIn has added a new feature that allows users to share photo, videos and presentations on the homepage. Itamr Ograd, senior product manager said whether it’s a “thought provoking presentation about the future of big data or it’s a picture of an inspirational quote, or perhaps it’s an infographic showing the top trends impacting your industry, the possibilities are endless”. If you haven’t got this option yet, don’t worry, it’s due to be rolled out over the next few weeks.

Cool school of the week

(Image: Child with Lego/Shutterstock)

OK, it’s not exactly a piece of tech news but it’s a Lego school so just go with me. This cool educational facility, funded and built by Lego opens in August of this year and while it will emphasise fun and creativity, it does also promise to follow a standard curriculum, Gizmodo reports. Imagine having that on your CV.

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