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Week in Web

Weird Wide Web: Window shopping, funny faces and love tearing you apart

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.

Window shopping comeback of the week

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Ebay is due to launch virtual stores over the next few weeks which will involve screens in shopfronts of closed stores, Business Insider reports. Shoppers will be able to touch the screens to order products and then pay for them through a mobile PayPal service. Their purchases will then be sent to them by courier within the hour. And the tradition of window shopping lives on…

King’s chair of the week

This magnificent piece of furniture brings the concept of multiple screen use to the next level. The Emeror 1510 LX work station has five-montors, an integrated sound system and a reclining Italian leather chair that rotates, Gizmodo reports. The one clincher is that it’ll set you back over $21,000…

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LOVEly game of the week

‘Will Love Tear Us Apart?’ is a new free browser game about relationships on the bring of breaking up, Buzzfeed reports. The creators say that each verse of Joy Division’s song is represented by a level in the game. Watch the trippy gameplay video below and let us know what you think or go and play the game in full.


Artistic app of the week

Apps like this could see a new trend developing, allowing art lovers to view masterpieces from around the world up close if they can’t actually make it to the real thing. The Grayson Perry app lets users view the artist’s six magnificent tapestries up-close with commentary, historical references and a guide to how they were made.

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Funny faces of the week

This week Google filed a patent for technology that would ask users to pull a series of faces to unlock phones and tablets, BBC reports. The gestures users could be asked to do include winking, smiling, sticking out their tongue, raising their eyebrows and wrinkling their nose.

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