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Week in Web

Weird Wide Web: Lego smartphones, superhuman vision and a Twitter cinema

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.

Twitter cinema of the week


(Image: Shutterstock/BatDad)

Twitter and Vine sensations like Bat Dad could soon make it to the big screen with Variety reporting a new deal between Twitter and in-theatre advertising company National CineMedia. It is expected that cinemas will start to run one minute weekly segments with trending content.

Software bug of the week

If you own any Apple device and have not updated it in the last week, it may be vulnerable to a massive bug. There is a quick-fix for this and if you haven’t already, we suggest you make use of it now…

App of the week

If you’re having a bit of a squint while reading this, UltimEyes might just be the app for you. Performing the tasks in this app has been proven to sharpen users’ vision and even improve it further than 20/20 vison. Mashable explains it all.


(Source: gvachannel/YouTube)

History lesson of the week

You might think a Nokia 3310 is pretty retro but this video from Fueled shows just how far mobile phones have come since those first monstrous contraptions:

(Video: march2014/YouTube)

Smart washing machine of the week

This clever machine buys washing detergent for you when you run out. It also lets you know when your wash is nearly done so you can delay a rinse if you’re out and don’t want your clean clothes to be lying in the machine for hours. [The Guardian]


Lego smartphone of the week

The idea of your beloved smartphone smashing into pieces is the thing of nightmares but Google have decided to do just that – breaking smartphones down into blocks so people can build a custom phone.

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