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Weird Wide Web: the week in online oddities

Some of the internet’s best offerings in social media, tech, science and weird news.

WELCOME TO THE Weird Wide Web – where we take a look at some of the internet’s best offerings in social media, tech, science and weird news.

Who’s watching you?

A Firefox plug in, Collusion, allows you to see the third parties tracking your movements online in real time. Check out the demo below – it might just shock you.

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You have the right to be left-handed

Calling all lefties: are you sick and tired of being discriminated against? Do you demand respect?

Your time has come. The Internet for Left-Handers finally gives you the experience you deserve online. Click here to see how.


The new place to keep your iPhone*

Imagine never again feeling your blood turn to ice while frantically searching your bag/pockets/entire house for a missing phone.

*if you’re a lady and – let’s face it – you don’t sweat too much.

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The end of email overload

Saints be praised! A one stop shop aimed at purging your inbox of that infestation of annoying emails. Unroll.me allows you to select all the subscription emails that are overloading your inbox and then deletes them for you – in one fell swoop.


Dynamic touchscreens

We love touchscreens and the benefits they bring but – sometimes – the lack of tactility involved causes a vague, unsatisfied feeling.

If you yearn for good, old-fashioned buttons then you’ll be happy to hear that Tactus Technology has developed ‘Tactile Layer’ – a thin covering that sits on top of a touchscreen which gives users the feeling of buttons with the versatility of a touchscreen.

How does it work? The Tactile Layer is composed of fluid-filled microchannels which can be redirected to form button-like blisters but, sadly, you’ll have to wait until next year to get your hands on them.

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