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Weird Wide Web: Tweeting during penalties, giant rollable TVs and a shocking exercise tool

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.

Interesting World Cup penalty data

Data from Twitter shows an interesting pattern in the way people interact with social media during penalties. As the graph below shows, everyone gets really quiet online just before the player takes the shot, then they explode right after. This particular penalty is from the Brazil v Chile match and was the goal that won game for Brazil.

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Helpful gadget of the week

With this high-tech ring, people with visual impairments can have text read out to the as they run their finger along the words. Those who have tested it say it will make a huge difference for people, particularly when it comes to everyday interactions like filling in forms at a doctor’s office and reading ingredients on food items.

Shocking exercise tool of the week

This fitness-tracking bracelet will show you exactly how many calories you’re burning each day. It will also send a little shock to your wrist if you don’t reach a goal like getting to the gym on time, Business Insider reported. A bit extreme or an ingenious idea for really lazy people – we can’t decide.

Flexible television of the week

LG announced the release of two paper-thin, super flexible TV panels, one of which can be rolled into a 3cm diameter tube, BBC reported. We’re not sure why anyone would want to roll up their TV screen but we’ll admit it looks cool…


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