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Weird Wide Web: the week in online oddities

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.

The future is under control

Viral campaigns for upcoming films are all the rage lately – and the team behind the reimagining of Robocop have duly launched their first offering: a video that showcases Omnicorp’s latest product line and a link to the company’s official site.


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The world in your hand

Snowglobes. They’re so small and pretty and… boring. Well, not for long – because artists JD Beltran and Scott Minneman have created a protoype that aims to herald in the next generation of snowglobes.

Instead of being filled with standard fake snow or glitter, they will beam with your favourite imagery straight into your eyeballs. (And, yes, you still get to shake them.)


Bombs away

The Age of Information is wonderful, but what happens when you don’t like what you read online? Forget crying, complaining to your dog or shouting at your computer: Fontbomb has arrived.

It’s probably the most satisfactory way to destroy someone else’s argument ever – and nothing goes better with Tchaikovsky’s Waltz of the Flowers. Not even ballet itself.


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The most honest flyer for a nightclub you’ll see… ever

Seen in Galway…

Via Reddit

Touchless fingerprints

Imagine opening a door by a simple wave of your hand; that could soon be a reality thanks to US company IDair, which is currently attempting to develop biometric technology that would scan your fingerprints from 20 feet away.

Could this spell an end to the horrors associated with exiting public bathrooms? Fingers crossed.

Image by kevin dooley via Flickr/Creative Commons

How the other half lives

This impressive sci fi short telling the life of an artificially intelligent robot called Robbie – and his inevitable end – has been made by Neil Harvey using only footage taken from the NASA archives.

It’s also quite touching… but probably only if you like robots.


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