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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.

From birth to bingo

Using more than 5,000 stock photos from Getty Images, copywriter Sophie Schoenburg and art director Marcus Kotlhar spent six months creating a video showing the spectrum of a human life – in just one minute.

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Two iPhones walk into a bar…

Ever wanted to eavesdrop on a converstaion between John Malkovich and Siri, Apple’s intelligent personal assistant? Well you will anyway…

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Evil eye

We all want to strike down our enemies with the power of sight alone – and new eye-control software will allow you to do just that (in videogames, at least).

By tracking your eyes’ movements Senseye software figures out where you are looking on a mobile device. This allows for automatic screen activation, automatic scrolling and even “gaming with you eyes” – so you can aim at enemies just by looking at them.

The version used in the video below uses the “Eye Dock” – an add-on with an inexpensive camera and infrared LED.

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Your beautiful universe

This video was created using the images taken by Cassini probe of the Saturnian system since 2004.

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Introducing Leap 3D motion

Introducing an entirely new way to interact with a computers: controlling in three dimensions with natural hand and finger movements.

The full impact may not be felt fully until you watch the video below.

Please note that Leap 3D motion it is – as yet – unreleased. So sit tight.

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Getting the Dragon by the tail

This week, SpaceX became the first private company to deliver cargo to the International Space Station after its unmanned Dragon capsule was ensnared by astronauts on board the ISS using a huge robotic arm.

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Facebook under fire

The social network has been criticised this week for removing a photograph of two men kissing from a user account – seemingly as the image breached the website’s decency codes, which ban images of a “political, sexual or other sensitive” nature.

Facebook said the image, posted by Madrid-based LGBT group Visible Cultura LGBT, was removed due to a technical issue which it is now addressing.

The company has also come under fire recently for removing pictures of mothers nursing their babies on ‘decency’ grounds.

By Visible Cultura LGTB