Internet nuggets featuring robots, cubes, lunch and a wall of news
The internet is full of great websites, articles and videos. Here are five we've been enjoying this week.
Ever wanted to take over the world with a legion of powerful, dancing robots? This website is a good place to start. Using the ‘mix-o-matic' machine you select a head, torso, head, arms, legs and a heart for the robot and then watch as it is created. Use the mouse and keyboard to control the robot and make it dance to music.
This website is devilishly simple and – as we found out – addictive. Drop cubes on a grid, stack them high, change their colour and then replay the construction process. It is possible to create some wonderfully elaborate designs.
Superbia is another online world from Disney, following in the footsteps of the ever-popular Club Penguin. Superbia brings together some of the best-known shows from the Disney Channel to create online worlds where children can interact and play safely. Nearly two million people have signed up already.
Can't decide where to go for lunch? Maybe the Wheel of Lunch can help. Simply enter the post code for where you are and spin the wheel to find nearby places to eat. The Query box can also be used to enter a more specific request such as Chinese, Thai or Lebanese. This is a fun and novel way to end a bout of crippling hunger and indecision.
How is the world reacting to breaking news? Newsmap is a great way to visualise how big a story is and then compare its impact in different countries. The map can be customised by country and news category – so it is also possible to see popular news stories in sport, entertainment and technology.
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