Weirdness and wonder from the tech world

Finally, Quartz announces, a chair that replicates the look, feel, and smell of human flesh (351 shares). Or, you know, the stuff of nightmares. The reaction from Ashley Batey of WBTV Charlotte: "What I always wanted?"

And then there's this: WSJ's Alistair Barr reports that Google will collect data on a quest to define what makes a healthy human (3,193 shares). This news prompted mostly skeptical responses. "I guess Google is stepping into health care for the sake of humanity. And because it's a trillions-dollar industry," colleague Brian Fitzgerald concluded.

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