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Weird Wide Web: Dogspotting, virtual reality teasing and bent iPhones

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.

Virtual reality prototype of the week

Oculus is teasing us once again with a new and improved version of its virtual reality headset. The company STILL isn’t ready to release a consumer edition.

Source: Video TheJournal.ie/YouTube

 iPhone embarrassment of the week

Those spanking new iPhones that everyone has been harping on about have a bit of a problem. Basically, they bend in your pocket. That’s not ideal…but Apple has said it will start replacing them, according to Business Insider.

Silly but very enjoyable Facebook page of the week

To be a member of the Dogspotting Facebook group, all you have to do is identify a dog or more than one dog, snap its picture and share it with the group. Then you get points based on what’s going on in the photo. This may be one that only serious dog lovers will appreciate…

Source: Dogrpotting via Facebook

Tech birthday of the week

Tuesday was Nintendo’s 125th birthday. It’s come a long way since its foundation in 1889 and is the source of much nostalgia for grown men and woman all over the world. Here’s an ad from 1991 to bring it all back:

Source: SwozyGustafsson ./YouTube

Unsettlingly lovely robots of the week

These charming robots move on top of rolling polls and can exchange information with one another via low-frequency microphones. Jezebel reports that the company says this technology could be used in the early stages of search-and-rescue operations. We just not so sure if we can trust them…

Source: ムラタチャンネル Murata Channel via YouTube

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