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Weird Wide Web: A 3D printed miracle, a robot bartender and exploring your own street in virtual reality

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.
Dec 21st 2014, 11:30 AM 8,216 1

WELCOME TO THE Weird Wide Web – where we take a look at the week’s best offerings in tech and social media news.

Tech stats of the week

It turns out one in six Irish people have NEVER used the internet. Ever.

Source: Alan via Facebook

Virtual reality offer of the week

A new ‘easter egg’ in Google Maps will let users with Cardboard explore Street View in virtual reality, according to The Verge. So now you’ll be able to walk down your own street using virtual reality. Or you could just do it in real life. That’s up to you.

Source: Google

Printed miracle of the week

Derby the dog was born with deformed front legs. Though he could walk with the help of a wheeled card, he has never been able to run freely, as dogs love to do. A set of wonderful 3D printed prosthetics have now given him the ability to run around after things like a normal dog. And he’s delighted:

Source: 3D Systems/YouTube

Robot bartender of the week

Here’s something some of you would find handy on Christmas Day. All you have to do is fill up all of the compartments with spirits and mixers and the machine gets the combination of your favourite cocktails just right.

Christmas wish of the week

A survey this week found wearable gadgets are on the Christmas wish lists of a third of the British public, with half believing smart watches and fitness trackers are the key to a longer life, International Business Times reports. Are you hoping Santa brings you some wearable tech?

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