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Weird Wide Web: Kicking dogs, beating evil with love and testing you for STDs

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.

LOVEly game of the week

Are you a gamer in love? Use that love to obliterate the bad guy’s in this free-to-play PC game.

Source: Björn Borg/YouTube

Robot of the week

Boston Dynamics unveiled the latest addition to its robotics collection, which looks similar to a dog. They showed how durable and well-balanced it is by, well, giving it a few kicks.

Source: Boston Dynamics

Safe sex gadget of the week

A team of researchers have built an STD testing device that can plug into your smartphone. It is hoped this technology could be used to make tests more accessible for people, as it can test for HIV and syphilis from a single prick of blood.

Source: Sia Lab via YouTube

Stunning smartphone performance of the week

Google Japan released this gorgeous video of hundreds of Android phones and tablet playing Bethoven’s well-known Ode to joy together. Venture Beat reported that the “Android Chorus” performed in Toyko for a few days afterwards.

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Button comeback of the week

Let’s be honest, touch screen keyboards are really bloody annoying sometimes. Tactus Technology will soon be selling these covers, which use a type of oil to create bumps that rise up on the surface of the screen to use as buttons, Gizmodo reports. Theses bumps then disappear when you’re done typing. Wonderful.

Source: Phorm via YouTube

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