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Weird Wide Web: Bare bottoms, emails from space and a selfie search engine

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.

Smartphone news of the week

A number of major smartphone companies have committed to anti-theft measures for new devices. The feature will be offered at no costs to consumers and will be provided as a preloaded of downloadable tool. Well, isn’t that nice?

Selfie search engine of the week

Selfiexploratory lets you search for selfies based on details like the person’s location, age and whether they’re making a happy or angry face. We’re not exactly sure why the world needs this but we did get a few laughs out of it.

Space solution of the week

Google has bought a company which makes solar-powered drones saying it could help bring internet access to remote parts of the world…

Reaction app of the week

Sometimes, you wish you could see your friend’s face when they open a photo you just sent of you doing something ridiculous and now you can. This app gives the person receiving the message the option to show their reaction to it and it is then sent back to the original sender. We see a lot of naked bum pictures in this app’s future…

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History lesson of the week

The laptop used to send the first ever presidential email was put up for auction and Buzzfeed has the full story of how Bill Clinton sent the email to a Senator and astronaut who was in space at the time.

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