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Weird Wide Web: Tim Cook out and proud, emoji searches and a sweet Halloween app

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.

New Nintendo generation of the week

Though Nintendo continues its gaming legacy, it has now developed a specialised healthcare division in the company, TechCrunch reports. Moving the focus away from games, this division’s first product is a device that sits on your bedside locker, monitoring your sleep and then basically telling you how to do it better.

Source: david_a_I via Flickr

Emoji search engine of the week

This seems counter-productive and a bit strange but Bing has now made it possible for you to search for something using emojis instead of words.

Halloween app of the week

This app has been made to help people be the most efficient Trick-or-treaters they can be, Mashable reports. It allows users to log whether they’ll be handing out sweets or hosting a haunted house. The only issue is that it’s really only useful one night a year…

Source: Nextdoor

Big Irish win of the week

Nine-year-old Dublin girl Lauren Boyle, who mentors people through coding initiative CoderDojo, was named as the EU’s Digital Girl of the Year. It’s seriously well deserved.

Out and proud news of the week

Apple’s CEO Tim Cook acknowledged publicly for the first time this week that he is “proud to be gay”. He said he considered being gay to be among the greatest gifts God has given him.

Source: Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP/PA

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