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Weird Wide Web: Slingshot, karaoke and a cardboard box

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.

Facebook app release of the week

Facebook made its Snapchat-like Slingshot app available worldwide. One difference between the two is that you have to send a reply before you can view a message from someone with Facebook’s app.

Source: The Verge via YouTube

Groundbreaking announcement of the week

For the first time ever, a paralysed man moved his hand using his mind – and some incredible technology, The Washington Post reports.

Source: osumedicalcenter via YouTube

Karaoke app of the week

This app really takes singing into your hairbrush to the next level. It has a lot of the same features as SingStar but it also videos you while you sing and then lets you share it with friends, if you dare…

Source: YT Owns/YouTube

DIY Google gadget of the week

This one took the tech world by surprise. Google handed out these babies at its conference this week. The cardboard box can be turned into a VR headset and can then be used with your Android phone.

Source: Google Developers

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