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Weird Wide Web: Snapchat, connecting with your kids and predicting what you'd say

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.

Big tech story of the week

Facebook offered to buy Snapchat for $3 billion but the messaging service’s founder was having none of it. So what does this mean for the tech world? Digital Trends will tell you.

Amusing website of the week

If you’re looking to kill some time today, have a go at what-would-i-say.com. It basically comes up with suggestions for things you’d be likely to say, based on your Facebook past. This author tried it and it is, admittedly, quite accurate:

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[via Buzzfeed]

Connecting with your kids toy of the week

These two ladies are looking for funding for a toy that lets you send messages to your little one through a cute mailbox shaped like an animal. You do all of this using your smartphone and the child can even reply by speaking to the toy.

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Gaming launch of the week

So the PS4 has launched in North America and Canada and most gamers who queued up for hours to get their hands on the coveted new console are satisfied with it. Many have already been using the new function that allows you to share game pictures online:

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However a small number of users reported having problems with the new console, such as logins or a loss of video signal. Sony told IGN that the number of affected systems represents less than 0.4 per cent of shipped units to date, which is within expectations for a new product introduction.

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