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Weird Wide Web: A 3D printed house, virtual reality and scanning your eyes

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.

3D printing option of the week

It seems like you can make anything with a 3D printer these days but have you ever thought  about what it would be like to live in a house built by one of these devices? A professor at the University of Southern California has built a massive printer that can build a house in just 24 hours, Business Insider reports.

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Gaming controller of the week

Digital control company Sixense are taking virtual reality to the next level with their new Stem controllers which tracks your legs, arms and head independently so your character can mirror your movement.

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Eye-opening phone feature of the week

Samsung is considering whether it will include eye-scanning technology in its new Galaxy S5 to identify a person by the patterns in their iris.

App of the week

Jelly – a new type of search engine – is catching everyone’s attention this week. While it’s obviously not as fast as just Googling the answer to your questions, the real appeal of the app is the interaction with your followers. You can get their insight into topics, ask their advice on a problem you’re having or just enjoy the whimsical guesses they might make at a random question that popped into your head.

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Future gadgets of the week

There was a host of new technology at CES 2014 this week, including some interesting 3D printers, but people are always looking for something they can use on the move and Techradar had a look at some of the best wearable technology on offer at the chow.

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