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Weird Wide Web: Skyping with your dog, kiddie smartwatches and falling in love

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.

Smartwatch of the week

There are lots of smartwatches knocking about but this one is just for kids, Mashable reports. It doesn’t connect to the internet but it will let them take photos and video and play games. It also tells the time.

(Video: Pocket-lint/YouTube)

Facebook purchase of the week

Facebook bought WhatsApp this week for €16 billion, further expanding the global footprint of the social networking giant…

Love prediction of the week

Not to harp on about Facebook too much, but we also discovered this week that this social media site knows when you’re going to fall in love. A warning would be nice, lads. [Business Insider]

Pokémon craze of the week

There are now more than 80,000 active players taking part in the Twitch chat-driver play-through of Pokémon Red. And the creator this week tweaked it to make the game to ensure players no longer have to battle trolls, Polygon reports.


Skyping with your dog invention of the week

Kids like Brooke Martin put the rest of us to shame. She’s 14-years-old and in order to cure her dog’s anxiety while the family is out of the house, she invented this snazzy device that allows them to see and talk to the dog wherever they are – and give him a little treat.


(Image: iCPooch/Kickstarter)

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