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Week in Web

Weird Wide Web: Robot wars, serious gamers and perfectly healthy humans

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.

One I made earlier feature of the week

Facebook has launched a feature that lets you store links from your feed, pages, events and other places on the app so you can view them later. As TechCruch points out, it could be particularly useful for compiling restaurants or attractions to check out while travelling. Or, an easy way of finding that status that really annoyed you so you can compile an unbelievable clever response to it when you have more time…

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Gamers of the week

A Chinese team has taken home the $5 million prize after winning a massive gaming contest created by developer Valve. The best players of PC game Dota2 were pitted against one another and a total of €10.9 million was distributed between the winners and runners up, BBC reported.

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Quest for perfection of the week

A new Google project will collect anonymous genetic and molecular data thousands of people to create what is hopefully a full picture of a perfectly healthy human being, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Robot wars possibility of the week

Japan’s Prime Minister basically said he wants an all-robot event in the Olympics that would see robots compete against one another in technical skills, AFP reported. We’ll accept nothing less than this…

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Headache helper of the week

Scientists have yet to discover a direct cure for migraines but this helpful app does its best to keep track of them and hopefully help prevent them, Mashable reports. Migraine Buddy keeps all the information about your nasty headaches in one place as well as data about other potential triggers so it can try to understand what’s causing them.

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