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Weird Wide Web: Kissing with tongues, rose-tinted glasses and some terrified journalists

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.

Landmark court case of the week

A judge has ruled that people living in the EU can now request certain information be removed from search engines if it is no longer relevant. The case involved a Spanish man who lodged a complaint against a daily newspaper and Google about the top search results for his name.

Source: Edward Smith

Rose-tinted glasses of the week

OK, they’re not quite rose-tinted but the will make everything around you look like they’ve been through the Instagram filter process. If you’re into that sort of thing.

Source: IndieGoGo

Disgusting kissing game of the week

We’ve seen some pretty gross things in our time but this game really takes the biscuit. It’s called the ‘Realistic Kissing Similator’ but we pity any person who’s actually ever had a kissing experience like this. Here’s what happened when we had a go:

Source: Realistic Kissing Simulator

Pay by Twitter option of the week

It’s generally frowned upon in most Irish restaurants – grabbing your phone and taking a photo as soon as the waiter places your food in front of you. At a series of pop-up restaurants in the UK, however, customers who posted snaps of their food to Twitter or Instagram were rewarded with free meals, Business Insider reported.

Source: Picture House London via Instagram

Free range invention of the week

One thoughtful professor has used an Oculus Rift headset and a yoga  ball trackpad to show how virtual reality could make the lives of animals like chickens better – even if it’s all just in their heads, Fast Company reported. We like the idea but it makes us sad at the same time…

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Source: Second Livestock

People freaking out at Oculus Rift video of the week

Move aside chickens, this week we had a go at the Oculus Rift ourselves at TheJournal.ie HQ to see what all the fuss is about. If you missed the video on Thursday, here it is again:

Source: Video TheJournal.ie/YouTube

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