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Weird Wide Web: Emotional robots, attractive video chats and online dating for the elderly

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.

Emotional robot of the week

This ‘human-like’ robot can read people’s emotions and understand their feelings. Pepper uses voice and emotion recognition and then uploads the data to a cloud system to help it learn to act more naturally.

Source: ソフトバンク(SoftBank)/YouTube

Attractive video chat of the week

This app photoshops your face and then lets you appear that way in video chats with others, TechCrunch reports. You have the option of slimming down, making your eyes pop or showing up like a skeleton, if that’s what you’re into.

Source: Looksery via Kickstarter

Selfie phone of the week

Source: dog selfie image via Shutterstock

It was reported by @evleaks this week that HTC is planning to launch the ultimate selfie phone which is likely to have a high quality front-facing camera.

Dating site for the elderly of the week

Don’t grimace – old people need love too. Stitch is a new dating service that ams to provide ‘companionship’ rather then quick hook-ups like some other dating apps, Mashable reports. The site says it’s on a mission to “eradicate social isolation for mature adults” and we think that’s very noble.

Source: elderly couple image via Shutterstock

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