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Weird Wide Web: Timelapses, furniture shopping and seeing the world through a dog's 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.

Camera gadget of the week

GoPro has switched its focus to man’s best friend with its latest accessory – a dog harness that can see what they see. We’re just wondering if this means the dog owns the copyright…

Source: GoProTutorials via YouTube

Timelapse tool of the week

Instagram’s new app lets users capture video and replay it in timelapse. It’s really simple and the results are surprisingly impressive:

Furniture shopping tool of the week

The use of augmented reality could allow shoppers to see what that new chair would look like in a range of fabrics and against different coloured walls. Mashable points out that this means stores could get away with having a smaller space and less stock.

Source: Vizera Labs

Search tool improvement of the week

Finally, Facebook is improving its mobile search tool to make it easy to find old posts using keywords instead of having to scroll through statuses forever.

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Emoji experiment of the week

A reporter for The Atlantic ate only the foods featured on the Emoji keyboard for a week. Here’s what happened…

Source: Intel Free Press via Flickr

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