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Weird Wide Web: Facebook stopping Ebola, a Spotify break-up and a transparent car

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.

Unwelcome tech move of the week

Controversial website has decided to relocate to Ireland. Some people are none too pleased.

Safe driving technology of the week

This so-called ‘transparent’ car uses projectors, cameras, and special mirrors to reflect what’s outside the car onto the surfaces inside making it appear as if you can see right through the car, TechCrunch reports. Parallel parking as never been so easy.

Source: IEEE Spectrum/YouTube

Break-up of the week

Taylor Swift broke hearts this week when she decided to remove all of her music from Spotify. The music streaming service is now trying to woo her back…

Source: Spotify

Technological Ebola solution of the week

Mark Zuckerberg said be believes Facebook can stop the spread of Ebola. You might start noticing messages like this popping up on your feed, encouraging you to donate:

Source: Dell

3D printed piece of history of the week

Would you like to have a marble bust of Zeus on your mantle? Or perhaps a red granite sarcophagus on your bedside locker? Sketchfab announced it is hosting the “first downloadable collection” of the British Museum in London, according to Mashable. So now you can print out artifacts and display them on your own home.

Source: Sketchfab

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