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  • A sign-language interpreter in Sweden signed his way into Internet fame over the weekend. Tommy Krangh was on hand to sign lyrics of a song performed on Melodifestivalen, a televised Eurovision singing competition.  Krangh enthusiastically signed and danced to a performance by singer Magnus Carlson as it played on a screen behind him:

    The show aired on Sweden’s public service TV station SVT. You don’t have to know sign language to see that Krangh is having a great time dancing to the music.  

    A post on reddit not only took the YouTube video to viral status but also turned Krangh into a local celebrity. He told a Swedish newspaper, “It’s crazy and I’m very happy for all the nice words. I have really been love-bombed.”

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  • Jason “Jace” Larke was working across the country when his wife, Alison, was scheduled to give birth in Perth, Australia. But thanks to an elaborate virtual reality setup, he was able to “be” by his wife’s side at the moment when she gave birth, despite being nearly 2,500 miles away.

    This special moment was brought to you by Samsung.  A team from the company arranged the cameras and audio equipment in Alison’s hospital room and paired them with a Samsung Gear VR headset for Jace where he was working on the other side of Australia.

    When Alison went into labor, Jace went into a special virtual birthing suite that Samsung had set up, where he was able to “move” around in real time and talk to Alison.

    The couple’s story is featured in a new ad for Samsung Gear VR, and the company has said that this experience is proof that virtual reality isn’t just a toy.

    “We were given the opportunity to be involved in the Samsung project. Jace was able to see our son born and experience the birth as if

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  • If you were a fan of the sitcom “Dinosaurs,” which aired from 1991 to 1994, we have good news for you. They’re back! Well, sort of. A Canadian filmmaker released a mashup of scenes from the hit show timed perfectly with The Notorious B.I.G.’s song “Hypnotize.” Bet you never expected to hear that combination! Unusual as it may be, the video has gone viral on YouTube with more than 4 million views so far. The show’s main character, Earl Sinclair, appears to be rapping along to the lyrics and dancing in perfect harmony to the song.

    Benjamin Roberts created the video that everyone can’t stop talking about.
    He told Yahoo News that he dreamed up the prehistoric idea after he noticed that Sinclair’s moves mimicked those of a rapper. Roberts told Yahoo News he picked Sinclair because “He’s just so expressive.” It took him 30 solo hours to edit the video, and his hard work definitely paid off. When asked about his Internet fame, he told us, “I spend a lot of time on reddit, so I was excited

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  • Meet Purin the Super Beagle, the dog with the ability to make saves better than most goalies out there.

    In a new video, Purin shows off her goalkeeping skills by blocking shot after shot sent her way.  
    It's not the first time the pup has wowed us with her soccer skills. Last summer she charmed the Internet by showing off her goal-making abilities.
    Purin is not just a one-trick puppy; she can also jump rope, skateboard, and walk on the ball.
    This talented dog lives in Japan and even has her own Facebook page.

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  • Looks like Siri has some new competition from an old friend.

    That’s right, Barbie is going high-tech! Not only will your child be able to dress her up and talk to her, but the doll is now able to respond thanks to Wi-Fi and voice recognition technology.

    “The No. 1 request we receive from girls globally is to have a conversation with Barbie, and with Hello Barbie we are making that request a reality,” Stephanie Cota, Mattel's senior vice president of global communications, said in a statement.

    Here’s how it works: Your child pushes a button to chat, and Barbie will “listen” through an embedded microphone. She then sends the audio to a cloud-based server, operated by Mattel’s technology partner ToyTalk, which then records the speech and processes it. Then Barbie responds to the question or comment.  

    Privacy advocates and parents have dubbed the doll “Eavesdropping Barbie” and are concerned about their children’s conversations being recorded and stored.

    Faculty adviser Angela Campbell from

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