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Low Lai Chow

Low Lai Chow travels light and is working on exercising demons from her past. Find out more about her at lowlaichow.com.

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Hilarious! Chrome extension replaces all ‘millennial’ mentions for something more apt

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Friday 8 August 2014

Like us, Denver-based Zeke Weeks seems a bit fed-up with all that hype about millennials. Unlike us, he’s got the programming chops to go ahead and create a Chrome extension, which, when installed on your browser, replaces any mention of ‘millennial’ with ‘pesky whipper-snapper’. This is something we never knew we needed, but on hindsight, […]

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Dirtiest moments of a spotless city, caught on camera

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Wednesday 6 August 2014

Despite its reputation for being a clean city, Singapore sometimes gets pooh-poohed for being a cleaned city instead, thanks to its relentless army of 70,000 or so cleaners islandwide that eradicate trails of trash left behind by its dwellers. An environmental group here, Waterways Watch Society, recently organised a photo competition to get Singaporeans to […]

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Now you can charge your phone with just your purse

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 6 August 2014

It all started when Liz Salcedo wanted to keep her phone charged. She created her first phone-charging kit with spare iPhone cables and a dock made from moldable plastic, cut the lining in a purse, and sewed the whole thing in. It was only when her friends and family kept asking her to fix their […]

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Need to clear unwanted vegetation? Rent a herd of hungry goats and make them happy!

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By Low Lai Chow in New Eco on Tuesday 5 August 2014

We know Chicago’s O’hare International airport got a bunch of goats to take care of landscaping last year. Now it looks like you can do the same with the help of Rent-A-Ruminant, a company located on Vashon Island in Seattle with a 120-strong herd of rescued goats.

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Aqua Golf lets you play golf like a frog: on land or in water

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Tuesday 5 August 2014

If you are one of those golf-mad folks who have fantasized about playing a round or two of floating golf in your swimming pool or backyard, know that this thing now exists. With Aqua Golf, you can send the floating island green (a fantastic mix of foam, nylon and plastic) drifting away in your pool […]

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Cooking your dinner can charge your mobile device

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Tuesday 5 August 2014

What on earth is this witchery — a cooking pot that generates power to charge your mobile device while you cook your meal? We are not joking. The Powerpot is what it’s called, and it uses patented thermoelectric technology to create electricity from excess heat while cooking, which then goes into charging your device battery. […]

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Dessert furniture designed for sitting, not eating

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Monday 4 August 2014

We love desserts. We love furniture. We love dessert furniture. There you have it. Can we move on and finally sit on all of these? Italian designer Diego Gugliermetto has a series of dessert poufs and sofas we really want to sink our bottoms onto, while Kabiljo’s cheekily-named Let Them Sit Cake is reminiscent of […]

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Got a call? Talk to the hand instead of the handphone

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Monday 4 August 2014

Ever thought of answering a hand instead of the handphone? Why not do both? While Stephen Moore came up with a prototype of a cumbersome handset that can be plugged into a mobile phone or a PC, his creation never really saw the light of the day (it crashed on Kickstarter). Guess we’ll just have […]

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Postcards penned by Jack Kerouac, Ernest Hemingway, F.Scott Fitzgerald and more

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Monday 4 August 2014

Of course, postcards aren’t just available to all of us ordinary people, but to extraordinary authors too. We like this roundup by Open Culture which includes a postcard F. Scott Fitzgerald addressed to himself but never sent, with a succinct note asking about how he was doing and that he’s been meaning to come see […]

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Want to know what time it is? This watch will project it onto the back of your hand

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Monday 4 August 2014

We’ve featured so many unconventional watches here on Lost At E Minor, but this one’s a first: a watch that uses the back of the hand as the watchface, and projects the time onto it. We can’t wait to get our hands on one of these so we can position the projector bit on the inside of our wrist and annoy the hell out of the people in our lives by stretching our palms wide to proclaim ‘I give you time’, oh, every minute.

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Read the time by watching Dali’s mustache turn on this wristwatch

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Saturday 2 August 2014

The Unemployed Philosophers’ Guild — which, contrary to its name, comprises fully-employed non-philosophers — came up with the idea for a Dali watch while ‘sitting in our cucumber slicing our eyeball with a razor blade’. Uh, okay. While both ends of Dali’s mustache act as the watch’s hands, an ant races around the watch rim, […]

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Trailer for 20,000 Days is now out for the film starring Nick Cave as himself

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By Low Lai Chow in New Film on Saturday 2 August 2014

The myth of Nick Cave gets explored via the man himself in a fictitious, scripted 24 hours of his life in Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard’s film that has already won multiple awards at the Sundance film festival. The official trailer is some powerful stuff. I can only hope the film makes its way to […]

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Designer chances on trashed packaging she designed, shoots pictures of them

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By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Saturday 2 August 2014

Somehow we chanced upon this feature of Debbie Millman from an old issue of Print, where she talked about finding trash made up of packaging she helped to design in the past. It apparently happens quite often with her huge portfolio of work. Naturally, she snaps a photo of the trashed packaging to freeze that […]

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Cthulhu finally gets his own currency

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Friday 1 August 2014

This must be one of the weirdest things we’ve seen on the Internet all day: a community of Cthulhu devotees apparently are waiting for the release of the Cthulhu currency that will reward one worshipper when the ‘Great Old One’ awakens. Huh?

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Confuse yourself and swap genders of everyone you read about online

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 1 August 2014

Do you welcome a bit of confusion in your life sometimes? Well, here’s a Chrome extension that will genderswap everything you read on the browser (except for Gmail, for some reason).

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