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Tech is always evolving – creating new solutions to problems so we can be insanely productive… or silly. We find the cutting edge products that help us do both because you can’t be a creative without a little fun. Scroll down for a look at some of the wildest, coolest, bizarre and amazing inventions that have recently arrived.  Your colleagues will be jealous of your new toys.

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If guys were social networks, this is what they’d look like

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Saturday 13 December 2014

Let’s face it, if you’ve had too much time on your hands, you’ve probably wondered a lot of strange things, and photographer Victorija Pashuta is no different. She’s created a new photo series called ‘If guys were social networks’ and used all our favourite websites to imagine just what the typical guy would look like if those sites were anthropomorphized.

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Sony announced a 20th anniversary PS4 that looks like the first console

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Friday 5 December 2014

Seriously, shut up and take my money. Sony is releasing a limited edition Playstation 4 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the original console, which was released in Japan back in December 3, 1994. The special console would be reminiscent of the original Playstation, meaning it would have the same grey finish, same logo on […]

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Less known historical characters who have ‘unleashed’ great creativity: Tim Berners-Lee, the father/founder of the world wide web

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Tuesday 2 December 2014

These days we probably couldn’t imagine life without the Internet, and we’ve got one man to thank for it: Tim Berners-Lee. Contrary to popular belief (or unpopular belief), it was not Al Gore who invented the Internet, but rather an Oxford University graduate who was working at CERN, the European Particle Physics Lab, when he invented the world wide web in 1989, an ‘internet-based hypermedia initiative for global information sharing’.

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If toddlers texted, this is what mums would have to put up with!

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Saturday 29 November 2014

Toddlers might know how to play with your tablet and even know how to access those embarrassing photos in your phone, but what they don’t know how to do is text. But what if toddlers did text? Can you imagine all those requests? Change my diaper! Feed me! Change me! Cuddle me! Amuse me! Turn the TV on! Turn the A/C on! It’s too cold, do something about it! They’d be blowing up Mum and Dad’s phone every few minutes.

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Need a trusting, flexible sidekick for your heist? Here’s the perfect tool

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By Nicole Hughes in Tech on Wednesday 26 November 2014

Like comic books and films have taught us for ages: when you’re planning your heist, it’s important to be agile and flexible. Why? Well, once you have the ridiculously pricey piece of art, or highly-valued diamond, you’ve got to be able to jump over and under all of the security measures put in place. [Check out our Co-Create series inspired by the new Surface Pro 3]

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Less known historical characters who have ‘unleashed’ great creativity: Aussie John O’Sullivan, the inventor of Wi-Fi

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Tuesday 25 November 2014

Been car hunting lately? If you have, you’ll know that vehicles now come with built-in wi-fi, something that, until a few years ago, seemed impossible. But now cars and trucks are outfitted with their own wi-fi hotspots, giving us access to the Internet wherever we choose to travel. And we’ve got an Aussie to thank for this technology!

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Are you ready to see, talk to and meet yourself in the year 2034?

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in Tech on Tuesday 18 November 2014

Are you curious about how you’ll turn out in the year 2034? Publicis Conseil has recently created for Orange, the global digital powerhouse of French origin, a not-to-be-missed digital experience that allows each one of us to meet and talk with one’s future self. Go to here and live the extraordinary interactive experience. Simply take […]

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Now deodorant comes with an app and an LED light source

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Thursday 13 November 2014

If you can’t remember to wear deodorant in the morning, or ever, there’s a new deodorant that’s created just for you. Known as the ClickStick, this brand new eco-friendly deodorant is either the most genius product ever or the silliest, with a built-in LED light (because fancy stuff is cool), and-wait for it-a companion app.

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Meet TurboRoo, a two-legged chihuahua with 3D printed wheels for his front legs

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Monday 10 November 2014

Born with his two front legs missing, two-legged chihuahua TurboRoo was just a six-month-old puppy when he got fitted for a 3D-printed wheelchair to help him walk on ground. The feisty dog uses the device to push him forward as he walks on his hind legs. Like Lazarus, the cat with a cleft palate, TurboRoo […]

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Beautiful! This bluetooth speaker defies gravity to bring sweet, sweet music to your ears

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Thursday 6 November 2014

It’s been touted as a world-first — and we can’t really argue with that. For pip’s sake, it’s a levitating bluetooth speaker that looks like a relic from science fiction. The OM/ONE floats with the help of a magnetic base that propels its speaker orb in mid-air, so now you know it’s not voodoo. It’s so […]

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A smart music player that plays music from detecting whoever is in the room

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Tuesday 4 November 2014

A music player that can predict what music you’d like to hear? Say hello to Prizm, a smart device that uses Wi-Fi and Bluetooth signals from phones and wearables, plus a sound level sensor, to pick up the mood in the room — such as chilling out or working hard — and cloud-streams the appropriate music to play at any moment.

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This is how science removes a tattoo with a laser

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Tuesday 4 November 2014

This is how science removes that tattoo you regrettably got while being drunk. In the video below, Destin of YouTube channel ‘Smarter Every Day’ shows us the science behind tattoo removal. Here’s how it works: When you get a tattoo, your white blood cells try to remove the ink particles injected into your skin as part of your immune response.

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These printable 3D photographs let the blind see their memories again

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in Tech on Monday 3 November 2014

Touchable Memories is a meaningful social experiment conducted by Pirate3D which converts photographs into 3D replicates with the use of a home printer called Buccaneer. In this way, the blind are able to recall via touch their old memories from photographs taken when they could still see. Even if they have lost their sight since […]

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This little girl’s Minnie Mouse LED stick figure suit puts all our Halloween costumes to shame

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Thursday 30 October 2014

When little Zoey went to Disneyland for a Halloween party, her daddy made her a glow-in-the-dark Minnie Mouse stick figure suit that must have blown all the competition out of the house. Of course, her daddy is Royce Hutain, whom we’ve previously featured here on the site for his LED stickman suits . For the sound-responsive […]

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Why drones are the humanity of technology

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By Nicole Hughes in Tech on Wednesday 29 October 2014

Drones are often given a bad rap. From weapons of war to Amazon’s new shipping scheme, drones aren’t all that bad, however. When used for good, they can bring communities together and help build conservation efforts. An example of a beneficial global drone technology is the partnership between senseFLY and the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. [Check out our Co-Create series inspired by the new Surface Pro 3]

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