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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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Italian police has launched an app for you to help them find stolen art

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 16 April 2014

Now, for something we never saw coming: after recovering stolen artworks by Paul Gauguin and Pierre Bonnard, the Italian police have announced their new app that anyone can download and capture pictures of artworks they suspect are really stolen. These pictures will be scanned by Italy’s heritage police against their stolen art database — the […]

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This next-gen music speaker is really just hollow bamboo

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Saturday 12 April 2014

A power-free speaker that thrives on natural acoustics to amplify music from your phone? Yep. Handcrafted out of sustainable bamboo, the iBam, as its name would suggest, promises to provide an instant audio boost to any phone when you slip the latter into it. How ingenious.

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Full-body virtual reality is finally here (for those who can stomach it)

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Friday 11 April 2014

There’s tons of great gadgets and gizmos coming out of CES 2014 in Las Vegas and Virtuix might just have the coolest on display. Why? Well, just take a look at what they’ve designed: a harness and custom sneakers to play your favorite video games in virtual reality. Forty ‘capacitive sensors’ are located in the base […]

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Social media giants all fight for the throne in this epic Game of Thrones sequence

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Wednesday 9 April 2014

The kingdoms of Westeros continue the struggle for the iron throne this week, as season four of the beloved and heart-breaking series kicks off. But it looks like they aren’t the only one fighting for supremacy. Social media management service, Hootsuite, created a promotional video that pays tribute to the Game of Thrones opening sequence. […]

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What if Google Was A Guy

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in Tech on Saturday 5 April 2014

Life is filled with the constant invention and reinvention of ways to do things faster and easier. From the car to the kettle, we of the 21st Century have got things pretty sweet, especially when it comes to information. Thanks to Google, and the world wide web in general, we can find out pretty much […]

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Pet-fi lets your pet help you get connected online

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Friday 4 April 2014

Let’s face it, some of our pets are absolutely useless. When was the last time they actually earned their keep around the house? Pet-Fi (which sounds suspiciously like a joke and might just be one) is apparently the ‘world’s first pet-powered mobile broadband solution’ that puts your pet’s, er, roaming capabilities to good use. All […]

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Sesame Street Fighter is now a video game

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Thursday 3 April 2014

If you ever wanted to get your hands on Sesame Street’s Bert or Elmo or Cookie Monster and beat them to a pulp – for whatever sick reason you might have – now’s your chance! ‘Sesame Street Fighter’ is now a free playable online game thanks to game developer Cocoalasca. This genius concept started with DeviantArt user gavacho13 when he illustrated ‘Sesame Street’ characters in the style of ‘Street Fighter’. The internet loved it, and now we can get back at Oscar for all his grouchiness through the years, by typing in the random words that appear on the screen.

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Piipshow: a live stream of squirrels and birds dining at a bird feeder that looks like a coffee shop

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Wednesday 2 April 2014

Do you ever get the feeling someone’s watching you? These birds probably do. ‘Piipshow’ is a three month long live broadcast of a bird feeder in Norway that looks like a trendy coffee shop. Instead of macchiato and cappuccinos, this café serves up nuts and seeds. Different customers come in during the day, most of them avian, including a Nuthatch, a Blue Tit (not THAT kind of tit), a great tit (not THAT too), and a Bullfinch. Sometimes the occasional squirrel thieves drop in too.

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The Photoshop erase tool is now wiping out the ugly bits of London

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Friday 28 March 2014

Haha! Ad creatives Guus Ter Beek and Tayfun Serier sure have a sense of humor. Through their Street Eraser project, the duo are now putting up giant cutouts of the iconic Photoshop erase tool effect in the streets of London to wipe out the ugly bits, such as billboard ads and road signs. It’s ingenious.

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Why stay at a hotel when you can pack and carry a hotel room?

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Friday 21 March 2014

As part of an exhibition for the Netherlands’ Textielmuseum, Studio Makkink & Bey designed a conceptual series of rooms according to seven historic periods. Even better: each of these can be packed up, rolled up and handily carried. Certainly beats a sleeping bag too.

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An egg holder that uses smart technology to run your life (sorta)

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Thursday 20 March 2014

Who knew you even needed an Egg Minder before this thing was invented. Egg Minder “wirelessly connects to your mobile device to track the number of eggs you have and tell you when they’re going bad”. Because we’re all sooo busy these days we can’t just read the expiry date on the egg carton. This […]

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An autopsy of classic video game controllers

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Saturday 15 March 2014

Ever wondered what the inside of a video game controller looks like? ‘Deconstructed’ is a series that shows you the pieces that make up the entirety of those gaming devices we all loved and button-mashed. Toronto-based photographer Brandon Allen performed an autopsy on classic video game controllers, laid out all the parts, and photographed them. […]

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From ashes to diamonds: Make synthetic gems out of your dead loved ones

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Thursday 13 March 2014

Diamonds are forever. So are memories. One company based in Chur, Switzerland, actually manufactures what they call ‘memorial diamonds’ out of the cremated remains of any select loved ones. The company was started by then university schoolmates Rinaldo Willy and Veit Brimer a decade ago, with the interesting proposition of helping to commemorate loved ones […]

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An app that wakes you up by using the scent of bacon

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Monday 10 March 2014

Ever had trouble waking up to the sound of that infernal alarm clock? We know how you feel. But mornings will never be the same again, at least for those who get their gluttonous hands on this up-and-coming app that wakes you up to the smell of bacon. Developed by Oscar Mayer’s Institute for the […]

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Airpnp: Like Airbnb, just for peeing

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Saturday 8 March 2014

Fed up with struggling to find legal pee grounds at Mardi Gras celebrations every year, New Orleanians Max Gaudin and Travis Laurendine decided to take things into their own hands during Mardi Gras 2014 to set up Airpnp. Airpnp purports to be the Airbnb of pee spots by allowing residences and businesses to rent them […]

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