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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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LAEM gets hands-on with the Lumia 640 XL

Lost At E Minor Contributor

By Lost At E Minor in Tech on Wednesday 24 June 2015

Lost At E Minor hit the water on glorious Sydney Harbour to experience Sydney’s Vivid Festival from a different perspective – by boat! Floating about near the Opera House alive with illuminated images was a ball of fun, and we also had some hands on time with the Windows Lumia 640 XL.

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Dad’s boring old tie now acts as an exciting wifi hotspot

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Tuesday 23 June 2015

Canadian agency Grip Limited has answered every father’s dream. They’ve turned Dad’s classic tie into a Wi-Fi hotspot.

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Bizarre gadgets that are every bit useful as they are useless

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Tuesday 23 June 2015

You thought you saw it all in terms of technology, but Japanese company Pantogram is back and they’re twisting our minds with their usefully useless gadgets in a new book that translates to ‘Parallel World Souvenir Notebook’.

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Forget passwords! Japanese smartphone allows you to pay with your eyes

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Wednesday 17 June 2015

Welcome to the future, everyone. Forget those passwords when paying for things online – now all you need is a set of eyes to make a transaction thanks to a very nifty Japanese smartphone, the Arrows NX.

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Calling all creatives! We’ve found the perfect notebook for all your tasks in Microsoft’s HP Spectre x360

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Monday 15 June 2015

Everyday you’re bombarded with new tech products on the market and it can be difficult knowing which one is suitable for your lifestyle. Well, we’ve got a secret: we’ve finally found the perfect notebook for creatives just like you. It’s Microsoft’s HP Spectre x360 and it’s much more than a sleek design.

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The future of space travel arrives before the future: Ferrari’s spacecraft

Joe Frost Contributor

By Joe Frost in Tech on Friday 12 June 2015

Ferrari have almost 80 years of history designing and creating some of the most advanced automobiles on the market, both in aesthetics and function. So it makes sense that the Italian company are looking to the future as well, with their design chief having designed the Italian sports car company’s first spacecraft.

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i-D and Microsoft take us on a visual journey of the stunning subcultures throughout history

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Saturday 6 June 2015

We’ve lived through some of the most extraordinary subcultural movements in history – from the nightclub scene of the New Romantics to the nostalgic 90’s trends of Seapunk. And i-D has built a reputation for covering all of it. To celebrate 30 years of beauty in every subculture, this iconic magazine has partnered with Microsoft to explore a journey of subcultures, all with the help of the HP Spectre x360.

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This app hacks into your personal (and embarrassing) web history and shares it with friends to prove a point

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Tuesday 2 June 2015

To mark the release of Big Data’s new album ‘2.0’, a very creative app was created. An app that will hack into your browser history and reveal interesting sites (you know the ones) to your friends, in exchange for a reward.

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Tempescope an invention that simulates the weather forecast in a box

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Monday 1 June 2015

For when you’ve had enough of the weatherman, which is like, always. The Tempescope is a cool invention that lets you know of tomorrow’s weather forecast by actually simulating sunshine, rain, fog, and even lightning indoors.

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Film – and direct – your very own live music video with Evergig (and beat the crowds)

Tristan Rayner Editor

By Tristan Rayner in Tech on Wednesday 20 May 2015

Montague and Capulet. Coke and Pepsi. Sony and Nintendo. Apple and Samsung. Whether you are a fan of Shakespeare, cola, computer games or gadgets, history is littered with two rivals battling it out for supremacy and bragging rights. When it comes to electronics, the battle between the two big dogs in smartphones has raged for years. Like a humble and workman-like Lionel Messi to a flashy, self-promoting Cristano Ronaldo, Samsung has been happy to climb to the top of the smartphone market without generating Apple-like levels of hype.

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If you’re a live music fan, you should really know about SongKick

Tristan Rayner Editor

By Tristan Rayner in Tech on Tuesday 19 May 2015

Ever walked past a music store, a telegraph pole or a bar and saw a poster that said your favourite band was playing? Did you take a look and then realise that the gig happened three weeks ago, on a night which you were totally free and bored? If you answered yes (I did), then I feel for you. But it shouldn’t happen again – now there is an app for that.

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Guidely: The apps that you need for major travel destinations like NYC, Berlin, London – and Sydney!

Tristan Rayner Editor

By Tristan Rayner in Tech on Monday 18 May 2015

In this mobile world, you can arrive at a destination not speaking the language or not knowing a local, and still get the most out of wherever you are – if you know which apps to get. These are the apps that will give you the best bang for your buck during your limited time travelling!

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New medical invention can take samples of your blood without using a needle

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Tuesday 28 April 2015

Squeamish people, rejoice. A startup company has come up with an invention that can take your blood sample without having to use those scary needles. And we can be using it as early as next year. HemoLink is a small ping pong-sized device that can extract your blood using a painless vacuum.

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What if the ‘Friends’ characters had their own social media accounts?

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Tuesday 28 April 2015

Though Friends hasn’t been in production for over a decade, the characters of Ross, Rachel, Phoebe, Chandler, Joey, and Monica still live on. Whether it’s through Friends marathons on TV or the constant rumors of a Friends movie coming out, we just can’t escape those six coffee-obsessed New Yorkers.

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Grab a texting hat if you keep losing eye contact due to obsessive texting

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Wednesday 22 April 2015

We’ve become a world obsessed with technology. We’re constantly glued to our phones and we think nothing of interrupting a meal with friends (or a movie!) to reply to a text. And everyone knows you can’t stop at one text, so there’s a new product available for the tech-obsessed: the Texting Hat.

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