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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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Presenting the most useful cat in the world, for tech lovers anyway

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Monday 2 March 2015

Let’s face it, cats don’t do much. They may be able to make more money than Gwyneth Paltrow but apart from a grump-looking face or a derpy walk, most cats just aren’t useful. But there is one cat who’s very useful to its owner.

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By 2017 we could all be flying our own personal jetpacks

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Thursday 26 February 2015

The New Zealand-based Martin Aircraft Company wants to see us flying over traffic with our own personal jetpacks instead of going through it. Furthermore, they recently received funding from investors to make it happen sooner than we’d have thought possible.

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‘Back to the Future’ case transforms your iPhone into a miniature DeLorean

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Thursday 19 February 2015

We’re a few months away from October 21, 2015 (the date Marty McFly arrives in the future) and we still don’t have self-tying shoes or hoverboards. We do, however, have Doc Brown’s time machine, sans the time traveling capability. In Japan, Bandai has released an iPhone case that’s a miniature replica of the Back to the Future DeLorean.

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Test your tech prowess and find all 25 technology icons in this homage to Where’s Waldo

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Wednesday 18 February 2015

To launch their new product Where’s Wallet, illustrator Harry Bloom created a Where’s Waldo/Wally montage of technology. Throughout the illustration, users are asked to identify 25 top technology icons throughout history. Can you find them all?

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Send a letter in a bottle 21st century style, via a USB cork

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Monday 16 February 2015

Ever written a letter, placed it in a bottle and sent it off to sea? Well, there’s a new way to get that letter (or photo or even video) sent to a random stranger on the other side of the planet – with a USB cork in a mini glass bottle.

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Quirky thumb drives that look like severed thumbs

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Friday 30 January 2015

Rather than relying on digital manipulation, conceptual photographer Justin Poulsen uses physical props for his images. And for his latest project, he’s taken the concept of thumb drives to the next level-he’s taken it literally.

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Yes, Thailand’s government has built a robot taster to scrutinize Thai food everywhere

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By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging, Tech on Thursday 29 January 2015

Bad Thai food isn’t just disappointing, it’s an insult to Thai cuisine. Seems fitting, then, that Thailand’s government have set up a committee to deal with the waves of unauthentic Thai restaurants all over the world that fail to deliver the yum in their tom yum. One of the committee’s pet projects, is a $100,000 […]

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New York City’s blizzard is proving to be the perfect time to meet strangers online

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Wednesday 28 January 2015

When it was announced that an historic snow storm was due to hit New York City this past week, New Yorkers did what any other population would do-they went straight to Craigslist to find a mate. At the time of writing, New York’s Craigslist has hundreds of posts online from men and women, all looking for that special someone to bunker down with while the blizzard passes through.

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This website will save you from clickbait

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Tuesday 27 January 2015

Clickbait will be the death of us. Thank goodness there’s Saved You a Click, the snarky service that tells you exactly what you’re not missing out on when you don’t click obediently. Its Twitter feed is full of tweets that range from the hilariously obvious (e.g.  ‘It’s bad for you. RT @TIME: Bad news for […]

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The world’s smallest drone is here and it’s just 4cm x 4cm

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Thursday 22 January 2015

Here it is, folks. The world’s smallest drone (apart from the teensy ones the government is no doubt using to spy on us!). A Netherlands-based gadget maker-TRNDlabs-came up with this design, known as the SKEYE Nano Drone. It measured just four by four centimetres and has a range of just 50 feet. So it’s not […]

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Obama, Putin, and other world leaders are turned into desktop speakers

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Monday 22 December 2014

‘The Sound of Power’ is a collection of desktop speakers inspired by the busts of five world leaders. Created by Russian artist Petro Wodkins, the porcelain speakers look like Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong-Un, Muammar Gaddafi, and Robert Mugabe. To have Kim Jong-Un sing to you your favorite songs would be amusing albeit weird, […]

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Why go to the mountains when you can get this climbing wall treadmill in your home?

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Wednesday 17 December 2014

The treadmill can get boring. And rock climbing in the great outdoors isn’t going to happen every weekend. So a couple of geniuses got to thinking and came up with the climbing wall treadmill.

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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

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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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