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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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Windowless planes could soon become a reality

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Wednesday 29 October 2014

In 10 years’ time, arguing over who gets the window seat could be a thing of the past. UK-based tech company Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is currently developing a plane design that basically turns the entire aircraft into one big window. Instead of windows, the cabin walls would be outfitted with OLED screens (a […]

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Photomath: an app that can help you solve math equations

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Tuesday 28 October 2014

New cheating tactics unlocked. ‘PhotoMath’ is a free mobile app that can scan and solve math problems in real time. Simply point your smartphone camera in the direction of the math equation, and a few seconds later, you have an answer! Goodbye headaches! The app employs optical character recognition (OCR) to identify the equations. It […]

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NX-Perspectives: a new collaboration between cutting edge global creatives and the Lexus NX

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By Lost At E Minor in Tech on Friday 24 October 2014

We’re all car buffs at Lost At E Minor, not that any of us are able to drive anything too flash. But, dammit, if we could, I reckon we’d all be down with the new Lexus NX, which is not only beautifully designed, but also comes with its own digital art exhibition called NX-Perspectives. The impetus of the exhibition is to challenge some of the world’s most innovative artists in fashion, design, and music to ‘create a unique piece of performance art, drawing inspiration from the bold design of the new Lexus NX’.

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Here’s a new video game where you play as a slice of bread

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Thursday 23 October 2014

Guys, remember when we showed you the video game where you could play as a wild goat? That was pretty awesome and weird. Well, now you can play a video game as a slice of bread. Simply called I Am Bread, this truly bizarre video game allows you to wander through different rooms of a house before reaching the table.

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The beauty of Google’s data centres around the world

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Thursday 23 October 2014

If you think tech is beautiful, then you’re about to have your socks blown right off with some astounding imagery. Thanks to our friends at Business Insider, we’ve been able to take a peek into Google’s data centres in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Oregon, Georgia, and Finland.

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Finally, a dress that expands for more personal space

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Friday 17 October 2014

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It’s rush hour and you’re stuck on a train going home. And there’s a bunch of people getting up in your face. It’s not only awkward, it’s uncomfortable. And then there’s that guy giving you those eyes. Need more personal space? Now there’s a dress for that! Artist Kathleen McDermott has created the Personal Space Dress that expands, thanks to ‘proximity sensors’ that identify when someone gets too close. 

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Organize a family slide night with this tiny Instagram projector

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Tuesday 14 October 2014

Back in the seventies, there was nothing better than gathering the family for a slide night, but since new technology has taken over our lives, we never get to enjoy those evenings. Now, thanks to a tiny gadget called Projecteo, you can relive the cheesy nights of the seventies.

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Everyone’s going crazy over these cat headphones on indiegogo

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Tuesday 14 October 2014

These headphones are purr-fect! UC Berkeley alumni Wenqing Yang and Victoria Hu have unlocked the secret to selling lots and lots of headphones: cats. The anime-inspired headphones, once worn, will turn you into a music-loving feline. Now you not only get to listen to good music, but you’ll become tempting to get pet as well.

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Engineers in the US are using snake movements to create a breakthrough in robotics

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in Tech on Monday 13 October 2014

Walking on sand is a real pain. We’ve all been there, endlessly slipping around as we get where we’re going at about half normal pace. And that’s on flat ground, don’t even get us started about sandy hills! In Nature certain animals have evolved different mechanisms to move across sand at relative speed, none more effectively than side-winding snakes.

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Here’s a new invention that alerts drivers of a crash up ahead

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Saturday 11 October 2014

As long as cars are on the road, there’s always going to be accidents. And while modern cars have been fitted with airbags and other safety features, sometimes you just can’t avoid a fender bender. Until now. Designed by Xuan Teng, these air bag taillights prevent secondary vehicle crashes on the freeway.

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Google Earth’s distorted bridges show us technology is still far from perfect

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Friday 10 October 2014

You had one job, Google Earth, one job! In ‘Postcards From Google Earth’, Brooklyn-based artist Clement Valla collects images of distorted bridges found on the virtual map. The bridges are shown dipping into the rivers, canyons, and roads they supposedly cross over.

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This is how much our desks have changed in just 30 years

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Tuesday 7 October 2014

30 years ago, work desks around the world were cluttered with calculators, encyclopedias, calendars, fax machines, corded phones, corkboards, and other vintage items. Fast-forward to 2014, you’ll see all of those things as apps on a smartphone. In the video below, a team at the Harvard Innovation Lab visualizes each item’s eventual transformation into an app and how technology has helped un-clutter our desks of today [the original video source is here].

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This outdoor umbrella shields and charges your mobile devices at the same time

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in Tech on Monday 6 October 2014

You can now enjoy the outdoor breeze while being shielded from the sun with this umbrella that also lets you recharge your mobile devices as you roam. It does this with its 4 solar cell panels located on the umbrella’s canopy, which block up to 98% of the harmful UV rays and convert sunlight into electricity which is accessed via two USB ports in its pole.

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No way! A mind-reading headset that teaches you to deal with stress

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in Tech on Thursday 2 October 2014

To different people, meditation can mean different things. When some of us hear the ‘m-word’ we think of cross-legged yogis contededly humming to themselves while levitating off the ground, to others with a slightly clearer understanding it signifies an attempt to still the relentless rushing off the mind and to find a sense of peace, however temporary.

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iPhone killer? The NoPhone allows you to stay connected with the real world!

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Friday 26 September 2014

Described as a ‘technology-free alternative to constant hand-to-phone contact that allows you to stay connected with the real world’, the NoPhone promises to help wean you off your addiction to clutching on to ‘smooth, cold plastic… without forgoing any potential engagement with your direct environment’.

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