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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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Cooking your dinner can charge your mobile device

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Tuesday 5 August 2014

What on earth is this witchery — a cooking pot that generates power to charge your mobile device while you cook your meal? We are not joking. The Powerpot is what it’s called, and it uses patented thermoelectric technology to create electricity from excess heat while cooking, which then goes into charging your device battery. […]

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Got a call? Talk to the hand instead of the handphone

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Monday 4 August 2014

Ever thought of answering a hand instead of the handphone? Why not do both? While Stephen Moore came up with a prototype of a cumbersome handset that can be plugged into a mobile phone or a PC, his creation never really saw the light of the day (it crashed on Kickstarter). Guess we’ll just have […]

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Want to know what time it is? This watch will project it onto the back of your hand

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Monday 4 August 2014

We’ve featured so many unconventional watches here on Lost At E Minor, but this one’s a first: a watch that uses the back of the hand as the watchface, and projects the time onto it. We can’t wait to get our hands on one of these so we can position the projector bit on the inside of our wrist and annoy the hell out of the people in our lives by stretching our palms wide to proclaim ‘I give you time’, oh, every minute.

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New smart features offer a simplified user experience (Sponsored)

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By Lost At E Minor in Tech on Thursday 31 July 2014

Boasting a revamped user interface and host of new features, the new LG G3 is the ultimate in smart technology. Unveiling the first 5.5­Inch Quad HD display announced in the U.S. market, Laser Auto Focus, Smart Notice and ‘Tap to Shoot’ features, the G3 offers an overall simplified user experience.

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Be afraid, be very afraid: This man knows where your cat lives

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 30 July 2014

Associate art professor Owen Mundy has created a data map, I Know Where Your Cat Lives, which, true to its name, maps out cat photos from photo-sharing sites like Flickr and Instagram, thanks to some software he wrote to access API data with. It’s a thought-provoking project, though cat owners seem not quite as alarmed […]

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Yes, this app discreetly zaps out all traces of your ex digitally without the drama

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 30 July 2014

Breaking up in the digital age really sucks, so some kind soul in the world actually came up with an app to zap these digital remnants of your past love to smithereens. Well, sort of. Killswitch combs through your Facebook profile and removes traces your ex, whether it’s pictures, videos, wall posts or tagged status […]

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Behold, an app that cares for your cat using cat-face recognition

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Monday 28 July 2014

42ARK founder Mu-Chi was prompted to build smart pet feeder, Bistro, when one of his cats was diagnosed with pancreatitis — something he could have known earlier if he had access to her eating habits. The intelligent feeding management tool helps cat owners monitor and control their cats’ eating portions. It even comes with cat-facial […]

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Remembering George Harrison: Beetles ate tribute tree for Beatles guitarist

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Friday 25 July 2014

Beetles have killed a pine tree that once stood in memory of the late Beatle, George Harrison. According to a city councillor, the tree in Griffith Park towered at over three meters before its sad bug-ridden demise. In the meantime, let it be known that even Harrison found the allure of fisheye selfies irresistible during […]

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If Disney Princesses had Instagram in real life, they’d look something like this

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Friday 25 July 2014

Ever wondered what lives Disney Princesses would lead if they were set in the real world? ‘Seventeen Magazine’ imagines exactly that by coming up with Instagram accounts for each princess. Here we see Elsa chillin’ at a beach, Pocahontas trading her canoe for a surfboard, and Snow White trolling Grumpy. Looking at these Instagram photos, […]

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A 21-part bike you can dismantle and pack into a backpack

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 23 July 2014

We are not sure if we’ll ever risk having a bike crumble under us on the streets, but hey, this Kit Bike by Lucid Design looks pretty good. The bike, which can be dismantled into 21 separate parts and packed into a leather backpack for transporting on the go when not in use, makes use […]

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Student scores test with unnecessary but epic math equations

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 23 July 2014

This is quite epic: a student in Singapore decided to put in extra mathematical effort into writing the question numbers on his test paper using math equations… and was rewarded in the form of getting his marks from his teacher, also in the form of math equations.We’re horrendously bad at math — can any kind […]

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This electronic frame will bring Internet art into your home

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Tuesday 22 July 2014

An electronic screen you can hang off the walls at home with, that pipes in art from the Internet? Yes. Energy-efficient device E01 is the creation of New York based Electric Objects that promises ‘to fade into the background, like a photograph or painting’ and be ‘a part of your home, affording you the chance […]

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New Kickstarted game mixes Instagram with real-life challenges to get you offline

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By Lost At E Minor in Tech on Tuesday 22 July 2014

Lost At E Minor invited Len Kendall to let us know about his first mobile game called Cartegram, which he hopes will get you mixing city-based challenges and biodegradable stickers with Instagram, Flickr or even Facebook in order to have fun out and about in the world.

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Ethereal fiber optic art that illuminates the dark

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Monday 21 July 2014

Just look at these: Italian artist Carlo Bernardini’s abstract point-to-point light installations with light lines slicing through the air to form angular, geometric sculptures that seem to suspend above ground. Out in the streets or within the confines of a building, these are just marvelous.

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This washing machine will keep your clothes clean with dirt-sucking robot fish

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Saturday 19 July 2014

As part of the Electrolux Design Lab competition, industrial design student Chan Yeop Jeong submitted a concept idea for Pecera, a washing machine that washes clothes without detergent. Instead, taking a cue from the popular Dr Fish feet treatment — which has little Garra Rufa fish nibbling at the dead skin cells of feet — […]

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