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

Low Lai Chow Contributor

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

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

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

Low Lai Chow Contributor

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

Low Lai Chow Contributor

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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Beer, soda or black coffee? Literally juice your device with these battery charging cans

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Friday 18 July 2014

This made me laugh when I chanced upon it in an electronics store: a portable mobile charger by Taiwanese brand COI+, disguised in the form of canned beer. Non-drinkers can opt for other fuels of choice, like soda, black coffee, and of course, juice.

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New Futuristic Russian tram unveiled … and it’s super badass

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By Milo Sumner in Cool Travel, Tech on Friday 18 July 2014

It may look like Thomas The Tank-Engine’s evil Russian uncle Boris The Bus, but it’s actually so much more! Developed by Uralvagonzavod, a high-tech tank manufacturer, this is the latest addition to the Russian public transport system. Dubbed R1, or Russa One, the street-train was revealed at the 2014 Innoprom Tech-Expo earlier this week. All […]

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This woman’s facebook covers are better than all of your facebook covers combined

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Tuesday 15 July 2014

Redditor RubberDogTurds shows us that not all Facebook covers are about cheesy quotes and stock images. The other day, she uploaded a series of screencaps showing her Facebook covers incorporating her profile photos into the bigger picture. The covers show her running away from the Jurassic Park T-Rex, sitting alongside Heisenberg, and being the Mother of Dragons, to name a few. It’s simple, but makes stalking her page all the more fun.

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Smart homes, smart thieves: Burglars breaking in through our lightbulbs?

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By Techly in Tech on Monday 14 July 2014

Forget smashing windows, picking locks and jimmying doors – thanks to the rise of smarthome technology, soon burglars may be able to break into our houses via our lightbulbs.

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Play video games and win for yourself a university scholarship

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By Kenny Ong in Tech on Thursday 10 July 2014

We are not kidding. A private university in Chicago has been dangling scholarships that are worth up to US$19,000 per student at avid players of League of Legends. The video game has quickly become one of the most fiercely battled amongst organized team competitions. 

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This science teacher just proved that you can lose weight when you eat at McDonalds every day

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Monday 7 July 2014

We’ve all either sniggered at, or know someone who’s sniggered at fast food giant McDonald’s as serving up food that’s not really food — so it might well be true, you could starve your body eating there. This was proven by John Cisna, a science teacher, who, curious to find out what would happen if he ate three square meals from McDonald’s every day, di that for 180 days and ended up losing over 60 lbs at the end.

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