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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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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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Use this app to find depressed people on Twitter so you can cheer them up

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Tuesday 21 April 2015

Social media can be used for good, too! The app named Cheer Upper is allowing Twitter users to find people’s depressing tweets and send a reply to brighten the day of these saddened strangers. Cheer Upper uses the Twitter API and MetaMind’s sentiment analysis API to collect sad tweets.

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Futuristic concept car that can split into two motorcycles is the solution to traffic

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Wednesday 15 April 2015

Imagine yourself stuck in traffic. Now instead of remaining stuck, you simply press a button and your entire car suddenly splits into two motorcycles, letting you and your passenger speed off ahead of other uncool vehicles. Yeah, just like Batman

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These 18th century dolls may be the world’s oldest examples of the modern computer

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in Tech on Friday 10 April 2015

In what is believed to be a 240-year-old computer-like masterpiece, this self-automated little doll blinks, moves his head, and is able to write a customised message of up to 40 letters in any combination, thanks to an ingenious system which involves 6,000 moving parts within his body.

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A portable robotic printer that’s so small it fits inside your pocket

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Wednesday 1 April 2015

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Smartphones may be getting bigger, but printers? They’re getting smaller and smaller. One printer is so small, in fact, that it can actual travel from home to work in your pocket. The Pocket Printer is small. And when we say small, we mean small. We’re talking 10.2cm small – that’s just over the size of a Q-tip!

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Why does every mac computer have a different charger? Here’s the tongue-in-cheek answer

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Tuesday 31 March 2015

Nonsense, it’s absolute nonsense! The fact that one of my Apple computers takes an L style connector and the other a T style connector is absolute nonsense. Especially since they were only manufactured a couple of years apart. But hey, isn’t Apple run by geniuses? There must be a reason for this, right? Well yeah, there is.

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Garage Magazine and Finger Music collaborate to bring magazines to life

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Monday 30 March 2015

Garage Magazine is known for being ahead of the curve by combining the arts with fashion, but last month was a first. Cover models were brought to life through stunning graphics by The Mill, as well as music by Alex Da Kid and sound FX by Finger Music.

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