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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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What if the ‘Friends’ characters had their own social media accounts?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Pacif-i: The world’s smartest dummy has in-built temperature and proximity sensors

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Monday 30 March 2015

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You can’t escape technology these days – smartphones, smartwatches, smartglasses. But do we really need it all? Well yes, yes we do. And if you’ve got a baby on the way – or you’re a new parent – there’s a new piece of technology you must fight tooth and nail for: the Pacif-i. And yes, it’s just what it sounds like.

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PIVOT allows you to see what places looked like in the past… with a simple click

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Thursday 26 March 2015

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If you’re a history buff and have always wondered about the city you live in – in particular what it used to look like a hundred years ago – now there’s an exciting new app that will show you the world through a tunnel of time. PIVOT allows you to look into the past simply by pivoting your smartphone to access a virtual tour or to see what a place near you looked like in the past.

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Here are the last sad and cringeworthy texts received from lovers

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Tuesday 24 March 2015

Think back to a guy or a gal you were dating. If it was in the digital age, you probably texted a lot. And there was probably one last text you ever received from them which you read over and over again. Maybe you still do read it over and over again. Well, you’re not alone, friend. 

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Turn your pooch into a disco dog with LED vests controlled by your phone

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Tuesday 24 March 2015

Why settle for an ordinary dog vest when you can make him the life of the party wearing a flashing LED vest! A new Kickstarter is offering the Disco Dog vest, a doggie jacket that is lit up with 256 RGB LEDs and controlled from a smartphone app!

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Would you take a selfie to make a purchase of whatever you want?

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By Kenny Ong in Tech on Monday 23 March 2015

In the near future, we may just be paying for stuff by taking a selfie. This was what Jack Ma of Alibaba, China’s e-commerce giant, postulated at the recent CeBit 2015 conference in Hannover, Germany. He sees it happening with an app that validates mobile payments by matching a photo taken by the user at the point of purchase to a stored profile photo.

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Now you can update your computer with an emoji keyboard to get the point across

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Friday 20 March 2015

There’s a bit of an obsession with emoji these days and now you can shop more of that obsession with the new emoji keyboard. Try sending your boss an expense report using this! The emoji keyboard is actually a cover which you place over your existing keyboard.

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What happens when you drop a feather and a bowling ball inside the world’s largest vacuum chamber

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Tuesday 17 March 2015

Under normal circumstances, if you drop a feather and a bowling ball at the same time and height, obviously the latter would reach the ground first. But what if you drop both inside the world’s largest vacuum chamber? In an episode of the BBC Two program Human Universe, physicist Brian Cox answers this question by performing an epic experiment inside the world’s biggest vacuum chamber at NASA’s Space Power Facility in Ohio.

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