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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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This Mac app will bluff bosses and coworkers into thinking you’re hard at work

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 14 May 2014

Visual artist Jon Cohrs and writer Natalie Mooallem combined forces to create Corporate Avoidance, a free Mac app that can be used with Final Cut Pro, ProTools, MPEG Streamclip, Adobe After Effects, Audition, Encore, Adobe Premiere Pro and the such, to make your computer look as if it’s busy rendering. The aim is to liberate […]

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Sore? Let this app help you beat aches with its ‘manga treatment’

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 14 May 2014

With a name like Vigorous Eyes!2, you know this app has to be good. What it does is to demonstrate, step by step, how to relieve aches and pains with ‘stretches for your vigorous eyes’ and DIY massages. Voice instructions are merrily meted out in Japanese and accompanied by lines in slightly mangled English while […]

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The Cyanometer: a 225-year old contraption that gauges the sky’s blueness

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Tuesday 13 May 2014

How many shades of blue does the sky have? If this 225-year old measuring tool is to be believed, the sky has 53 shades of ‘blueness’. The Cyanometer is a device invented back in 1789 by Swiss physicist Horace-Benedict de Saussure and German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt.

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Be gone Prozac, now there’s a helmet that rids us of depression

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Thursday 8 May 2014

Some people go their whole lives struggling with depression. Sometimes medication doesn’t work. Same with therapy, fresh air, exercise, and every thing else doctors prescribe us to get over the blues. A new piece of technology might fix all that. This helmet delivers electro-magnetic impulses to the brain and has ‘shown promise in treating people […]

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Onewheel: a Kickstarter project that brings us a step closer to the hover board.

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Thursday 8 May 2014

Our scientists better be hard at work developing the hover board so that Marty McFly will have something to ride on come 2015. Meanwhile, we can have the next best thing: the Onewheel. Part skateboard, part hover board, the 25-pound Onewheel lets you enjoy the feeling of getting stoked without having to exert any leg […]

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Beware! Lamps are now live Tweeting your secret conversations

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Thursday 1 May 2014

These should be installed in the White House! It’s called the Conversnitch and it’s created by artists Brian House and Kyle McDonald. This eavesdropping device hides in locations around New York City and ‘transmits overheard dialogue to Twitter’.  It’s created with a Raspberry Pi minicomputer, a microphone, an LED, and a plastic flower pot. Conversations […]

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Adaptable 4D-printed material

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Thursday 1 May 2014

The United States Army Research Office has given university researchers a grant worth $855,000 to develop the next generation of 3D printing – that is, 4D printing. Very original and mind boggling name, I know. The trio of researchers from Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of […]

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Immortalize your witty tweets into commemorative plaques with this online service

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Wednesday 30 April 2014

It’s time to cash in on those witty tweets of yours! ‘Permanent140’ is an online service that immortalizes your favourite tweets by turning them into commemorative wooden or metal plaques. Timeless excerpts like ‘Pizza doesn’t need commercials. All they have to say is, “Remember pizza?”’ come with the tweeter’s name, username, and time and date […]

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Kittyo: a device that lets you play with your cat even when you’re not home

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Tuesday 29 April 2014

Being away from home doesn’t mean your laser pointer torture sessions with your cat has to stop. Introducing the ‘Kittyo’, a device that lets you interact with your cat from afar. Using the Kittyo app for iOS and Android, you can use the coffee maker-shaped device to speak to your cat, give out treats, and […]

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Forget the coffee machine, this device lets you microwave your next espresso

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products, Tech on Friday 18 April 2014

Coffee perks us up, so why go to all that trouble to toil away at a coffee machine on lazy mornings when you can take just 30 seconds to microwave a shot of espresso? Seems like a no-brainer.

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Italian police has launched an app for you to help them find stolen art

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 16 April 2014

Now, for something we never saw coming: after recovering stolen artworks by Paul Gauguin and Pierre Bonnard, the Italian police have announced their new app that anyone can download and capture pictures of artworks they suspect are really stolen. These pictures will be scanned by Italy’s heritage police against their stolen art database — the […]

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This next-gen music speaker is really just hollow bamboo

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Saturday 12 April 2014

A power-free speaker that thrives on natural acoustics to amplify music from your phone? Yep. Handcrafted out of sustainable bamboo, the iBam, as its name would suggest, promises to provide an instant audio boost to any phone when you slip the latter into it. How ingenious.

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Full-body virtual reality is finally here (for those who can stomach it)

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Friday 11 April 2014

There’s tons of great gadgets and gizmos coming out of CES 2014 in Las Vegas and Virtuix might just have the coolest on display. Why? Well, just take a look at what they’ve designed: a harness and custom sneakers to play your favorite video games in virtual reality. Forty ‘capacitive sensors’ are located in the base […]

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Social media giants all fight for the throne in this epic Game of Thrones sequence

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Wednesday 9 April 2014

The kingdoms of Westeros continue the struggle for the iron throne this week, as season four of the beloved and heart-breaking series kicks off. But it looks like they aren’t the only one fighting for supremacy. Social media management service, Hootsuite, created a promotional video that pays tribute to the Game of Thrones opening sequence. […]

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What if Google Was A Guy

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in Tech on Saturday 5 April 2014

Life is filled with the constant invention and reinvention of ways to do things faster and easier. From the car to the kettle, we of the 21st Century have got things pretty sweet, especially when it comes to information. Thanks to Google, and the world wide web in general, we can find out pretty much […]

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