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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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Yes, Thailand’s government has built a robot taster to scrutinize Thai food everywhere

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By Low Lai Chow in New Food and Packaging, Tech on Thursday 29 January 2015

Bad Thai food isn’t just disappointing, it’s an insult to Thai cuisine. Seems fitting, then, that Thailand’s government have set up a committee to deal with the waves of unauthentic Thai restaurants all over the world that fail to deliver the yum in their tom yum. One of the committee’s pet projects, is a $100,000 […]

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New York City’s blizzard is proving to be the perfect time to meet strangers online

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Wednesday 28 January 2015

When it was announced that an historic snow storm was due to hit New York City this past week, New Yorkers did what any other population would do-they went straight to Craigslist to find a mate. At the time of writing, New York’s Craigslist has hundreds of posts online from men and women, all looking for that special someone to bunker down with while the blizzard passes through.

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This website will save you from clickbait

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Tuesday 27 January 2015

Clickbait will be the death of us. Thank goodness there’s Saved You a Click, the snarky service that tells you exactly what you’re not missing out on when you don’t click obediently. Its Twitter feed is full of tweets that range from the hilariously obvious (e.g.  ‘It’s bad for you. RT @TIME: Bad news for […]

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The world’s smallest drone is here and it’s just 4cm x 4cm

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Thursday 22 January 2015

Here it is, folks. The world’s smallest drone (apart from the teensy ones the government is no doubt using to spy on us!). A Netherlands-based gadget maker-TRNDlabs-came up with this design, known as the SKEYE Nano Drone. It measured just four by four centimetres and has a range of just 50 feet. So it’s not […]

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Obama, Putin, and other world leaders are turned into desktop speakers

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Monday 22 December 2014

‘The Sound of Power’ is a collection of desktop speakers inspired by the busts of five world leaders. Created by Russian artist Petro Wodkins, the porcelain speakers look like Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong-Un, Muammar Gaddafi, and Robert Mugabe. To have Kim Jong-Un sing to you your favorite songs would be amusing albeit weird, […]

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Why go to the mountains when you can get this climbing wall treadmill in your home?

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Wednesday 17 December 2014

The treadmill can get boring. And rock climbing in the great outdoors isn’t going to happen every weekend. So a couple of geniuses got to thinking and came up with the climbing wall treadmill.

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If guys were social networks, this is what they’d look like

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Saturday 13 December 2014

Let’s face it, if you’ve had too much time on your hands, you’ve probably wondered a lot of strange things, and photographer Victorija Pashuta is no different. She’s created a new photo series called ‘If guys were social networks’ and used all our favourite websites to imagine just what the typical guy would look like if those sites were anthropomorphized.

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Sony announced a 20th anniversary PS4 that looks like the first console

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Friday 5 December 2014

Seriously, shut up and take my money. Sony is releasing a limited edition Playstation 4 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the original console, which was released in Japan back in December 3, 1994. The special console would be reminiscent of the original Playstation, meaning it would have the same grey finish, same logo on […]

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Less known historical characters who have ‘unleashed’ great creativity: Tim Berners-Lee, the father/founder of the world wide web

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Tuesday 2 December 2014

These days we probably couldn’t imagine life without the Internet, and we’ve got one man to thank for it: Tim Berners-Lee. Contrary to popular belief (or unpopular belief), it was not Al Gore who invented the Internet, but rather an Oxford University graduate who was working at CERN, the European Particle Physics Lab, when he invented the world wide web in 1989, an ‘internet-based hypermedia initiative for global information sharing’.

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If toddlers texted, this is what mums would have to put up with!

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Saturday 29 November 2014

Toddlers might know how to play with your tablet and even know how to access those embarrassing photos in your phone, but what they don’t know how to do is text. But what if toddlers did text? Can you imagine all those requests? Change my diaper! Feed me! Change me! Cuddle me! Amuse me! Turn the TV on! Turn the A/C on! It’s too cold, do something about it! They’d be blowing up Mum and Dad’s phone every few minutes.

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Need a trusting, flexible sidekick for your heist? Here’s the perfect tool

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By Nicole Hughes in Tech on Wednesday 26 November 2014

Like comic books and films have taught us for ages: when you’re planning your heist, it’s important to be agile and flexible. Why? Well, once you have the ridiculously pricey piece of art, or highly-valued diamond, you’ve got to be able to jump over and under all of the security measures put in place. [Check out our Co-Create series inspired by the new Surface Pro 3]

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Less known historical characters who have ‘unleashed’ great creativity: Aussie John O’Sullivan, the inventor of Wi-Fi

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Tuesday 25 November 2014

Been car hunting lately? If you have, you’ll know that vehicles now come with built-in wi-fi, something that, until a few years ago, seemed impossible. But now cars and trucks are outfitted with their own wi-fi hotspots, giving us access to the Internet wherever we choose to travel. And we’ve got an Aussie to thank for this technology!

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Are you ready to see, talk to and meet yourself in the year 2034?

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By Kenny Ong in Tech on Tuesday 18 November 2014

Are you curious about how you’ll turn out in the year 2034? Publicis Conseil has recently created for Orange, the global digital powerhouse of French origin, a not-to-be-missed digital experience that allows each one of us to meet and talk with one’s future self. Go to here and live the extraordinary interactive experience. Simply take […]

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Now deodorant comes with an app and an LED light source

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Thursday 13 November 2014

If you can’t remember to wear deodorant in the morning, or ever, there’s a new deodorant that’s created just for you. Known as the ClickStick, this brand new eco-friendly deodorant is either the most genius product ever or the silliest, with a built-in LED light (because fancy stuff is cool), and-wait for it-a companion app.

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Meet TurboRoo, a two-legged chihuahua with 3D printed wheels for his front legs

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Monday 10 November 2014

Born with his two front legs missing, two-legged chihuahua TurboRoo was just a six-month-old puppy when he got fitted for a 3D-printed wheelchair to help him walk on ground. The feisty dog uses the device to push him forward as he walks on his hind legs. Like Lazarus, the cat with a cleft palate, TurboRoo […]

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