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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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A Go-Pro fell out of a plane, landed in a pig pen and was found intact: you won’t believe what it recorded!

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By Tristan Rayner in Tech on Thursday 13 February 2014

We don’t have many details of this, but take the YouTube video description for what it is. A GoPro is ready to go in a skydiving plane with a bunch of jumpers. Somehow, it accidentally falls from the plane, and tumbles down, spinning furiously (and we see a cool effect of recording framerate/spin-rate almost matching) all the way. And it keeps recording. [via our new tech site, Techly]

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The best game ever? A goat simulator that let’s you live like a, well, goat!

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Wednesday 12 February 2014

This is it, guys, this is it! The video game that we’ve all been waiting for: a simulator that lets you live the life of a goat. Created for the recent Global Game Jam, ‘Goat Simulator’ puts you in the shoes of a goat by letting you headbutt things with your horn, as well as […]

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A pillow that could save long distance relationships

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Tuesday 11 February 2014

Here’s a new device that could ease the crushing pain and never ending loneliness of a long distance relationship. ‘Pillow Talk’ is a device, specifically a pillow, which connects long distance couples through their heartbeats while they sleep.

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You may be able to download your brain in a few years

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Tuesday 11 February 2014

Vice recently interviewed Russell Hanson, the brain behind Brain Backups, a startup that’s trying to map human brains in a non-destructive and non-invasive way. It’s basically a way of ‘getting the relevant information on cellular structure, neuronal connectivity, etc., at a very high resolution and recording all that information to a computer or hard drive’.

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Mechanic creates an adult-sized replica of a Little Tikes car

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Saturday 8 February 2014

John Bitmead, a 48-year old mechanic from Oxfordshire, UK, may just have redefined the meaning of Throwback, albeit with an adult twist. He, his brother, Geoff, and their buddy, Nigel Douglas, did five months work converting a Daewoo Matiz into an adult-sized, street-legal Little Tikes Cozy Coupe.

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Sony’s Xperia range: Z1 and Z Ultra offer best designed Android options

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By Lost At E Minor in Tech on Thursday 6 February 2014

We got our hands on the latest gear from Sony in their Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra phones – and we’ve had a ball testing the big, beautiful, waterproof devices. Step on in to find out what we think about each of the Android offerings.

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This icon font by Apple celebrates every single Mac ever made

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Thursday 6 February 2014

Apple celebrated three decades of the Mac anniversary last January with a crazy icon font made with every Macintosh model since 1984. It is available for download here.

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Out with mood rings, in with the mood sweater

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Tuesday 4 February 2014

Remember wearing mood rings to tell us how we were feeling? Well, now a company has come up with almost the same idea, but in an extra soft and cozy sweater. It’s called the Sensoree GER: Mood Sweater and it reads excitement levels and translates the data into ‘a palette of affective colors’. The sweater […]

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Human migration heat map: Tracking movements of homecoming Chinese for Chinese New Year

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Monday 3 February 2014

Chinese New Year, a time where the Chinese traditionally return home for family reunions, is a massive annual holiday that lasts for 40 days in mainland China. This time it kicks off from end January, and Baidu, the Chinese equivalent of Google, has introduced an online heat map that that updates every four to eight […]

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Add some bling to your sun-measuring device

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Sunday 2 February 2014

It might just look like another piece of bling, but the truth is that this is a bracelet that measuring the sun’s exposure. It’s from the designer behind the Harry Winston and Louis Vuitton brands (Camille Toupet) and keeps track of excessive sun exposure, then tells you when you’ve had enough. Launched at the 2014 […]

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FaceRig: a program that turns you into any character while you chat

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Sunday 2 February 2014

If you ever wanted to be someone you’re not especially while chatting online – and I mean not in a predator way – this is the program for you. FaceRig is an Indiegogo project that lets you become any 3D character you want to be, whether it’s a fox, a demon lord, or a sexy […]

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Tech review: Meze 11 Deco

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Sunday 2 February 2014

Romanian industrial designer Antonio Meze dreamt of creating a product that would not only sell, but would also have so much life and passion, it would age gracefully through generations. Well, I think he just designed everyone’s next family heirloom. If earphones were qualified to be family heirlooms, that is.

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Possibly the coolest RFID secure device we’ve ever seen, and it’s functional

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Saturday 1 February 2014

We must admit: the HuMn Wallet really caught our eye with its sleek periodic table-like design. Beyond the minimalist design (the standard wallet comes with two plates, one flat elastic shock strap and one microfiber bag), the RFID secure device carries quite some clout against skimming theft as the aluminum and carbon fiber material act […]

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Vavavoom! The first ever Porsche car

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Thursday 30 January 2014

Oh just look at that old-timer. What a beauty! It’s the grandfather of all Porsches! The Egger-Lohner electric vehicle, C.2 Phaeton model, or simply known as the Porsche 1 (P1), is the first car ever built by then 23-year old founder Ferdinand Porsche.

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Tech review: UE Boom portable speaker

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Thursday 30 January 2014

Logitech subsidiary, Ultimate Ears, has followed up last year’s releases, UE Boombox and UE Mobile Boombox, with the portable speaker to top all portable speakers: the UE Boom.

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