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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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Beautiful! This bluetooth speaker defies gravity to bring sweet, sweet music to your ears

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Thursday 6 November 2014

It’s been touted as a world-first — and we can’t really argue with that. For pip’s sake, it’s a levitating bluetooth speaker that looks like a relic from science fiction. The OM/ONE floats with the help of a magnetic base that propels its speaker orb in mid-air, so now you know it’s not voodoo. It’s so […]

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A smart music player that plays music from detecting whoever is in the room

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Tuesday 4 November 2014

A music player that can predict what music you’d like to hear? Say hello to Prizm, a smart device that uses Wi-Fi and Bluetooth signals from phones and wearables, plus a sound level sensor, to pick up the mood in the room — such as chilling out or working hard — and cloud-streams the appropriate music to play at any moment.

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This is how science removes a tattoo with a laser

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Tuesday 4 November 2014

This is how science removes that tattoo you regrettably got while being drunk. In the video below, Destin of YouTube channel ‘Smarter Every Day’ shows us the science behind tattoo removal. Here’s how it works: When you get a tattoo, your white blood cells try to remove the ink particles injected into your skin as part of your immune response.

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These printable 3D photographs let the blind see their memories again

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By Kenny Ong in Tech on Monday 3 November 2014

Touchable Memories is a meaningful social experiment conducted by Pirate3D which converts photographs into 3D replicates with the use of a home printer called Buccaneer. In this way, the blind are able to recall via touch their old memories from photographs taken when they could still see. Even if they have lost their sight since […]

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This little girl’s Minnie Mouse LED stick figure suit puts all our Halloween costumes to shame

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Thursday 30 October 2014

When little Zoey went to Disneyland for a Halloween party, her daddy made her a glow-in-the-dark Minnie Mouse stick figure suit that must have blown all the competition out of the house. Of course, her daddy is Royce Hutain, whom we’ve previously featured here on the site for his LED stickman suits . For the sound-responsive […]

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Why drones are the humanity of technology

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By Nicole Hughes in Tech on Wednesday 29 October 2014

Drones are often given a bad rap. From weapons of war to Amazon’s new shipping scheme, drones aren’t all that bad, however. When used for good, they can bring communities together and help build conservation efforts. An example of a beneficial global drone technology is the partnership between senseFLY and the Microsoft Surface Pro 3. [Check out our Co-Create series inspired by the new Surface Pro 3]

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Windowless planes could soon become a reality

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Wednesday 29 October 2014

In 10 years’ time, arguing over who gets the window seat could be a thing of the past. UK-based tech company Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is currently developing a plane design that basically turns the entire aircraft into one big window. Instead of windows, the cabin walls would be outfitted with OLED screens (a […]

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Photomath: an app that can help you solve math equations

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Tuesday 28 October 2014

New cheating tactics unlocked. ‘PhotoMath’ is a free mobile app that can scan and solve math problems in real time. Simply point your smartphone camera in the direction of the math equation, and a few seconds later, you have an answer! Goodbye headaches! The app employs optical character recognition (OCR) to identify the equations. It […]

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NX-Perspectives: a new collaboration between cutting edge global creatives and the Lexus NX

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By Lost At E Minor in Tech on Friday 24 October 2014

We’re all car buffs at Lost At E Minor, not that any of us are able to drive anything too flash. But, dammit, if we could, I reckon we’d all be down with the new Lexus NX, which is not only beautifully designed, but also comes with its own digital art exhibition called NX-Perspectives. The impetus of the exhibition is to challenge some of the world’s most innovative artists in fashion, design, and music to ‘create a unique piece of performance art, drawing inspiration from the bold design of the new Lexus NX’.

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Here’s a new video game where you play as a slice of bread

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Thursday 23 October 2014

Guys, remember when we showed you the video game where you could play as a wild goat? That was pretty awesome and weird. Well, now you can play a video game as a slice of bread. Simply called I Am Bread, this truly bizarre video game allows you to wander through different rooms of a house before reaching the table.

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The beauty of Google’s data centres around the world

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Thursday 23 October 2014

If you think tech is beautiful, then you’re about to have your socks blown right off with some astounding imagery. Thanks to our friends at Business Insider, we’ve been able to take a peek into Google’s data centres in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Oregon, Georgia, and Finland.

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Finally, a dress that expands for more personal space

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Friday 17 October 2014

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It’s rush hour and you’re stuck on a train going home. And there’s a bunch of people getting up in your face. It’s not only awkward, it’s uncomfortable. And then there’s that guy giving you those eyes. Need more personal space? Now there’s a dress for that! Artist Kathleen McDermott has created the Personal Space Dress that expands, thanks to ‘proximity sensors’ that identify when someone gets too close. 

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Organize a family slide night with this tiny Instagram projector

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Tuesday 14 October 2014

Back in the seventies, there was nothing better than gathering the family for a slide night, but since new technology has taken over our lives, we never get to enjoy those evenings. Now, thanks to a tiny gadget called Projecteo, you can relive the cheesy nights of the seventies.

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Everyone’s going crazy over these cat headphones on indiegogo

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Tuesday 14 October 2014

These headphones are purr-fect! UC Berkeley alumni Wenqing Yang and Victoria Hu have unlocked the secret to selling lots and lots of headphones: cats. The anime-inspired headphones, once worn, will turn you into a music-loving feline. Now you not only get to listen to good music, but you’ll become tempting to get pet as well.

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Engineers in the US are using snake movements to create a breakthrough in robotics

Milo Sumner Contributor

By Milo Sumner in Tech on Monday 13 October 2014

Walking on sand is a real pain. We’ve all been there, endlessly slipping around as we get where we’re going at about half normal pace. And that’s on flat ground, don’t even get us started about sandy hills! In Nature certain animals have evolved different mechanisms to move across sand at relative speed, none more effectively than side-winding snakes.

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