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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 light bulb that looks like it’s filled with water

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Tuesday 7 January 2014

What sorcery is this? A giant drop of water that illuminates? Actually, just a cleverly designed LED lightbulb by Japanese firm Torafu Architects. Water Balloon is an LED lamp that looks like a bulb filled with water. Helping create the illusion are the small, differently-sized air bubbles and the droplet shape of the bulb. The […]

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A superboat that looks like a dolphin, a whale, and a shark

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Friday 3 January 2014

If you got a PS4 or an iPhone 5s or a new car for Christmas, be sad, be really sad. Because after you see this mind-blowing dolphin boat, you’ll never want anything else ever again. The Seabreacher is a submersible watercraft inspired by nature’s gay sharks, the dolphins. Designed to give humans a glimpse of […]

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You can now have a 3D action figure of yourself using your Xbox One

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Thursday 2 January 2014

If you got yourself a PS4 instead of an Xbox One, you just made the biggest mistake of your life. For your error in selecting a console, you will never experience how it feels to have an action figure inspired by you! Shapify.Me is a technology that lets you scan yourself using a Microsoft Kinect, […]

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GTA 5 Selfies: Now even the selfie fever has gotten to video games

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Monday 30 December 2013

So, the whole notion of ‘selfie’ has been a big deal all of 2013, to the extent of being named word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries and more. Now this whole craziness has escalated to a whole new level with GTA 5 Selfies, with players submitting screenshots of their characters taking selfies of themselves. […]

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The daftest and most insensitive math problems ever set

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Friday 27 December 2013

You can call us juvenile, but after shaking our heads in disbelief at this incredible case of how Vietnamese elementary schools actually posed this crazy math problem asking school kids how many fingers they would have if they chopped two off, we became curious and searched for more daft math problems. Obviously, we found them. […]

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Read your dog’s mind with No More Woof

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Friday 27 December 2013

This is either a dog lover’s dream come true or a dog lover’s worst nightmare. The No More Woof is a device that claims to translate your pet’s thoughts into human language. It’s been developed by the Nordic Society for Invention and Discovery, the same research lab that invented the iRock, the Fly Lamp and […]

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Hail the guy who hooked up his 27-year-old Mac to the Internet

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By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Wednesday 25 December 2013

Jeff Keacher, who’s an engineer, has done the coolest thing: he has hooked up his first computer, an ageing (but still functioning) 27-year-old Macintosh Plus with its outstandingly grand specs of 8 MHz processor, 4MB of RAM, 512×342 resolution 1-bit screen and all to the Internet. He did it with Raspberry Pi, serial adapters, voltage converters and some software tweaks. Slow clap, really.

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The best and worst tech gifts for 2013

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Saturday 21 December 2013

With Christmas right around the corner and most, if not all, of us are set to do some last minute shopping, have you thought about what present to give to your friends and family? Hopefully, it’s not a sock, underwear, a gift card, or a Bill Cosby sweater. If you’re thinking about gadgets, here are some suggestions of what to get and what not to get for Christmas.

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Avocado: a long distance hugging app

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Friday 20 December 2013

One of the biggest, if not THE biggest, challenge in a long distance relationship is the absence of physical contact. Whether it be kissing, hugging, holding hands, or sex, the absence of all these intimate activities can take its toll on a relationship. Believe me, I’ve been there *lies down and cries.* But one app […]

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An app that lets you clone yourself

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Thursday 19 December 2013

Clone Yourself is an app that helps create multiple versions of you in a jiffy. But just to be clear, these clones won’t be there to help you take out the trash or wash the dishes or go on multiple dates with different women at the same time. These clones only exists in your photos. […]

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Blindside: The video game you’ll hear but never see

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Thursday 19 December 2013

Ready for a new kind of video game? Blindside is a little different to current games because this one is an audio-only adventure game, set in a ‘fully-immersive 3D world you’ll never see.’ Say what? Just put on your headphones, close your eyes and explore the darkness. Basically this is the gist of the game: […]

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Video chat with your pet with the PetChatz

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Tuesday 17 December 2013

Admit it, when you’re on vacation you wish the neighbors would put the phone up to Fido so you can say hello. We know, you’re obsessed with that furry four-legged friend. And a brand new invention may just stop you from missing those pets while you’re away. Introducing PetChatz. Invented by a Minnesota-based startup, PetChatz […]

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The perfect holiday dinner for gamers, Christmas Tinner

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Saturday 14 December 2013

With gamers still in their honeymoon phase with the newly-released PS4 and Xbox One consoles, it’s going to be pretty hard to separate them from the computer – even for a festive dinner on Christmas day. UK video game retailer GAME decided to capitalize on this opportunity and came out with the “Christmas Tinner,” a […]

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Bye, Mum! Atti the robot will babysit the kids now

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Friday 13 December 2013

This South Korean robot was created by SK Telecom to takeover parental duties. Almost. Programmed with songs, games and other interactive programs, Atti is controlled by a magic wand and might just help your kids learn faster than any parent can. SK Telecom Project Manager Shin So-young says research has shown children see robots as […]

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The Nokia Lumia 1020: An impressive 41 megapixel camera in a smartphone

Elise Boyd Contributor

By Elise Boyd in Tech on Thursday 12 December 2013

As self-confessed tech addicts here in the Lost At E Minor office, we were pretty excited to get our hands on the newly released Nokia Lumia 1020, which hit Australian shelves earlier this year. The impressive Windows 8 powered device packs a punch with a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and a 4.5 inch 1280×768 screen.

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