Helmets that look like heads are bound to turn heads on the road

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Design on Wednesday 24 June 2015

Dubai-based designer Jyo John Mullor has come up with conceptual helmets that don’t look like helmets, but instead, they’re made to look like your scalp!

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Mashups of small and big objects give us fresh perspectives on things

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 24 June 2015

In his series ‘Combo Photos’, Stephen McMennamy juxtaposes small objects with much larger ones, creating unexpected but fun images that show the beauty of intense contrast.

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LAEM gets hands-on with the Lumia 640 XL

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By Lost At E Minor in Tech on Wednesday 24 June 2015

Lost At E Minor hit the water on glorious Sydney Harbour to experience Sydney’s Vivid Festival from a different perspective – by boat! Floating about near the Opera House alive with illuminated images was a ball of fun, and we also had some hands on time with the Windows Lumia 640 XL.

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Cat hangs on for dear life after accidentally ending up on plane wing

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Tuesday 23 June 2015

If you’ve seen that new Mission Impossible trailer, you probably know that one scene wherein Tom Cruise clings onto a plane right as it takes off. Well, here’s the real-life version, and with a better protagonist: a cat!

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The Taxi Driver: a short documentary following a Melbourne-based cabbie

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By Alex Siddons in Video on Tuesday 23 June 2015

David Thomas is a New Zealand-born dairy farmer who 26 years ago became a Melbourne-based cab driver. Throughout Thomas’s career of driving taxis, he has battled health issues, homelessness and ongoing pressures from the authorities.

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The P-Wheel is a potty training target for your son (or boyfriend, or roommate)

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By David Martin in New Products on Tuesday 23 June 2015

The P-wheel is a retractable potty training target for your son, boyfriend, husband, roommate, or friend. It automatically lowers when the seat is raised and raises when the seat is lowered. The P-wheel not only encourages the guys in your life to get it in the toilet, but also reminds them to lift the seat.

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Dad’s boring old tie now acts as an exciting wifi hotspot

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Tuesday 23 June 2015

Canadian agency Grip Limited has answered every father’s dream. They’ve turned Dad’s classic tie into a Wi-Fi hotspot.

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Enjoy a martini 200 metres above sea level at Dubai’s Jumeirah Skyview Bar

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Tuesday 23 June 2015

If we could put one bar on our bucket list, it would be Dubai’s Jumeirah Skyview Bar. Not only does the Skyview Bar give you amazing views of downtown Dubai, but it’s located on the 27th floor of the Burj Al Arab – meaning, you’re literally on top of the world while you’re here.

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This company wants to plant one billion trees worldwide using drones

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By Ry Padarath in New Eco on Tuesday 23 June 2015

In their relatively short life spans, it’s fair to say that drones have attracted a pretty negative reputation. At the milder end of the spectrum, they are annoying disturbances to our privacy that could singlehandedly lead to the death of topless sunbaking and nude beaches. At the other end of the scale, the Reaper and Predator drones used by the US military rain death from sky and often result in terrible consequences for innocent civilians in the same area as their targets.

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Bizarre gadgets that are every bit useful as they are useless

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Tuesday 23 June 2015

You thought you saw it all in terms of technology, but Japanese company Pantogram is back and they’re twisting our minds with their usefully useless gadgets in a new book that translates to ‘Parallel World Souvenir Notebook’.

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TypoSpective, the minimalist typographic experiment created using a single phone keypad

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By sherif samy in New Design on Tuesday 23 June 2015

This project called TypoSpective is a collection of daily-used words designed in minimalistic and expressive forms. It gives words a space to perform and to interact with the audience, while avoiding visual distractions and complications.

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From afar, these eerie sculptures look like real people in the water

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 22 June 2015

Look once and you’ll be mistaken for thinking a naked man is following you. Look twice and you’ll realize this is just the exceptional work of artist Antony Gormley.

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Check out this awesome mega-library in Mexico City

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Monday 22 June 2015

Not all libraries are old and crickety. Venture to Mexico City and step into the Biblioteca Vasconcelos and you’ll be gobsmacked by what you see. This library – mega-library to be precise – is a work of art and covers an area of 38,000 square metres.

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These MS Paint pictures prove people are just weird!

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Monday 22 June 2015

There’s a cool Tumblr account out on the interweb that’s called Jim’ll Paint It and it’s all about one guy using MS Paint to design pictures strangers request of him. Now I don’t know if every request Jim receives is over-the-top/borderline insane, but the hilarious images he comes up with will make you laugh.

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Here’s the funniest crowdfunding video you’ll ever watch

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Monday 22 June 2015

There’s a little known town in country Victoria called Tatura, and the residents need your help. You see, Tatura has a grand old pub but over the years she’s fell into disrepair, so the residents have come up with a quirky way of getting their well-deserved pub makeover with Indiegogo.

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