Stop the presses: Lexus just made a real-life hoverboard

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Thursday 25 June 2015

When Marty McFly arrives from the past in October, rest assured he’ll be having a hoverboard to ride on. Well, a prototype at least. Lexus has released a short teaser video showing their latest device: a wood deck with smoke fuming out of its sides and seemingly levitating off the ground.

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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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i-D and Microsoft take us on a visual journey of the stunning subcultures throughout history

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Saturday 6 June 2015

We’ve lived through some of the most extraordinary subcultural movements in history – from the nightclub scene of the New Romantics to the nostalgic 90’s trends of Seapunk. And i-D has built a reputation for covering all of it. To celebrate 30 years of beauty in every subculture, this iconic magazine has partnered with Microsoft to explore a journey of subcultures, all with the help of the HP Spectre x360.

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Tempescope an invention that simulates the weather forecast in a box

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Monday 1 June 2015

For when you’ve had enough of the weatherman, which is like, always. The Tempescope is a cool invention that lets you know of tomorrow’s weather forecast by actually simulating sunshine, rain, fog, and even lightning indoors.

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New medical invention can take samples of your blood without using a needle

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Tuesday 28 April 2015

Squeamish people, rejoice. A startup company has come up with an invention that can take your blood sample without having to use those scary needles. And we can be using it as early as next year. HemoLink is a small ping pong-sized device that can extract your blood using a painless vacuum.

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Grab a texting hat if you keep losing eye contact due to obsessive texting

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Wednesday 22 April 2015

We’ve become a world obsessed with technology. We’re constantly glued to our phones and we think nothing of interrupting a meal with friends (or a movie!) to reply to a text. And everyone knows you can’t stop at one text, so there’s a new product available for the tech-obsessed: the Texting Hat.

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Futuristic concept car that can split into two motorcycles is the solution to traffic

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Wednesday 15 April 2015

Imagine yourself stuck in traffic. Now instead of remaining stuck, you simply press a button and your entire car suddenly splits into two motorcycles, letting you and your passenger speed off ahead of other uncool vehicles. Yeah, just like Batman

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#This_Generation posters shows the crazy link between our lives and technology

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By Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Thursday 9 April 2015

How connected are we to technology these days? Well, if we’re honest, we’re probably a little too connected with all our blogs and social media interactions and emailing and online shopping. Designer Ajit Johnson knows this all too well and created a series of fun posters that reveal just how our daily lives are taken over my technology.

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USB Mixtapes allow kids of today to share music like it’s the ‘80s

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Products on Tuesday 7 April 2015

Sydney-based designer Tiffany Roddis has just revived a part of the ‘80s that we sorely miss: the mixtape. By mixing (no pun intended) old and modern technologies, she brings back the good ‘ol days of compiling all our favourite tunes in one awesome cassette.

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Wear this ring to control music, play games and even send tweets

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By Rachel Oakley in New Music on Sunday 29 March 2015

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Always wanted to control your beats in the simplest way possible? Put a ring on it! Prepare to be blown away. It doesn’t look like much but Ring is about to change the way we live. How? Well, this tiny piece of technology has been created to be used in almost any situation that requires a click of the finger. But instead of reaching out, by wearing Ring, all you have to do is draw your own gestures in the air.

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PIVOT allows you to see what places looked like in the past… with a simple click

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Thursday 26 March 2015

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If you’re a history buff and have always wondered about the city you live in – in particular what it used to look like a hundred years ago – now there’s an exciting new app that will show you the world through a tunnel of time. PIVOT allows you to look into the past simply by pivoting your smartphone to access a virtual tour or to see what a place near you looked like in the past.

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Now you can update your computer with an emoji keyboard to get the point across

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Friday 20 March 2015

There’s a bit of an obsession with emoji these days and now you can shop more of that obsession with the new emoji keyboard. Try sending your boss an expense report using this! The emoji keyboard is actually a cover which you place over your existing keyboard.

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What happens when you drop a feather and a bowling ball inside the world’s largest vacuum chamber

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Tuesday 17 March 2015

Under normal circumstances, if you drop a feather and a bowling ball at the same time and height, obviously the latter would reach the ground first. But what if you drop both inside the world’s largest vacuum chamber? In an episode of the BBC Two program Human Universe, physicist Brian Cox answers this question by performing an epic experiment inside the world’s biggest vacuum chamber at NASA’s Space Power Facility in Ohio.

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This Apple Watch won’t cost you $10,000 but it’s just as awesome

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Monday 16 March 2015

Vancouver-based needle-felter Hine Mizushima (who we’ve featured previously) has come up with a cute alternative to the highly anticipated, highly overpriced Apple Watch: a low-end, handmade felt edition.

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Veinviewer: A device that helps doctors aim their needles by projecting your veins on skin

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Monday 16 March 2015

Don’t you hate it when doctors have to stick you with a needle? Don’t you hate it even more when they need to re-stick you because they missed? Well, hate no more. Introducing the VeinViewer, a neat gadget that allows medical personnel to accurately place your IV, eliminating the chances of having to do re-sticks.

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