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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Someone made a video game emulator that looks like BMO from ‘Adventure Time’

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Tuesday 10 March 2015

RaspBMO might not be able to talk or walk or go on adventures, but it’s just as lovable as BMO from Adventure Time. Created by Mike Barretta of Thingiverse, the DIY emulator can play games like The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario World and Doom, all while putting on a friendly smile.

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Japan has created a robot bear to help nurses take care of their patients

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Tuesday 3 March 2015

This is ‘Robear’, a nurse robot designed to make significant improvements in nursing care, all the while making apathetic machines look like huggable teddy bears.

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By 2017 we could all be flying our own personal jetpacks

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Thursday 26 February 2015

The New Zealand-based Martin Aircraft Company wants to see us flying over traffic with our own personal jetpacks instead of going through it. Furthermore, they recently received funding from investors to make it happen sooner than we’d have thought possible.

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This 7-week-old boy got a rather awful makeover courtesy of mum

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Tuesday 24 February 2015

When you’re a new mum and you’ve finally got a few spare minutes on your hands, you can perhaps grab a coffee, check email or call a friend. Imgur user Unicornreality decided to use her precious spare time to find out what her newborn would look like with a face full of makeup.

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