Everyone’s going crazy over these cat headphones on indiegogo

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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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Google Earth’s distorted bridges show us technology is still far from perfect

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Friday 10 October 2014

You had one job, Google Earth, one job! In ‘Postcards From Google Earth’, Brooklyn-based artist Clement Valla collects images of distorted bridges found on the virtual map. The bridges are shown dipping into the rivers, canyons, and roads they supposedly cross over.

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This is how much our desks have changed in just 30 years

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Tuesday 7 October 2014

30 years ago, work desks around the world were cluttered with calculators, encyclopedias, calendars, fax machines, corded phones, corkboards, and other vintage items. Fast-forward to 2014, you’ll see all of those things as apps on a smartphone. In the video below, a team at the Harvard Innovation Lab visualizes each item’s eventual transformation into an app and how technology has helped un-clutter our desks of today.

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This is the coolest-looking iPhone speaker we’ve ever seen

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Monday 25 August 2014

Definitely a hipster must-have! The Chinon ‘Legato CH-PS840’ is an iPhone speaker dock that’ll pique the interest of your equally hipster house guests. As you can see, it has an ash hardwood horn that serves as the speakers – just like the good ‘ol days! What this does is it improves low and mid-high region sounds, making it ideal for soothing background music.

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Watch how electronic makeup changes this girl’s face in just seconds

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Wednesday 20 August 2014

Talk about #MakeupTransformation! This past week we saw average people turning into their look-a-like celebrities using makeup, and I gotta say, we were pretty impressed. But that stuff’s nothing compared to what Nobumichi Asai and his ‘electronic makeup’.

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Apple came up with some pretty weird products back in the 80s

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Monday 11 August 2014

Apple might be one of the largest tech companies in the world, but did you know that way back in the 1980s, it also tried to be one of the largest general merchandise companies? In an old catalog called ‘Apple Collection’, the company tried its hand at selling Mac-inspired products like surfboards, toy trucks, baseball […]

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If Disney Princesses had Instagram in real life, they’d look something like this

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Friday 25 July 2014

Ever wondered what lives Disney Princesses would lead if they were set in the real world? ‘Seventeen Magazine’ imagines exactly that by coming up with Instagram accounts for each princess. Here we see Elsa chillin’ at a beach, Pocahontas trading her canoe for a surfboard, and Snow White trolling Grumpy. Looking at these Instagram photos, […]

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Computer Virus Catalog: Amazing art based on the worst 20 viruses of all

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By Techly in New Art on Tuesday 15 July 2014

Computer viruses destroy our hard work, cost us money and often cause a fair level of embarrassment at our naivety or apparent sleaziness for clicking on the infected link in the first place. Computer Virus Catalog has taken 20 of the worst viruses of all time and collaborated with artists to immortalise them.

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This woman’s facebook covers are better than all of your facebook covers combined

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Tuesday 15 July 2014

Redditor RubberDogTurds shows us that not all Facebook covers are about cheesy quotes and stock images. The other day, she uploaded a series of screencaps showing her Facebook covers incorporating her profile photos into the bigger picture. The covers show her running away from the Jurassic Park T-Rex, sitting alongside Heisenberg, and being the Mother of Dragons, to name a few. It’s simple, but makes stalking her page all the more fun.

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Duck Machine: rubber duckies in synchronized symphony

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Tech on Tuesday 20 May 2014

Here’s your mesmerizing video for the day. Electromechanical manufacturer Faz Elektrik had the challenging job to get ordinary people excited about, er…motors, so they enlisted the help of British artist David Cranmer to give their project an interesting twist. Together, they created ‘a programmable matrix of 49 ducks that appear to float gracefully on invisible […]

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The Cyanometer: a 225-year old contraption that gauges the sky’s blueness

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Tuesday 13 May 2014

How many shades of blue does the sky have? If this 225-year old measuring tool is to be believed, the sky has 53 shades of ‘blueness’. The Cyanometer is a device invented back in 1789 by Swiss physicist Horace-Benedict de Saussure and German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt.

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Onewheel: a Kickstarter project that brings us a step closer to the hover board.

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Thursday 8 May 2014

Our scientists better be hard at work developing the hover board so that Marty McFly will have something to ride on come 2015. Meanwhile, we can have the next best thing: the Onewheel. Part skateboard, part hover board, the 25-pound Onewheel lets you enjoy the feeling of getting stoked without having to exert any leg […]

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Adaptable 4D-printed material

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Thursday 1 May 2014

The United States Army Research Office has given university researchers a grant worth $855,000 to develop the next generation of 3D printing – that is, 4D printing. Very original and mind boggling name, I know. The trio of researchers from Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of […]

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Immortalize your witty tweets into commemorative plaques with this online service

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Wednesday 30 April 2014

It’s time to cash in on those witty tweets of yours! ‘Permanent140’ is an online service that immortalizes your favourite tweets by turning them into commemorative wooden or metal plaques. Timeless excerpts like ‘Pizza doesn’t need commercials. All they have to say is, “Remember pizza?”’ come with the tweeter’s name, username, and time and date […]

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Kittyo: a device that lets you play with your cat even when you’re not home

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Tuesday 29 April 2014

Being away from home doesn’t mean your laser pointer torture sessions with your cat has to stop. Introducing the ‘Kittyo’, a device that lets you interact with your cat from afar. Using the Kittyo app for iOS and Android, you can use the coffee maker-shaped device to speak to your cat, give out treats, and […]

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