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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‘Back to the Future’ case transforms your iPhone into a miniature DeLorean

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Thursday 19 February 2015

We’re a few months away from October 21, 2015 (the date Marty McFly arrives in the future) and we still don’t have self-tying shoes or hoverboards. We do, however, have Doc Brown’s time machine, sans the time traveling capability. In Japan, Bandai has released an iPhone case that’s a miniature replica of the Back to the Future DeLorean.

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Quirky thumb drives that look like severed thumbs

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Friday 30 January 2015

Rather than relying on digital manipulation, conceptual photographer Justin Poulsen uses physical props for his images. And for his latest project, he’s taken the concept of thumb drives to the next level-he’s taken it literally.

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Obama, Putin, and other world leaders are turned into desktop speakers

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Monday 22 December 2014

‘The Sound of Power’ is a collection of desktop speakers inspired by the busts of five world leaders. Created by Russian artist Petro Wodkins, the porcelain speakers look like Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong-Un, Muammar Gaddafi, and Robert Mugabe. To have Kim Jong-Un sing to you your favorite songs would be amusing albeit weird, […]

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Sony announced a 20th anniversary PS4 that looks like the first console

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Friday 5 December 2014

Seriously, shut up and take my money. Sony is releasing a limited edition Playstation 4 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the original console, which was released in Japan back in December 3, 1994. The special console would be reminiscent of the original Playstation, meaning it would have the same grey finish, same logo on […]

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Now deodorant comes with an app and an LED light source

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Thursday 13 November 2014

If you can’t remember to wear deodorant in the morning, or ever, there’s a new deodorant that’s created just for you. Known as the ClickStick, this brand new eco-friendly deodorant is either the most genius product ever or the silliest, with a built-in LED light (because fancy stuff is cool), and-wait for it-a companion app.

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This is how science removes a tattoo with a laser

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Tuesday 4 November 2014

This is how science removes that tattoo you regrettably got while being drunk. In the video below, Destin of YouTube channel ‘Smarter Every Day’ shows us the science behind tattoo removal. Here’s how it works: When you get a tattoo, your white blood cells try to remove the ink particles injected into your skin as part of your immune response.

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Windowless planes could soon become a reality

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Wednesday 29 October 2014

In 10 years’ time, arguing over who gets the window seat could be a thing of the past. UK-based tech company Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is currently developing a plane design that basically turns the entire aircraft into one big window. Instead of windows, the cabin walls would be outfitted with OLED screens (a […]

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Photomath: an app that can help you solve math equations

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Tuesday 28 October 2014

New cheating tactics unlocked. ‘PhotoMath’ is a free mobile app that can scan and solve math problems in real time. Simply point your smartphone camera in the direction of the math equation, and a few seconds later, you have an answer! Goodbye headaches! The app employs optical character recognition (OCR) to identify the equations. It […]

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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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