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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Here are the last sad and cringeworthy texts received from lovers

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Tuesday 24 March 2015

Think back to a guy or a gal you were dating. If it was in the digital age, you probably texted a lot. And there was probably one last text you ever received from them which you read over and over again. Maybe you still do read it over and over again. Well, you’re not alone, friend. 

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Would you take a selfie to make a purchase of whatever you want?

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By Kenny Ong in Tech on Monday 23 March 2015

In the near future, we may just be paying for stuff by taking a selfie. This was what Jack Ma of Alibaba, China’s e-commerce giant, postulated at the recent CeBit 2015 conference in Hannover, Germany. He sees it happening with an app that validates mobile payments by matching a photo taken by the user at the point of purchase to a stored profile photo.

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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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Send a letter in a bottle 21st century style, via a USB cork

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Monday 16 February 2015

Ever written a letter, placed it in a bottle and sent it off to sea? Well, there’s a new way to get that letter (or photo or even video) sent to a random stranger on the other side of the planet – with a USB cork in a mini glass bottle.

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Fun products that are unexpectedly versatile: The Kangaroo Light is a light pad that lights up the bottom of your purse and also acts as a night light and a placemat

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 20 January 2015

You can’t find your car keys. Your baby needs a light on to sleep. You need something to rest your dinner plate on. There’s one item that fits the bill for all three tasks: The Kangaroo Light. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, this cleverly-designed light has gone into production and brought convenience to thousands.

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Need a trusting, flexible sidekick for your heist? Here’s the perfect tool

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By Nicole Hughes in Tech on Wednesday 26 November 2014

Like comic books and films have taught us for ages: when you’re planning your heist, it’s important to be agile and flexible. Why? Well, once you have the ridiculously pricey piece of art, or highly-valued diamond, you’ve got to be able to jump over and under all of the security measures put in place. [Check out our Co-Create series inspired by the new Surface Pro 3]

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Grandpa finally comes to terms with technology on his very first Skype call

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By Rachel Oakley in Video on Thursday 21 August 2014

You can probably remember the first time you video chatted with a friend or family member. Technology was suddenly as awesome as you’d always wanted it to be. But not everyone got in on the tech boom. Some older people had a hard time adjusting to the new fangled world wide web and the capabilities […]

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This artist has created a life-sized self-portrait using his own blood!

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By Kathryn McKinney in New Art on Tuesday 19 August 2014

For the occasion of his first solo show at Joseph Gross Gallery, The Map Is Not The Territory, opening September 11, 2014, Brooklyn artist Ted Lawson will début a new series of work consisting of three dimensional wall mounted pieces and freestanding sculptures milled from MDF (a wood fiber based material commonly used in commercial fabrication), brass plate etchings, and three large scale drawings rendered in the artist’s own blood fed intravenously to a CNC (computer numerical control) machine using computer technology akin to a 3D printer.

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The HTC One mini comes with BoomSound dual frontal speakers

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Products on Friday 29 November 2013

If you’re a music lover always on the go, you’d know the benefits of having a reliable and compact device to listen to tunes on. That’s where the HTC One mini comes in. We got our hands on this nifty device in the Lost At E Minor office recently and I was wowed by how big and bright the screen was and how slim (and, dare I say, attractive) the phone was itself.

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Anti-shark wetsuits from Australia

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Products on Tuesday 6 August 2013

If you love surfing or you think you’d like to try it but you’re deathly afraid of losing your limbs to a great white, fear no more. Australian company Shark Attack Mitigation Systems has your back. Collaborating with the University of Western Australia, the team came up with two different designs. The Warning Pattern was […]

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J.D. Doria’s ink-photography-technology combination art

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By Gili Karev in New Art on Wednesday 19 June 2013

It’s an eye, it’s a silhouette, it’s a molecular cosmology! Actually no, it’s artist J.D. Doria’s awesome ink-photography-technology combination that makes tiny images look like the nucleus of universal structures as we know them. Doria uses a combination of acrylic, ink, glass colours and water on paper, then captures fragments of these amorphous creatures with […]

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Ghosts in the Machine by Mark Crummett

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Saturday 1 June 2013

Taking the feel of ancient industrial machinery and mixing it with technology of today, Mark Crummett has created a series of images that place human action figures beside massive machine landscapes. The title, ‘Ghosts in the Machine’, refers to the tiny humans beings as small spirits that enhabit the machines. Crummett turns the idea of […]

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Brain-scanning headphones play music to suit your mood

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By Cormack O'Connor in Tech on Monday 22 April 2013

You know those days when you’re sitting on the train after a hard day at work, literally unable to pull your phone from your pocket to change the song you’re listening to? Those days are over. Well, sort of. Japanese company Neurowear have developed a set of headphones and an iPhone application which combine to […]

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QR dresses by Thorunn Arnadottir: how to dress smarter

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By Annie Churdar in New Fashion on Friday 12 April 2013

Where’d she get that dress? Now you can find out instantly! These gorgeous dresses by Thorunn Arnadottir have QR codes beaded onto the backs. Just whip out your smart phone and snap a shot. Viola! Shopping made so easy.

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