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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Ted Talks: The electric rise and fall of Nikola Tesla

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By George Hambov in Video on Wednesday 29 August 2012

This is Nikola Tesla’s story, as told by Marco Tempest. Step one: pick an amazing scientist to talk about, add a pinch of retro fitted technology and a tablespoon of magician, and you have a beautifully enacted story about the pioneer of electricity.

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What is Dead May Never Die: a video by Kadavre Exquis

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By Francois Grumelin-Sohn in Video on Wednesday 11 July 2012

Kadavre Exquis’ new short explores codes of retro designs & technology. From title design to computer graphics pioneer, revisit your classics and let this short bring you back in time. Fasten your seat belt and go for a trip. Your brain might suffer a bit from the experience.

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Colorful art by Philip Dunne

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By Philip Dunne in New Art on Saturday 28 April 2012

My art is a combination of traditional techniques, like pencil and watercolor, with digital retouching and coloring. It is an exploration of vivid, rich color, and the detail and textures of nature and technology, the jarring of the analogue against the digital, along with the new spectrums, emotions and realities created from this unique relationship.

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Machine Sculpting a Large Bust of Beethoven

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By Axel Brechensbauer in Video on Wednesday 25 April 2012

I know many people have strong opinions about how important ‘the artist’s hand’ is in a piece of art. I think pulling polygons is not considered as pure as old-fashioned sculpting with hand tools. Or using assistants, for that matter. German band Kraftwerk always tried to be in the forefront of technology. It works when it’s fresh. But […]

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Overfeeling: David Shane Smith’s new music video

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By Sasha Gransjean in New Film on Tuesday 27 March 2012

Sitting in a Los Angeles doughnut shop around 1am, we started forming the ideas that would eventually become the video for Overfeeling of Controls. Between the spawning of an idea and its execution, there were numerous visits to other doughnut shops and botanicas. For a filmaker working on a budget that is non-existant, securing locations is like a scratch and win lottery victory.

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