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Oculus Rift virtual reality 3-D goggles? Check. Infant onesies embedded with machine-washable sensors? Check, again. We agree, gadgets are fun. So if you’re really into gadgets – the cool, the hi-tech, the futuristic – you will find them here. Just don’t expect us to get that excited about Apple TV. That was sooo 2007.

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These iPhone docks are made out of driftwood

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By Rachel Oakley in Gadgets on Wednesday 4 March 2015

There have been quite a few iPhone docks that have surprised and excited us over the years – from the Lego iPhone Dock to the Cheese iPhone Dock. This latest iPhone dock is great for the eco-conscious – it’s a driftwood docking station.

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Napcabs: Your own personal pod of isolation in the middle of an airport

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By Rachel Oakley in Gadgets on Wednesday 4 March 2015

If you’ve ever been stuck in an airport for a 12-hour layover, you’ve probably dreamed of a nice, warm bed and some space of your own, far, far away from other travellers. Napcabs are your one-stop shop for snoozing, working, and just getting away from everything that’s wrong with airports.

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Discontinue your research! The Japanese have finally invented a wearable tomato-feeding machine for joggers

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By Dan Wighton in Gadgets on Tuesday 3 March 2015

It’s the 38th kilometre. Sweat leaks out of every pore. Your knees refuse to bend. Your ankles are made of wet spaghetti. Your back is bent and your calf muscles have been replaced by two rubber fan belts which grow tighter by the second. But you know what you need to get to the finish line. Pull the lever and it pops straight in your mouth. A crisp, cool, fresh… tomato.

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This iGel full-body airbag cushions the whole body against harm

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By Rachel Oakley in Gadgets on Monday 2 March 2015

You can’t live your life wrapped up in cotton wool, but you might be able to go about your business wearing a hedgehog-inspired body airbag that could protect you while driving, skiing, biking, and even falling from construction sites.

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Apple announce March 9 special event: Apple Watch, and more?

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By Tristan Rayner in Gadgets on Friday 27 February 2015

Apple has announced its first event for 2015, and we’re set to get news on the coming Apple Watch, and perhaps, some new products.

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Truly wireless earbuds: tiny, in-ear, and no bulk

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By Dan Wighton in Gadgets on Friday 27 February 2015

Wireless earbuds have been in the ‘almost there’ stage for decades. There have been a few attempts to hit the market, but they were generally plagued by technical glitches and even when they worked as promised, the sound left a lot to be desired. But some new offerings at CES in January suggest genuine wireless listening is just around the corner.

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US navy underwater drone: It’s a shark!

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By Rachel Oakley in Gadgets on Friday 27 February 2015

The U.S. Navy have used some pretty cool vehicles and gadgets in the last few years, like stealth-modified helicopters, satellite linked helmets and even tactical canine body armour. But when it comes to keeping the waters safe, the navy’s new GhostSwimmer might just steal the limelight.

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New artificial sunlight technology could mean no more dark, dreary days – if you can afford it

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By Rachel Oakley in Gadgets on Thursday 26 February 2015

You know what’s the worst thing about winter? It’s not the rugging up or the fact that the outside can hurt our faces… it’s those dark and dreary days that make us want to go back to bed. That’s the worst thing about winter. And winter is coming.

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Can Tony Hawk make the Sony Action Cam cool?

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By RiordanLee in Gadgets on Thursday 26 February 2015

Tony Hawk invented cool. He is the coolest guy, in the coolest sport in the world. To put it into scientific, mathematical terms, he is definitely at least four times cooler than you’ll ever be. He could make jeans and joggers cool.

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This cuttlefish robot is so graceful it might be mistaken for the actual creature

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By Rachel Oakley in Gadgets on Wednesday 25 February 2015

Created by Pascal Buholzer and students from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Sepios is a four-finned cuttlefish robot that effortlessly glides through water, even in stormy conditions.

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