Video spy specs that will give the Daily Mail kittens

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As you probably already know Google's Glass is a gorgeously high tech product that have huge number of uses from offering sat nav type directions to enabling a person to have instant access to emails. Except that the good old Daily Mail thinks that we will only be using them for one thing. Its take…

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Shiny Shiny guide to outdoor games for grown ups!

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Why do games have to be exclusively for the kids: Surely adults are allowed to have fun post school days? There's nothing like re-mastering your stunt kite skills or remote-controlled flying toys - as a far more capable grown up, as let's face it, we're all still playground show-offs deep down. Save the gym membership…

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This year's top Festival gadgets – from portable showers to retro tents

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Seems like there's a festival for everyone these days - even for us less naturally out-doors types. So even better news is there are lots of festival gadgets and gear, perfect for those not wanting to suffer out in the cold: There's nothing like a wonder-widget-that-does-it-all to make us happier campers, so here's our top…

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The Shiny Shiny guide to Espresso Makers and Coffee Machines

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Even when times are hard, our commitment to 'proper coffee' is looking like it's here to stay, with many of us still willing to fork out the equivalent of your lunch budget for a cup of the ol' Joe each morning. However, as our addiction has set in, so has our increasing demand to reproduce…

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Tokyoflash unveils the Kisai Rogue SR2 and Kisai Stencil – both made from Wood!?

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Our favourite - slightly bonkers- watchmaker Tokyoflash is back with a pair of newbies both of which are made from, wait for it, wood. We especially like this one - the Kisai Rogue SR2 LCD watch, which is made from a combination of maple and sandal wood. And in case you were wondering it presents…

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Two thirds of Britons have used a phone or a tablet in the bath…

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Ever used Facetime on your iPhone when in the bath? Thought not. Someone is though according to some research from a UK online bathroom retailer. Apparently as many as two thirds of us are happy to use our prized and pricey gadgets in the bath and not just receiving phone calls either. The report by…

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More wearable gadgets – LinkMe is a personalised bracelet that displays messages

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There are often products on Kickstarter which I think have huge potential and LinkMe is one of those. In keeping with the year's current hot trend of wearable gadgets LinkMe is a bracelet that can be used to receive and display messages from your nearest and dearest. Think of it as a mini personalised billboard…

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Sunnycam's £99 HD video recording/AR glasses

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Sunnycam, great name, are the latest company to debut wearable gadgets. At The Gadget Show this week they paraded a pair of HD video recording glasses. These are the budget variety in that they retails for £99, and as well as being suited to a spot of covert filming they can also be used in…

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Dual Power Bank portable charger can charge an iPhone and iPad simultaneously

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Now this has useful written all over it. On one level the Dual Power Bank is a basic, but portable power supply for you to use should your run out of juice on your phone or tablet. But according to the maker Thumbs Up it can fully charge a smartphone three times over or even…

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WIN: Spidey-senses suit pretty much just turns you into a superhero

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Anyone who says they wouldn't rather be a superhero than a regular, boring human being is just really rubbish and/or lying. But fortunately researchers are currently developing a new suit that'll mean you actually have some superhero powers when you try to dress up as your favourite character, rather than just being a Kick Ass-style…

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3Doodler: World's first 3D printing pen hits Kickstarter

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A toy company called WoobleWorks has set up a Kickstarter campaign this week for its 3D printing pen, 3Doodler. The gadget is a world first and will allow users to draw creations, which are then sculpted into 3D objects at the same time (see some cool examples below). We imagine most people will begin drawing…

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New watch could help tackle sexual violence in Indian communities

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After a series of violent and highly publicised sex attacks in India over the past few months, the government in the country has decided to look into a number of more unconventional methods to provide women with a better defence against potential attackers. Last week Kapil Sabil, the Minister of Information Technology, revealed that the…

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10 Valentine's Day 2013 gifts, gadgets & tech accessories

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A pink, fluffy phone case with a diamante heart on it won't impress us at all come the 14th of February, but throw some of these cool gadgets and tech accessories our way and we'll be all yours. Well for 24 hours at least. Don't like the look of our list this year? Check our…

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GOOD: Chip turns your body into a battery, just like in The Matrix

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If there was a Matrix prequel we think it'd probably open with a story similar to this, that a company is currently developing a chip to use energy from your skin to power stuff. But fear not, for now it's just powering little gadgets and fitness tracking devices, no one's forcing you to get naked…

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CES 2013: 5 Super smart watches and wrist accessories

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Gone are the days of the boring, old wristwatch, which was only ever able to tell the time and possibly look a little bit stylish at the same time. Now a range of new "watches" are in town that are super connected and probably more intelligent than your average teenager and there are LOTS of…

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CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: Top 20 last minute UK high street tech buys

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We've been writing up Christmas gift guides now for the past few weeks and although some retailers will still deliver presents right up to the last minute (well, until Christmas Eve), it's starting to get a bit late to order all kinds of weird and wonderful things from the interwebz. Well fear not, because we're…

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CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE: 10 Best home entertainment devices

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If you're having friends and family round this Christmas you might want to give your home a bit of an entertainment revamp, whether you need to boost your speakers for a more immersive audio experience, find a better way of controlling your music and TV or invest in a new games console that'll keep everyone…

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Christmas stuff, 90s cool cars, weird videos and more top posts

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Top stories from Shiny Shiny and our pals Your ultimate tech Christmas guide Air Stewardesses behaving badly Great CCTV footage of people doing stupid things in stations Five aspirational cars from the 90s now going cheap-ish The most under rated British indie bands of the 90s Eight Christmas gifts for music lovers The phone of…

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Tech Digest and Brandish name their best 21 gadgets of 2012

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Over the last few weeks the team at our sibling site Tech Digest has been working with the mob at Brandish to come up with what believe are the 21 best gadgets of 2012. All the gadgets you might expect are on the list (coughs) iPads, Galaxy phones, Smart TV, plus a whole lot of…

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