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Eight futuristic running and fitness gadgets to look forward to #RunningWeek

Running brings all kinds of rewards – from providing time to listen to your favourite songs to preventing disease. But like everything else, it's even more worthwhile if you can add some fun tech to the mix. There are some great gadgets and wearables on the market already, but here are some we'll see over the…

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Diane ShipleyEight futuristic running and fitness gadgets to look forward to #RunningWeek
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The first 4-colour 3D printer could be coming to market

Interest in 3D printing (whether for organs, chocolate or, potentially more violently, guns) has boomed in the last few years, but the designs available can be a little lacking when it comes to colour choice. That’s why one London-based entrepreneur wants to make 3D printing more vibrant. Felix Chan is raising money on Kickstarter to…

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Diane ShipleyThe first 4-colour 3D printer could be coming to market
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Viddy is the DIY pinhole camera you didn’t know you needed

This DIY pinhole camera kit may just be the cutest thing we’ve seen on Kickstarter in while, and its name is Viddy. Designed by London-based Kelly Angood, Viddy takes less than 30 minutes to make, and makes any photo look that little bit vintage and kitsch. Once constructed, the Viddy kits, which are made from…

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Hayley MinnViddy is the DIY pinhole camera you didn’t know you needed
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OmieBox wants to revolutionise packed lunches

If you’ve got children, nieces and nephews, or are fulfilling a lifelong dream to be a dinner lady, you’ll know that soggy sandwiches and a Penguin just don’t cut it for lunch anymore. Kids today are eating sushi and quinoa before they can even say ‘sushi’ or ‘it’s pronounced "keen-wah, actually"’ and most schools, nurseries…

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Diane ShipleyOmieBox wants to revolutionise packed lunches
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Cubii is the world’s first under-desk elliptical trainer

Sitting in front of the laptop all day isn’t a healthy lifestyle, but it’s something we’re all guilty of doing. It’s also the reason that the standing and treadmill desks have caught on as a healthy alternative. If you do have to sit though, there is now the Cubii. Developed by FitnessCubed, the Cubii is…

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Hayley MinnCubii is the world’s first under-desk elliptical trainer
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#SpaceSelfie Kickstarter wants to take your photo in space

How would you like a selfie that’s out of this world? Literally. There are lots of unusual places to take a photo of yourself, but a genuine pic from space would give you serious bragging rights. A new Kickstarter wants to make that scenario a reality, without you having to undergo years of gruelling astronaut…

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Diane Shipley#SpaceSelfie Kickstarter wants to take your photo in space
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The i-Bell is the doorbell you never knew you needed

We're going to go ahead and assume you've never felt any resentment towards your doorbell for being average. It's just a doorbell after all. That's exactly what we thought until we saw the i-Bell, which makes all other doorbells now seem redundant. The i-Bell is the WiFi Video doorbell you never knew you needed. It…

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Hayley MinnThe i-Bell is the doorbell you never knew you needed
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Is the Lightbox the tiniest camera ever?

The cameras on modern smartphones are now pretty much as good, if not better, than the digital cameras we used to own, but if you're too busy doing something really exciting, it can be a bit of a pain having to find your phone to take that incredible picture. The CA7CH Lightbox sorts this for…

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Hayley MinnIs the Lightbox the tiniest camera ever?
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The GoGlove will let you control your phone with your fingertips

You know what it’s like: you’re skiing, or riding your bike, or going for a run, and you reach the summit, your adrenaline’s flowing, you’re about to start your descent, and you need the exact right life-defining piece of music to inspire you… Then your shuffle serves up that one bongo-based meditation track you downloaded…

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Diane ShipleyThe GoGlove will let you control your phone with your fingertips
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The Lightir wants to help you stop smoking

A lighter that will help you ditch cigarettes might sound counterintuitive, but the team behind the Lightir have some innovative ideas that could actually help compulsive smokers kick the habit. The little gizmo is the size of a normal lighter but has a lot more inside. It comes with a built-in Bluetooth 4.0 chip and…

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Diane ShipleyThe Lightir wants to help you stop smoking
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Will new selfie app Booster help you reach your goals?

A lot of people find that online accountability helps them stick to their goals: posting about their healthier diet, improved exercise habits, or debt reduction making them less likely to suddenly slip up and flop on the sofa mainlining Ben & Jerry’s while buying up half of ASOS. But not everyone in your network cares about…

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Diane ShipleyWill new selfie app Booster help you reach your goals?

New bike could help kids learn to ride in an afternoon

A crowdfunding campaign for a new bike that apparently helps children learn to ride in a single afternoon has launched on Kickstarter. As a child, there are few things more satisfying than finally wheeling down the road with the wind in your hair and your stabilisers in the bin. The Jyrobike has been designed to…

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Diane ShipleyNew bike could help kids learn to ride in an afternoon

4 Crowdfunding campaigns that could change your life

There's nothing like Kickstarter (or Indiegogo, or any other crowdfunding platform) for making you realise how many genius inventors there are in the world. Here are four ideas we spotted this week that made us shout, "Yes, that needs to be a thing!" The Verve LED vest A brilliant invention for runners or cyclists exercising…

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Diane Shipley4 Crowdfunding campaigns that could change your life
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New iPhone case lights up to show your friends' mood

We thought we couldn't know any more about what our friends are doing at any given moment, thanks to the world of social media, but The Feeling Skin has now created a social network based on emotion, complete with a smartphone case that lights up to tell you what mood your friends are in. The…

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Hayley MinnNew iPhone case lights up to show your friends' mood

Valour: a smart bike that keeps you safe and on the right track

We've seen a few great-looking smart bikes over the past few months, but the Valour is the best when it comes to combining style with modern connected capabilities. The Valour is designed to make cycling in urban environments easier, and not to mention safer, than ever. First up, the bike pairs up with a dedicated…

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Becca CaddyValour: a smart bike that keeps you safe and on the right track

Tinitell: the world's smallest phone to keep kids safe

The world's smallest mobile phone has been created, measuring in at just 32mm wide. Originally designed for children, so that parents can know where their child is at all times; Tinitell looks like it could also be completely useful for when us adults don't fancy taking our expensive iPhones to the front of the stage…

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Hayley MinnTinitell: the world's smallest phone to keep kids safe

The Ember case will make your night out photos look WAY better

Although the cameras built into our iPhones are slowly evolving with each model, we can still all agree that night time photos look REALLY lame. If you don't put the flash on then you're left with dark, indistinguishable blurs and if you do you're left with an unflattering image that makes everyone look much more…

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Becca CaddyThe Ember case will make your night out photos look WAY better

The Miracle Machine: A wine-loving megalomaniac's dream

The Miracle Machine manages to be miraculous and completely ridiculous at exactly the same time. It's a wine-loving megalomaniac's dream, simply add ingredients and water into the device, download the MM app, connect it up to your phone via Bluetooth and then a sudden puff of magical smoke (and a few days) later you'll have…

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Becca CaddyThe Miracle Machine: A wine-loving megalomaniac's dream