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I can't believe someone makes... Holographic chocolate

I’m rather partial to chocolate, and holography is a bit of a personal hobbyhorse, so you can imagine my eye was caught by news stories about holographic chocolate! Swiss company Morphotonix are the people who make this complicated confectionery, and apparently they can add the technology without altering the…

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I can't believe someone makes... Internet connected egg trays

Don’t ask our Components Editor, David Manners, what he thinks of the Internet of Things, unless you want a brisk brush off (IPA – increasing prevalence of automation – would be his preferred acronym). This product is unlikely to win his affections either – an interesting IoT device that counts the number…

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I can’t believe someone makes… Wi-Fi kettles

You know the Internet of Things. Internet connected fridges and toasters and garage doors… Well how about the Wi-Fi kettle? Steamy IP! The iKettle , complete with an LED backlit control panel and four tailored temperature settings, can be cunningly controlled by your iOS or Android smartphone, and features user…

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I can't believe someone makes... Life expectancy watch

But at my back I always hear Time’s winged chariot hurrying near  [Andrew Marvell] You’ve got to smile at this one. It’s a “death watch” watch that tells you the time past, but also tells you how much time you have left. That’s right, a life…

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I can't believe someone makes... USB condoms

This is actually a good idea. Better to be safe than sorry, and you wouldn’t want anything nasty to happen when you stick your device willy nilly, here and yonder… The USB condom will cost you $9.99 and its creators write: We all have needs and sometimes you…

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I can't believe someone makes... a nagging fork

The delightfully-named Hapifork, made and crowdfunded via Hapilabs, claims to be “an electronic fork that gives people the ability to closely monitor the way that they eat in real time and over a long period of time through statistical measurement”. It aims to encourage healthy eating, by flashing a…

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I can't believe someone makes... GPS shoes

Home, shoes! Take me home! I can’t believe someone makes GPS shoes, but I’m glad they do. Thanks to David M for flagging the great work of Dominic Wilcox – here’s just a sample of the ingenious objects he makes. Check out the GPS shoes. First thing you…

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I can't believe someone makes... Hot Tub boats

This one is almost surreal. A boat – by definition, I thought – is something that keeps the water out. What is there to say about a boat full of water? Is it an existential question: where does the boat end and the water begin? Maybe they should be dubbed Infinity boats…

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