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“Don’t play with your food.” A message that’s been drummed into many of us since we learned to hold a knife and fork. But whether it’s turning mash potato into a volcano erupting with gravy or arranging a cooked breakfast into a novelty face, the temptation is too much for some. Food should be fun, no?

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A novel idea

Once upon a time there was a book unlike any other. A book so revolutionary it had the power to change lives, communities – even whole countries. A book you could drink.

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Ever get home to find your laundry wash finished hours earlier, your favourite shirt a creased, wet ball of musky cloth? A company called Berg have just the thing to help. Cloudwash is a prototype washing machine that lets you set up wash loads and order detergent through your phone.
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King of the Pill

Take the red one. Then the blue one. Followed by three yellow ones and the green triangular one. With food. Before you go to bed. After reading a book. As we become increasingly obsessed with supplementing our lives with medication, so it becomes increasingly complicated to remember to take them.
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Your latest squeeze

Toothpaste has been around for longer than you’d expect. The ancient Greeks and Romans used crushed oyster shells to give them a winning smile. Other historical treatments included the ashes from burnt mice heads.

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Drip dry

Leave the aspirin in the cupboard. Put the bacon back in the fridge. And take the coffee pot off the boil. If you wake up with a hangover in New York, you now have the option of calling the IV Doctor.

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Coke. Diet Coke. Cherry Coke. Diet Cherry Coke. Coke Zero. Cherry Coke Zero. Coke Zero Caffeine Free. Diet Coke with Lime. There’s a ridiculously long list of Coke products available throughout the world, but that hasn’t stopped designer Wonchan Lee from taking the fizzy drink franchise into unchartered waters with his ‘Coca Cola Le Parfum’ range.

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A bright idea

It’s like something out of Minority Report (minus the creepy spider robots). You walk into your local supermarket, take out your phone and open the Philips app. You’re presented with a map of the store and your precise location within it. You’re then given directions to the exact ingredients you need.

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Beer on the rocks

Is this the end of the pint glass? US beer brand MillerCoors has just launched its newest product, Miller Fortune, which is intended to be served in a short whisky glass.

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Turn up the beats

There was a time when Andre Romelle Young was better known for his ‘mild frustration’ with the Greater Los Angeles Police department. But in more recent years Young (aka Dr Dre) has transformed himself thanks to Beats – his range of headphones that became a range of speakers that have now launched a new digital music service. (Word to Jamie C.)

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