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Whaddyareckon?: Unusual uses for tech

From tales of makeshift furniture to a troubling anecdote about a toilet, we're not afraid to dive into the S-bend of public consciousness to ask "What unusual uses do you have for your technology?".

Over the past few years the personal tech market has been all about convergence.

PDAs equipped with phones. Phones sporting MP3 players. MP3 players stuffed with GPS navigation, Wi-Fi and motion-sensing games. We're talking lofty levels of multitasking.

But some of us go beyond the tasks listed in the specs lists. Some look at their laptop and think "There lies a stable table to hold snacks during my daily television sessions". Others sink a few Bacardi Breezers and use their phones as torches for those drunken late-night fumbles with front-door locks. Such ingenuity is to be applauded, which is why this week's Whaddyareckon? is devoted to the odd ways people use their gadgets.

From tales of makeshift furniture to a troubling anecdote about a toilet, we're not afraid to dive into the S-bend of public consciousness to ask "What unusual uses do you have for your technology?".

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