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It's November, which means only one thing for cheapskates with a sweet tooth: it will soon be 7-Eleven Day, when the convenience store chain traditionally gives away a free Slurpee. The bad news? This year's day (which happens, natch, on Friday 7 November) isn't as generous as past offers.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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The 'Xpandinator' is a free Slurpee contraption from 7-Eleven that gives you a significantly larger serving inside your cup. It is compatible with all Slurpee sizes and can be re-used indefinitely -- in other words, it's basically a free upgrade that lasts forever. On the downside, it has a bizarre top-heavy design that can lead to catastrophic Slurpee spills. Here's how it handled in practice.

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Have you ever left your bottle of soft drink in the freezer a bit too long and been pleasantly surprised by the resulting slush? That's the concept behind Coca-Cola Ice Up -- a super-cooled bottle dispenser that shoots out "self-freezing" Coke bottles. Feeling parched on a hot spring day, I decided to try it out...

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Summer's coming and that means it's Slurpee time! Starting from tomorrow, 7-Eleven Australia will be bringing back eleven Slurpee flavours as part of their upcoming SLURPEE Flavathon.