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Basepro Is More Than Just A Laptop Tray

Laptop trays are nice. They keep your legs from burning up and typically keep your laptop cooler by use of internal fans inside the tray. But, that's it. That's typically all they do. Sure, some have little odds and ends, like cup holders, but really, things like that are nothing but gimmicks. With the Basepro from Absolute, however, things get a lot more interesting.

Samsung Announces Curved 27” HD Monitor

In what might become another fad, like 3D TVs were not too long ago, Samsung's latest PC monitor employs a slightly curved VA panel, improving ergonomics without comprising on features. Sort of.

From The Modder Who Brought You The Xbox Laptop, Say Hello To The Playbook 4

Ever wanted to play Destiny at a coffee shop? Got a hankering for Infamous: Second Son on the bus? You might want to get in touch with hardware modder Ed Zarick, then. He's turned Sony's immensely popular gaming console into a laptop - the Playbook 4.

Samsung's New Galaxy TAb 4 NOOK Can Help Get Your Kids Reading More

Inspiring kids to read from an early age and keeping kids reading into adulthood is a daunting challenge. Leveraging some of  the features that the latest gadgets have to offer can help make reading easier and more fun for kids and help make meeting that challenge easier.  The new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK is a new gadget that can help your kids read and inspire them to read more. 


HGST Announces World's First 10TB Hard Disk Drive

HGST (formerly Hitachi) has combined two new drive technologies for a whopping 10,000GB of storage capacity within a single 3.5” frame. Slightly less cutting-edge 8 and 6TB models follow for the more conservative.

Retro Christine Gaming PC Case Will Fill You With Fury

What does a creative case modder and car enthusiast do when it's time to design a horrifyingly cool new gaming PC? He takes inspiration from Stephen King's 1983 novel and and the John Carpenter-directed movie Christine, of course, and builds a custom computer case that evokes King's demoniacally possessed 1958 Plymouth Fury.

WD's New External Drives Have WiFi Access, SD Card Slot

The usual high capacities and USB interface of portable hard drives are paired with wireless streaming and an SD card vacuum, among other things, in Western Digital's My Passport Wireless. Pro photographers ought to take a long, hard look at this one.

MOD Duo Wants To Be The Last Music Pedal You Ever Own

What if I were to tell you that there was a music pedal out there that could reproduce an unlimited amount of sounds and music effects? Then, what if I were to tell you that the entire thing is open-sourced, meaning developers all over the world can develop effects for that same pedal? Sound like something you would be interested in? If so, make sure to check out the MOD Duo which is currently being funded on Kickstarter!

3D Printed Syringe Pump Cuts Cost Of Science

Syringe pumps are used to administer small amounts of fluid (with or without medication) to a patient, or they are used for chemical and biomedical research in laboratories. They normally cost hundreds or thousands of dollars, but now, scientists at MTU have made the design for a syringe pump open source, so it can be printed out on a 3D printer for just $50. Lower cost means that labs can run more experiments in parallel without worrying about the cost of equipment. 

Zotac Zbox Pico Is A Smartphone-Sized Windows PC

Despite being barely larger than its own AC adapter, Zotac's latest Zbox system nonetheless runs Windows 8.1 and boasts a respectable array of features.