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Want To Go Retro When You Write? Get A USB Typewriter

Once upon a time, a long time ago but not in a galaxy far, far away, people used manual typewriters to put letters, recipes, and manuscripts down on paper. It was a simpler time, without spell check or the ability to save a document. You had to have strong hands to operate it. Ah, yes, I remember it well. If you long for a partial return to yesteryear you can get it with a USB Typewriter.

G.Skill Announces 4000 MT/s Trident Z DDR4 Memory Modules

In preparation for Intel's Skylake Core i7 processors, G.Skill is putting out DDR4 DIMM kits capable of seriously high speeds - up to 4 GT/s (gigatransfers per second) - with cool-looking heatspreaders to match.

Google’s Radar-Based Wearable: One 'Handy' User Interface

Meet Project Soli, a radar-based wearable destined to control just about every product under the sun (except maybe the sun). Created by Google, this new wearable transforms human hands and fingers into a user interface. Read on to learn more about  this fascinating wearable-tech innovation.

Mind-Controlled Exoskeleton: A Dream of Walking Becomes Reality

Meet the new mind-controlled exoskeleton developed by researchers in Germany and Korea. The success of this innovation may well revolutionize the lives of the disabled everywhere.

Asus Builds Micro ATX Intel X99 Motherboard

Not everyone needs a hulking full-tower case to house their 18-core workstation. Asus seems to agree. Their X99-M WS motherboard will let you use Intel's latest LGA2011-v3 Xeon processors and quad-channel DDR4 memory, cramming all that and more into the compact micro ATX form factor.

The First Optical Microprocessing Chip Is A Breakthrough In Quantum Computing

Scientists at the University of Bristol have debuted new optical chip that could be to quantum computers what traditional microprocessors are to current computer technology: invaluable. Already the chip has been able to tackle typically year-long experiments in just a matter of hours. What else will it achieve?

CharityWait: Donate To A Cause To Skip Restaurant Wait Times

If you're the type that likes to spend your Friday and Saturday nights at the latest restaurant openings, sampling creative culinary delights from the world's top chefs, then you know your love of food warrants a lot of patience. Reservations during prime hours, especially at the city's hottest spots, are as hard to come by as a winning lottery ticket. Foodies know it's just one of those grin and bare it circumstances to which there are no alternatives - at least not before now.

Beyond Silicon: A New Digital Switch

Though silicon is ubiquitous in our modern electronics, it possesses a number of drawbacks that leave scientists constantly searching for alternatives. The arrival of graphene a decade ago was thought to offer considerable promise in this area, but it too suffered from a fatal flaw. Now scientists report a means of combining graphene with nanotubes to yield a new generation of high speed electrical switches.

Mr. Robot’s ‘FSociety’ Inspired By Real-Life ’Morpho’?

For all those cybercrime bloggers who’ve been cyberventilating over USA network’s hit TV series, Mr Robot, while a lot more will be revealed about its band of hackers called ‘FSociety' in weeks to come, it appears a real-life group whose moniker is ‘Morpho’ might be the real-life underground inspiration.

HP's Sprout PC Combines All-In-One Computer, 3D Object Scanner

HP's stepping out of its comfort zone with this one. Tying into the recent 3D printer craze, the 23" Sprout PC's cameras and software can scan a real-world object you have on hand, and turn it into a 3D model you can manipulate on the included touch-mat, share with friends, and more.