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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.

In Win H-Tower PC Case Transforms Open At A Button Press

Manually unscrewing side panels is so 2014. In Win's H-Tower will auto-open itself for tinkering at the press of a button, in a manner that can't quite be expressed in mere words or pictures.

Fractal Design Builds "Sleek And Elegant" Home Theater PC Case

With an exterior that will "fit in any space or room", Fractal Design's Node 202 enclosure promises to combine a low-profile, low-noise design with enough room for fast graphics cards. Those who dislike the Corsair Bulldog's aesthetic ought to take a look at this.

Tablet Offers New Light at The End of the Visually-Impaired Tunnel

Meet the world's first braille tactile tablet for the blind that is made without mechanical components. Read on for more about liquid-based technology and how it is improving the everyday lives of the visually impaired.

RGB LEDs Light Lian Li's Dual-Chambered PC-O8 Case

The recent trend of putting RGB LEDs on everything continues. The latest is Lian Li's squarish PC-O8 case. It'll enclose even the most expensive computer you could build, while keeping things reasonably classy with tempered glass panels and the aforementioned LED lighting.

Corsair Bulldog: Console-Size, 4K-Capable Living Room Gaming PC

With a strong focus on 4K-res gaming, Corsair has brought together their PC case, cooling, and power expertise for their Bulldog DIY PC kit. It'll handle some really high-caliber hardware, all while being small enough and quiet enough to fit into your home theater setup.

Where Art Meets Science: Kirigami For Stretchable Electronics

Kirigami is a variation of the more well-known origami, in which paper is both folded and cut. In the right hands, it allows for the creation of remarkably intricate works of art. Now, however, scientists are putting the technique to use for more than just aesthetics. They’ve discovered that cutting electronic materials in a similar fashion allows them to stretch up to 370% without loss of electrical performance. This may be just the breakthrough needed to develop practical and functional wearable electronics.