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by Must Love Gadgets
Poor posture, bad back, stiff neck, lack of circulation in your legs.... These are just a few of the dozens of health problems that can be caused by sitting all day, especially if you're watching a screen for a good percentage of it. You could, of course, buy a standing desk. Or, you could look into getting one of the amazingly versatile Varidesk® designs that let you move your desk up and down as you stand or sit. Nice to have a choice, eh?
by Samantha Pankey
Electric bikes are becoming increasingly popular among urban commuters. They get you to work without the hassle of sweating out a ride, as you would on a traditional bike, or having to find parking, as you would in a car. Now, Smart, makers of the Smart fortwo cars, have dipped their toes into the electric bike market with their smooth but heavy e-bike.
by Tech Light
Although we're living in an increasingly-mobile society, there's still one piece of tech that missed the bus: the printer. What few mobile printers do exist are either too cumbersome or print on non-standard paper. One startup is looking to change that, through the wonders of robotics.
by Rey M.L.
Acer's upcoming pair of 11.6” laptops completely lack cooling fans, a refreshing move away from the noisy, dirt-prone tradition that PCs continue to follow. Further icing on the cake are the specs, which haven't suffered too much from the lack of active cooling.
by Rey M.L.
With a volume of just 2.3 litres and a weight of 2.5 pounds, MSI's latest barebones system nonetheless offers support for the latest LGA 1150-socket Intel processors, including quad-core i7s. There's also space inside for up to three storage drives, among other useful things.
For anyone who doubted that the Oculus Rift has some awesome applications outside video games, it gives me great pleasure to present to you "Conquest of the Skies," a nature documentary being developed by Sir David Attenborough. It'll be the first of its kind - and hopefully first of many.
by Tech Light
I'd like to interrupt my regularly scheduled posts to talk about a very serious issue: Heartbleed. Although plenty of websites have already patched the vulnerability, many users don't realize how serious the situation actually was. In short, it might be the worst security flaw seen in decades.
Researchers at Washingon State University have touched on a very fascinating way to improve machine learning and artificial intelligence: by having said machines teach each other to play video games. No, that isn't an April Fools' Joke: it's a legitimate scientific study.
by Boomer Babe
One thing boomers learn fast: Medicare and other insurance plans don't pay for hearing aids. And those buggers can cost up to $4,000 - $5,000 a pair. There's perhaps no one who knows these facts better than the man who invented the Lyric hearing aid, which, on a subscription basis, cost that much per pair per year! Now, that man, Adnan Shannib, has invented iHear, the hearing aid for the 99 percent of us who would love to hear, but can't afford those Lyric prices. It's the iHear, and wait 'til you see what's different about these hearing aids!
by Rey M.L.
Intel is rather serious about making a mark in the slate PC market. Serious enough, in fact, that it will soon augment its lineup of Atom processors with nine or so new ones. Even the partial specs list we've gotten a hold of is confusing, so allow me to untangle it for you.