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Black Edition: Gigabyte's Stress-Tested GeForce GTX 750 Ti Graphics Card

The Taiwanese company's new video card, based on Nvidia's latest GPU design, boasts sizable factory-overclocking and a large cooler. It also undergoes “server level” durability testing before arriving in your hands.

Sitting Too Much? Get Off Your Butt With The Varidesk®

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?

Smart Dives Into The Electric Bicycle Market With Its Smooth But Heavy e-bike

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.

Need To Print Something On The Go? This Pocket-Sized Robot's Got You Covered!

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.

Acer Announces Fanless Aspire E11, V11 Subnotebooks

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.

MSI Boasts Desktop Haswell CPU Support In Tiny ProBox23 PC

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.

Sir David Attenborough Is Making A Documentary With The Oculus Rift

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.

Just How Serious IS Heartbleed? You Probably Don’t Want To Know.

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. 

These Computers Are Learning By Teaching One Another Pac-Man

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.

iHear: Low Cost Invisible Hearing Aids Calibrated Just For You

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!