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Toshiba's Dynabook KIRA L93 Convertible Boasts 7 Usage Modes

A clever kickstand design gives Toshiba's new ultraportable PC more positioning options than its competitors. Meanwhile, the seriously high-resolution touchscreen, pen-input support, and amount of horsepower inside may appeal to those in graphic design.

So Smart Car Tipping Is A Thing Now

Smart Car owners in the San Francisco area are feeling slightly less smug these days thanks to a spate of car tipping incidents. That's CAR tipping, not COW tipping.

Turtle Taxi: Atypical Taxi Service Takes The Long Way Home

Most of us that use taxi services have one core expectation - that we will get to our intended destination just as fast as traffic allows, while taking the most direct route possible. But if we've learned anything by now, it's that not everyone is quite so traditional.

How Would You Feel If Your Boss Was A Robot? The Employees Of Deep Knowledge Are About To Find Out

Ladies and gentlemen, we'd best get ready to welcome our new robot overlords - an AI has just made it onto a company's board of directors. The intelligence, known as Vital, was promoted to the board by Japanese venture capital firm Deep Knowledge, for its ability to pick up on market trends humans might miss.

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?

Taiwan Dentist Attracts Attention, Customers With Maid-Outfitted Nurses

Patients at a dental clinic in Zhubei, Taiwan have less to fear (and more to see) now that the office's hygienists have taken to wearing skimpy French Maid outfits. The respectful nurse/maids bring slippers and serve coffee to arriving visitors who leave later with the cleanest teeth EVAR!

Yammer: Tower Of Babble For Private vs Public Engagement?

In the world of Web 2.0, while corporations have struggled with just how much social media their employees should be allowed to engage in, opinions differ widely as to its usage. From strict guidelines that prohibit using Facebook, Twitter, G+ or even LinkedIn at all in the workplace, to companies like Zappos that encourage their employees to become company advocates and engage to their heart's content, there a wide range . . .

One Giant Leap For Can Kind: Japan Sending Pocari Sweat To The Moon

The makers of oddly-named Japanese sports drink Pocari Sweat have committed themselves to achieving the goal, before 2015 is out, of landing a can on the moon.

Micromax X352: Dumbphone And USB Battery Charger In One Device

Micromax's new “feature” phone looks like a pretty cookie-cutter example of these devices nowadays. Except for the mammoth battery inside, that is, which you can re-purpose as a USB charging bank for your more expensive mobile devices.