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Make Your Smartphone Smarter With Gecko

by Brad Merrill - on Oct 21st 2013 - No Comments

The Gecko is a gesture-control addition to your smartphone to make it a little bit smarter. Each motion made by the guitar-pick sized gadget triggers a phone action—like keyboard shortcuts, but better. So long as the Gecko and the phone are within Bluetooth connection distance, you can have the device control music, trigger the camera, […]

Canadian Entrepreneur Develops The First Posture-Correct Upright Workstation

by Brad Merrill - on Oct 8th 2013 - No Comments

The Workblade, developed by Ergostanz of Abbotsford, is a project that aims to “chuck the chair” to overcome what researchers call, “our unnecessary and dangerous habit of sitting everywhere.” The Workblade consists of an upright pedestal with a height-adjustable backrest and fixed footrest, “angled just right to allow for all day comfort while working on […]

Meet The World’s First 3D-Printed Car

by Brad Merrill - on Feb 28th 2013 - No Comments
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With 3D printing becoming mainstream, you can manufacture just about anything with ease. Now, you can add a 3-D printed car to that list.

Review: The GeekDesk Max Adjustable Standing Desk [Video]

by Brad Merrill - on Dec 20th 2012 - No Comments
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It takes a certain kind of person to love a standing desk, and that kind of person will love this one. The GeekDesk is one of the best standing desks I’ve seen. It’s a little on the expensive side, but it has a built-in electronic lifting system that allows you to set the perfect height, […]

Was The Nintendo Wii Really A ‘Revolution’?

by Brad Merrill - on Nov 26th 2012 - 1 Comment
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Six years later, it’s time to say goodbye. The Nintendo Wii, launched in 2006, is now being replaced by the Nintendo Wii U. It topped console charts for this generation, beating the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, which were both technologically superior. It was small, cheap, and compelling to everyone, not just hardcore gamers. During […]

Oops: Android 4.2 Bug Omits The Month Of December

by Brad Merrill - on Nov 18th 2012 - No Comments
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The launch of Android 4.2 brought a plethora of new features to the mobile world, but a recently discovered bug omits something fairly important: the month of December. If you take a look at the People app on any device using the new OS, the last 31 days of the year will be unavailable for […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Samsung’s $249 Chromebook

by Brad Merrill - on Nov 13th 2012 - No Comments
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Samsung and Google recently announced the Chromebook, a $249 computer with an 11.6-inch screen and around 6.5 hours of battery life in a slim 2.5 lb, 0.8-inch-thick shell. It’s a very simple approach to the concept of a Chrome-powered notebook. But is it any good?

Welcome To VentureBreak’s 2012 Holiday Gift Guide

by Brad Merrill - on Nov 1st 2012 - No Comments
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Well, it’s that time of year again. Today kicks off our third annual Holiday Gift Guide, a series of posts dedicated to how to shop for the people you love/like this holiday season. We’ll be posting about laptops, phones, cameras, tablets, gadgets, and other products of our modern world. Do you want us to focus […]

LG Trolls Elevator Passengers To Show Off New ‘Lifelike’ IPS Monitors [Video]