• Picture, if you will, an all-in-one desktop, with a 23-inch monitor. It looks a bit like an iMac. Now, add a horizontal touchscreen to the base of the device, where you might otherwise put a keyboard. To top it all off, stick a 3D scanner in a unit that hangs over the computer’s monitor, centered over a touchscreen.

    That’s Sprout, HP’s new all-in-one PC. It’s a bit…unconventional.

    HP is calling it a part of its new “blended reality” push, which is designed to combine computers and 3D printers into one big creation ecosystem. Thanks to the 3D scanning unit, Sprout users will be able to take a physical object and turn it into digital bits. The touchscreen will allow people to manipulate objects, draw, and perform other tasks that aren’t as well-suited to a keyboard and mouse. Here’s a video that shows it off:

www.geekwire.com

  • Alienware's newest desktop PC has arrived in the form of the Area 51 — a behemoth hexagonal tower made to better serve gamers looking for top-line performance. It ships with the new Intel Haswell-E 6- and 8-core processors, and appears to be an apt successor to the company's long line of purpose-built gaming boxes.


    Starting at $1699 and available to order tomorrow, the Area 51 is equipped to allow all sorts of customization, like the ability to fit five hard drives (SSD or HDD) and three double-wide 300W graphics cards on the inside, or program nine different lighting zones on the outside.

www.theverge.com

  • Dacuda is raising funds for PocketScan on Kickstarter! PocketScan, the world's smallest wireless scanner!

www.kickstarter.com

  • Best explanation of the Apple iPhone 6 plus #Bengate I’ve seen. #Bengate is blowing up as a trend, but for the most part a diversion. Watch this for a brief overview of the real risks.

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  • Can everyone stop talking about the iPhone 6 and start talking about this? (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook...

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  • The 512GB card is rated for 4K video capture and able to write all the data needed to store ultra-high-res footage in real time. Photographers will also like its ability to keep pace with high-speed burst photography.

    The card can handle a lot of wear and tear, too, including dunking in water and trips through an X-ray machine.

    Big storage doesn't come cheap, though. The price: $800.

    SanDisk has other storage options in its Extreme Pro line, such as 128GB and 256GB SD cards.

mashable.com

  • Unlike anything you've ever seen, we're creating an entirely new means of storytelling, a completely new art form. Entertainment like nothing you've ever seen. 

    Be onstage with your favorite artist, or watch the action from on the field. Stand amidst the redwoods, or atop the Great Wall of China. 

    Want to find out for yourself? Here's where we'll be offering demos next:

www.jauntvr.com

  • When I met with OM Audio in Manhattan to check out what the company was calling the "world's first levitating Bluetooth speaker," I didn't bat an eye. I had never myself seen a levitating speaker before that day, and a thorough internet search turned up nil. As it turns out, a Taiwanese company has been showing off a very similar (albeit nonfunctioning) device for months.

www.engadget.com

    This Magical Inkless Pen Never Needs a Refill

    Napkin 4.Ever Pininfarina Cambiano | $120 Sun Lee

    Italian design firm Pininfarina—famous for shaping such iconic Ferraris as the Daytona and the F40—is now applying its automotive eye to the world of high-end writing instruments. The wood and aluminum Cambiano pen, made in partnership with Napkin, takes both its name and its visual cues from Pininfarina's latest concept car, a plug-in electric with a range of 500 miles. But this sleek stylus can go forever without filling up: Rather than transferring anything to the page, the alloy tip makes its mark by oxidizing the paper it touches. You can use it to write an entire novel—or even a six-volume set. Your hand will give up before the Cambiano does.

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    This week, Sharp, Softbank, and Sprint announced a new line of devices called Aquos Crystal, which feature full-screen designs like nothing we've seen before. Sprint confirmed today that it would be getting the 5-inch Aquos Crystal smartphone, a new mid-range device unlike anything else in Sprint's or other US carrier lineups. Oh, and it's going to sell for a measly $239 without a contract (or $10 per month with Sprint's Easy Pay plan or $149.99 on Sprint's prepaid Boost or Virgin brands).

www.theverge.com

  • Undocking's a breeze, works with cases, gorgeous on your desk. Frustrated with Apple's docks, we designed our own.

    • Easy, one-handed undocking - guaranteed
    • Beautifully milled from a single solid block aluminum
    • Perfectly seamless
    • Works with cases. Backpad flips for thicker ones
    • NanoPad™ bottom grips rock-hard to smooth surfaces
    • Gorgeous 20-step anodized finishes
    • Securely mounts your Apple Lightning cable
    • Made in USA

www.elevationlab.com

  • So you want a gamepad to play that new platformer on your Windows PC, but you don't relish the idea of buying an expensive peripheral that will collect dust after you're done. Are you stuck using the keyboard? Not if Ideum has its way -- it's updating its GestureWorks Gameplay virtual controller app with Android support,

www.engadget.com

  • I bring you the most American invention of all time. It’s called the Bug-A-Salt. It’s a shotgun for killing flies.

    It uses regular table salt and fires it fast and broad enough to hit and at least knock out a fly from a distance. It’s completely non-toxic, and best of all, let’s you pretend to be John McClain from Die Hard.

www.thedailyepic.com

  • Hello! Welcome to this week’s edition of “Things You Really Probably Shouldn’t Do At Home! Seriously.”

    Armed with a pinch of ingenuity and a heaping fistful of insanity, garage inventor Colin Furze has recreated Wolverine’s signature claws. They extend! They retract! They… look incredibly dangerous!

techcrunch.com

  • This week’s absurdity: shoes that magnetically let him walk across the ceiling, in honor of Magneto.


    Maybe it’s not quite as cool as full control over anything metal — but it’s still absolutely bonkers.

techcrunch.com

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    I thought I cared about 4K... And for a while I truly did. Now I have this, and I don't remember why 4K ever mattered... Welcome to my review of the LG 34UM95.

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  • Leica's been making cameras for a full century this year, and to celebrate, it's just now getting around to releasing an interchangeable-lens camera that you might actually be able to afford... until you factor in the glass. Priced around $1,850 (without a lens), the T looks like a camera that you might want to own. Its core is chiseled from a solid brick of aluminum, resulting in a beautiful body (that's equally durable). There's a 16-megapixel APS-C sensor, a 3.7-inch high-res touchscreen, a 12,500 top ISO, 1080p video capture, a 5 fps continuous shooting mode and a pair of top-mounted control wheels for adjusting exposure. There's also integrated WiFi, and you can pop on an optional electronic viewfinder, if that's your thing.

www.engadget.com

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