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Video Review #1579: Antec AMP Pulse Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

The Antec AMP Pulse Wireless Bluetooth Headphones is Bluetooth v3 compatible which means good range and sound quality is great. They have comfy ear cushions, 40mm drivers, built-in controls, the frequency response is 20Hz~20KHz, built-in mic, Li-Polymer battery and weights 180g. These also fold up for convenience when you're on the go.


Newegg big plans for Europe

"US based online electronics stores Newegg is set to launch it's business into the international market. Plans are already in motion to open the doors in the United Kingdom shortly. Although according to our sources in NewEgg as well as what has been published already on the web the store opening will "soft launch" until the company feels more confident in the market."

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IT workers breed brighter kids

"An OECD report into the link between student performance and their parents’ occupations has revealed that if a kid has at least one parent working in IT, business or engineering they will do better in school.

The news will be greeted with glee amongst the IT community where it will be suddenly be possible to use a pick-up line “but our kids will be good in school.” Not only were the kids of information and communications technology (ICT) workers top of the country in maths and science, they were also found to be the best in terms of reading..."

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Video Review #1578: Feenix Autore Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

The Feenix Autore Mechanical Keyboard is a well crafted & elegant looking gaming weapon. It comes with a detachable braided USB cable and is compact, so it's perfect for LAN parties. The keyboard has quality gold plated Cherry MX Brown switches, silk-screened keycaps, a gold metal plate running through the length of the chassis and it's shaped like a monolith.


Video Review #1577: Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 CPU Cooler

The Be Quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 is an outstanding CPU Cooler. It's gorgeous, build quality is exceptional, has 90 aluminum fins, smooth copper base, seven 6mm heatpipes and two quiet fans. As well, it performs very well and another fan can be added if more performance is needed.

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Trolls are sadists and psychos

"A new study carried out in Canada has revealed what most internet junkies knew already – trolls are sick.

The study found that one in twenty internet users deliberately engage in trolling. They exhibit classic traits of sadism, psychopathy, narcissism and Machievellianism. The study was published in ScienceDirect and it covered 1,215 people.

Unsurprisingly it found that those who identified themselves as trolls were sadistic, as they enjoyed to watching their victims suffer. They were also willing to manipulate people and many simply lacked empathy."

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Whatever happened to the IPv4 address crisis?

"The day of reckoning still looms – it’s just been pushed out as the major Internet players have developed ingenious ways to stretch those available numbers. But these conservation efforts can only work for so long.

ARIN currently has “approximately 24 million IPv4 addresses in the available pool for the region,” according to President and CEO John Curran. They’re available to ISPs large and small, but Curran predicts they will all likely be handed out by “sometime in 2014.”"

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Video Review #1576: QNAP HS-210 2-Bay Media Sharing NAS

The QNAP HS-210 is an outstanding 2-Bay Media Sharing Network Attached Storage device. With the power software and excellent hardware it's one of the most feature rich and powerful NAS devices on the market. Also, it looks outstanding, the build quality is exceptional and it's completely silent. It would be perfect for an HTPC setup.

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Feds ask telcos: Please stop letting workers who climb up cell towers die

"According to the agency, 13 worker fatalities occurred in 2013, “more than in the previous two years combined.” OSHA added, “This disturbing trend appears to be continuing, with... four worker deaths occurring in the first five weeks of 2014.”"

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Linksys Routers Exploited By "TheMoon"

"A vulnerability in many Linksys routers, allowing for unauthenticated code execution, is being used to mass-exploit various Linksys routers right now. Infected routers will start scanning for vulnerable systems themselves, leading to a very fast spread of this 'worm.'"

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Video Review #1575: SilverStone MR01 Aluminum Monitor Riser


What Gaming Looks Like on Google Glass

"Although Google Glass doesn’t provide augmented reality, that doesn’t mean gaming is out of the question. In a recent post to its Glass developer blog, Google details concepts for Glass-friendly games in an effort to nudge app-makers into the gaming territory. “With tons of tiny sensors and a screen that fits neatly above the eye, Glass is an exciting new place to play,” Google says in its post. “We hacked together five simple games that experiment with the unique features of Glass and demonstrate some of the possibilities for gaming.”

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