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Netflix Canada to get Disney films quicker

- July 17th, 2014

Sounds like for once, Canadians luck out when it comes to movies on Netflix.

Netflix Canada has signed an exclusive content deal with Disney to get animated and live action films, roughly eight months after they’ve been released in theatres, according to a press release.

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Review: Asus VivoMouse

- July 9th, 2014

The basic design of the mouse has not really changed that much over the years. Sure, optical sensors have replaced trackballs and some gaming mouses have a futuristic scifi look with extra buttons and ridges that make it easier to grip.  But the basic functionality has not really changed.

The Asus VivoMouse, on the other hand, turns the standard mouse design onto its head by adding a circular three-point multi-touch touchpad on top. The VivoMouse can be used as either a standard mouse by moving it along a surface or you can drag your finger along the top of the device to use it much as you would a touchpad on a laptop.

Asus VivoMouse

Asus VivoMouse. (Supplied)

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Qwerkywriter – a typewriter-inspired keyboard for your tablet

- July 4th, 2014

If you’re like me and miss the feel of an old-school mechanical keyboard, when using the virtual keyboard on your tablet or the flat keys on your sleek notebook computer, then you might be interested in the Qwerkywriter.

The brainchild of Brian Min of Walnut Creek, Calif.,  the Qwertywriter is a mechanical keyboard that takes its inspiration from a typewriter.

Min recently closed a successful Kickstarter campaign for the device where he received US$129,164 for a goal of $90,000.

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This Chinese robot will extract your sperm and you will like it, dammit!

- June 26th, 2014

Time for hospitals and clinic to throw away the nudie mags and specimen cups – as sperm donation is going high-tech.

As Uproxx.com reports, a hospital in Nanjing, China will now be using an “automatic sperm extractor” to get the user’s seed for in vitro fertilization. As you can see in the relatively safe-for-work video below, the machine collects the sperm via a thrusting motion – in what can probably be best described as a handjob. (Or perhaps a tube job as it is technically a tube.)

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