This Wonderful Photographer Gave a Boy Suffering with Muscular Dystrophy a Chance to Live Out His Dreams

Here’s something that’ll warm your heart in a week that needs more heartwarming stories: Photographer Matej Peljhan photographed a boy named Luka who suffers from muscular dystrophy doing things he dreams about doing but his body won’t allow him to. Like playing basketball or skateboarding or diving. It’s beautiful. More »

    



CompuLab Intense PC System Review: Fanless Ivy Bridge

The last time we checked out a fanless desktop system, it was Logic Supply's LGX AG150. While affordable, that system was powered by Intel's Cedar Trail Atom processor, a chip with serious teething issues under Windows. Today, though, we have a beefier beast: can CompuLab's Intense PC with an entirely fanless enclosure handle the heat from a 17W Ivy Bridge CPU?

CompuLab Intense PC System Review: Fanless Ivy Bridge

The last time we checked out a fanless desktop system, it was Logic Supply's LGX AG150. While affordable, that system was powered by Intel's Cedar Trail Atom processor, a chip with serious teething issues under Windows. Today, though, we have a beefier beast: can CompuLab's Intense PC with an entirely fanless enclosure handle the heat from a 17W Ivy Bridge CPU?

CompuLab Intense PC System Review: Fanless Ivy Bridge

The last time we checked out a fanless desktop system, it was Logic Supply's LGX AG150. While affordable, that system was powered by Intel's Cedar Trail Atom processor, a chip with serious teething issues under Windows. Today, though, we have a beefier beast: can CompuLab's Intense PC with an entirely fanless enclosure handle the heat from a 17W Ivy Bridge CPU?

Interested in a Samsung Galaxy S 4? There’s a sign up page for that

Verizon yesterday noted that the Samsung Galaxy S 4 would be launching sometime in May, a little later than the purported launch date for other carriers like AT&T. Despite Verizon’s ballpark range, there have been leaks pointing to a specific May 30 arrival date. Curiously, it appears the carrier has put up a page for those who are interested in upgrading to the forthcoming handset.

Potential customers can head to the page to sign up for updates from Verizon on the Galaxy S 4. It’s not clear why Verizon put up the page, but Android Central figures that carriers do this to try and gauge how many people are interested in an upcoming product so that they can order the appropriate amount of units.

The Galaxy S4 is expected to launch online on April 24 from T-Mobile (with an in-store launch date slated for May 1), April 23 from AT&T (reports suggest that the launch date was previously set to April 30 and April 26), April 27 from Sprint, and sometime in May from Verizon. The handset will include a 5-inch Super AMOLED display with full HD 1080p resolution, a quad-core Snapdragon 600 SoC, and 2GB of RAM.

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Sell Your Stuff and Get Some Extra Cash This Weekend

Whether you’re hard up for cash or just want to de-crapify your home, selling your stuff online can be awesome. You get rid of stuff you don’t need, and you get some extra pocket money in return. Here are some tips for getting the most money back.

Prepare Your Stuff For Sale

As you gather up your clutter, you probably need to do a little work on it before you sell it off. A little work can go a long way to getting you more money—especially if you’re selling old gadgets. If you’ve got a smartphone, make sure you’ve protected it from wear and are selling it at the right time. If you’re selling a laptop, give it a little makeover—it’s probably become pretty dirty and worn out over the years. And no matter what you do, wipe your data—both on your computer and your phone—before you hand it off to a stranger. Check out our guide to selling your gadgets online for more preparation tips, while you’re at it.

Where to Sell Based on Your Needs

Before you rush off to eBay or Craigslist, think about what you’re selling and what you want from your sale. Certain places are better than others, depending on your needs. For example, if you’re selling electronics, books, or video games, Amazon and eBay are great choices, but they won’t be if you’re selling clothing. Check out our complete guide to selling your unwanted crap for an idea of where to sell.

If you’re looking for something a little more hassle-free, consider Amazon’s Fulfillment program, or even Facebook. Heck, you could even set up your own little online store without too much effort, giving you complete control over the whole process. For more ideas, check out our Hive Five poll on the five best places to set up shop online. You’re bound to find the perfect place with a bit of research.

Create Your Listings

When it comes time to actually put your stuff up for sale, don’t be careless. A little effort goes a long way. Take good photos to ensure they attract attention, find out how much your items are worth by searching for completed sales (or using a site like WorthMonkey), and set your eBay auctions to end at the optimal time for the most bidders. Bundling products together will get you a quicker sale, but not necessarily a better one. Patience is key with selling online: if you wait long enough, someone will offer you a great price. You don’t need to take the first offer that comes your way unless you’re really desperate to unload the object in question.

Lastly, as you’re waiting for that sale, make sure you don’t succumb to the loads of scams and lowballers out there. Check out our tips to avoid getting screwed on Craigslist (and elsewhere online) to make sure someone doesn’t take advantage.

That’s a lot of links to throw at you at once, but there are a lot of great tricks out there to help you get the most for your money. Luckily, we have a checklist that’ll help you keep track of it all. Click here to check it out, and good luck!

Have a great weekend!

Images by quazie, Leremy (Shutterstock), and Kevin Dooley.

Sell Your Stuff and Get Some Extra Cash This Weekend

Whether you’re hard up for cash or just want to de-crapify your home, selling your stuff online can be awesome. You get rid of stuff you don’t need, and you get some extra pocket money in return. Here are some tips for getting the most money back.

Prepare Your Stuff For Sale

As you gather up your clutter, you probably need to do a little work on it before you sell it off. A little work can go a long way to getting you more money—especially if you’re selling old gadgets. If you’ve got a smartphone, make sure you’ve protected it from wear and are selling it at the right time. If you’re selling a laptop, give it a little makeover—it’s probably become pretty dirty and worn out over the years. And no matter what you do, wipe your data—both on your computer and your phone—before you hand it off to a stranger. Check out our guide to selling your gadgets online for more preparation tips, while you’re at it.

Where to Sell Based on Your Needs

Before you rush off to eBay or Craigslist, think about what you’re selling and what you want from your sale. Certain places are better than others, depending on your needs. For example, if you’re selling electronics, books, or video games, Amazon and eBay are great choices, but they won’t be if you’re selling clothing. Check out our complete guide to selling your unwanted crap for an idea of where to sell.

If you’re looking for something a little more hassle-free, consider Amazon’s Fulfillment program, or even Facebook. Heck, you could even set up your own little online store without too much effort, giving you complete control over the whole process. For more ideas, check out our Hive Five poll on the five best places to set up shop online. You’re bound to find the perfect place with a bit of research.

Create Your Listings

When it comes time to actually put your stuff up for sale, don’t be careless. A little effort goes a long way. Take good photos to ensure they attract attention, find out how much your items are worth by searching for completed sales (or using a site like WorthMonkey), and set your eBay auctions to end at the optimal time for the most bidders. Bundling products together will get you a quicker sale, but not necessarily a better one. Patience is key with selling online: if you wait long enough, someone will offer you a great price. You don’t need to take the first offer that comes your way unless you’re really desperate to unload the object in question.

Lastly, as you’re waiting for that sale, make sure you don’t succumb to the loads of scams and lowballers out there. Check out our tips to avoid getting screwed on Craigslist (and elsewhere online) to make sure someone doesn’t take advantage.

That’s a lot of links to throw at you at once, but there are a lot of great tricks out there to help you get the most for your money. Luckily, we have a checklist that’ll help you keep track of it all. Click here to check it out, and good luck!

Have a great weekend!

Images by quazie, Leremy (Shutterstock), and Kevin Dooley.

If Google Now isn’t cutting it, give Sherpa a try instead

We’re gearing up for a heaping of forthcoming handset releases like the HTC One, which is available today on AT&T and Sprint. This week, we’ll briefly talk about Sherpa, a third-party digital assistant application that’s still in beta but definitely has some potential. We’ll also cover a popular backup application that offers cloud-storing capabilities for a price, and we’ll indulge in a little Facebook game that’s recently captivated the mobile world.

Sherpa Beta Virtual Assistant, Free

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Nikola Tesla’s Amazing Predictions for the 21st Century

In the 1930s journalists from publications like the New York Times and Time magazine would regularly visit Nikola Tesla at his home on the 20th floor of the Hotel Governor Clinton in Manhattan. There the elderly Tesla would regale them with stories of his early days as an inventor and often opined about what was in store for the future.

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The Weirdest Thing on the Internet Tonight: Scars

What? You act like you’ve never seen a troop of baboons play Black Spire’s “Scars” before. Get with the times man. Kristof Luyckx directed the animation. More »