ASRock Z87M OC Formula Review: mATX OC at $190

The typical mainstay for the overclocker is the ATX size, with ample room for large coolers and multi-GPU setups.  Is micro-ATX up to scratch?  ASRock thinks so at $190 with the Z87M OC Formula.

ASRock Z87M OC Formula Review: mATX OC at $190

The typical mainstay for the overclocker is the ATX size, with ample room for large coolers and multi-GPU setups.  Is micro-ATX up to scratch?  ASRock thinks so at $190 with the Z87M OC Formula.

ASRock Z87M OC Formula Review: mATX OC at $190

The typical mainstay for the overclocker is the ATX size, with ample room for large coolers and multi-GPU setups.  Is micro-ATX up to scratch?  ASRock thinks so at $190 with the Z87M OC Formula.

ASRock Z87M OC Formula Review: mATX OC at $190

The typical mainstay for the overclocker is the ATX size, with ample room for large coolers and multi-GPU setups.  Is micro-ATX up to scratch?  ASRock thinks so at $190 with the Z87M OC Formula.

Earth’s inner heat helps control Greenland’s ice

Far from the ocean, the Earth’s crust influences the state of Greenland’s ice.

It’s assumed knowledge that ice melting in the polar regions is governed by seasons. In summer, the Northern hemisphere’s polar ice cap loses tonnes of its ice due to the warmth of the sun and ocean currents. Increasingly, human activity is making this melting worse as the Arctic warms in response to an increase in carbon dioxide.

But now, in a new report in Nature Geoscience, climate scientists have found that the Earth’s interior heat can also melt some ice, at least in those regions that are completely blanketed. Previously, this heat flow was thought to be insignificant in comparison to other factors.

Irina Rogozhina of the Helmholtz Institute in Potsdam and her colleagues looked at Greenland’s ice sheets. Because a large amount of water is held in these permanent ice sheets, climate scientists have been monitoring them carefully. One of the important measures of their dynamics is the amount of water that melts from the base of these glaciers.

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The Scariest Thing About Owning A Pagani Huayra Is Other People

This is Peter Read and his Pagani Huayra, the first right-hand drive Huayra in Europe. He says the scariest thing about it isn’t the speed or the price or the handling – it’s other people.

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Microsoft confirms Windows 8.1 launching October 17th

Microsoft confirms Windows 81 launching October 17th

Microsoft has announced that Windows 8.1 will be arriving on 17th October (well, in the US, anyway), confirming an earlier rumor of a mid-month launch. For some reason, the company’s specified an exact time of 12am on October 18th in New Zealand, which is 4am PT or 7am ET on October 17th. The free update will begin hitting your local Windows Store from that time, as well as “at retail and on new devices” on the 18th, depending on the market. Check out our hands-on for an idea of what to expect from the update.

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How mobile technology created a workforce that never stops working

Aurich Lawson

Is the end of the cubicle upon us?

For most people, the answer is “not today,” but the mobile worker—rarely in the office, getting most work done on a smartphone, tablet, or laptop—is becoming an increasingly large presence in corporate America.

Take Chad Burton, an attorney who founded Burton Law in Ohio. The members of his eight-lawyer team all work remotely. Burton himself almost never uses what most people think of as a “computer.”

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3D Systems announces Sculpt, software that makes your 3D-printed dreams a reality (video)

DNP 3D Systems announces Sculpt, software that makes your 3D printing dream a reality video

There’s been a fundamental disconnect for as long as desktop 3D printers have been an affordable reality: how can consumers easily create 3D models to be printed? At the moment, the best solutions for finding objects to 3D print are databases like Thingiverse — places where you can search for and download files that most closely match what you’re looking to create. The shortcoming with such systems is clear: what happens when no one’s taken the time to create the files you want? Two other, more customizable solutions are steadily becoming a reality for home users. The first is 3D scanning, as typified by products like Microsoft’s next-gen Kinect and MakerBot’s prototypical, lazy Susan-esque Digitizer.

Even once these become more mainstream products, however, they’ll no doubt continue to have their shortcomings. Namely, how to create a product from scratch and how to touch up an existing object. That’s where software solutions come in, and 3D Systems has been hard at work on a product it’s sure will help bridge the gap between your imagination and the print platform. Cubify Sculpt is a sort of Photoshop for 3D printing, a simplified tool that doesn’t require any sort of knowledge in the world of CAD to help make an idea a 3D-printed reality.

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This DIY Bedbug Trap Is Cheap, Will Show Signs of an Infestation Early

This DIY Bedbug Trap Is Cheap, Will Show Signs of an Infestation Early

Most bedbug traps and tests can cost $50 or more, but this DIY trap is so simple and cheap that the researchers that came up with it want people to try it themselves. Ideally, it’ll catch the earliest stages of an infestation, when the critters are easiest to eradicate. All you need is sugar, water, and yeast.

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