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This Alarm Clock Gadget Will Get You Out of Bed in the Morning

Have trouble getting up in the morning? This new alarm clock gadget may be a solution.

Here is a helpful gadget prototype for anyone who hates getting out of bed in the morning (everyone?) – the Ruggie. This alarm clock is a great new gadget that might seem a bit evil at first – it has no snooze button. That’s right. The Ruggie is a new alarm clock that makes you physically get out of bed to shut it off.

This equal parts annoying and helpful alarm clock gadget makes you rest both of your feet on a memory mat sensor for an ample amount of time before it shuts off. Evil? Maybe. Useful? Definitely. So if you love to sleep in but just can’t afford to, the Ruggie is the perfect wake up call.

the ruggie

Image Via Kickstarter.com

It’s not all bad, though. The Ruggie – once it finally shuts off and gets you out of bed – can be customized to play fun speeches and sayings you love after you wake up, making your morning a little more fun.

We all know that one person who won’t get out of bed no matter what. So, once again, technology has a solution. The Ruggie is raising money to bring it from contemplation to creation on Kickstarter right now, and it has already passed its initial funding goal. It looks like your favorite sleepyhead might be getting a harsh wake-up call sooner rather than later.

Gadgets are catapulting our lives forward in every way these days, literally from the moment we wake up to the moment we fall asleep and all the seconds in between. If you need a wake-up call in the worst way (with no snooze button) check out The Ruggie on Kickstarter to support the cause. Wake up, everyone – we know you have something better to do than sleep.

The Great Laptop Debate

182macPcMac or PC? It’s a common debate that happens every day – and never seems to be resolved. If you use a PC, working on a friend’s Macbook seems like learning a new language, and vice versa. So is there really a “better” option? Faisal Alani, the content editor of Computer Weekly, recently spoke about the differences, pros and cons of each design. Here are some of the key points.

The major difference between a Mac and a PC is that they use two different ways of “thinking” – whether you’re using a Mac or a PC, you’ll end up with the same final result. However, the way you get there is drastically different depending on which you prefer, which is why it tends to be very difficult to switch over.

It’s true that Macs very rarely suffer malware and other virus issues that are more common with PCs. However, with a Mac, your laptop options are limited to just a few models, which fits with the brand’s “less is more” approach. With a PC, you’re able to choose from a variety of brands like Acer, Asus, Compaq, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, Sony and Toshiba, all of which offer many different models to help you find one that fits your needs.

So many people seem to end up on one side of the debate without truly considering their personal needs when it comes to their computer. Macs have gained a “trendy” reputation, but if you are simply checking email and browsing the web, you probably don’t need to spend the money for a Mac. The majority of creative professionals prefer Macs because there are certain applications that cannot run on PCs; however, there are PCs that can perform the same tasks in a different way.

The bottom line? There will probably never be an end to the great laptop debate, until something totally different comes along. For now, consider your individual needs and what you’ll be using the computer for to make your laptop choice.

Sources: How Stuff Works Computer Weekly