The posture police

Device flashes when you get too close to the monitor

Given our circuitous posture, we sometimes wonder if we're even descended from the homo erectus species. If it were up to us, we'd spend every waking moment in the supine state that we find most natural.

But society doesn't look kindly upon those of us who assume this position in public places, so we're forced to address the dreaded posture issue. Brando may make this slightly easier, according to Uber-Review, with its "USB posture reminder," an LED sensor that sits atop the monitor and flashes irritatingly if you get too close to the screen.

The Pavlovian nature of this process may be reminiscent of a B.F. Skinner behavioral experiment, but that's the price we pay for years of slouching. Combined with the "Alert Master," which keeps you from nodding off behind the wheel, we might be able to save some chiropractic and other medical bills.

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