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All posts tagged "led"

  • LiFi beats Wi-Fi with 1GB wireless speeds over pulsing LEDs

    LiFi is like Wi-Fi but instead of a router and receiver communicating via air waves, they do so using light. A French company called Oledcomm showcased this new technology at CES this past weekend. The tech allows lamps to switch on and off within nanoseconds to transfer high-speed data to anything from modified smartphones to laptops. LiFi technology uses an actual light bulb to establish a data communication as the company notes, “From your LED lighting device, you will be able to: send data, listen music, look at videos and ultimately to connect to Internet.” Engadget reports that the company...

  • There’s Kinect in my LED: meet AREA, the gesture controlled kitchen lamp

    Have a look at AREA, the gesture-controlled LED light. It’s another perfect slice of the future, bathed in a warm white light. AREA, by German designers Dreipuls, is “magic”, according to the website. It looks like a standard kitchen or office light but with a very neat and expensive looking twist: the LED lights inside AREA can be pulled and pushed, switched on and off with the wave of a hand. Dreipuls hasn’t revealed much about the inner workings of AREA, most likely to keep this light all mysterious and sexy in the eyes of the consumer. Tying a sensor...

  • LED engagement ring is most romantic gadget of all time

    Ben Kokes had an LED dream for his fiancé. A dream that he could create a glowing diamond ring that only illuminated when he was close to her. From January until now, Kokes tirelessly worked on this– the world’s first “smart” LED engagement ring. We’ll let Kokes sum it up for you before we explain his process: “Once upon a time, a boy met a girl. Then a short amount of time later, the boy decided to design and build a ring for the girl, because doing things in the most complicated way possible is just what he does to show...

  • Panasonic TX-L42DT65B review: a high-end LED TV

    Where once its smart TV platform was completely separate from the rest of the TV, Panasonic has at last put apps and widgets into its Viera TVs. It’s something the other leading brands have been doing, too, though the appearance of the smart My Home Screen on the Panasonic TX-L42DT65B isn’t the only big change for Panasonic in 2013. First on this 42-inch Edge LED-backlit LCD TV, there’s the panel itself, a polarised 3D model that’s now standard across the brand’s lineup despite that fact that it was Panasonic that came up with the opposing active shutter 3D system. That means...

  • Audi sheds light with Matrix LED headlamps

    Picture this: you’re driving at night on a long and rather pleasant section of deserted road, and all of a sudden some character drives past thinking you have super vision and won’t be blinded by their car’s brights. Happens all the time, right? Audi has set about to put an end to this… although it has to get past America to do it. The LED headlight is practically Audi’s trademark. Each of its cars have their own signature design, which shows up at night when the lights are on. If you’re a car nerd, you can probably spot whatever vehicle...

  • Put a moviehouse in your pocket

    Review: The good news is that this little LG HS200G micro-projector will last you 20 years if you use it for four hours per day. The bad news is – well, there’s no real bad news, it’s great. Just some reality checking to avoid disappointment. It’s not going to blow you away with awesome image quality and brightness. It is going to impress you with its entirely decent image quality and brightness, considering you’ll almost certainly never have to replace the lamp (which cost muchos dineros). The little LG HS200G is a handy little guy – you can slip it in...