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Nixie/LED Clock Combines Old School and New School Lighting Tech

Nixie/LED Clock Combines Old School and New School Lighting Tech
I’m a sucker for the warm orange glow of Nixie tubes. There’s just something just so retro-modern about the way they look – all I can think of is the technology in the movie Brazil. I just stumbled across a really cool Nixie tube clock which accents the tubes with modern LEDs, adding even more to the look.

DIY Iron Man Muscle-Controlled Repulsor Glove: Jedi Muscle Trick

DIY Iron Man Muscle-Controlled Repulsor Glove: Jedi Muscle Trick
To promote his company’s muscle sensor, Brian Kaminski of Advancer Technologies built a toy replica of Iron Man’s repulsor glove. All you have to do is curl your fingers to charge it up and then spread them to unleash devastating… tiny flashes of light.
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Philips Unveils 200 Lumen-Per-Watt LED Tube Lamp, Cutting Energy Use in Half

Philips Unveils 200 Lumen-Per-Watt LED Tube Lamp, Cutting Energy Use in Half
Philips today announced a breakthrough in LED lighting technology, providing a significant gain in brightness per watt compared to other LED light sources.

Bunny Light: Here Comes Peter Lightin’ Tail

Bunny Light: Here Comes Peter Lightin’ Tail
Easter is just around the corner, so if you’re into doing more than hiding eggs and eating Peeps for the holiday, here’s something fun to add to your festive decor. The Bunny Light is exactly what it sounds like.

LED Wall Sconces Conceal Hidden Weather Forecast

LED Wall Sconces Conceal Hidden Weather Forecast
At first, you might think what you’re looking at is just a cool illuminated wall sculpture. Well it is that, but it’s actually more. It’s actually a weather forecaster with a tangible user interface.

LinkMe Puts Your Messages on Your Wrist

LinkMe Puts Your Messages on Your Wrist
Several years back, I spotted these watches that could be programmed to display scrolling messages. The problem was that they were pretty tricky to program, and had significant limitations in terms of the length of messages you could display.

DroidBeam LED Projector Has Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Built In

DroidBeam LED Projector Has Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Built In
Before flat screen TVs became so affordable, I used to be a big front-screen projection user. While most of us are more than satisfied with our LCD and Plasma displays these days, you still can’t do any better than a front projector if you want a screen bigger than about 80 inches – unless you’re the ruler of a small nation.

Philips Hue LED Lamps Get API and Software Developer Kit

Philips Hue LED Lamps Get API and Software Developer Kit
I’m a big fan of Philips Hue LED bulbs. In fact, I’ve got two rooms of my house outfitted with the bulbs, and continue to add more. There’s something just so cool about walking into my home theater, pulling out my iPhone, and changing the colors in the room to set the mood for a movie or video game session.

Light-Up Ties Light Up Your Work Life

Light-Up Ties Light Up Your Work Life
Ties don’t have to be boring. If you’re sick of wearing the same checkered tie every day because it’s required at your work place, then fret not, because Electric Styles is here to save the day with their quirky ties.

Minecraft Hue Project Adds Ambient Light that Matches the Game’s Day/Night Cycle

Minecraft Hue Project Adds Ambient Light that Matches the Game’s Day/Night Cycle
Mobile developer Jim Rutherford’s son Owen loves to play Minecraft. To enhance his Owen’s gaming experience – or perhaps to gently remind him how long he’s been playing – Jim made it so that lamp on Owen’s desk changed color and intensity to match the game’s day and night cycle.

Tokyoflash Kisai X Watch: It’s Time to Decode the Time

Tokyoflash Kisai X Watch: It’s Time to Decode the Time
A lot of Japanese watches aren’t that easy to read, but this one makes things look eve more undecipherable since it’s inspired by cryptography. The watch certainly looks distinctive, but will it be legible enough to be useful in daily life?

LED Ampli-tie: Daft Punk Formal

LED Ampli-tie: Daft Punk Formal
Have you seen those t-shirts that have a built-in equalizer? They look cool in theory, but they’re not really awesome up close. Most of them have this awkward-looking large cardboard in the middle where the LEDs shine through.

Always the Fashionista: Barbie Gets a Digital Dress to Keep up With the Times

Always the Fashionista: Barbie Gets a Digital Dress to Keep up With the Times
With real-world dolls getting LEDs installed and embedded into their gowns, it was only a matter of time before Barbie upgraded her own wardrobe to include these futuristic digital threads.

Philips Lumiware LED Platter Lights up Your Dinner Table

Philips Lumiware LED Platter Lights up Your Dinner Table
Looking for a way to make a statement the next time you have guests over to a party? Well you’ll certainly start up some conversations if you serve up some grub on one of these LED-illuminated platters from Philips.

Embrace+ Bracelet: Like a Smartwatch without the Watch Part

Embrace+ Bracelet: Like a Smartwatch without the Watch Part
Maybe I’m an old-fashioned geek, but I’m never really understood the interest in a bracelet or a watch that can notify you of what’s going on your smartphone. I mean, all you have to do when it beeps or vibrates his pull it out of your pocket to see what’s going on.

IKEA Dioder Relief Lights: DIY Low-Budget Ambilight

IKEA Dioder Relief Lights: DIY Low-Budget Ambilight
If you’re like me,  you probably spend way too much time staring at a computer screen. There are some ways to reduce eyestrain, but I have to say that using IKEA’s Dioder LED light strips is one of the most effective since it’s kind of a low-tech, low-cost way of hacking your monitor into a Philips Ambilight.
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