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Giant Pixel LED Alarm Clock

Giant Pixel LED Alarm Clock
I’m not sure what my fascination is with LED clocks these days, but there’s just something appealing about their minimalism and sheer ease of use. So that said, here’s another one to check out if you’re in the market for a cool looking clock. Rather than the typical red, 7-segment LEDs we’ve become accustomed to seeing, this LED alarm clock features a grid of large blue LED pixels to form the current time.

Robot Web Cam and Asimo: Separated at Birth?

Robot Web Cam and Asimo: Separated at Birth?
This USB robot web cam bears more than a passing resemblance to Honda’s famous little humanoid robot, Asimo. Unlike Asimo, however, the USB Robot Cam has white LED eyes and red LED ears that illuminate when the lights go down.
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Turn Your Desktop Into a Top Secret Base

Turn Your Desktop Into a Top Secret Base
Japanese toy and electronics maker TakaraTomy is now offering this set of crazy USB gadgets that will make your desktop look like some sort of top secret military base. Start off with the Big Red Emergency Button (¥3990/$34 USD), which looks pretty ominous, but merely shuts down your Windows PC.

Single Digit LED Clock: Perfect for Cyclops

Single Digit LED Clock: Perfect for Cyclops
A while back I wrote about a deconstructed LED clock which breaks out the digits of the current time into four individual LED blocks. This new clock takes the idea in the opposite direction, by displaying all four digits on a single LED digit. The Single Digit Clock Kit consists of a single 7-segment LED which displays the time as a sequence of numbers, one at a time.

Your Name in (LED) Lights

Your Name in (LED) Lights
You’ll be the center of attention with this little gadget which lets you wear your own miniature LED scrolling sign board. The $39 Infrared LED Name Badge is a tiny version of those scrolling signs you see all over the place.

Dynascan: 360-Degree LED Television

Dynascan: 360-Degree LED Television
Designed primarily for commercial installations such as in shopping malls and at special events, these LED-based televisions can display 360-degree panoramic video. Dynascan’s systems display video all the way across the surface of a cylindrical fixture, using thousands or super-bright LEDs to produce an image.

Cell Phone Holder Lights Up for Incoming Calls

Cell Phone Holder Lights Up for Incoming Calls
If you prefer that your cell phone remain totally silent when you get a call at your desk, this little gadget might come in handy. The Signal Cell Phone Adviser detects the radio waves around your cell phone and automatically lights up to let you know you have an incoming call or message.

Rubik’s Revolution: the Cube Goes Techno

Rubik’s Revolution: the Cube Goes Techno
I’ve been wondering why the old Rubik’s Cube has been making appearances all over the place lately, with a significant amount of screen time dedicated to it in Will Smith’s craptacular The Pursuit of Happyness. Now we know it was all product placement geared towards the upcoming release of the new Rubik’s Revolution, a modern update to the classic brainteaser.

Lcos Displays Get LED Light Source

Lcos Displays Get LED Light Source
While LCD and DLP sets continue to move towards LEDs as their light source, high quality Liquid Crystal on Silicon LCOS (a.k.a. Sony’s SXRD and JVC’s HD-ILA) displays have so far been left out in the cold.

47-Inch LG LCD Set to Get Mega Contrast Ratio

47-Inch LG LCD Set to Get Mega Contrast Ratio
LCD sets just keep getting better and better these days. LG upped the ante today by showing off a new 47-inch screen loaded with features that could put LCD ahead of plasma in picture quality once and for all. The new display features LED backlighting with what’s being called “local dimming”.

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Bomb for Sale on Ebay

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Bomb for Sale on Ebay
One of the top news stories of the last 24 hours was a bomb scare set off in Boston because of a guerilla marketing campaign for the Adult Swim show, Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Mysterious LED devices featuring the ATHF characters “Ignignokt” and “Err” (flipping the bird) we placed around the city, sending the city into a panic. Now you can own one of these original devices if you’re willing to part with some serious cash.

Fabric LED Clock Changes With Your Decor

Fabric LED Clock Changes With Your Decor
This cool new desktop alarm clock lets you integrate it into your environment by providing interchangeable fabric face panels. The clock features a walnut wood and stainless steel case with a special frame that lets you easily replace the face with any fabric of your choice (it includes 3 swatches in the box for you to get started with.)

USB Gadget Reminds You to Watch Your Posture

USB Gadget Reminds You to Watch Your Posture
If you have a tendency to slouch when working at your computer like I sometimes do, you might want to think about this little gadget that’s been around in Hong Kong for a while, but just now hitting our shore thanks to Chinese gadget exporter, Brando. The Visomate is a little LED device that plugs into your USB port and keeps watch on the position of your

Meet the Moppels: Flexible LED Desk Lamps

Meet the Moppels: Flexible LED Desk Lamps
Moppels are cute little desk lamps, powered by long lasting LED lamp technology. Each lamp provides over 100,000 hours of life, and never needs replacing. Moppel lights come in a variety of fun designs including dinosaurs, snakes, people and other shapes.

Sunwave Src-3200: the Universal Remote Goes Technicolor

Sunwave Src-3200: the Universal Remote Goes Technicolor
With all of the universal remote controls out there, it’s getting pretty tough for remote makers to differentiate themselves. This new remote from Sunwave does a good job standing out from the crowd by offering multi-color LED backlighting for its touchscreen interface. The Sunwave SRC-3200 lets you choose from 7 different backlight colors and an LCD touch panel display that only shows relevant buttons for the current device.

Sony Files Patent for Motion Sensing Controller

Sony Files Patent for Motion Sensing Controller
Back in May 2006, Sony filed a patent application, titled “Detectable and Trackable Handheld Controller,” which approaches motion sensing control in a totally different way than the Nintendo Wii does it. Unlike the Wii’s internal accelerometer and gyroscopic sensors, Sony’s patent uses a series of four LEDs on the front of the controller, which provide points of reference for a webcam device that sits on top of a TV.
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