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Flex Lighting shows off integrated light for eBook readers

Flex Lighting shows off integrated light for eBook readers

eReaders like the Amazon Kindle and others are great for reading in a bright room or outdoors since they last a long time and have little glare for the user to contend with. The downside to the design is that the eReaders lack a backlight inside so if you want to read in a dark room you need an external light of some sort for the reader to be able to see the words.

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Early-Adopters Must Learn to Wait

Early-Adopters Must Learn to Wait

Early-adopter shouldn't mean beta-tester. The Jawbone UP saga is a great example of this: pushed out too soon, eagerly picked up by keen geeks, and now the subject of a huge refunds program that's costly both financially for Jawbone and in terms of their all-important reputation. Yet do we bring some of this post-purchase misery upon ourselves - as consumers, enthusiasts, geeks - in prioritizing and praising so doggedly the very first to market? Manufacturers have learned we'll gobble up what we're given, rough edges and all.

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Dyson Hot adds heat to Air Multiplier fans

Dyson Hot adds heat to Air Multiplier fans

Dyson's distinctive Air Multiplier fan has spawned a new version, and this time it wants to keep you toasty warm rather than cool you down. The Dyson Hot uses the same bladeless fan technology as its predecessors - hiding the impeller in the base, and channeling the air up through the arched top section so as to remove buffeting and the chance of accidentally slicing into your fingers - but adds a ceramic heating element that, the company promises, adds up to the most efficient way of warming your room.

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DVDO Mobile HD travel kit charges gadgets and shoots HD video to TVs and more

DVDO Mobile HD travel kit charges gadgets and shoots HD video to TVs and more

If you travel a lot and need a portable charger that you can take with you to keep your gear juiced up and you also like to stream media from your phone to a larger screen, check this out. A company called DVDO has a new product that has debuted that is an all-in-one MHL-HDMI adapter and multi-charger for gadgets. The adapter has wired HD connectivity with a HDMI output.

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Traktor Kontrol S2 DJ system breaks cover

Traktor Kontrol S2 DJ system breaks cover

We have talked about a lot of DJ gear around here over the months. One of the last DJ systems we talked about was the Pioneer DDJ controllers for the Traktor software. I didn’t realize that Traktor also made its own DJ gear. Traktor has unveiled the new Kontrol S2 DJ controller that has a 2+1 setup with sample decks and mixing controls along with effect features.

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New cinema glasses breakthrough will let the deaf watch films with no subtitles

New cinema glasses breakthrough will let the deaf watch films with no subtitles

Those of us that can hear don't understand what it's like to not be able to hear at all or not be able to hear well. My grandfather used to have to turn the TV up as loud as it would go to hear what was being said. The rest of us couldn’t be in the same room when he watched. Many shows on TV today can be subtitled if the viewer needs, but few movies in the theater are subtitled.

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