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Quirky releases 7 new products, takes aim at Nest, security

Quirky releases 7 new products, takes aim at Nest, security

Quirky made a big splash in the connected home market today, announcing seven new products that could bring your smart home under one roof. In rolling out the new products, Quirky is aiming for the same market share occupied by others in the connected home realm. A sensor for your windows to tell you when they’re opened or closed, a box that “regulates” humidity and temperature, and connected outlets all have a place in their lineup. There’s even a thermostat from Quirky, now.

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Jeff Goldblum tips Independence Day 2, gets fancy with GE

Jeff Goldblum tips Independence Day 2, gets fancy with GE

When you think about Jeff Goldblum, you likely think about one of three roles. He was in The Fly, he was in Jurassic Park, and he was in Independence Day. If you’re a really big fan, you’ll also think about how he promoted Apple Computers when the iMac first became colorful. Now he’s whipping out two masterpieces. One is Independence Day 2 - a script is just being written now, so we won’t see that for a while. The other is an advertisement for a General Electric lightbulb.

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GE designs THE MISSIONS sneakers for astronauts on earth

GE designs THE MISSIONS sneakers for astronauts on earth

On July 20, we will be celebrating the 45 anniversary of man's landing on the moon, an event hailed as having advanced science, technology, space exploration, and many other fields by leaps and bounds. To celebrate the occasion, GE will be doing something that would have never crossed your mind. On Sunday, GE will be launching THE MISSIONS, a very limited edition "moon boot" sneakers that will let a lucky few feel what is like to wear footwear designed for space and beyond.

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Five awesome devices for your Wink connected home setup

Five awesome devices for your Wink connected home setup

You want a connected home, but what about the expense involved? Quirky’s Wink Hub makes having a connected home a pretty streamlined endeavor, serving as a base platform for all your connected devices. The hub itself is low-cost and readily available, but what about the devices that link to it? Here are five that we really like for starting your connected home project.

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GE’s bright idea: Bytelight brings iBeacon tech to lighting

GE’s bright idea: Bytelight brings iBeacon tech to lighting

As the iBeacon platform starts to take shape, retailers will start to take notice of the promise it holds. Contextually aware beacons placed strategically throughout a store can push timely information to a smartphone, paving the way for increased sales and data gathering about how customers move through a store. Finding a place to put the beacons may be tough, but GE has a bright idea.

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GE magnetic refrigeration system hints at more efficient future

GE magnetic refrigeration system hints at more efficient future

In a time when manufacturers are looking to give your kitchen appliances connectivity to the digital world, GE has busied itself with improving how the appliances work: in this case, how your refrigerator may one day keep food cold. In a short video, GE has shown off its magnetic refrigeration system, which eschews conventional refrigerants and compressors for metals and magnets.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 12, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 12, 2012

Welcome to Wednesday evening everyone. With the new year coming up shortly, a couple of companies took a look back at the year we're leaving behind, with Facebook posting its Year in Review and Google Zeitgeist 2012 going live. A video of an L-series BlackBerry 10 device hit the Internet today, and you can now have a look at SlashGear's calendar using UpTo on iOS or Android. Facebook was named the best place to work at in 2013, while Google revealed that it doesn't have any plans to develop apps for Windows 8.

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GE announces new thin-as-a-credit card cooling system for ultrathin laptops and tablets

GE announces new thin-as-a-credit card cooling system for ultrathin laptops and tablets

Anyone who's ever looked inside a computer or laptop at the hardware knows that there are a lot of components inside the chassis of computing systems that take up a lot of space. Typically, one of the thickest parts of many computer systems is the heatsink that keeps the processor cool. Many of those heatsinks require big blocks of copper or aluminum and cooling fans.

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