Google has announced a partnership with General Electric (GE) which will see the two companies cooperate on policy and technology solutions around electricity generation, transmission and distribution. The deal will see the development of a so-called "smart grid" that can prioritize energy efficiency, use of environmentally-friendly sources such as enhanced geothermal systems and support electric vehicles.
In a move to further the transition from standard home phones to that of phones with similar features as our cell phones VTech has created a new cordless home phone that is capable of signing onto and messaging people using the following services: MSN Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, and AOL Instant Messenger. All you have to do with this phone to get these amazing extra features is connect the base station to your computer. I mean, it has a full QWERTY keypad and can also work with VoIP services, how much more amazing can a home phone get without adding a cellular chipset to it?
The honoree in the telephone category was Thomson Inc.’s GE InfoLink DECT 6.0 Phone. It’s an interface free cordless phone and it delivers news and information from your broadband connection and at no additional cost.
Also provided are preset news feed by MSNBC which are easily customized for your preferences.
HSN or the Home Shopping Network is selling these cameras in Pink and is giving a portion of the proceeds to Susan G. Komen to work towards a cure for breast cancer. They are being sold online all month and will be sold on one of their channels on October 20th.
Now, onto the specs, which aren’t all that bad for a company I haven’t seen since the last time I went and bough light bulbs. It has a 5x zoom and an 8MP resolution, that’s a pretty good start for any point and shoot.
No, it's not Art Lebedev's latest Optimus keyboard, one huge OLED key that you can map to a single program or document, it's actually GE Global Research's prototype lighting. Now it may not sound as exciting as a keyboard that can change key legends in the blink of an eye, but you might be surprised to hear that it has the potential for far more impact on our lives.
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Wouldn’t you like to know when your scary mother-in-law is at the door with a tuna casserole so you could hide? Now you can with GE SmartHome Intellicorder. It has a little camera that fits right inside your regular peephole so that you can see who is at the door without getting caught peering out. My house is full of windows so I can’t possibly pretend to not be home and actually find out who is at the door. It also has a motion activated device that records small bits of video and audio for while you were out. That way you know who has stopped by and depending on how sensitive it is what types of birds flew past.
All info is recorded on a removable SD card that can be transferred to a computer hard drive or recorded to CDs or DVDs. Which means you can forever save that priceless video when you catch your best friend picking his nose. I must warn you this is a pricey little number, although it seems a small price to pay for a nice quiet afternoon away from the in-laws and other door to door pests. This useful gadget can be purchased for $299.99 plus shipping.
GE SmartHome Intellicorder [via popgadget]
New from the GE Monogram series of appliances is a goliath 72-inch wide built-in refridgerator that is both grotesquely massive in size and elegantly minimal in design. It is made of premium 304-grade stainless steel and measures H84” x D29” x W72”. This giant has a total capacity of 41.2 cubic feet and sports a good host of features including an advanced temperature management system with multi-shelf “Air Tower.”
The unique system provides an even distribution of air throughout the humidity-controlled vegetable compartments and the sealed snack pans to maintain freshness and preserve food longer. The upfront electronic controls with digital readouts also allow for easier control of the temperature inside.