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Samsung T27A950 Monitor / TV Hands-on [Video]

Samsung T27A950 Monitor / TV Hands-on [Video]

Also simply known as the TA950, this Samsung full HD and 3D capable monitor can and will act as your do-it-all monitor and small-room TV, for real. We got the chance to take a look at this lovely piece of equipment at Pepcom this past week during their 2011 Holiday Spectacular - a lovely event with delicious amounts of similar opportunities from all ends of the tech spectrum. What we've got here is a 27-inch BLU LED ultra clear panel with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels - let me stop you right there and let you know that this is big, it's bright, it's fantastic, and you're going to get your eyes ripped out of their sockets by the clarity. Let's just put that out there and see what happens.

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Acer K330 Projector hands-on

Acer K330 Projector hands-on

Acer has officially launched its K330 projector, the first LED model to pack a 500 lumens LED lamp, and with a footprint smaller than a magazine. Running at WXGA 1280 x 800 resolution and promising a 4,000:1 contrast ratio, the K330 not only offers the usual HDMI, component and composite inputs, but PC compatibility, optional WiFi and even an SD card slot and USB port to bypass your Blu-ray deck or computer altogether.

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LG launches first 55-inch passive 3D TV with THX certification

LG launches first 55-inch passive 3D TV with THX certification

LG today announced the availability of a new flagship TV, called the 55-inch Nano Full LED Cinema LW9800 3D HDTV, that's the first to offer passive 3D technology along with THX certification. The 55LW9800 features a full-array LED local dimming backlight with a new "Nano" backlighting technology to ensure uniform light distribution.

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Lenovo A1 7-inch Android Tablet Revealed in candy coated colorings

Lenovo A1 7-inch Android Tablet Revealed in candy coated colorings

It's time for everyone on earth to have their very own Android tablet, Lenovo being no stranger quite suddenly to the game, today announcing their newest effort in the A1 7-inch Android tablet. This tablet will come in several different colors, has a rather simply yet lovely design to its chassis, and you may be surprised by the specs provided inside, that's for pretty much sure.

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VLC D-Light LED networking takes on WiFi and GPS [Video]

VLC D-Light LED networking takes on WiFi and GPS [Video]

Another optical WLAN project has demonstrated the potential for using LED lighting as a method of data transmission, with University of Edinburgh professor Harald Haas showing the 10 MBit/sec in action. Presenting a prototype anglepoise lamp at TED this month - you can watch the video after the cut - Haas illustrated how rapidly flickering the LED - faster than the human eye can discern - can allow it to embed the data for streaming video playback. Meanwhile, the technology - which Haas has dubbed D-Light, and hopes to commercialize under the new VLC (Visible Light Communications) brand - could also have applications in mobile location and positioning services.

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DOE announces Phillips wins L Prize competition to develop efficient replacement for 60W normal light bulb

DOE announces Phillips wins L Prize competition to develop efficient replacement for 60W normal light bulb

The Department of Energy (DOE) held a competition to get companies to design a replacement for the typical 60W incandescent light bulb that was more energy efficient. The prize for winning the competition was $10 million. There was only one entry to the competition and that was Phillips. The bulb you see in the photo below is the 75W Phillips LED replacement bulb, which looks just like the 60W bulb that won the contest.

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Optical WLAN uses LED light for up to 800 Mbit/s networking

Optical WLAN uses LED light for up to 800 Mbit/s networking

Networking researchers have used LED lighting to distribute Full HD movies to notebooks, smartphones and other devices, in a system that could join WiFi and PowerLine networks in shuttling high-speed data around the home and office. The optical WLAN co-opts white LEDs used for regular illumination to transmit data at up to 100 Mbit/s, by flickering it more rapidly than the human eye can see.

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Switch Lighting LED light bulb is cheap and makes light just like incandescent

Switch Lighting LED light bulb is cheap and makes light just like incandescent

I am all for moving away from the normal incandescent bulbs almost all of us use today to a more efficient and longer lasting alternative like CFL or LED lighting. The problem is that the incandescent bulb is dirt cheap; you can buy a box of four for a few dollars. The CLF bulbs are more expensive with one selling for a couple times that price and the LED bulbs today are even more costly with each bulb selling in the $40 to $50 range.

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