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Westinghouse Showing Off New LED HDTVs at CES 2011

Westinghouse Showing Off New LED HDTVs at CES 2011

With CES 2011 about to get under way, companies are still prepping their announcements for the "big unveil." Westinghouse, without providing too much information (on more than one TV), have confirmed that the company will be unveiling a series of new LED HDTVs at this year's show. Westinghouse will have a flagship model on hand, though. The LD-4655 will reportedly feature a refresh rate of 120Hz, and a response time of 6.5ms.

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Terrifying Childs Toy Robot is Reborn with Greater Senses, Awareness, Life

Terrifying Childs Toy Robot is Reborn with Greater Senses, Awareness, Life

Oh my scary this toy better not show up anywhere I'm sleeping. This lovely little dinosaur was first released in 2008 and everyone loved it but apparently noone had the cash to buy one. PLEO creator Ugobe filed for bankruptcy and the company basically went under - until 2009 when Jetta Company Limited decided to re-launch the PLEO by purchasing the Ugobe IP, the company then taking the time to now improve the beast and re-release with a new name and at least a couple new colors. Joy! Nice history lesson, yes? This brand new PLEO goes by the name PLEOrb, ("re-born",) comes in pink or blue or green with all new packaging and a batch of new features!

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TRON Skatecycle is DIY Treasure [Video]

TRON Skatecycle is DIY Treasure [Video]

For whatever reason, whether it be price or the fact that riding a "real" Lightcycle may not be the safest idea out there, you decided to go ahead and skip the options for picking up a Lightcycle of your own. But if your'e still aching to have something you can ride, and also show off your love for all things TRON, then this Do It Yourself idea from Alon Karpman may be exactly what you're looking for.

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LG E90 LED Monitor Landing in the UK Before Christmas

LG E90 LED Monitor Landing in the UK Before Christmas

For LG, providing the latest innovation in technology usually means combining elements, and making one ultimate device. As Si-hwan Park, the Vice President of LG's Monitor Division put it, their new E90 LED monitor "is the result of advanced technology and beautiful design coming together in perfect alignment." The result? The company's slimmest monitor, ever. It has a depth of only 7.2mm, the new monitor is built for action-packed entertainment, as well as streaming video from the Internet.

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LED Christmas lights hacked into huge IM status display [Video]

LED Christmas lights hacked into huge IM status display [Video]

Christmas lights can be gaudy and distracting, or they can be a force used for good; well, as long as by "good" you mean individually-programmable and capable of showing IM status. Microsoft .NET developer Andrej Kyselica discovered that, after some tinkering, he could get a FEZ embedded controller to individually manage each LED on a string of $60 Christmas lights from Costco.

Video demo after the cut

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Mathmos Smart Astro lava lamp adds LEDs to 60s classic

Mathmos Smart Astro lava lamp adds LEDs to 60s classic

Lava Lamps are pretty straightforward beasts: take a hot bulb, slap a glass jar full of liquid and wax on top, and watch the undulating shapes simmer around while you try to remember exactly what was so great about the 60s. Now Mathmos is back with a slightly more high-tech version, the Smart Astro Lava Lamp, turning to the awesome power of color-changing LEDs to add some extra user-involvement.

Video demo after the cut

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Day Shade Night Light Solar Powered Patio Umbrella Conceptualized

Day Shade Night Light Solar Powered Patio Umbrella Conceptualized

It used to be that people didn't mind having all sorts of items lying around them, whether it was on their desk, or their table. But, in today's world, bringing together multiple pieces of technology, and creating one ultimate gadget is the focus, and that's why this patio umbrella just makes sense. After all, why wouldn't you want to combine your umbrella with a light?

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Buffalo DriveStation Axis LED & MiniStation Stealth Launched

Buffalo DriveStation Axis LED & MiniStation Stealth Launched

Earlier today, Buffalo officially announced the upcoming availability of two brand new storage devices. The DriveStation Axis LED and MiniStation Stealth bring more storage options to the Buffalo-manufactured line-up, offering plenty of space in an affordable package. If you're looking for a small black box to sit on your desk, then the MiniStation Stealth is probably a safe bet, considering its small profile. But, if you're looking for some bright lights to blink on and off, making sure you stay awake, then the DriveStation Axis LED may be your next purchase for the holiday season.

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