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Acer adds three new monitors to V5 LCD series

Acer adds three new monitors to V5 LCD series

Ready for some more LCD monitors from Acer? The company has taken the wraps off additional entries into the V5 series, bringing the total number of monitors up to six. The three new sizes on offer include 18.5-inches, 20-inches, and 23-inches. Acer say that the V5 series is perfect for those who don’t have a lot of room to play with, and you’ll find all the usual array of ports.

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Samsung Series 9 LED monitor available now

Samsung Series 9 LED monitor available now

Samsung has begun shipping its 27-inch Series 9 LED monitor to the US. The monitor is aimed at design professionals, featuring exclusive Natural Color Expert technology that provides a richer viewing experience for working with graphics, photos, and video. Each monitor is calibrated for an hour at the factory, while a separate sensor can be purchased for in-home adjustments using its built-in calibration engine for precise color.

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LCD TV shipments drop for the first time

LCD TV shipments drop for the first time

There’s trouble ahead for the television industry: NPD DisplaySearch reports that LCD TV shipments declined year-on-year for the first time in history. The data suggests that 43.1 million units were shipped during the first quarter of this year, down 3% compared to the same period last year. Total television shipments are down too, slipping 8% compared to the first quarter last year.

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Insteon LED bulb adds home automation twist

Insteon LED bulb adds home automation twist

LED bulbs may be brighter and more efficient than traditional alternatives, but they’re also far more expensive. How about adding some extra features on top to try and justify the price? That’s what Insteon has done with its new LED bulb, which incorporates dual-band technology so that the bulb acts as a network repeater. It can then communicate with controllers and remotes using RF, and even over Powerline using a SmartLinc Hub.

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Acer introduces G6 LED monitors

Acer introduces G6 LED monitors

Acer has today introduced a new line of desktop monitors, the G6 series. All of the monitors feature TN panels, are LED backlit, and have low response times of between 2 and 5ms to eliminate blurring during gaming and fast moving video. Acer is introducing six LED monitors in different screen sizes, starting at 19-inches and maxing out at 27-inches.

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Groove Bulb aims to be cheapest LED light

Groove Bulb aims to be cheapest LED light

Competition in the LED bulb market seems to be picking up, with more manufacturers announcing their solutions over the past few days. Add the Groove Bulb to the list, said to consume 85% less electricity than incandescent bulbs but with a lifespan of around 30 years. This particular offering seems to be attacking price too: a 9W bulb (equivalent to a traditional 60W bulb) costs £15.95 (~$25.67).

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Toshiba 55XS5 offers 4K north of $9k

Toshiba 55XS5 offers 4K north of $9k

Maybe you’re not sold on this whole “OLED” thing. Maybe you think 1080p on a 55-inch screen looks gross. Why not future proof yourself and jump straight to the next big thing? Toshiba will be releasing a 55-inch TV in Japan next month with a 4K resolution, even if the content isn't quite with us yet. It’s not quite top of the line either, lacking 3D capabilities and useing edge-lit LEDs instead of the superior local dimming tech, but hey, it’s 4K.

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Samsung outs MHL capable 23/27″ LED monitors

Samsung outs MHL capable 23/27″ LED monitors

MHL has been creeping into more and more devices over the past year or so, first making waves with Samsung’s Galaxy S II. MHL allows an HDMI signal to be sent out over microUSB, assuming you have a powered adapter. Now Samsung is integrating the tech into two new monitors, which will let you plug the phone straight in and display a signal without the need for a separate power source.

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HP 2311xi IPS LED Backlit Monitor hands-on

HP 2311xi IPS LED Backlit Monitor hands-on

There's no better way to get lit up with LED backlit power on the high-quality end of the spectrum than with the HP 2311xi, and no less expensive way either. This monitor is set to work with IPS LED technology and is a backlit monitor to boot, with 23-inches diagonal of full HD display that's both thin and modern looking for your up to date office. Could this be the monitor you've been waiting for all your LED-loving life? Have a hands-on look at this monitor of the future on us.

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Switch Lighting introduces liquid cooled LED bulbs

Switch Lighting introduces liquid cooled LED bulbs

Switch Lighting is introducing a new line of LED lightbulbs today that offers tweaks to conventional LED bulb design. The design makes use of liquid cooling instead of solely relying on the heatsink at the bottom of the bulb. The company plans to introduce three new bulbs to replace incandescent options, with wattage ranging from 40 to 75. Prices are expected to be between $40 and $50.

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