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Philips opens hue connected lighting to devs with iOS API

Philips opens hue connected lighting to devs with iOS API

Philips has opened up its hue LED lighting system to external developers, allowing coders outside of the company to tap into the multicolored wireless bulbs and link them into new apps and web services. The new hue API, as well as an iOS app development kit, will allow for hue-compatible apps - such as custom color temperature systems for photographers, color alerts linked with social networks like Facebook, and more - to be released directly into the App Store. Meanwhile, Philips too is working on adding native features, some of which we can expect in the next few months.

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Halo Zero LED messenger bag lights up Kickstarter

Halo Zero LED messenger bag lights up Kickstarter

For those who like to exercise or otherwise travel on foot after the sun has set, getting to where you're going safely can be difficult. Bikes and some types of clothes offer reflectors, of course, but if you're making your way through crowded city streets, it can be difficult to stick out. That's a problem Halo Belt Company and Rickshaw Bagworks have teamed up to solve with the new Halo Zero LED messenger bag, a product that recently went up on Kickstater.

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Audi Swarm tail-lights put Speed Racer on the docket

Audi Swarm tail-lights put Speed Racer on the docket

One of the lesser-seen concepts that appeared earlier this year down deep in the Audi stand at CES 2013 was this magical bit of conceptual madness: the Swarm tail-light. This light recalls (as the title of this post implies) the fantastical visions of the brightly-lit future of the Speed Racer movie from the Wachowski tag team of excellence back a few years ago - complete with wild color combinations. What we're not sure of at the moment is if this greatness will inspire better driving or more distracted crash-ready action.

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High-tech gym floor has LED lights rather painted stripes

High-tech gym floor has LED lights rather painted stripes

Think back to your days in elementary or middle school when you had to go to PE in a gym that was used for multiple sports. Odds are your gym had more than the normal lines for basketball court running across it, making things very confusing if you are new to the sport or just really bad at it. Most of the school gyms have lines for traditional full-size basketball court, and lines running across the middle for basketball courts on each side of the normal court.

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Samsung reveals full Ultra HD, OLED and Smart TV lineup at CES 2013

Samsung reveals full Ultra HD, OLED and Smart TV lineup at CES 2013

Samsung is going big with TVs at CES 2013: big in screen size, and big in resolution, with the record-setting 85-inch Ultra HD UN85S9000 at the top of a new HDTV line-up that also includes OLED models. The largest UHD set we've seen so-far, the Samsung UN85S9000 delivers four times the resolution of an 1080p Full HD TV, as well as 3.2-channels of 120W sound and all of the Smart TV functionality you'd hope for. Meanwhile, Samsung has refined its 55-inch OLED monster, with a special new 3D feature catering for two people wanting to watch different things.

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HP unveils a slew of new IPS and LED monitors at CES 2013

HP unveils a slew of new IPS and LED monitors at CES 2013

Today things are officially off and running with CES 2013, and what better way to start some announcements from HP then with a host of new Windows 8 PC monitors. HP has a slew of 5 new monitor series. They'll be featuring impressive LED, IPS, and ProDisplay monitors on the showroom floor this week, and we've got all the details so read on below to find out more.

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Samsung reveals TV and audio accessories galore at CES 2013

Samsung reveals TV and audio accessories galore at CES 2013

Samsung knows there's more to a home entertainment room than a big screen TV alone, and the company has a bevy of new A/V kit for CES 2013 including home theater systems, Blu-ray, and the wireless speakers. Those looking for the complete surround sound experience have the Samsung HT-F9750W Home Theater System to consider, offering 1,330W of 7.1-channel surround sound (and virtual 10.1-channel support thanks to the DTS-Neo Fusion codec "upscaling" from 5.1- or 7.1-channel source material). It uses a vacuum tube and digital amp combo for sound as well as a 4K scaler processor and de-blocking algorithm for video - running on a 900MHz dualcore - together with the same AllShare streaming support as Samsung's Smart TV line-up over the integrated WiFi connection.

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Adorama Flashpoint 500C LED camera light Review

Adorama Flashpoint 500C LED camera light Review

It's time to get extremely bright with the Flashpoint 500C LED Light from Adorama - so bright it'll make your photo session as visible as the sun. What this unit actually consists of is 500 individual Ultra Bright 5mm LED bulbs in a lamp with 4 barndoors, a 2-way switch , two color temperatures, and a 13-foot long power cord. This unit is both extremely light and super bright, especially for the cash you're going to lay down on it.

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Sony HX850 BRAVIA Review (1080p 3D LED Internet TV)

Sony HX850 BRAVIA Review (1080p 3D LED Internet TV)

There was a time when Sony's BRAVIA TVs led the industry, and were the automatic first-choice for home entertainment enthusiasts. Little stays still in consumer electronics, however, and now Sony finds itself fighting Korean upstarts for the King of TVs crown. Into the fray wades the Sony BRAVIA HX850, on the SlashGear test bench in 55-inch form, and bearing a $2,500 RRP as well as a lengthy list of specs and abilities. Read on for our review.

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