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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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ChromaLit Contour LED light bulb now available

ChromaLit Contour LED light bulb now available

One of the things that is pushed for people who want to go green is a switch from traditional incandescent light bulbs to greener options such as LED light bulbs. The problem with moving to an LED light bulb is that the bulbs cost much, much more than traditional incandescent units. Despite the cost, anyone looking to upgrade to LED lighting in their home now has a new choice that is available from Intematix.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: March 13, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: March 13, 2012

It's been an above-average set of hours since our last big update, with both the nighttime hours and the morning being full of big drops such as Sony's brand new a57 DSLR and the awesome new set of S-Series ultra-slim LED backlit LCD displays from Acer. Meanwhile Twitter has decided to purchase Posterous and the Costa Concordia is getting searched by robots. Of course we're not going to start the day without your fair share of iPad news, with Apple speaking on Proview in the early morning hours.

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Acer reveals five new Ultra Slim LED backlit LCD displays

Acer reveals five new Ultra Slim LED backlit LCD displays

Today Acer is bringing five new LED-backlit displays to the party, each of them ultra slim and ready for 100,000,000:1 contrast ratio action. These monitors are able to work with a 5ms response time and range from 20 to 27-inches, each of them with adjustable tilt bases. These new displays are ready to work with slim profiles, Acer's own eColor Management tool, and an eco-friendly package. Each unit is made of entirely mercury-free material and works with LED technology which Acer reminds us all consumes up to 68 percent less power than a standard LCD display would.

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