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Dyson Humidifier employs UV light to keep air germ-free

Dyson Humidifier employs UV light to keep air germ-free

Dyson is really spreading its wings as far as its product lineup goes. Just last month it introduced to the world its first robot vacumm cleaner, the 360 Eye. Now, it is doing so again but with a humidifier. It doesn't have an ominous sounding name and is simply called the Dyson Humidifier. That doesn't mean, however, that it is any less interesting. This humidifier, which resembles and doubles as a bladeless fan, not only keeps your air cozily humid, it also kills germs before it distributes those water particles as well.

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VUDU Disc to Digital meant to leave Beta today [UPDATE]

VUDU Disc to Digital meant to leave Beta today [UPDATE]

Though it seems like a bit of a strange headline to lead with, it would appear that VUDU's upgrade of their Disc to Digital software from Beta to full-fledged release may have hit a hiccup. That shouldn't be too much of deterrent from users working with this system, on the other hand, as the details remain the same: conversion of your DVD and Blu-ray disks into digital editions accessible from wherever you've got an internet connection. For a fee, of course.

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Uruguay scientists genetically modify sheeps to glow in the dark

Uruguay scientists genetically modify sheeps to glow in the dark

Scientists in Uruguay modified the genes of sheep using the fluorescent protein from an Aequarea jelly fish, causing the sheep to glow-in-the-dark. The sheep were born last October at the Animal Reproduction Institute of Uruguay. The sheep glow when they are exposed to certain ultraviolet light, emitting a glowing green color. Aside from glowing in the dark, Uruguay scientists assures everyone that these sheep are developing normally.

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NOOK HD and the B&N ecosystem gamble

NOOK HD and the B&N ecosystem gamble

The tablet market is heating up, and for once it's not Apple, or Google, or Samsung doing the shaking, but booksellers Barnes & Noble. The new NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ may carry the same name as B&N tablets of before, but they're worlds apart in hardware and clarity of software ecosystem. Not content to chase Amazon and Apple on price alone, there's an apparently legitimate attempt on B&N's part to tune each model to the audience most likely to be interested in it, rather than chasing some imaginatively aspirational but likely non-existent "perfect" consumer.

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UltraViolet flicks get better sound courtesy of Dolby Digital Plus

UltraViolet flicks get better sound courtesy of Dolby Digital Plus

When it comes to watching movies most of us want a high-quality picture and high-quality sound. Sound is particularly important when you're watching high-resolution digital video on your home theater system, and you want to feel the bass as well as hear it. Dolby Laboratories has announced that its Dolby Digital Plus technology will be used to enable high-quality multichannel audio for the UltraViolet platform.

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Fox will offer digital movies weeks before DVD release

Fox will offer digital movies weeks before DVD release

Fans of digital media have a reason to smile today, as Fox has revealed that it will begin offering digital versions of its movies weeks before physical Blu-ray and DVDs release. The first movie that will getting this treatment is Prometheus, which is scheduled to release on Blu-ray and DVD on October 11. Fox will begin offering the high-definition digital version of the movie on September 18, giving those who don't mind losing the disc about a three week jump on those who do mind.

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