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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.

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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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GE offers up green LED Christmas lights for the Griswold in you

GE offers up green LED Christmas lights for the Griswold in you

When it comes time to decorate for Christmas, most of us go all out with the decoration on the home. The lights can be blinding in some neighborhoods and the number of light some folks use is crazy. The extra power used to run these lights has to be significant.

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Nomad 3600 LED Area Light and Spotlight is cool and then you see the price

Nomad 3600 LED Area Light and Spotlight is cool and then you see the price

I am of the opinion that you can never have to many flashlights around the house. You have to have a few extras because if you have kids a few of the lights will disappear right when you need them. I like the flashlights that are higher tech and allow you to get light where you need it and still keep both of your hands free.

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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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LG E2360V LED Display Review

LG E2360V LED Display Review

The new LG E2360V, the company would like us to believe, ticks not just one but three categories: it's a Full HD panel, for entertainment, it's fashionably slim, at just 12.9mm thick, and it's also got some decent environmental credentials too. Still, at around $300 it's not a cheap display, so how does the reality live up to the PR hype? Check out the SlashGear review after the cut.

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Pumpkin Carving with a 70 LED Matrix

Pumpkin Carving with a 70 LED Matrix

Installed in this particular jack-o-lantern is a 5x14 matrix of light-emitting diodes, spaced apart by printing out a grid on paper, taping it to the pumpkin, and drilling 70 holes into its face. The creator of this magical mystery machine says the hardest part of the whole process was inserting all the lights into the pumpkin through the back -- imagine having to line up 70 points when they're not all held tight to the board. Hardness. At the moment, the pumpkin scrolls the message HAPPY HALLOWEEN.

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GE researchers cool green LED light bulbs with jet engine tech

GE researchers cool green LED light bulbs with jet engine tech

You might not think much about the light bulbs that are in your home, but there is a ton of research going into methods of making green light bulbs that will not only run longer but also use less power. The amount of energy that can be saved by moving the US from existing incandescent bulbs over to green bulbs using LED and florescent technology is staggering.

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Phase 7’s Onskebronn LED Installation Makes Walking Fun Again

Phase 7’s Onskebronn LED Installation Makes Walking Fun Again

If you're someone who walks a lot, then you know that, for the most part, it's not all that fun. After all, the only interaction you get is from other people. But, what if the ground you were walking on actually interacted with you, with each step you take? Phase 7, a performance art group, has just debuted their brand new interactive LED installation in Berlin, which brings LED lighting effects to the ground itself, which will interact with those who step on it.

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