Posts by: Chris Gullo

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Plumen Releases First Designer Lightbulbs

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With the exception of neon, which can really class up a joint, I’ve never really looked at light bulbs as a ‘designer’ item. And thanks to PLUMEN UK, my opinion really hasn’t changed. I mean I applaud their attempts to make the compact fluorescent bulb look cool, and from certain...

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Apple Patents Reveal New iTunes Spiral Interface

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Ever been to an Apple store with a spiral staircase? They’re awesome to look at from a design perspective. Now it looks like iTunes might be getting a similar look, as an Apple patent shows plans for a ‘Spiral Interface’. It works by grouping artists, genres, or albums together under...

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Voltron USB Flash Drive

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Form USB storage! Tech nerds of a certain age probably have fond memories of Voltron, the other transforming robot show that well, wasn’t Transformers. Now you can relive those memories with the Voltron USB Stick. The 3.5-inch figure includes a light-up chest, 2GB storage, and a remastered episode of the...

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First HDR Video Combines Two Canon 5D Mark IIs (video)

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HDR Photography (High Dynamic Range) has become popular the past few years. The effect combines underexposed images with overexposed ones to create a more ‘realistic’ image thanks to the multiple exposures. The iPhone 4 just got an HDR feature in the 4.0.1. update, so its really hitting mass appeal. Now,...

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Rumor: Google TV To Ship This Month

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We’ve known for a couple months now that Google TV was set to arrive this fall, but that time may be sooner rather than later. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal Intel CEO Paul Otellini, whose company is partnering with Google on the project, said their set-top boxes...

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CalDigit Brings USB 3.0 Adapters & Drives To Macs (video)

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CalDigit is really serious about fast storage speeds. Despite Apple’s reluctance to incorporate USB 3.0 into their hardware, CalDigit has forged ahead and developed both PCIe and ExpressCard USB 3.0 adapters, for Mac Pros and MacBooks, along with drivers, to give Mac users some sweet 5Gbp/s speeds. In addition, the CalDigital...

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Kobo Releases Desktop App

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Like the Kindle and Nook before it, Kobo has now released a desktop app for its e-book store. The Kobo App is a free download that allows you to purchase and view e-books from the Kobo store, which are then synced to your Kobo e-reader. Bookmarks are also brought over...

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Ferrowatch Tells Time Via Magnetic Liquid

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Tokyoflash’s new Ferrowatch is certainly unique, in that it contains a magnetically sensitive liquid (called Ferrofluid) that uses magnetic charge to move the hour and minute hands. Located underneath the glass face, the fluid is attracted to different parts of the watch depending on the time. I’m not sure I...

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Apple Peel 520 Coming To U.S.

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Well it looks like the Apple Peel 520 is real after all. The device, a case which transforms your jailbroken iPod Touch into an iPhone, is coming to the US via Go Solar USA. For about $60, you just insert your SIM card into the Peel and make calls via...

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Xbox 360 250GB Kinect Bundle Announced

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Microsoft continues their love of Kinect bundles with the announcement today of a 250GB 360 Slim bundle. Back in July we heard about the 4GB version of this deal, but for those seeking a little more storage space we now have the 250GB version. It includes the Slim console with...

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Amazon Leaks Apple iLife 2011 Info

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Ah, Amazon. Always good for announcing products before they’re supposed to. This time it’s Apple’s iLife 2011, which had a Family Pack pop up with a $99 suggested retail price. Sure, Apple coming out with a new version of their media suite isn’t a big surprise, but it’ll be interesting...