light

Thu
18
Oct
John Lister's picture

New 'LiFi' Gets 8 Gigabit Speed; Faster than WiFi, 5G

Light could be the key to solving one of the big problems of faster mobile Internet. But the technology, which uses spotlights to send out signals, has some limited range of uses. The technology developed by pureLiFi works on a simple principle: ... rather than using radio waves to transmit data (as does WiFi), it uses light waves. A demo of the system uses ceiling spotlights which blast out light in a cone shape. To the human eye it looks like an ordinary constant light supply. In fact it's actually flickering at incredibly high speeds to create a pattern. 5G Signals Hurt By Walls A plug-in ' ... (view more)

Tue
16
Aug
John Lister's picture

Audi to Reveal Red Light Secrets

Audi will soon fit its cars with a technology that can coordinate with traffic lights in several US cities. According to Audi, the feature is being billed as more about convenience, rather than a safety measure. The new feature is being built into ... an existing navigation and information service called Audi Connect, which carries a $25 a month service fee. The feature will involve an extra display on the dashboard that coordinates wirelessly with traffic signals and shows the driver how long they have until the light will turn green if at a full stop. The theory is that this will let drivers ... (view more)

Tue
26
May
John Lister's picture

Grocery Store Uses LED Lights To Track Customers

A French grocery chain is turning its overhead lighting into a way to send special offers directly to shopper's phones. It's seen as a way to experiment with technology, while still serving a more basic function. The lights are created by Philips ... and are being tried at a Lille branch of Carrefour, one of France's major chains of food and home goods stores. The entire store has been refitted with LED bulbs. Unlike ordinary bulbs, these transmit a signal by emitting light at a specific frequency for each bulb. The light can't be seen by the human eye; however, the front-facing ... (view more)

Tue
26
Nov
Dennis Faas's picture

'Light Alloy 4.7.4 Build 370', and 'Fing 2.2'

Light Alloy 4.7.4 Build 370 This new multimedia tool offers users access to online radio stations, a live preview video tool, Blu-ray and DVD support, and IPTV support. Click "Languages" in the top right corner to view the Light Alloy page in ... English. This tool is also available in Dutch, German, Russian, Japanese, and Chinese. http://www.light-alloy.ru/ Fing 2.2 This unique command line tool allows you to closely monitor your network. It provides real-time reports on your network activity, making you master of your home or business domain. Fing is compatible with Windows and ... (view more)

Fri
04
Jan
Dennis Faas's picture

New OLED TV Displays Much Thinner, Lighter, Pricier

South Korean TV manufacturer LG has announced it is now accepting pre-orders for its new 55-inch Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) high-definition television. However, the high capability TV is priced at $10,000. Many technology experts believe ... Organic Light Emitting Diode, or OLED, TVs represent the next-generation in high-definition television technology. For one thing, OLED televisions are more efficient than Light Emitting Diode (LED) televisions and far more efficient than Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) TVs, the technologies that have made flat screen TVs currently popular and relatively ... (view more)

Wed
26
Sep
Dennis Faas's picture

'MyLastSearch 1.57', and 'Light Alloy 4.6.7'

MyLastSearch 1.57 MyLastSearch is a free utility software for Windows that scans the cache and history files of your Internet browser and locates all your local search queries on search engines (such as Google, Yahoo and MSN) and social networking ... sites (such as Twitter, Facebook, MySpace). All these search queries are neatly displayed in an easy-to-read table. http://www.nirsoft.net Light Alloy 4.6.7 Light Alloy is a completely free, compact multimedia player for Windows that supports all popular multimedia formats. Features include fast video rewind, subtitles, a preview window, and support ... (view more)

Thu
26
Apr
Dennis Faas's picture

Philips LED Light Bulb Lasts 25 Years, Costs $60

The good news: Philips has launched a brand new light bulb designed to last for 20 years or more and save hundreds of dollars in electricity charges before needing replacement. The bad news: The bulb carries a retail price tag of $60. The new ... Philips bulb is a prime example of alternative energy-saving technology that wallops the inefficiency of today's conventional but popular devices. The reason: Traditional light bulbs work by heating a thin metal filament inside a glass bulb. While this produces light from the glowing filament, it also wastes a lot of the energy. In fact, conservationists ... (view more)

Wed
27
Jul
Dennis Faas's picture

Time Travel 'Impossible,' Scientists Say

From Family Matters to The Simpsons and, of course, Back to the Future, the idea of time travel has become a common theme in American pop culture. There's no doubt, then, that many will be disappointed to hear of a new report from a group of Hong ... Kong scientists which suggests that traveling through time is simply impossible. The report comes from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, where researchers under the direction of Professor Shengwang Du have concluded that single photons (the absolute smallest particle of light) simply can't travel faster than light. The finding is ... (view more)

Wed
02
Jun
Dennis Faas's picture

'PortableApps Suite Light 1.6.1', and 'HWiNFO32 3.51-757'

PortableApps Suite Light 1.6.1 PortableApps Suite is a complete collection of portable apps including a web browser, email client, office suite, calendar/scheduler, instant messaging client, antivirus, audio player, sudoku game, password manager, ... PDF reader, minesweeper clone, backup utility and integrated menu, all preconfigured to work portably. Just drop it on your portable device and you're ready to go. http://majorgeeks.com HWiNFO32 3.51-757 HWiNFO and HWiNFO32 are professional hardware information and diagnostic tools supporting latest components, industry technologies and standards. ... (view more)

Tue
12
Jan
Dennis Faas's picture

Scientists Verify That Light Does Worsen Migraines

Ever wonder why the glow of your computer monitor makes that late-day headache even worse? Or how the piercing sunset on the drive home makes you want to drill into the side of your skull in some vain attempt to relieve the pressure? Then take note ... of a recent study by Boston-based researchers who say they can now verify that light affects migraine headaches. In a report published Sunday through Nature Neuroscience, Boston researchers have found that certain cells in the brain, referred to as the thalamus, can sometimes act as a sort-of battleground for information based on the brain's visual ... (view more)

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