• G.E. announces CFL bulb in new incandescent shape

    G.E. announces CFL bulb in new incandescent shape


    Image credit: Vox_efx from flickr G.E. today announced “a new covered GE Energy Smart® compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulb featuring the GE Spiral® CFL inside the glass bulb.” That’s right: it’s a CFL coil hidden discretely inside of a normal incandescent shaped bulb.  According to Kathy Sterio, general manager of consumer marketing, GE… Read More

  • The sun has set on GE and RCA home telephones as Thomson announces it’s quitting retail telephony

    The sun has set on GE and RCA home telephones as Thomson announces it’s quitting retail telephony

    Newsflash: apparently nobody really buys landline phones anymore. At least, not enough people buy home phones that Thomson – the company behind GE and RCA phones — has decided “to exit with immediate effect its retail telephony activities in North America.” Ironically enough, I got this message just as I was sitting down to write up my review the phone system you see on… Read More

  • Review: G.E. Goog-411 Cordless Phone

    Review: G.E. Goog-411 Cordless Phone

    The G.E. Digital Speakerphone System offers two nifty features over your standard cordless phone package. First, it has a dedicated speakerphone unit. Second, it has a dedicated Goog-411 button. But wait! There’s more! Read More

  • GE-branded TVs to return in 2009: One model with built-in Blu-ray?

    GE-branded TVs to return in 2009: One model with built-in Blu-ray?

    GE-branded TVs are back, thanks to a partnership with Tatung, a Taiwanese company. The next joint venture will produce LCD HDTVs that are slated for a spring, 2009 release. The last GE-branded TVs to see the light of day came out in 1987. The TVs will come in sizes between 19 and 65 inches, so it looks like they’ve got a nice little spread there. There’s also reports that at least… Read More

  • GE sold out of wind turbines till 2010

    GE sold out of wind turbines till 2010


    What do former vice president and environmental activist Al Gore and Texas oil man T. Boone Pickens have in common? Both believe the U.S. should cut back on its dependence on foreign oil and that the government needs to stop pussyfooting around on issues of greener energy, particularly wind power. Forbes website, recentlyreported that GE Energy is the leading wind turbine manufacturer in… Read More

  • New OLED manufacturing process from GE means OLEDs are actually going to be practical soon

    [photopress:oled_01.jpg,full,center] OLEDs, the little successors to LEDs that are made of the stem cells of baby unicorns, are about to get a lot cheaper to manufacture. GE has found a way to make the OLEDs in a roll-to-roll fashion, meaning in essence making them affordable. Really affordable. In theory, the super-low-power OLEDs could be almost disposable, and offer more realistic light… Read More

  • General Imaging's GE point-and-shoots actually look pretty nice

    General Imaging's GE point-and-shoots actually look pretty nice


    When I think GE, I think washer/dryer, I think fridge. Turns out this enormous company makes about everything under the sun that’s even remotely electronic. I’m a DSLR guy, but stuff like touchscreen LCDs and built-in GPS receptors could tempt even the most skeptical old-schooler. Here are the facts for the $250 E1050, for example:
    10 megapixels, 28mm equivalent lens, 5x optical… Read More

  • GE Digital Cameras Find Retail Homes At Sears, Kmart

    GE Digital Cameras Find Retail Homes At Sears, Kmart

    General Imaging, “the worldwide exclusive licensee for GE-branded digital cameras”—that debuted at this year’s PMA convention—signed a contract with Sears and Kmart to be the first retailers to carry the digital cameras, hitting stores this holiday weekend. As a bonus, the stores will get the cameras in some exclusive colors. Yay colors. Both retailers are… Read More

  • GE E-Series: Point-and-Shoot At Its Finest

    The E-series from GE comes in four flavors: 850, 1030, 1040 and 1240. Let’s start with the basics and I’ll fill you in on the minute details later. The E850 is the mid-level point-and-shoot camera in the GE lineup. Picture taking is a breeze with the 8-megapixel resolution and 28mm equivalent (aka fakey fake fake) wide-angle lens, but it does come in handy for those… Read More

  • Budget Friendly GE A-Series

    The GE A730 and A830 are the budget friendly entry-level digi’s of the line-up, but they claim to have the ‘firepower of cameras nearly twice its price’. The A730 has 7-megapixels while the A830 has 8-megapixels. Both have 3x optical zooms, but the A730 has 4.8x digital zoom and the A830 has 5.1x digital zoom. Both have 2.5-inch LCD, and the same features and color options as… Read More

  • G1: GE's Franchise Player

    The G1 will be GE’s franchise player so its diminutive frame will be carrying the weight of the company. The 7-megapixel digi is only 3.625 inches wide and 2.5 inches tall, but it crams a lot into a small package. A 2.5-inch LCD shows you every close up captured by the 3x optical zoom and 4.8x digital zoom. The G1 also includes in-camera panoramic stitching, red-eye removal, MPEG-4… Read More

  • GE X1 Digital Camera Jumps In With The Big Boys

    GE just announced a full Spring line-up of giggitydiggitycams. First up is the X series. The X1 is aimed at the prosumer who wants maximum zoom and loads of features to help you get the best picture possible. The 8-megapixel digi has 12x optical zoom that’s paired with 5.1x digital zoom and together they boast a 61.2x max zoom. For the paparazzi with a nervous twitch, the X1 is equipped… Read More