• Light starts shipping the L16, its 16-camera pocket DSLR challenger

    Light starts shipping the L16, its 16-camera pocket DSLR challenger

    Light’s L16 was a radical design concept when it was originally introduced in October, 2015 — but the concept has become a reality, as the company is now shipping the first production units to its pre-order customers. Read More

  • Photojournalists demand encryption, Light is giving it to them

    Photojournalists demand encryption, Light is giving it to them

    Against the backdrop of falling bombs in Aleppo, the Freedom of the Press Foundation sent an open letter to executives at major camera companies asking them to take responsibility for the lack of encryption on today’s devices. Legacy manufacturers don’t currently offer encryption, which, in certain scenarios, can be the difference-maker in protecting valuable footage in… Read More

  • Light’s multi-lens L16 camera gets wider aperture but longer wait

    Light’s multi-lens L16 camera gets wider aperture but longer wait

    We’re all curious to see whether Light’s crazy 16-lens camera can live up to its own hype, but it looks like we’ll have to wait just a little bit longer for the already-delayed gadget. On the bright side, so to speak, the camera is getting a significant improvement to its many lenses’ apertures. Read More

  • New LIDAR package makes it easier to add smarts to your smart car

    New LIDAR package makes it easier to add smarts to your smart car

    Osram Opto Semiconductors has announced the availability of a LIDAR package – essentially the spinning laser array found on self-driving and mapping vehicles – that costs $5 and works as well as $70,000 tower systems and hockey-puck sized $8,000 systems. This mini-LIDAR has four laser diodes connected together to ensure accuracy without tuning. The kit also includes tiny mirrors… Read More

  • Light raises $30M and announces L16 camera is delayed until 2017

    Light raises $30M and announces L16 camera is delayed until 2017

    If you were eagerly awaiting your “late summer” delivery of your pre-ordered Light L16 camera, today will bring an impatient tear to your eye. In parallel with announcing having raised $30 million from GV (nee Google Ventures), the company sent out an email to early supporters telling them they’d have to wait for a while longer — until “Early 2017,” that is. Read More

  • Linux Light Bulbs Allow Devices To Talk To Each Other With Flashes Of Brilliance

    Linux Light Bulbs Allow Devices To Talk To Each Other With Flashes Of Brilliance

    Who’s the leader of the club that’s made for you and me? M-I-C- See? See the visible light carrying data quickly and easily from light bulbs to gadgets! -K-E-Y Why? Because light is ubiquitous! M-O-U-S-E! Disney researchers are working on a new protocol – tentatively called the Linux Light Bulb – that flashes out data using visible light. The bulbs are designed to work… Read More

  • TweetDeck Gets A Visual Refresh On All Platforms, Now Looks More “Twittery”

    TweetDeck Gets A Visual Refresh On All Platforms, Now Looks More “Twittery”

    For you hardcore Twitter users, the main app just doesn’t cut it. You need multiple windows and notifications and more windows and stuff like that. For me, I enjoy the simple original web version of Twitter, but what do I know. Today, TweetDeck for all platforms, except iOS, was updated, and you can now go check it out and rejoice. Read More

  • New Compass Finds Its Way With Light

    The compass has been around, pretty much forever. Currently technology isn’t really that far from a magnetized sliver of metal floating on a cork, but that may be about to change. A group of physicists have been working on a new type of compass, one that uses rubidium atoms to measure the magnetic field and provide a more accurate reading. Read More

  • New LED lightbulb will last 17 years

    CFL bulbs are great, but the mercury they use can be harmful. LEDs don’t use mercury, but the technology is still pretty rough, and it’s tough to get something that resembles a normal lightbulb from them. There’s been a couple of examples of how LED light can be used as a replacement for normal lighting, but nothing that’s really practical. Read More

  • Desktop lamp powered by hamster cells

    This seems a bit odd, but here’s another take on alternative power; Dutch designer Joris Laarman came up with a concept for a desktop lamp that glows from bio-luminescent hamster ovaries. Seriously, I’m not making this stuff up. Read More

  • 270g: JVC announces world's lightest and smallest HDD camcorder

    JVC Japan announced three new interesting camcorders just last week, but the fresh Everio model the company unveiled today in Tokyo is actually even cooler. JVC says their Everio GZ-HD620 [JP] is the lightest and smallest HD camcorder with a built-in HDD around. And as the device weighs just 270g and is sized at 53mm×63mm×115mm, this isn’t hard to believe. Read More

  • Victor / JVC to present the world's lightest 32-inch LCD TV at CES

    Victor JVC has today unveiled a next-generation 32-inch LCD display [PDF] that is the company’s thinnest (7mm) and the world’s lightest (5kg). A first prototype will be showcased during the CES at the Victor / JVC booth this week. Read More

  • NEC Japan puts out ultra-light and "full flat" notebook

    NEC today announced a new notebook that will hit the Japanese market in the middle of next month and costs $1,600. The main selling point of the VersaPro UltraLite Type VC is its design (which NEC calls “full flat”) and weight: 868 grams. It measures 283×210×25~29.8mm. The notebook comes with a Celeron 723  CPU (1.2GHz), an Intel GS45 Express chipset, a 12.1-inch WXGA… Read More

  • LED shower light turns blue when cold, red when hot

    If you’re like me, you’ll agree that there’s nothing in the whole wide world that’s quite as bad as getting your hand wet. I hate it! So it pleases me greatly to see this $40 shower head with built-in LED lighting that turns blue when the water’s cold and red when it’s warm (89 degrees, to be exact). The shower head requires no batteries, thankfully… Read More

  • Light-emitting glass? Sure, why not?

    Do you pretend to care about the environment because it’s the trendy thing to do? Simultaneously, do you like to display strange, avant-garde art around your domicile? If so, then take a gander at Saazs’ newest endeavor, light-emitting glass. Yes, light-emitting glass, truly sterner stuff. The pictures more or less tell the whole story. Panes of glass with little light things give… Read More

  • Cool, efficient, ultra-thin lights use OLED-like technology

    Pennsylvania startup CeeLite has created some bendable, inch-thin light sources using technology that has, until now, foiled inventors. Making large-scale “Light-Emitting Capacitors” or LECs has been attempted for years but only now have the problems that plagued them been identified and addressed. Now the lights are big, bright, efficient, and if they are anything like their… Read More

  • Bombin' And Taggin' With Light

    There’s a new kind of graffiti coming out that won’t piss of owners of billboards and buildings. Using different kinds of light and cranking up the exposure time on a camera, some artists are now throwing up pieces and tags with lights. Hit the jump for a quick breakdown: Gear
    this is a small collection of flashlights, biking-lights and flashing LED lights they all work with… Read More

  • Daily Crunch: High Seas Edition

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    Color A4 E-Paper: Porn Just Got Even Portable-er
    The Bill of Lights: Maunfacturers Need to Stop Putting Useless Lights Everywhere
    Oregon Scientific Four Piece Weather Module Station: For Those Who Just Need to Know The Dew Point Right Now
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  • The Safest Thing You'll Read All Day

    I don’t know about you, but the last time I actually bothered to check a smoke alarm in my home, the battery had died long ago. Usually I just blow it off or go out and buy another battery, but what if a fire struck during the grace period between batteries? A lot of us tend to ignore fire safety and DuPont knows this, so they’ve created a smoke alarm that never needs batteries… Read More

  • Stain Detector Helps Detect Grody, Invisible Stains

    While it’s being marketed as a tool to help you find hidden stains so you can make your pad smell better, we know it’s really so you can all play CSI at home. The Stain Detector Light uses the same UV technology that the detectives use to find “protein stains”, blood, bile, or, uh, what-have-you. Wanna scare someone? Visit them in their hotel room with this thing pointed… Read More