Light Bulbs

The best light bulbs you can buy

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Home Automation

The Internet of Sh**t

In a world where everything from your lightbulb to your water bottle can be connected to the internet, eventually, enough is enough. A wifi antenna …

Internet

13 household uses for potatoes that won't shorten your lifespan

Would you use a potato to clean up stains or shine your shoes? You may be surprised at how handy a spud can be.<p>Want to live a long and healthy life? …

Potatoes

Photography Lighting Basics and Tips - X-Light Photography

<b>INTRODUCTION</b><br>ALL ABOUT LIGHT<p>Welcome to my guide on <b>photography lighting basics</b>. Lighting has always been the photographer’s best friend, and biggest …

Portrait Photography

Unlikely Cascade of Failures Leads to Microwave’s Demise

Surely a blown light bulb can’t kill a microwave oven, right? You might not expect it to, but that was indeed the root cause of a problem that …

Microwaves

9 Reasons to Stop Thinking About Your Next Great Idea and Just Do It

Thinking about your next great idea may not seem like it's costing you money, but the opportunity cost may be huge. Don't let someone else get there first.<p>In my role as an advisor to entrepreneurs and new businesses, I often get asked to critique an idea, but rarely get asked to comment on an …

Entrepreneurship

The smallest Alexa smart plug in the world is also now the cheapest

Alexa-enabled smart plugs are fantastic, since they let you control “dumb” devices as if they were smart, connected devices. Anyone can control a Hue …

Wi-Fi

Scientists discover how to wirelessly transfer power to moving objects

While we know how to deliver power wirelessly to stationary objects like implantable medical devices, scientists have tried for years to develop ways …

5 things you can (and should) control with Alexa

Remember when Amazon first announced the Echo (which is currently on sale at its lowest price ever) and people didn’t really know what to make of …

Home Automation

A Magic Light Bulb For All Your Bright Ideas

[Uri Shaked]’s lamentation over the breaking of his smart bulb was brief as it was inspiring — now he had a perfectly valid excuse to hack it into a …

Home Automation

How to catch a burglar with Bluetooth

When it works, a wireless anti-theft system is a thief’s worst nightmare<p>The Tuesday after Memorial Day weekend, Roambee co-founder Vidya Subramanian got to work at 7AM to find his company’s office in Santa Clara, California, ransacked. The burglars had made such a mess that it was hard to tell at …

Wi-Fi

GE wants to unload its iconic light bulb business

Thomas Edison may not think this is a bright idea: General Electric is trying to rid itself of the light bulb business that has symbolized the company for 125 years.<p>GE, a conglomerate cofounded by Edison, told employees on Thursday it has put the iconic lighting business up for sale.<p>The storied …

S&P Dow Jones Indices

Damontre Moore sees himself as a light bulb in Cowboys D

The Cowboys had only 36 sacks last season, so they can use all the pass-rushing help they can get. Damontre Moore sees himself as a “light bulb” in …

Dallas

Asset recycling may look new and exciting. But it's the last gasp of a failed model

Donald Trump wants to privatise public assets and use the profit to fund other projects. A series of disasters have killed off the model in Australia<p>Australia has long been an importer of second-hand American ideas, many of them well past their use-by date on the home market. So it’s interesting to …

Finance

Enjoy Smart Light Bulbs Sans the Hub

Plug-and-play varieties of light bulbs are readily available if you’re not a fan of complicated home automation. The SimpleHome Multicolor Smart LED …

Home Automation

Zimbabwe to send incandescent light bulb sellers to jail - report

Special Report<p>The United States embassy in Zimbabwean capital Harare has reportedly barred its citizens and staff from traveling on the southern …

News (South Africa)

15 very real bits of advice for engaged couples from happily marrieds

You better werk.<p>Relationships can be as difficult as they can be awesome. But that doesn't mean they're not worth the (occasional) hard slog. Cute married people who are super happy took to <i>Reddit</i> to share their serious and practical advice for couples who are engaged or hoping to get married.<p>1. …

Marriage

Green Deals: Cree 40W A19 Dimmable LED Light Bulb $1.50, more

Home Depot offers the Cree 40W A19 Dimmable LED Light Bulb for <b>$1.59</b>. Free shipping is available on orders of $45+, otherwise you can opt for in-store pick up to skip the delivery charge. For comparison, these bulbs usually sell for $8 at Amazon. Rated 4.4/5 stars. You can count on 30,000 hours of …

Apple

Here are all the devices compatible with Apple’s HomeKit

In 2015, the first HomeKit products with Apple’s MFi (“Made for iPhone”) certification went on sale or up for pre-order. The certification ensures …

Home Automation

Green Deals: LIFX A19 Wi-Fi Smart LED Light Bulb $45, more

Amazon offers the LIFX A19 Wi-Fi Smart LED Light Bulb for <b>$44.99 shipped</b>. That’s a $15 savings off the regular going rate, a match of the Amazon all-time low and the best offer available. Rated 3.8/5 stars. There are a number of benefits to switching over to smart LED light bulbs. Among them is the …

Gear & Gadgets

A Modern Minimal Custom Kitchen Built on a Budget

There is lots to love about Aine and Eloise's East London home. The way the floor-to-ceiling doors open up fully, connecting the home to the …

Renovations

The Challenges Of Product Development In A Connected World

, CommunityVoice<p>The lightbulb is often seen as the symbol of human technological ingenuity. While revolutionary in its emergence, how we control it has remained largely unchanged over the last century. Recently, the broad adoption of IoT technologies and connected devices has introduced new levels …

Internet of Things

Drinking out of a lightbulb is the hottest new trend — here are 13 places to try it

The bright idea of using lightbulbs as drinking vessels is sweeping the nation. The trend originally hails from Asia — the first appearance of the …

Restaurants

Top 10 Cases Of Stolen Science

May 26, 2017<p>We learn about so many scientists in school because they provided invaluable discoveries and solutions to everything from terrible …

List-Worthy

Torsken Kommer II

You don’t have to speak a lick of Norwegian to enjoy this video from Norway’s central bank to celebrate new currency which bears the image of one of …

Cool Stuff

DIY/Home Improvement: How to upcycle old light bulbs

Don't throw out your old, used up light bulbs, instead put them to stylish and creative use and transform some little pockets of your home. All you …

Crafting

Memo to all agency peers: work sucks

Dear agency peers – if you had to write a memo to your colleagues in the ad industry guiding them towards creative excellence, how would it read?<p>You …

Creativity

Want To Be Happier? Be More Selfish. (Seriously.)

There have been a few times in my life that I experienced what I refer to as a "light-bulb" moment. It happens when something becomes so crystal …

Parenting

This IKEA Hack Bedside Shelf is Ideal for Small Spaces

When your bedroom is too small to even fit a nightstand, this homemade ledge for your bedside wall is the next best alternative. Constructed from the …

DIY

The Best Lightbulb for Every Room in Your Home

When it comes to choosing a lightbulb, you're probably thinking, "Watts the big deal?" But it turns out there is more to it than just walking into …

Home Automation