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PicoWatt Vaproizes High Electricity Bills

posted Sunday Jan 10, 2010 by Nicholas DiMeo

PicoWatt Vaproizes High Electricity Bills

Tenrehte has unveiled a solution to your high electricity bills, the PicoWatt smart plug. This is a WiFi enabled device that allows you to control the appliances in your home from a computer or smartphone. You are able to turn off the devices individually or even put each appliance on a timer. It is compatible with many large appliances from your dishwasher to your air conditioning. When paired with other PicoWatt smart plugs, a mesh-like network is formed. The best part, a Facebook App is available to manage your devices in a more organized way. The App includes pictures of the appliances themselves, and even displays a pie chart depicting your energy usage. This device will be released on April 22, 2010, Earth Day. Since it can save you up to 30% on your electric bill when used on 1-2 large appliances, Earth Day is the perfect release day.

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HP's New Mini Laptop, Now with Touch!

posted Sunday Jan 10, 2010 by Nicholas DiMeo

HP's New Mini Laptop, Now with Touch!

HP is coming out with one of the coolest netbooks on the market! The HP Mini 5102, the newer version of the HP Mini 5101, is certainly something you may want to keep an eye out for. It is constructed of aluminum and magnesium alloy, which allows this netbook to hold up better than typical consumer netbooks, especially for business travelers. The touch pad is now similar to that of a laptop, equipped with the buttons under the touch surface, as opposed to the left and right. It is available in two sizes, 10" x 6" or 13" x 7", with a higher resolution of course. What so special about this netbook? It is available in touchscreen, which is not very common in netbook computers. Whether for business or pleasure, the HP Mini 5102 is a very good choice.

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Your Floors Will be Minty Fresh

posted Sunday Jan 10, 2010 by Nicholas DiMeo

Your Floors Will be Minty Fresh

The Mint automatic floor cleaner by Evolution Robotics is giving Roomba a run for their money. This device uses Northstar Technology to devise a more accurate and faster way to clean your hard surface floors. It works by using a beacon that shoots two points of infrared light onto the ceiling. The Mint then sees the light, and creates a map of the floor, that allows the device to be more organized in it's system of cleaning. Easy to snap in, magnetic dry or wet clean pads makes it simple to use, even for those who can't set the time on the VCR. Expected to be priced at under $250.00, you can have cleaner floors by spring 2010.

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You Rock Guitar

posted Sunday Jan 10, 2010 by Scott Ertz

You Rock Guitar

One of the cooler, more unique products we saw on the show floor was the You Rock Guitar. It is a fully digital guitar that can be used for a number of uses. Everything from basic guitar playing to Guitar Hero controller, this gadget can do it.

One of my favorite features of this guitar is the fact that it comes with a MIDI controller built-in. If you are a musician and want to record your music digitally, or you just don't want to mix as a DJ the old fashion way, you can control anything MIDI with the guitar.

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Rumor Alert!

posted Sunday Jan 10, 2010 by Nicholas DiMeo

Rumor Alert!

Sprint and LG have come out with the first touch screen LG Rumor phone. And no, this is not a Rumor (or a Rant or Rave.) A virtual keyboard appears on the 3" screen, but a pull-out full QWERTY keyboard is also included. The device is very thin despite the 5 row keyboard, with very convenient, easy to press, raised keys. The front of the phone includes 3 physical keys: back, home and call. The LG Rumor Touch also features a 3.5mm headset jack, a MicroSD card slot and a 2.0 Megapixel camera and camcorder. As with many Sprint phones, you will also have access to a music player, EVDO Rev.0, Sprint Music, Sprint TV, Facebook and Twitter. It will be released sometime in the first quarter and is expected to do very well.

Image credit: Engadget

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USB = Universal Solar Bus

posted Sunday Jan 10, 2010 by Nicholas DiMeo

USB = Universal Solar Bus

Regen has come out with an innovative new solar panel, nothing like you've seen before. Much smaller, thinner, and just all around better looking than your typical solar charger, the ReNu features an integrated battery, an indicator light on the rear side of the panel and a docking station allowing the device to be very user-friendly. The docking station not only displays the charge remaining but also tells you how much charge you've used throughout the week. Pretty cool huh? Although intended to be a home charging station, the solar panel is very easy to travel with and includes a suction cup to absorb solar energy right through your car window. The docking station is specifically designed for your iPod/ iPhone, but the panel comes equipped with a USB port that is able to charge a variety of devices. Wondering how you can save money on your electric bill? You'll have the solution by June of this year!

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