Why use any old lightbulb when there’s the NanoLight! Using only 12 watts of electricity, the NanoLight generates over 1600 lumens, equivalent to a 100W incandescent lightbulb.

There are plenty of 20-60W Equivalent LED light bulbs in the market today, but the selection for 75-100W equivalents is still quite rare. To most light bulb manufacturers high efficiency and cost effective light bulb production is still uncharted territory.

The NanoLight takes energy efficient lighting to a whole new level by offering a lightbulb far more efficient than any existing LED bulb. It is a true breakthrough for LED Lighting technology.

Your environmentally friendly home can now be brighter and more energy efficient than ever before. For the amount of energy that it uses, the NanoLight produces more light visible to the human eye than any other white light bulb available on the market.

The brightness of a bulb is measured in lumens; which is a measure of the total visible light emitted by a source. Below is a comparison of the amount of lumens per watt the NanoLight provides compared to other light bulbs on the market.

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Created by Techradar, this Microsoft Surface Phone concept features some high end specs and it’s basically a smaller Surface Tablet, since it even has that cool keyboard. The device packs a 5 inch 1280 x 720 Super AMOLED+ screen and runs a hybrid between Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8.

This handset has a full USB 3.0 port, a 12 megapixel camera with “ultra bright” flash and a kickass kickstand, shown in the video below. The mini touch cover here is the keyboard we were mentioned before and it certainly looks cool, although we’re not exactly sure how functional it is on a phone. If I’m allowed to speculate on other features of the device, well, it may have 2 GB of RAM, a quad core Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU, LTE, NFC and a magnesium alloy case, since we’re keeping the resemblance with the Surface tablet.

I’ve heard a rumor at some point that Windows Phone 9 will actually be a combo between Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8, so maybe this is supposed to be a WP9 flagship device. I would also add a special Skype camera on board, activated by the double press of the camera key on the device, to instantly start video chatting. How cool would that be?

[via Techradar]

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Tethercell’s ”re-imagining” of your run-of-the-mill AA battery, is more of a remote-controlled battery and is currently seeking funding on Indiegogo. Of course, we wouldn’t write it up if there wasn’t an app, and with the app there’s actually quite a lot of cool stuff you can do with the Tethercell. I saw a prototype at the annual Showstoppers event (held during CES), and it worked well and looked like a winner — if it gets funded, of course.
Besides a simple remote control, the Tethercell can be programmed to turn on or off at certain times, control several devices at once, and even warn you when batteries are getting low.

The Tethercell hardware (still in prototype phase) is clever, as you take a AA battery out of a device, put a AAA battery in the Tethercell, and because it is the size of a AA, you can simply drop it in and it works. Even if you have multiple batteries, it fits just fine.

But first the inventors need to get funding, and they are asking for $59,000 to get started. Each Tethercell should cost about $30, and I was told buying more would make them cheaper per unit. While it’s not a real product yet, Tethercell has so far been one of the cooler items I’ve seen at CES this year.

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JVC Kenwood Corp. said that next spring it will begin selling a system designed to deliver the soothing sounds of the forest streamed over the Internet in real time. The company will be involved in all aspects of the system from setting up source equipment to collect the sounds of various forests, to coordinating the delivery of the forest content across the Internet, to delivering unique speaker systems in the homes of end users with technology to receive and play the environmental sounds.
How does it work?…

The heart of the system is a speaker system constructed of natural woods such as oak or Japanese cyprus. JVC Kenwood is working with a company called Oak Village Co., a furniture manufacturer, who will manufacture the boxes in such a manner that they will offer consumers a natural wood fragrance and feel.
Wireless technology built-in….

Bluetooth technology is built into the speaker system in order to wirelessly receive the streamed signal from the consumers Internet connected network. The signal will originate from a recording setup that JVC Kenwood will set-up in conjunction with various local authorities’ forestry areas.

According to a report by the Nikkei, JVC Kenwood is targeting the system at consumers, schools, and hospitals. Those wishing to experience the soothing environmental sounds of the forest will be able to purchase the systems in furniture stores or home interior stores – a new distribution network for the company. The system is expected to sell for around ¥100,000 (about $1,270) and there may be a small additional charge for the “forest content.”
A wide selection of forests…

Initially, JVC Kenwood has partnered with the village of Morotsuka (Miyazaki Prefecture) to set up a recording system in their local forest. Eventually, the company plans to be teaming up with other municipal governments, colleges, and other non-profit organizations to expand content collection from other forests around the country.

There is no word if the company intends to offer the systems in export markets such as the United States.

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Flying object clearly rectangular was captured on January 11 in Mexico City (Mexico).

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This room-rattling loudspeaker for the iPhone 5, iPad mini, and fourth-generation iPad will be unveiled at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show. The Rumble speaker dock pumps out 50 watts of power with booming bass, thanks to an oversized, down-firing subwoofer.

The JBL OnBeat Rumble includes HARMAN’s exclusive TrueStream™ technology to guarantee the highest-quality sound when streaming audio from an Apple product or another smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth® connection. The forceful speaker dock combines a 4-1/2-inch (114-milllimeter) subwoofer with proprietary Slipstream port technology to deliver pounding bass with low distortion, so there is no unwanted boominess to the sound whether the music source is docked or streamed. The loudspeaker charges Apple Lightning products when they are docked.

For more fun, a DJ mixer app lets iPhone and iPad users scratch, stream and mix their favorite playlists for a music party.
The JBL OnBeat Rumble speaker dock has a suggested retail price of $399 and will be available this spring.

The cylindrical JBL Charge features a built-in bass port and digital sound processing to create room-filling lows combined with accentuated highs. The JBL Charge is a stereo speaker with two 1-5/8-inch (40-millimeter) full-range drivers and a 2 x 5-watt amplifier. A built-in 6000mAh Li-ion rechargeable battery provides 12 hours of playback from a single charge, making the JBL Charge ideal for beach parties, family camping trips, neighborhood picnics and everyday use around the house.

The portable stereo speaker was built for durability and active lifestyles, as it features a rugged exterior and grille, plus rubber end rings and a rubber cap for the USB port. A visible LED light informs users when the battery needs to be recharged as well as when the speaker is in Bluetooth listening or pairing mode. The JBL Charge also includes a standard 1/8-inch (3.5-millimeter) stereo mini jack to use with older devices not equipped with Bluetooth technology, and it ships with a Neoprene carrying pouch. It will be available in several colors, including black, blue and green.

The JBL Charge has a suggested retail price of $149 and will be available from select retailers or JBL.com during the first quarter of 2013.
If you’ll be at CES anytime between January 8-11 and want to check out JBL’s new lineup, visit the HARMAN booth in the Central Hall, booth number 10431.

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