So far, Cree is only extending SmartCast to commercial and industrial troffers, luminaries, and downlights -- but a simplified approach to lighting controls seems like a smart idea for residential use, too, … Read more
In this episode:The three things that make the new 2015 Mustang new Dealing with red-light cameras and stop-and-go traffic lights with new car tech Top 5 new car technologies Cooley wants to see in 2014 Explaining how Chrysler HEMI engines are -- and are not -- hemi engines!
StarLight for Mac connects to SiriusXM's network of stations and allows you to stream them. It features a clean main window and places an icon on your Mac menu bar that gives quick access to your favorite stations as well as playback controls. To use the app you need a SiriusXM account.
StarLight for Mac installs quickly and, after being launched, presents you with its clean and minimal main window. Apart from a few playback controls, the majority of the screen is reserved for displaying your favorite stations or search results. Along with the standard playback controls, the app … Read more
Create your own tunes with help from StageLight's easy-to-follow lessons, preconfigured templates, and intuitive methods. You can try StageLight free for 30 days. Recent updates include the latest Artist Sound Pack -- the Timbaland Pack.
StageLight opens with a fullscreen display with links to SongBuilder Lessons, Demo Lessons, Fresh Start Project, and the Store. Registered users can download free extras at the store, such as the Loop Pack and Core Pack, and buy Artist Sound Packs like the Linkin Park Pack. Experienced music makers should have no trouble starting with a new project, but we clicked SongBuilder Lessons and … Read more
But Cree might have some legitimate competition in Switch, a small … Read more
Negotiators in the House and Senate came to terms on a $1.1 trillion omnibus appropriations bill Monday night, including provisions that would effectively halt the ongoing phase-out of classic incandescent light bulbs.
Though no existing efficiency standards would actually be overturned, the clause -- one paragraph out of a 1,582-page document -- would prevent the Department of Energy from implementing or enforcing the phase-out, blocking standards set by the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA). Negotiations for the appropriations bill involved leadership from both chambers, meaning that passage seems likely.
Lighting that changes color on demand is nothing new, and if you've read our review of the Philips Hue Starter Kit, then you know that we're at least somewhat charmed by the idea. Unfortunately, the costs of these kinds bulbs have put them largely out of reach for a wide number of consumers. The Philips Hue kit will set you back $199, while slow-to-emerge competitors like iLumi and LIFX each cost over $80 per bulb -- if you can even get your hands on one.
That's why BeeWi's new Smart Color Light -- which the company … Read more
Dish Network is reportedly pulling its bid for LightSquared, the wireless service provider mired in bankruptcy protection.
The satellite TV provider, which had apparently sought LightSquared's wireless spectrum, offered $2.2 billion for the company last year. However, LightSquared's special committee has decided to negotiate a deal with private-equity firm Centerbridge Partners, which last month offered $3.3 billion for the wireless company.
Dish is expected to make the termination of its offer official as early as Thursday, according to the Wall Street Journal. CNET has contacted Dish for comment on the matter and will update this report … Read more
Here's to hoping for clear skies. A stunning show of colorful aurora borealis, or northern lights, is forecast for Thursday and Friday, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Space Weather Prediction Center. And, what's more, they could be seen as far south as Washington, Illinois, Michigan, and even down the Rockies to Colorado.
"The CME [coronal mass ejection] is forecast to set off G3 (Strong) Geomagnetic Storm activity through January 9 and 10," NOAA wrote on its prediction center site on Wednesday. "Aurora watchers should be ready."
The glimmering cloud-like lights … Read more
LAS VEGAS -- Life up on the International Space Station presents a few more challenges than most of us deal with down here on Earth. Aside from reconstituted spinach, astronauts have to deal with disrupted sleep cycles due to the station orbiting around the Earth every 90 minutes.
Lighting Science created special lightbulbs for the ISS. There are daylight bulbs with bluer light to encourage energy and activity during what would be daytime hours, and then there are lightbulbs that dial back on the blue to boost astronauts' production of melatonin for a good night's sleep. Those special bulbs are now available for terrestrial use.… Read more