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Your External Hard Drive Can Finally Join Your Computer’s Trippy Light Show

If you’re someone who can’t work, play, or kill time online without your desktop PC blinding you with a spectacle of flashing LEDs, ASUS will now let your external hard drive join the desktop rave. The company’s new FX HDD drive includes its own set of LEDs, illuminating a circuit trace pattern that will sync to the glowing patterns flashing across all of your other devices. Read More >>

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40,000 LEDs Change the Colour of This Lexus in a Flash

Can’t decide what colour Lexus to get? With the company’s one-of-a-kind LIT IS saloon, you can choose a different colour, design, and even animation every morning as you head off to work. Instead of paint, the vehicle is covered in 41,999 programmable LEDs turning it into a giant, rolling display. Read More >>

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Fake an Alien Encounter With a Drone Covered in Blinding LED Lights

The hefty, eight-armed Freefly Alta drone is capable of carrying a lot of weight. So in addition to a camera, the folks at YouTube’s rctestflight channel put 1,000-watts of LEDs on board, and a smoke machine, unintentionally creating the perfect way to fake an alien encounter, or a UFO abduction. [YouTube via Likecool] Read More >>

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Philips New LED Bulbs Change Colour With the Flip of a Switch

The Philips Hue system is one of the few smart home solutions that work as well as you need them to, having been around for quite a few years now. But if you don’t want to spend hundreds of pounds on the requisite wireless hub and colour-changing bulbs, Philips now has a cheaper alternative with its new SceneSwitch LED bulbs that don’t require any additional hardware. Read More >>

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Add a Battery and This Ultra-Thin Bookmark Becomes a Reading Light

Just because you’ve completely shunned ebooks and e-readers for classic paper tomes, that doesn’t mean you can’t let a little technology improve your reading experience. Kyouei Design’s Bookmark Light will not only save your page, it will also save your eyes, turning into an ultra-compact reading light. Read More >>

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BioLite’s New Bluetooth Lantern Means Smartphones Are Now an Essential Camping Accessory

BioLite’s BaseCamp stove is one of Kickstarter’s many success stories, and after releasing a handful of follow-up outdoors products, the company is returning to Kickstarter again for its new flatpack Bluetooth LED lantern that can be completely customised using a smartphone app. Read More >>

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Scientists Made LEDs 60 Per Cent Brighter By Copying Firefly Lanterns

A team of researchers has managed to boost the amount of light an LED emits by 60 per cent simply by etching its outer surface to resemble the outside of a firefly’s lantern. Read More >>

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You Can Tweak the Warmth of Philips’ New White Hue Bulbs To Help You Fall Asleep

Poking at your smartphone before bed makes it harder to fall asleep because the cool, bluish glow of its screen tricks your body think it’s daytime. Warmer tones are the key to drifting off, so Philips is introducing a new white bulb to its Hue line that can be adjusted from cool to warm colour temperatures to help your body wind down at night. Read More >>

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Invisible Business Card’s Details Are Only Revealed With a Glowing LED

You might think that an invisible business card is a terrible idea; how could anyone see your contact details? But artist Ghizlan el Glaoui’s card is a one-of-a-kind design that reveals all her important details with a glowing LED integrated into one corner. Read More >>

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A Hammock With LED Lighting and Inflatable Mattress Sounds Like a Hanging Hotel Room

Say what you will about how comfortable a hammock is for sleeping, Eagles Nest Outfitters is working to make them just a bit more hospitable with its new DoubleNest LED that incorporates a string of glowing lights so you can read, adjust your sleeping bag, or easily find your way back after a bathroom break. Read More >>

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Time Passes As an Ever-Changing Rainbow On This Chromatic LED Clock

ThinkGeek has made a very strong case to put a clock on your desk, even though everything from your smartphone to your laptop already has one built-in. It’s packed 60 colour-changing LEDs into a spinning rainbow that makes every gruelling conference call feel like a rave. Read More >>

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Smart LED Bulbs Learn Your Routines, and Automatically Turn On When You Go on Holiday

One of the most effective ways to protect your home while you’re traveling is to simply make it look like you’re not actually away. But instead of wrangling timers, or having the neighbours stop by, these new BeON smart bulbs will automatically learn your daily routines and keep turning lights on and off in your absence. Read More >>

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A Charging Cable That Only Glows When Touched Makes it Much Easier to Plug In

Lining up a USB cable with the tiny charging port on your phone is hard enough during the day. At night it might as well be a MENSA test that you’ll always fail. But what if the business end of your USB cable glowed like a beacon in the night when touched? Now you see why it’s time to upgrade. Read More >>

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Turn Any USB Port Into a Torch, Complete With Swipe Controls

If you take a good long look around your living room, you’ll probably be surprised at just how many electronic devices you own that have USB ports. And that’s what makes this ultra-compact torch so genius. Plug it into any powered USB port—whether it’s on a computer, an extension cord, or even a portable charger—and you’ve got light. Read More >>