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GNC-2009-12-18 #537 Yes I am still Here!

Posted by geeknews at 1:22 AM on December 18, 2009

Ok folks I am still here, while I do not want to go into the circumstances of the emergency travel it appears at this point that we probably will not have to go anywhere. I cover a huge amount of ground in tonights show and there is a wealth of information about what is coming up next. Thanks to the listeners that have signed up for monthly contributions it is heart warming to see how much you care. I will continue to do my best in delivering you the most content of any tech show in the space.

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Flip Strikes back with Flip TV
Zune + Twitter + Censor = Fail
Gotta have me one of these Hover craft!
Green car driving Assistant?
Crazy Stuff Here on Drones!
LED Traffic Lights trouble in Snow Belt!
Psystar final nail in coffin!
Are you an Audiophiles nut?
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Auto Translation with FeedDemon!
To cancel your cell phone or not!
Blip.TV on a roll!
Verizon FIOS 10 GBPS to home!!!
Mobile Firefox.
Big Brands understand Value of Smaller Blogs!
Yelp to be purchased for 500 Million?
Android on a Roll!
Google + Audi A8= Cool
Adaptech For Sale!
Cool USB Hub!
New Diabetes monitor connects to PC!
Have they detected Dark Matter?
FTC to put serious Smackdown on Intel!
Bitly.TV use trending to their advantage!
CNET 20 Top Gadgets of 2009!
YouTube Top 5 Videos.
Are you a Trackball User?
9 Things to do with your GPS.
Titan confirmed to have lake of Methane.
Slow News day talking about Space Battles?
BBC HD content 50% reduction in Quality!
NCAA hates Fan Sites!
Teachers to sell school Lesson Plans?
Google does not walk the talk.

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When Green Doesn’t work – LED Lights in Green Bay

Posted by J Powers at 10:48 PM on December 11, 2009

So we had this pretty big snowstorm pass through the Midwest. Over a foot of snow, added to a  plethora of horrible conditions. But one forseen issue happened that simply came from making the planet greener.

Light Emitting Diodes.

Green Bay WI put in some high – efficiency LED traffic lights throughout the town. The idea was straightforward. Save on electricity, save on bulb replacement and use the money in other places. Great plan… except for the unforseen snow….

What happened was the LED bulbs did not produce enough heat to melt the snow and ice off. The snow blew up into the light and the protective cover did just that – protected the snow and blocked drivers from seeing the lights.

West Bend, WI had the same problem. However, this was the first time in 7 years that it caused concern and an accident. The city created a special scraper to clean the lens. There is a special cover that heats up in cold weather to melt ice, but it’s simply too expensive.

Since this is the first time since installation, there is not a big concern over it. City officials simply tell people to be careful if the light is covered in snow.

GNC-2009-03-10 #458 Great Show from Japan

Posted by geeknews at 2:20 AM on March 10, 2009

Last Show from Japan and then I will be back in Hawaii for a few weeks. Look forward to getting back to the regular studio and cranking out the shows from home. I am announcing a new segment in tonights podcast pretty excited about adding it to the line-up.

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Safari Speed Good – Features Flop
Free Hosted Blog Publishing
Let’s Vote for Woz
VMWare vs Parallels
Philips Master LED
Music Add-Ons for Firefox
Security Metrics that Lie
Kepler Mission Launched
STS-119 Shuttle to Launch
Chevrolet Volt
Hulu/Boxee Battle Royale
Streaming is now at Fault
Verizon TOS Scary
Bloggers are Journalist?
Forgot how to make Nukes?
Encrypted hard-Drives
Fingerprint Paper
Anti-Virus Vendor Says 1% PC hacked
Google Docs Leaked
A New Way to Search?
Seagate 6gb/s
Cydia Opens Rouge App Store
Clear to launch in many Cities
Google – Blogger DMCA Policies
12 Megapixels is that it?
Norway Gets P2P
Running Wndows 7 beta on Macbook Info

Energizer it’s not just about Batteries Anymore at CES 2008

Posted by geeknews at 11:39 PM on January 29, 2008

When you think of Energizer you think about batteries but you really do not think about home lighting. The folks at Energize have come with some great lighting products for the home that have eye appeal and will solve a lot of problems people have with lighting.

This new line of lighting products called “Light on Demand” are going to allow people to hang lights in places they would not do so otherwise. With long lasting rechargeable batteries this is the perfect solution that eliminates the hassle of having to hide or run wiring. As simple as hang the light and turn it on is the advantage of these new products by energizer. Long Life Time, Uses LED lights and they are very efficient lights that will run 12 hours on a charge. Best thing as easy to hang as a picture.

They are going to be sold at Target and Target.com available Feb 3rd.

If you want more information on the new Energizer Home Lights and future special offers please visit www.rawvoiceoffers.com and enter promo code “ENERGIZER” or visit www.energizer.com

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