The Luxor Mini, an Auto-focusing Flashlight That’s Small Enough to Fit in Your Pocket…

After a period of successful crowdfunding campaigns starting in 2014, PLX Devices was able to release its innovative adaptive digital focus Luxor flashlight to market. The original Luxor from 2014 had a digital focusing system, adjusting the width of the light beam without lenses or moving parts. Its 2015 follow-up, The Luxor 2, added an automatic adjustment feature that changes the width of the beam based on its surroundings, where its pointed, and its positioned. Now, the company announced the Luxor Mini, and PDL Devices promises that it’ll be the best device they’ve offered to date. Continue reading “The Luxor Mini, an Auto-focusing Flashlight That’s Small Enough to Fit in Your Pocket…”

Light Fidelity (LiFi) – Doc’D #46

In this month’s technology-themed episode of PractitioNERD Documented, or “Doc’D”, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the history, implementation, and future potential of Light Fidelity wireless communication, or LiFi.
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This custom ‘Pikaboy’ Game Boy Color is…just…AWESOME!!!

One of my favorite things to do here on The PractitioNERD is share passion projects from all the other gamers and tech-tinkerers out in with crazy world, and this “Pikaboy” is a prime example of that! Even though this amazing project is pretty retro and not new, this interesting and awesome little creation from eforie came to my attention through Geek.com.  Essentially, it’s a Game Boy Color system … Continue reading This custom ‘Pikaboy’ Game Boy Color is…just…AWESOME!!!

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“Do You Samsung?” – Doc’D #2

This month’s technology-inspired episode of Documented (Doc’D) is about the history, innovations, and nerdy-geekery of Samsung, from their humble beginnings to their rise a one of the world’s top companies. Continue reading ““Do You Samsung?” – Doc’D #2”

WHOA! An Affordable 50″ 4K LED HDTV For $1300!

Let’s be real: when those 4K ultra-high definition (UHD) televisions were shown off at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, they definitely looked visually (and magically) delicious, but they are really pricey and quite out of reach for normal consumers like ourselves.  You’ll get a better use out of buying a car than for the top-tier 4K UHDTV, and the only way they can be called “cheap” is if , well, they aren’t priced like a car. For example, SEIKI is offering a 50-inch 4K UHDTV for the measly — and I use that word VERY loosely — price of $1,300.   Continue reading “WHOA! An Affordable 50″ 4K LED HDTV For $1300!”

EcoXPower: Charge Your Phone & Head/Tail Lights While You Bike

It may not be news to most people of using the power of pedaling your bicycle to charge your phone or power headlights.  However, the folks over at the EcoXPower are bringing a whole new concept to the table (sort of).  Their new device for your bicycle will allow you to power BOTH your phone and lights at the SAME TIME!  THE FUTURE!!   Continue reading “EcoXPower: Charge Your Phone & Head/Tail Lights While You Bike”

The Dark Knight’s 1000th Raw Street Fight of Spintronics – WIRed #4

Episode 4 (yeah, FOUR) of this week’s edition of The PractitioNERD discusses:
1) Explore Gotham City’s Architectural Grandeur in 3D (http://goo.gl/IMTya)
2) Fan Film “Street Fighter: Legacy” to become Live-Action Series (http://goo.gl/ILfLI)
***FAN FILMS: Metal Gear Solid: Philanthropy (mgs-philanthropy.net/main/?lang=en), Mega Man (megamanfilm.com), and one-of-the-many Portal fan films (youtube.com/watch?v=4drucg1A6Xk)***
3) University of Utah Researchers Create ‘Spintronic’ LED: Brighter, Cheaper & Eco-friendly (http://goo.gl/buI7S)
4) The 1st Episode of WWE Monday Night RAW, Episode 1000 on 7/23/2012 (http://goo.gl/lRYbS)
…and the Question of the Week!!   Continue reading “The Dark Knight’s 1000th Raw Street Fight of Spintronics – WIRed #4”

University of Utah Researchers Create ‘Spintronic’ LED: Brighter, Cheaper & Eco-friendly

Question! Have you ever hear of spintronics? No? Well, it is the technology that exploits both the intrinsic spin of the electron and its associated magnetic moment, in addition to its fundamental electronic charge, in solid-state devices.  There.  You’ve learned something today.  Now, I told you that to tell you this: a group of physicists at the University of Utah are applying spintronics in a way that could eventually make HDTV screens look even sharper than they do now. Continue reading “University of Utah Researchers Create ‘Spintronic’ LED: Brighter, Cheaper & Eco-friendly”

Credit Card-Sized Battery For Emergency Charges (The “Not Paying For Stuff” Type)

Just in case of the emergency of your iPhone or iPod severely lacking in battery power, this credit card-like backup battery can charge up you iOS device when you’re in such a situation.

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