Thursday, November 5, 2015

The Light Clock Tells The Time With 120 Leds

Don’t worry. The Light Clock does not rely on the sun to tell time. In fact, it is the opposite. It has no hands, no dial or whatsoever. Instead, it uses 120 individual LEDs, each with the ability to display over 16 million colors, to shed light on the time, like literally.

This is how it works: to create the essential hour and minute hands, The Light Clock projects two different colors of light. You have the call in deciding what color goes to the hour and minute. The lights emitted form two segments on the clock’s circumference and on the wall, thus allowing you to tell the time.

Blending is the key to how you tell where the hands actually landed. It won’t be easy initially, but as you keep reading it, you will be able tell the time right away. It is not much different from traditional clocks with hands; just that the hands here are replaced by lights.

The Light Clock is WiFi-enabled too, allowing it to be connect to an existing WiFi network to facilitate customization on a web app, accessible with virtually any device. Being connected to the Internet also ensure The Light Clock to maintain an accurate time, all the time. The web app is where you can customize the color, save your favorite color scheme, select the blending, set time zone, set seconds hand, adjust the brightness et cetera.

Through the web app, you can also set the desire duration for the night mode. In Night Mode, all but a few LEDs will be turned on to provide a soft, ambient glow that’s not intrusive, while still enable you to read the time. It looks like no time will be a dull time, eh? The Light Clock literally adds color to your time. Since time has to tick anyways, why not make it a more beautiful experience?

The Light Clock is yet to be a reality; it is now on Kickstarter looking to raise 30,000 Australia dollars to take it to production. You can help by backing the campaign, but be warned, it doesn’t come cheap.

Toys R Us 7-inch Tabeo Kids Tablet

Can’t get your kids’ hands off your iPad or Android tablets? well, then perhaps it is time to let them have their own tablets but of course, not the real, real tablet but one that’s tailored specifically for your young ones, such as this upcoming made-for-kids tablet from Toy “R” Us dubbed as the Tabeo. this $149.99 is slated to be available next month and sports a 7-inch multitouch display with 800 x 480 resolution and is preloaded with 50 free kid-friendly apps that covers your child’s need for gaming, education, entertainment, as well as reading.

If you must really know, yes, everyone’s favorite perpetually angry avians aka the Angry Birds, is included too. if those 50 apps isn’t enough, there are 7,000 more free apps, along with thousands of apps available for purchase via the Tabeo app store. kids couldn’t care less what’s going under the hood, much less be of any interest about the Tabeo’s features, however, for someone who will be putting down the money for it, you will be glad to know that this isn’t a lesser tablet.

On the business end, the Tabeo is powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and sport features that are found on regular tablets, including a 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, micro SDHC slot (expandable up to 32GB), built-in speaker and microphone, front-facing camera, mini HDMI-out, built-in WiFi, and a lithium polymer pack that offers up to 7 hours of video playback, 35 hours of audio enjoyment, or 10 hours of ‘normal’ usage.

Also included is a full suite of customizable parental controls that allow responsible adults to keep their precious ones safe from undesirable web contents. the Tabeo Tablet by Toy “R” Us is available for pre-order now with shipment to be from October 21, 2012. hit the jump for a small gallery of the Tabeo tablet.
Interested customers can now purchase The Toys R Us 7-inch Tabeo Kids Tablet - here

Twitter Delicious Facebook Digg Stumbleupon Favorites More