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05/01/2013

What will the 'internet of things' mean to us? Plus, how the world famous new year ball in New York gets brighter and more efficient every year. Includes tech news and web reviews.


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widespread anger. Much of the money is needed to pay insurance claims

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for storm damage times. Those are the latest headlines. Now

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on BBC News it is time for Click. It seems like everyone is online

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these days. Oh, I know. This week on Click will would get hold of the

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everyday objects which are hooking up to the internet to look after us

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and each other. We will look at the phone with twice as much to say it.

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We will switch on the board that electrify as the New York New Year.

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-- electrifies. We also have the latest tech news and a very healthy

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way to start 2013 in Webscape. Welcome to Click. Can I be

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officially the last to welcome you to 2013. It is customary to start

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each year to looking ahead to technology that may be trending in

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the next 12 months. Some are saying that the next big thing could be

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things. Or rather, the internet of things, this concept that objects

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are not even technology get hooked up to the net. What does it means

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for us? We dropped into a conference in Paris to find out

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more. The internet is the world's largest

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printing press. People exchange information and data across

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continents. Maybe, expect while we were not watching, the Web has

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become much more. They are calling it the internet of things. It is

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the connected devices that measure and tell us about the real world,

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sensors and that. Right now I'm carrying my own personal electronic

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device, it is a good amateur that makes me aware of how I am walking.

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The most interesting thing is making things visible in the world

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that were previously invisible, and having this knowledge changes our

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behaviour. Days where I did not have enough steps, I will get up

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and I will walk about a bit more, keep more active and it is helping

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Smart phones are the internet and other things. They have allowed for

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lots of data transferred to happen. The thing so that we already use

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today her now enabled with cellphone con activity to be able

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to do all kinds of things. Nest is an internet of thing device.

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Controllable at a distance with your smartphone. It also learnt

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that the pattern of your life from how you have adjusted it in the

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past. It does not toast your furniture while you are out at work.

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We have all these senses. All this stuff happening. How do we keep the

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data to make action? You do not just go to a doctor every day. We

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do that because there are certain things we require. Why do not out

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cars and tell us this? You break starts squeaking - that is the

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symptom - we're not doing more than that. Cars can tell you when

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they're sick. You can pullover and park online. What I'm going to do

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is pay for parking. I had pulled up and a parking meter. I drop this

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arrow into the apple. I put in mind number plate and I am now part.

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it could bind to the coins in your pocket? -- could buy. It has been

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on the rise for many years. Now it has been put in the palm of every

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person's can. Every fund will have this capability. One of the reasons

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why people do not want to give up hard currency is due to privacy. We

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are also seeing an increase in what companies are doing with the

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information is not as bad as once people thought - it is not an

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Orwellian Big Brother sort of well. It is more - I am and reached by

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having companies know what might purchasing is. It might become a

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more pointed issue with an automated life. Did tell threatened

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to obscure the bigger picture - how much control could run to the heart

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of our relationship with technology. Once you get to the internet of

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things, they have a lot of devices sending information automatically.

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It becomes more of a challenge. You do not want to overload the user.

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Yet, you cannot just share everything all the time either. I

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think that is going to be one of the things that we will have to

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figure out. And the internet of things may need to be organised

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differently if and benefit from the input of a human hand. A curatorial

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tool in which you and the community rather than an algorithm organise

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internet content. Rather like a librarian might organise books in

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different subjects. What we're doing is let you manipulate contact

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and remove and manipulate content. Exactly as if this content was an

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object. You organise the way you organise a room - you know where it

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is. The next big frontier for the internet is democratising the

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organisation of the internet itself. Not allowing one group of people

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organise and make sense of things for you. It has gone from

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information and data to controlling devices and much, much more. It has

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been said he cannot Malin and nail on internet but perhaps we should

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not be too sure. -- hammer in a nail. A look at the Big Tech News

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stories. China's new year resolution may have been to reduce

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its huge carbon for print as well as investing $56 billion to clear

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up its guise, the government is starting to upload hourly update on

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air pollution levels in 74 of its biggest cities. Greenpeace reports

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air pollution in China is to four times above health standards. L G a

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stake -- are so taking orders for the largest television on the

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market - �6,000. The energy- efficient technology which allows

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for thinness Greens, better clarity, colour and contrast has only been

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available in telephones and tablets. We expect to see more next week

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when we travel to Las Vegas for the world's largest Tayte show - SES. A

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new camera from to Shiva - the breakthrough is in shrinking the

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size of an already existing technology that allows you to

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adjust the focus of the shot after it has been taken. The camera as

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half a million tiny lenses which take snaps at different focal

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lengths. The information can then be used to focus of the shot later.

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The TEC was pioneered by Stanford University but fell to go

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mainstream due to its size and price. A born to is to be made

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available allowing them to act as a PC when a dog to a monitor. The new

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version will be available as a file down lope to replace and roads. It

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is hoped telephones with a pre- installed version will go on sale

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later this year. One of the biggest problems that Smartphones

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manufacturers have these days is trying to differentiate from their

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rivals. One Russian company thinks Some of the organisers have phones

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built in. This one is a bit different. It has a touch-screen

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display on the front. It is using the latest version of Android,

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Jelly bean. It uses electronic ink technology. It injects different

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ink into the display to display what you are seeing. It does not

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use any energy until it changes the display to update information.

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Incredibly low power. What is the thinking behind this phone? I am

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joined by the man from the Russian start-up behind this. What were you

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thinking when you made this phone? It is fascinating. We came up with

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this idea two years ago. We try to come up with some ideas as to how

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people use smart phones. We look at the industry and realise that there

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were more major manufacturers' focusing on tech and batteries, not

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experience. The sort of experience is not so good for the user.

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Drowning out the battery, things like that. This is because the

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electronic display canted the image as long as you need without

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considering power and trading your battery. -- can keep. It is always

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in front of you and reminds you you have something important. Until you

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do something with this, it stays on the electronic paper display. It

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completely changes the way you can send data. Does that not make it

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more distracting as a user experience? If the phone always as

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information. The phone is off. It is always black. It is the fear

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that something important is happening at you are not aware.

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Talk me through some of these scenarios were due envisage people

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using the second display. I am in London and I do not know how to get

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from. A to point B grade back. I opened Google maps and start using

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the smart phone. I can see the battery is at 1%. I can make one

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gesture and put this image of the map on the electronic display. It

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will last longer and I can still use Google Months. The image will

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stay there and I can still use the image. I can use the direction as

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to the point of destination. As you can not as, a little bit of Kerr.

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It is slightly wedge shaped. We get it on purpose because we would like

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for people to put it on the Flat. It means they can get all of these

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notifications. Also, this is the first three de Coeur of display

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covered by Guerrilla Glass. -- 3D mac her. So when you are putting it

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down, it is not going to scratch. The big handset makers have

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hundreds of millions of dollars devoted to research and development.

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Surely there must have thought of this concept. Why has it not have

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been introduced? I work for big companies and I saw how different

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interesting ideas compete with each other to get funding. It makes it

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very difficult to be fast enough to respond to the market. It has been

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a pleasure and it is a very And the good old incandescent light

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load has been with us since the 1870s, but it is a remarkably

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inefficient way of generating light. That is why it is being phased out

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around the world, and replaced with new low-technology is such as LED.

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The reduction in the US was delayed, but that has not stopped some of

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New York's iconic structures coming up with some bright ideas on how to

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This was the midnight moment on New Year's Eve, the descending ball was

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cheered on by a crowd of over one million. Every year, the event was

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arguably the single biggest advertisement for LED technology in

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the US, with media outlets reporting on its efficiency and

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annual upgrade. The ball has shed its halogen and incandescent

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history. Back then, most people had never even seen an LED light load,

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and the biggest challenge for the ball's owners was to ensure that

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none of the legendary sparkle, created by the combination Crystal

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and light, was lost with a new transformation. Philips and

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Waterford were essential in creating this. When you see a

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crystal chandelier and fill it with an incandescent light bulb, it is

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the same with the crystal ball. When you look at the models, and

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there are a lot of mirrors a with reflectivity, it reflects with the

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crystal. In 2007, the new boy showed energy efficiency savings of

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90%. It was double the brightness. One year later, the brightest and

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doubled again. It is so energy efficient that it can be kept lit

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up day and night, 365 days of the Year at top Times Square. That

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certainly was not the case with incandescent light bulbs or halogen

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light bulbs. The famous numerals which are also lit every day of the

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year also get an annual upgrade. The box for 2013 a 30% lighter than

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one year ago. Meanwhile, the Empire State Building has just unveiled

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its new LED lighting system, which can being 16 million colours. The

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old way of changing colours, 1,400 feet above midtown Manhattan, in

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bold circles of gel with a range of colours. 10 colours at most. It was

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done this way for decades. Clearly the new technology is much easier

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from a maintenance perspective. What used to take 9-10 people a

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whole day to change out, now can be done with a push of a button. The

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opportunity to highlight the facade of the Empire State Building was a

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completely different type of colour technology will be four. What light

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of manufacturers ultimately want is to sell more of their LED products.

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The aim can discern phase-out means a consumers will have to upgrade.

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Despite incandescent. As lighting heads into a new era, the switch it

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certainly looks futuristic, like most LEDs, its life span is rated

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25 years, which makes the higher upfront cost easier to bear. But

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what makes this different is its silicon interior, for better

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cooling. We are filling a lightbulb in -- with a liquid. We also killed

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what we call the wet head, the glass globe that has the LED chips

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in and the fluid. We put a backed him on the glass globe, and then

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let the flu would rush in to fill the vacuum. Another interesting

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development is personal why fire lighting. The ability to put wi-fi

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enabled phones into existing lack finches and then control them from

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a tablet or smartphone. The entire set-up can be pre-programmed by

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time of day and mood, or individual bulbs can be manually controlled

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with an on-screen colour palate. Or even photographed as a reference.

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After decades of essentially the same kind of lighting, 2013 could

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be the industry's most illuminating year to date.

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With the new year comes a fresh perspective, and hopefully a change

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of diet as well. Kate Russell wants to help you cook up a healthy storm

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with her first app suggestion. Having spent the holidays

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completely over eating, it is time to get back to a healthy lifestyle

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with the help of the BBC's Good Food app on Apple and android. It

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is stuffed with tips and advice and all the trimmings, plenty of free

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content and more to buy. My older brother has always been the best

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chef in our family, but with this app, I may stand a chance of

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competing with him. My little brother is the theatrical one, and

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with him I had suggestions that bring Shakespeare's classics are

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right up to bait -- date. Cambridge University Press have released apps

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4 weir Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth, with voices from a listless. -- a

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list celebrities. They are not cheap, but they certainly pack a

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literary punch. You can read the play or choose how much interaction

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you want. The apps used 30 years of academic notes to update it

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learning experience. The Web is a great place for sharing ideas, but

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he can be hard finding the best way to present them. Mural.ly is a new

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service that lets you say text, images and video on a mural style

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noticeboard, organising visual ideas into an attractive layout

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that is really easy to share and work on together. It is hard not to

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draw a comparison with interest mac, but with added features and a more

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effects that are more akin to Presley, you can either make

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presentations out of your content from within the mural Board, which

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is useful when it comes to finalising your work and pitching

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your ideas to others. Real-time collaboration makes this a great

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platform for expanding on creative ideas with a team.

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If you are thinking of sending a greetings card, why not make it a

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bit more personal would be simple told that lets you create your own

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South Park style cartoon characters. Pick a background and customise

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your character before adding some text and saving to your computer.

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This can be a great way to save cash and still share a bit of

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festive cheer. Let's face it, it is a lot more meaningful to receive a

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greeting that has been customised for you personally rather than just

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a generics now we sing. You can put out your card orders even now it

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over and the thing will cost you nothing. If you are feeling really

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adventurous, you can even save several versions of your character

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to make a comic strip, or an animated gif if you have the know-

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how, and I will be revealing some tools to help you do that in the

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coming weeks. One notable rallies over the Christmas break was

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YouTube capture, and I was out which make shooting and shelling

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videos easier than ever. With automatic stabilisation and posting

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to your main social strains, eating also edit and put freak background

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music and captions. It will also remind you to rotate your phone to

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avoid the vertical video syndrome. Oddly, Google have not made this

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available on their native android platform yet. This app competes

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directly with you to's biggest rival, Vimeo, who released and app

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took include easy shooting and sharing. -- to include. Again, no

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android update for the same beaches yet. -- features. As usual, if you

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missed any of those things you will find them on our website. If you

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missed anything from this week's programme, you can watch the whole

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thing again through iPlayer. Excitingly, from next week, you

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will have one more chance to catch Click every week as we take up a

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