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GE iPhone app lets you set the mood in your room with light

Posted in GE by Shane McGlaun on July 15th, 2010

There is an app for everything on the iPhone. Many of the apps are for things that I never really needed or wanted though. A strange new app from GE has surfaced that lets the user take a picture of a room of their house with the iPhone camera.

Once the pic is taken the app then lets the user apply lighting filters to the pic to get an idea what different light moods would look like. If you find a lighting mood that you want, you can get a list of the bulbs to get to set the mood.

GE and Konica Minolta show off World’s first flexible OLED lighting panels in a table lamp

Posted in OLED by Conner Flynn on April 12th, 2010

GE is showing off some lighting application ideas that have a lot of potential at Light + Building 2010 and LightFair 2010. At the shows, the company will be showcasing OLEDs in several configurations, focusing mainly on the flexible and ultra-thin form factor.

The flexible OLED materials can produce an energy efficient white light and have a low-carbon manufacturing footprint. The thinness allows it to be applied to many products. Like the cool desk lamp above for instance.

Create by Jason Wu digital cameras unveiled

Posted in GE by Shane McGlaun on February 22nd, 2010

Digital cameras used to be black or silver things with designs that were a secondary though. Consumers today are more and more going for cameras that look good as well. For some users looks is more important than performance.

Designer Jason Wu, famous for dressing Michelle Obama and other celebrities, has worked with General Imaging to design new line of GE branded digital cameras called Create by Jason Wu. The line is offered in multiple colored metal versions and leather clad version.

GE Vscan pocket Ultrasound device

Posted in Health by Conner Flynn on October 22nd, 2009

GE Vscan pocket Ultrasound deviceGetting an Ultrasound is the only way to spy on babies in the womb, but it involves yet another trip to the doctor’s office and you have enough on your mind preparing for this new life. That’s where this new gadget comes in handy.

The GE Vscan is an ultrasound device that can comfortably fit in your pocket when you aren’t using it to open a window into your wife’s womb. It looks like a cheap clamshell pone and has a little display that will show you your baby.

GE announces new touchscreen digital camera

Posted in GE by Shane McGlaun on June 25th, 2009

ge-e1250tw-sbWe can thank the iPhone for the fact that everything seems to be going touchscreen today. The iPhone was one of the first successful touch capable devices to hit the market. Now after a few years of the iPhone being on the market we have touch capability in everything from digital frames to digital cameras.

GE has announced a new digital camera called the E1250TW that will be available on HSN and at Amazon starting on June 22. The camera has a 3-inch touch capable LCD and a 12.2-megapixel sensor. Other features include a 5x optical zoom lens and the ability to capture panoramic images.

G.E. breakthrough can put 100 DVDs on a Disc

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on April 27th, 2009

First Blu-ray / DVD hybrid disc announced in JapanGeneral Electric says it has achieved a breakthrough in digital storage technology that will allow standard-size discs to hold the equivalent of 100 DVDs. I had to read that twice myself. It’s just a laboratory success for now, until it can be made to work in products that can be mass-produced and affordable.

“This could be the next generation of low-cost storage,” said Richard Doherty, an analyst at Envisioneering, a technology research firm.

GE unveils waterproof G3WP camera

Posted in GE by Shane McGlaun on March 5th, 2009

GE G3WP CameraSummer is coming and the hot days of lying by the pool and having pool parties will be here very soon. Summer fun usually involves someone with a camera taking pictures. The problem with taking pictures near water is that the average camera can’t get wet.

GE has announced a new digital camera called the G3WP that can not only get wet and survive, but can actually be used under water to depths of 10 feet. Power for the camera comes from an internal rechargeable battery and it has several other features that you expect in a modern point-and-shoot camera.

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General Imaging to pimp GE E1235 on HSN

Posted in Digital Cameras by Nino Marchetti on March 12th, 2008

GE E1235We reported back in January that General Imaging, using the GE brand, was planning to offer a new crop of digital cameras at retail this year. It is now kicking off one of those shortly – the GE E1235 – by making the camera’s world debut via television retailer HSN.

The GE E1235, which will debut on March 14, will run you around $200. It is a 12-megapixel shooter with a 2.7-inch LCD screen, 3X zoom and ISO 3200 sensitivity. Available body colors are “deep red” or silver and General Imaging says this is one of the first cameras ever with blink detection, for warning you when someone’s eyes were closed, and smile detection, which works by tripping the shutter automatically when the subject smiles.

Google gets 411 button on new GE home phones

Posted in Telephones by Nino Marchetti on February 7th, 2008

ge-google.jpgNormally we give traditional wireless home phones about as much attention around here as talking moose heads on the wall, but when the New York Times points out one which might be cool we have to check it out. They in fact seem to be right – the forthcoming GE Premiere DECT 6.0 28821FJ3 has a nifty GOOG-411 button centered for you to press for business information calls.

GOOG-411 you say? Isn’t that a Google property? That’s right – Thomson and Google inked a little paid attention to deal at CES last month which brings the one-touch, auto-dial GOOG-411 button functionality to a number of its 2008 DECT 6.0 Interference Free phones. This feature is tied to Google’s free, voice-activated, business directory assistance service and will actually be part of more than a dozen GE phones, available in April.