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Surfer Tackles Giant Maui Waves at Night, With LED Vest and Surfboard

Call us scaredy cats, but there's no way we'd follow in Mark Visser's footsteps. As part of a film, the adventure athlete rode a 30-foot wave off the coast of Maui in the dead of night, illuminated by the moon... oh, and his LED-bedecked life vest and surfboard. That's right: that blinking thing in the surf is a person, not a boat. Check out the video after the break....

LED Constellation Display Lights Up Grand Central, Once Again

The bright lights of New York may prevent its inhabitants from seeing heavenly bodies at night, but inside Grand Central Station, New Yorkers can now star-gaze to their hearts' content. A group of electricians recently revamped a brilliant, LED-lit constellation display along the ornate ceiling of the Grand Central Terminal, giving new life to a tradition that was dangerously close to fading. ...

The Week in Design: Electrolux's Trashy Vacuums and Designer Phones Done Wrong

The Web is teeming with the unrealized ideas of both students and established designers who set out to produce astonishing renderings and prototypes for unusual products. Unfortunately, due to the lack of time, money, or technology, many of those products never move from the planning stages to the mass market. But that doesn't mean we can't salivate over their creations, nevertheless. Last wee...

TV Prices Expected to Plunge This Holiday Season

If you're in the market for a new TV this holiday season, you're in luck; major electronics manufacturers are slashing prices left and right. On Friday, Sony announced that it had abandoned all hope of turning a profit this year, while Panasonic predicted that its TV prices will drop even further during this fiscal quarter. The announcements come on the heels of similarly pessimistic outlooks f...

LED Pumpkin Makes Halloween Less Spooky, More Nerdy

Rather than carve a plain ol' jack-o'-lantern for Halloween, the guys at Hack A Day installed a 5-by-14 matrix of LEDs inside October's favorite squash. Like Kitt from 'Knight Rider,' the pumpkin flashes a series of disco-like patterns, along with the seasonally obvious greeting "HAPPY HALLOWEEN." The project took eight hours of soldering and required more than 70 holes to be drilled, commanding ...

The Week in Design: Buckminster Fuller Headphones and Algorithmic Chairs

The Web is teeming with the unrealized ideas of both students and established designers who set out to produce astonishing renderings and prototypes for unusual products. Unfortunately, due to the lack of time, money, or technology, many of those products never move from the planning stages to the mass market. But that doesn't mean we can't salivate over their creations, nevertheless. The good...

Jim Campbell's 'Scattered Light', a Colossal Sculpture of Luminous Pixels

Share "Most of these works -- if you pause them -- you can't tell what you're looking at," says artist Jim Campbell, as his newest installation flickers in the background. 'Scattered Light' is a 50-foot-long array on an 80-foot wide, 16-foot-high and 16-foot-deep structure supporting over 1,600 lightbulbs fitted with LEDs, which are programmed to display a low-resolution, moving image as individu...

'Onskebronn' LED Installation in Berlin Gives Straphangers a Trippy Commute

Need some dance floor with your morning commute? Until October 25th, Berliners are being treated to the interactive installation 'Onskebronn' (Norwegian for 'wishing well') in the Hauptbahnhof train station. Created by performance art group Phase 7, the installation's LEDs respond in real-time to visitors' steps. Check out a video of an older version of the eye-popping work here....

KISS HDTVs Let You Watch TV All Night and Veg-Out Every Day

Roundtable Concepts definitely targets niche audiences with its electronic gear. The company emblazons its products with various logos and designs, and has previously released the Marvel-approved 'Ultimate Comic's Fan Television.' Tapping into another specific demographic, the company has now devoted a line of limited edition LED HDTVs to the band KISS. The models apparently display an 8-secon...

'SensoGlove' Monitors Golfers' Grip Pressure Level in Real-Time

If we ever have a prayer at being a decent golfer, we'll need a little help from our old buddy technology. Since the seasoned golf pros we know personally claim that grip is key to a perfect swing, this $89 golf glove, which gives a digital readout of your grip's pressure level, might be a good place for us to start. Ideally, a golfer wants to keep a light grip on the club, which leads to better ...

World's Largest HD Screen Being Built at Charlotte Motor Speedway

For now, fans of the Dallas Cowboys can brag that their team's stadium boasts the world's largest HD video screen. Enjoy it while you can, Cowboys fans. According to DVICE, the Charlotte Motor Speedway will unveil, in April 2011, a 200-foot-by-80-foot Panasonic HD screen that will supplant the Cowboys' screen as the world's largest. The monster screen will cover an area of 16,000 square feet, wei...

Diana Eng Hits Maker Faire With Her Forward-Thinking Tech Couture

Making her name as the de facto designer of fab, fantastic techno creations, Diana Eng's forward-thinking designs have ranged from jellyfish-like underwater sea creatures to candy raver. This weekend, we saw Eng's most recent fashion show at New York's Maker Faire -- which was packed due to her affinity for attracting the magnetic and physical. Inspired by underwater and fairy tales, her show had...

Analyzing Apple's 'Breathing Status LEDs,' Berlin Gets Toyed With

There's a load of great tech news happening out there every day, and, unfortunately, we just can't cover it all. Here are a few of the other noteworthy things we saw today on our never-ending journey through the wild, wild Web. Floodlite looks at Apple's patent for its "Breathing Status LED Indicator," which you'll recognize as the soothing, pulsating light synced to the rhythm of human breat...

The Week in Design: A Dumb Car and a Smart TV

The Web is teeming with the unrealized ideas of both students and established designers who set out to produce astonishing renderings and prototypes for unusual products. Unfortunately, due to the lack of time, money, or technology, many of those products never progress from the planning stages to the mass market. But that doesn't mean we can't salivate over them, nevertheless. We saw a lot ...

Two Million Lights Illuminate Mecca's New Clock, Puts Big Ben to Shame

Maybe you heard the (literally) big news yesterday that Mecca, the Islamic holy city in Saudi Arabia, has built a clock that will rival Greenwich's classically Euro-imperialist time standard. Putting aside our nation's ad nauseum demagoguery against the 1.57-billion-strong, worldwide faith of Islam, you have to admit that the new clock is quite an awesome achievement. Islam as a religion is a s...