Sceptre 40 Series LCD HDTV just in time for Earth Hour

Are you going to turn off all your lights during Earth Hour this weekend? Will you do your part in helping keep our earth green? If so, then you might want to check out different methods of cutting down on your energy expenditure, and that might even include an overhaul of the existing consumer electronic items in your living room. Sceptre is one brand name that has long been associated with budget friendly TV sets that offer a careful balance of technology and performance without breaking the bank, and they are at it yet again with the 40 Series LCD HDTV.
Touted by Sceptre to be the “ultimate eco-friendly TV” for those who are on the lookout for outstanding image quality, long term energy savings and environmental friendliness. With the latest 40 Series LCD HDTV, it will deliver 38.5″ of viewing goodness in the form of the X409BV-FHD, where the manufacturing process followed strict guidelines that are specially aimed at maximizing materials while decreasing environmental waste. Apart from that, it also boasts of an extremely energy efficient design that is compliant with Energy Star 5.3, which ends up in significant reductions in energy consumption with an estimated yearly energy cost of only $14. I am not quite sure of the $14 figure – just how many minutes of TV do you watch on it each day then?

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The One Touch Pizza Delivery Magnet – No Anchovies Please

The Pizza, the perfect “I don’t want to go anywhere” meal. It’s easy enough to pick up the phone, place your order and wait the agonizingly long 30 minutes or so till your pizza arrives. Devoured straight from the box, perhaps in front of the TV. Heck it just doesn’t get any better than that. Does it?
Well, some folks at The Red Tomato Pizza in Dubai thought it could get better, and easier and have introduced a  refrigerator magnet shaped as a cute little pizza box that functions as a one touch delivery button from your house – to their kitchen, provided of course that you live in Dubai!

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Nike+ FuelBand – Because Lifes a Game

It’s official, Spring has sprung, not that we ever had much of a Winter. I look out the window this afternoon and my thoughts turn to bathing suits and barbecues, not necessarily in that order. The barbecue sounds great, slapping on a swimsuit after a winter that didn’t involve so much as a single sleigh ride or shoveling session, not so much.
Well it looks like Nike is at the ready to save us from ourselves with their new FuelBand, How active do you wish you were? Let your Nike+ FuelBand know and it will monitor your progress, track your time, steps taken, calories burned and keep tabs on your NikeFuel. Compete with others or against yourself, everyday can be a new challenge.

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FireDock by Grace Digital

iPod, iPad and iPhone docks are dime a dozen, but what about numerous other tablets out there in the market? Well, thankfully, third party accessory manufacturers have cast a vision that is far wider than that of just the Apple realm. Take Grace Digital for instance – they are not exactly the type to roll out audio docks for portable media players and smartphones, but I guess they see more than enough potential in the Amazon Kindle Fire to go to the drawing board and make sure that something comes out of the meeting room at the end of the day. We are talking about the FireDock that targets the Amazon Kindle Fire.
This innovative charging speaker dock will come with full-range high quality stereo sound that was developed exclusively to enhance the Kindle Fire’s audio and video experience. Of course, the Kindle Fire is not the first device that one would think of when it comes to portable media players, but that does not mean one should just bypass it, considering its strategically placed price point as a tablet. More on the FireDock in the extended post.

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Sand Flea robot jumps like its namesake

One of the fantastic facts that you would have come across while growing up would be this – a flea is capable of jumping up many times its own height, and is the Olympic champion in the animal world when it comes to high jump events. And if one were to take a closer look at the technological achievements that humanity have gone through over the years, many of them were inspired by nature and the study of it. Flight, for example, is the dream of man taking to the skies like our feathered friends, although I am quite sure the Wright brothers were not angry when they first achieved the feat.
Robots have certainly come a long way since their inception, although there is still a whole lot of work to be done when it comes to making sure such robots will be able to function alongside humans just like they do in science fiction movies. With the Sand Flea robot, that has certainly taken a right step forward, where it is capable of clearing obstacles simply be jumping over it. Let us take a closer look at the Sand Flea robot right after the jump.

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Nokia Lumia 800 software update boosts battery

The Nokia Lumia 800 is a Windows Phone-powered smartphone from Nokia that has been for nearly half a year already, and it has received some rave reviews to boot. I guess this is one area where Nokia got it right, by working together with Microsoft using their new mobile operating system. Well, we do know that even the best hardware can only go so far, unless it is augmented using the right kind of software. Nokia knows this, too, and they have just announced the third software update within the smartphone’s relatively recent existence in the market.
This particular software update will bring the Lumia 800 to version 1600.2487.8107.12070, where you are able to enjoy significant improvements in battery performance and power management. Originally scheduled to arrive on April 18th, it is a pleasant surprise to see the folks over at Nokia bring the date forward – and now you can even enjoy this new software update before the month is over, for those who live in certain countries only, of course, since this update does not span the entire globe.

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Zombies, Run! – and Don’t Look Back!

We don’t often write about apps. Its only when a particular app enhances your exercise routine, tells a compelling story and involves brain hungry zombies that the story begs to be told. While in search of an engaging exercise app, I came across Zombies, Run! and we haven’t stopped talking about zombies ever since.
Zombies, Run! is a fitness application and its not your ordinary post apocalypse kill-the-zombies game. In Zombies, Run! The undead are on the prowl, and out to get YOU. The story begins as you bring in supplies to a safe zone in a zombie infested area, a helicopter crash leaves you stranded outside the compound, but in radio contact with the base, they warn you of the zombies approaching, you can hear them groaning, and yes, you want to run like hell. So lace up your sneakers and get moving! GPS lets you keep track of distance traveled, and a timer lets you know how fast you’re going.

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