A new LED bulb from the furniture maker Ikea of Sweden comes with its own remote controller which mounts to the wall and uses Bluetooth to switch the bulb on and off, adjust bulb color temperature and dimming level. One interesting point about the bulb: It uses two separate strings of LEDs, apparently as a […]
The online retailer Amazon made headlines when it introduced a super-inexpensive smart phone from Blu Products in Miami called the R1 HD. The media splash arose because Amazon Prime members could get the phone for as little as $50 if they were willing to put up with seeing ads on the phone’s lock screen. With […]
How do you rig up an LED bulb so it works on the internet of things? That’s the question we try to answer in this teardown of a smart LED bulb and gateway from Osram Sylvania. In a nutshell, it is a tale of two different technologies with the LED bulb power functions built on […]
Amazon’s push-button-ordering gizmo could be a harbinger of things to come on the Internet of Things. But is it a hacker’s dream? Lee Teschler – Executive Editor email@example.com…
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You might say an electronic ice cube makes for a cool teardown – literally. Here’s what’s inside cubes that lighten up drinks. Lee Teschler Executive Editor Transparent plastic…
Executive editor Lee Teschler examines the circuit boards, principal components, and interconnection techniques of Google Glass in this teardown video.
We recently took a close look at a Fitbit, made possible after our recent acquisition of a PC-based microscope for examining tiny stampings of part numbers on super-small…
It’s not such a mean pinball. Executive Editor Lee Teschler speaks with professional pinball player John Replogle about flippers, pop bumpers, and how to keep score without solid state logic.