OLED Christmas tree, OLED Christmas tree, how lovely are your branches

Headline with bad pun – check. Novelty gadget – check. Silly video – check. Energy efficiency – check. This is tech blog gold! It’s an OLED Christmas tree, created by the lovely chaps (and they seem to be exclusively chaps) who work at the GE OLED labs.

This video hurt me. Hurt me because now I know that the people who I’m counting on to build me an affordable OLED TV are spending their time making Christmas trees, rather than solving the problem of how to make OLED displays very cheap. Damn their eyes!

GE OLED (via Crunchgear)

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General Electric creates incandescent-shaped CFL bulb


If you want to be energy efficient, but – DAMN! – you just can’t get enough of the old-fashioned incandescent bulb’s style, then you just ran out of excuses. General Electric has crammed a compact-fluorescent tube into a normally-shaped incandescent bulb.

It means that you get all the environmental and power-saving benefits of the CFL, with none of the “But it looks so freaky!” drawbacks. Seriously though, is there anyone out there who’s so wedded to the shape of the incandescent that they’ve put off upgrading for this reason? If that’s you, then explain yourself in the comments, you strange person.

Video explaining the new bulb (via CrunchGear)