This Light Is Powered By Fireflies And Doesn't Need Electricity to Glow

Can you imagine light that can glow without using electricity? That's what these researchers from Syracuse University are trying to create and they're using the bioluminescence of a firefly to make it happen. It means that perhaps sometime in the future, these firefly lights could replace LEDs and not need any power. » 6/15/12 5:40pm 6/15/12 5:40pm

HP Firefly Has Two Screens, Multitouch, Big Huge Butt

HP is finally joining this weird, new multiple display party with the Voodoo DNA-ed Firefly, which carries a secondary screen, an oddly-placed multitouch trackpad and guts comparable to its powerful desktop counterpart. » 1/02/09 6:18am 1/02/09 6:18am

Serenity Bounces Onto Blu-ray With Actually Awesome Cover and a Ton of …

Give me Malcolm Reynolds over any other bucket-o-bolts captain ever. Joss Whedon is a national treasure and Nathan Fillion is his greatest muse » 11/07/08 5:00pm 11/07/08 5:00pm. Yes, I'm such a fanboy I totally won't mind buying Serenity for the third time, , since it comes packed with a Firefly class ship's worth of new features (like a bonus four…

Autonomous DIY Fireflies Make Order From Blinking Chaos

Start a swarm of these DIY Firefly » 8/13/08 4:40pm 8/13/08 4:40pm LEDs a-blinking, and they'll create a random pattern and blink an angry red. But after a few minutes, thanks to some clever microcontroller code and a light sensor, they'll soon all be blinking in sync with a nice, calming blue color. It's a neat bit of DIY electronics that's elegant …

Brando's Firefly Lamp: For Those Romantic Digital Insect-Light Moments

A non-USB product from Brando, and one that's surprisingly cute? Good grief, I nearly fell off my keyboard. These Firefly jars are solar-powered, charging up during the day and adding a simulated bioluminescent insect-ass glow to wherever you pop them at night. The kitchen worktop, perhaps—perfect for lighting your way … » 6/19/08 8:00am 6/19/08 8:00am

Resistance Isn't Futile: Explosive Edible Flour, Cigarette Guns and…

To kick off our CIA gadget series, I'm starting with something from the beginning, well, before the beginning: covert weaponry sent to resistance fighters behind enemy lines during WWII. They thought of all kinds of disruptive technologies, including exploding edible flour, cigarette-shaped single-use guns and other… » 5/21/08 2:20pm 5/21/08 2:20pm

Vudu Adds Fox TV Shows to its VOD Lineup, Kicks off HD Downloading

Starting today in beta, Vudu owners can pay $1.99 a piece for episodes of 24, Family Guy, Firefly and other Fox-produced shows in standard-def video. Today also marks the availability of the Bourne Ultimatum for purchase in high-def. Though the $399 Vudu's signature attribute is immediate viewing of movies, we're told… » 12/11/07 11:17am 12/11/07 11:17am

Stream Music from iPhone/iTouch to Any iTunes Computer

FireFly Media Server, a third-party app for the iPhone/iTouch, allows you to directly stream music from your handheld to any iTunes computer. In fact, since it acts like a shared library on the network, you can actually stream music to two different computers at once without any sort of problems. It's of limited use in … » 11/02/07 2:49pm 11/02/07 2:49pm