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Re: LIFX lightbulb
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2012, 11:00:56 am »
Very cool indeed.

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Re: LIFX lightbulb
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2012, 10:54:35 pm »
Very!

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Re: LIFX lightbulb
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2012, 02:28:23 am »
nice !

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Re: LIFX lightbulb
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2012, 08:55:20 pm »
Like +++, that would take care of a number of issues I have right now  ;D
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Re: LIFX lightbulb
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2012, 10:13:34 am »
I am talking with the technical lead on this project. Hopefully I will be able to get protocol information.

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Re: LIFX lightbulb
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2012, 11:03:41 am »
I am talking with the technical lead on this project. Hopefully I will be able to get protocol information.

-Tom

Nice - I knew If anyone would be all over it already, it'd be Thom  ;)

Another thing that caught my eye was the "Ubi". An always on "voice-activated computer that plugs into a wall outlet".

I am a bit more skeptical of this one. My (limited) personal experience with voice recognition has been a bit crappy, but I keep telling myself that a Star Trek 'computer' experience isn't too far away.
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/607691307/ubi-the-ubiquitous-computer-voice-activated-and-al-0?ref=card

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Re: LIFX lightbulb
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2012, 09:17:55 pm »
Neat lightbulb.  Lasts up to 25 years.  I wonder how long the app for it will last.  And how long we'll be able to use 802.11n.
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Re: LIFX lightbulb
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2012, 09:20:28 pm »
ethernet is still with us…

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Re: LIFX lightbulb
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2012, 10:34:06 pm »
ethernet is still with us…

-Thom

Yes but wireless has not been advancing with backwards compatibility in mind the way Ethernet has due to it's hub like nature.  There are wireless device from 10 years ago that you can't use on a modern AP with modern clients, well... not without sacrifices.  Plus there's been talks for years about digitalizing wireless communication. 

I wouldn't be surprised if before these bulbs die they either becomes uncontrollable or they limit your wifi upgrade options.  However, I'll cross that bridge when I get to it, they're still wicked cool.