LED Fingernails That Actually Flash When An NFC Signal Is Nearby

Well, here’s an absolutely ridiculous fashion trend. Japan’s Takara Tomy Arts has created a collection of stick-on fake fingernails featuring embedded LEDs and tiny antennas that light up whenever the wireless NFC functionality of a nearby smartphone is being used.

These Dazzling LED Sculptures Are Like Giant Kinetic Lite-Brites

Artist Jim Campbell has made a career out of tinkering with LED arrays. His newest work, a series of glowing, undulating installations, are a playful mix of circuitry, motion, and pure light that will captivate any onlooker.

An LED Lantern Like This Would've Saved Mrs. O'Leary A Lot Of Grief

The farm hands no longer have to double-check to make sure old Mrs. Leary didn’t leave the lantern in the shed again. Because this LED alternative called the M Lamp won’t get hot enough to start any fires, no matter how hard a cow kicks it.

The US Navy's New Underwater Internet

You use Wi-Fi everyday, but have you heard of its cousin, Li-Fi? Devices that use blinking lights to transmit data could provide the wireless Internet of the future.

LIFX Wi-Fi LED Bulb Review: Work In Progress

Let’s face it: LED light bulbs are cool. They’re much more energy efficient than incandescent globes, they have better colour than fluorescents, and they start up nearly instantly. Fancy bulbs like the Philips Hue have red-green-blue LEDs, too, that can change their colour to create impressive and dynamic scenes, with Wi-Fi control. The LIFX is one of those fancy bulbs.

How LED Streetlights Will Change Cinema (And Make Cities Look Awesome)

The announcement last year that Los Angeles would be replacing its high-pressure sodium streetlights — known for their distinctive yellow hue — with new, blue-tinted LEDs might have a profound effect on at least one local industry. All of those LEDs, with their new urban colour scheme, will dramatically change how the city appears on camera, thus giving Los Angeles a brand new look in the age of digital filmmaking. As Dave Kendricken writes for No Film School, “Hollywood will never look the same.”

I Want Samsung's First Curved Monitor (To Be More Awesome)

Curved TVs — we’ve see those. Curved monitors for your computer? I just saw the first one in the world. I played games on it, and it’s definitely a great technology to be developing. But I hope they keep developing it.

Sony's Brand New 4K TVs: No Gimmicks, Just Beautiful

Sony’s new 4K TVs are unbendingly plain but pretty much what a reasonable near-future human would really want in a giant TV: a big beautiful screen that doesn’t need extra curves or egregious size to give you eyegasms. It’s the type of TV that will end up trickling down into our living rooms because there aren’t any gimmicks that’ll be forgotten about the next time someone wants to throw needless features on the wall and see what sticks.

This Funky New LED Is Almost Completely Flat To Keep Cool

Come January, the reign of incandescent bulbs comes to an end as the US collectively moves towards a greener, LED-lit future. The new 60 watt-equivalent SlimStyle LED bulb from Philips can light up a room without heating it, too.

How Dodge Makes LED Taillights Glow Like TRON Suits

LED taillights are everywhere, but most are pixelated eyesores. The 2014 Dodge Durango’s LEDs don’t suffer that problem. They give off a uniform electroluminescent glow, like someone wrapped Clu around the back of a 4WD.