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CoeLux Artificial Light Panel Mimics Blue Sky and Sun

12:40 PM, Feb. 16th, 2015 · John Martellaro · Cool Stuff Found

The CoeLux light panel looks like a skylight, but is actually a sophisticated optical panel, a system that mimics blue sky and the illusion of the sun at a distance. It's designed for indoor spaces that would benefit from natural sunlight. From the website: "CoeLux is an optical system based on nano technology to artificially reproduce the natural light and visual appearance of the sun and sky. CoeLux offers a breakthrough opportunity for indoor architecture by creating the sensation of infinite space." It was developed by scientists in Italy. Current pricing, however, is high: US$61,000 and another $7,600 for installation. However, some corporations (or hospitals), for example, in special conditions, might consider it essential. The video is amazing.

Apple’s New Approach to a Foothold in the Future of TV

3:30 PM, Feb. 5th, 2015 · John Martellaro · Editorial

Apple's new entry point into TV

It's been reported that Apple is talking to TV content providers about offering to its own customers custom programming packages.   These would be smaller subsets of the packages typically offered by the major cable and satellite providers. What does this tell us about the state of Apple and the future of TV?