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LED Portable Charger Doubles as a Lamp

3:45 PM, May. 1st, 2014 · John Martellaro · Cool Stuff Found

The L.E.D. Portable Charger is a Kickstarter project, a high-capacity, Lithium-ion 5200 mAh charger for all your smartphones and tablets. It weighs just 154 grams. As a battery charger, it can charge your iPhone several times over with its 5V, 2A output. It also has three levels of low-heat LED illumination. Used that way, is has a 100 hour battery life. Included are two USB charging stations so you can have, say, one at home and one at work. Two microUSB cables are included. Besides having a good battery capacity, the three LED lights could also be used as a signal lantern or close quarters lighting.   The Kickstarter project has eight days to go and needs just a few more backers to reach its goal.

How Apple’s Mid-Course Corrections Drive Professionals Crazy

5:05 PM, Apr. 25th, 2014 · John Martellaro · Particle Debris

There are many technical and enterprise professionals who come to depend on Apple's hardware and software. In fact, their livelihood may depend on these products. Then, when Apple makes a course correction, the howling begins. It's happened so many times with Apple, it's hard to keep count. John Martellaro sizes up the howling, the aftereffects and the opportunities.