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Video: Most of us don't have a plain light on an open fixture or lamp in our homes, but if you do, or have a lamp you'd like to dress up, this video from The Lighting Channel has 10 different ways to dress up a light bulb and make it look a little better -- or at least make it blend in a bit with your home decor.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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You can buy your own small lantern that will fit in a tent cheaply enough, but where's the fun in that? If you want to make your own, customised to whatever specs you want, Adafruit has a guide.

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Video: Professional lighting for photo studios can cost a pretty penny, but if you're just starting out, you don't have to drop that much cash (if you even have it to start with). In this video, photographer Joe Edelman shows you how to build an all LED setup on a budget that performs as well as pricier gear.

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Some of this year's cheeriest holiday decorations look great, but use lasers or other focused light projected on the side of your home for a stunning display. But they can be dangerous if you accidentally have them aimed skywards, where they can blind pilots of low flying planes or helicopters, or be mistaken for laser strikes.

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You might think light bulbs are a commodity, and to many, they are. Still, they're not all alike. Some have smart home features, some are super efficient, some change colour and some even have Wi-Fi! This week we're looking at five of the best light bulbs to save you money around the house, or customise the lighting to your mood, based on your nominations.

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This trick uses Tasker, IFTTT and a Belkin WeMo to get the job done. Essentially, it works like this: when you come home, your phone automatically connects to your Wi-Fi network, which triggers a Tasker task that sends a text message to IFTTT, which turns on your lights using the Belkin WeMo. It takes a bit of setup (since it involves two different services), but it's incredibly easy to do.