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Cromatica is the Bluetooth open-source light-speaker centrepiece we want in our homes

Cromatica is the Bluetooth open-source light-speaker centrepiece we want in our homes

By 10 April 2014

Cromatica isn’t just a light and speaker combination, it's a beautifully designed software and hardware open-source centrepiece. The half-speaker half-lamp is made by Digital Habits who has a history of creating well-designed audio equipment. This is... >>

Holi Smart Mood Lamp will light up your life and lighten your mood

Holi Smart Mood Lamp will light up your life and lighten your mood

By 15 January 2014

Science says differing lights can affect mood. If science says so then it must be true. With that in mind Holi has released the Smart Mood Lamp which, you guessed it, uses light to affect your mood. Let's hope it works as by the time you plug it in, £180... >>

Philips Disney Friends of Hue StoryLight Starter Kit review
3 out of 5

Philips Disney Friends of Hue StoryLight Starter Kit review

By 13 December 2013

The Philips Hue smart bulb range, which enable you to control the lighting system’s brightness and colour output via your smartphone, is starting to expand and explore other possibilities. It’s more than just standard lights, now they even come with... >>

Manfrotto Klyp case for iPhone review
4 out of 5

Manfrotto Klyp case for iPhone review

By 25 November 2013

We all know that a lot of people use their iPhone for shooting video. The Apple smartphone's camera is one of the best on the market and when you add in the slow-mo feature on the iPhone 5S it's hard to beat from a smartphone. The trouble with all smartphones,... >>

Professional tips for video calls: lighting

Professional tips for video calls: lighting

By 21 January 2013

Filmmaker James Cronin knows a fair bit about lighting. Hired often as a director of photography but best known for his behind-the-scenes documentaries of Hollywood movies, he has a very good idea of how to set up for a video interview. Pocket-lint wasted... >>

Pac-Man Ghost Lamp review
5 out of 5

Pac-Man Ghost Lamp review

By 20 November 2012

Does a lamp in the shape of a ghost qualify for a Pocket-lint review? Probably not, normally, but what if that ghost were a Pac-Man ghost, and what if the moment we took it out of the box we fell in love with it? Well then, of course it's worth a review,... >>

London to install iPad-controlled street lamps

London to install iPad-controlled street lamps

By 5 November 2012

Westminster City Council plans to make all 14,000 street lamps in the centre of London "smart" over the next four years. This basically means they will be able to tell engineers armed with iPads when they need servicing or have broken down. The scheme... >>

Philips demonstrates and explains its smartphone-controlled hue LED light bulbs (video)

Philips demonstrates and explains its smartphone-controlled hue LED light bulbs (video)

By 30 October 2012

Yesterday, Philips unveiled its new LED lighting technology that can be controlled by smartphone or tablet. Coming in packs of three light bulbs, Philips hue is even capable of changing colour, to thousands of, well, hues. Pocket-lint has been sent a... >>

Philips hue LED bulb illuminates your home via your smartphone or tablet

Philips hue LED bulb illuminates your home via your smartphone or tablet

By 29 October 2012

Philips has unveiled a new light bulb that could revolutionise the way in which we illuminate our homes, by enabling you to pick and choose the colour, brightness levels and time they should switch on and off, all through your mobile device. The Philips... >>

How to shoot a portrait photo like a pro

How to shoot a portrait photo like a pro

By 21 September 2012

At is simplest a portrait is a description of a person, nothing more; but there's an art to taking a portrait photograph that's a combination of many more complex factors. Anyone can pick up a camera these days and take a photo - and that's part of the... >>