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IFA 2016: All the announcements that matter

IFA 2016: All the announcements that matter

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Consumer electronics trade show IFA takes place in Berlin at the beginning of September every year.It's been the platform for some major launches over the last couple of years from the first few generations of Samsung Galaxy Note devices to some of Sony's... >>

Philips' new Hue sensor can detect when you're moving and more

Philips' new Hue sensor can detect when you're moving and more

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Philips has new Hue goodies for you, including one that detects movement.It's actually not as creepy as it sounds. The company has announced more products for its Hue line of smart lights and accessories. The standout new gizmo is called Philips Hue Motion... >>

Philips personal health programmes: A full suite for managing health and chronic conditions

Philips personal health programmes: A full suite for managing health and chronic conditions

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Wearables and health monitors are nothing new: we've seen bundles of fitness trackers, bands, smart scales and more from a variety of manufacturers. Which is why Philips' personal health programmes suite of products is an interesting take on the health... >>

How to make your kitchen smart

How to make your kitchen smart

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The kitchen is transformed by smartness, whether it's a gadget or home appliance you can control from anywhere in the world, or a kitchen scale or steak grill that's more accurate than previous versions. Some smart kitchen gadgets incorporate recipe... >>

Philips AmbiLux PUS8901 review: Projector-laden 4K TV is mad, but brilliant
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Philips AmbiLux PUS8901 review: Projector-laden 4K TV is mad, but brilliant

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When we first clapped eyes on Philips AmbiLux, back in 2014, we thought the engineers responsible had lost the plot. Sure, we've always had a soft spot for Philips Ambilight, the LED edging that casts puddles of coloured light onto surrounding walls,... >>

Eight lighting tips for your home: An expert shares her design secrets

Eight lighting tips for your home: An expert shares her design secrets

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Walk into a room, flick a switch, and your room is normally filled with light. Is it the right light though? Could it be designed to help your health and well-being? Are there any rules or recommendations you should follow when installing new lights... >>

Philips Health Watch to finally arrive at IFA 2016, costing around €250

Philips Health Watch to finally arrive at IFA 2016, costing around €250

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Philips has revealed the suite of health products it announced at IFA 2015 are now available, with the Health Watch to follow at this year's IFA, costing around €250. The products include the watch, scales and blood pressure monitor, as well as a thermometer,... >>

Philips' new Hue light switches to warm temps at night to help you sleep

Philips' new Hue light switches to warm temps at night to help you sleep

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The tech industry is continuing its assault on cool, blue light.Philips has announced a new smart lightbulb called Philips Hue White Ambiance. It's part of the Hue ecosystem and promises to emit "every shade of white light" from colour temperatures of... >>

Philips 2016 TV range: Full HD, Ultra HD 4K, HDR, Ambilight, and more

Philips 2016 TV range: Full HD, Ultra HD 4K, HDR, Ambilight, and more

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Philips TVs have returned with a new, varied range. The new range includes sizes going from 24-inches to 75-inches and include sFull HD TVs as well as Ultra HD 4K sets. The 4K TVs run the latest version of Android TV OS, and some of them support high... >>

Philips PUS8601 4K TV with 4-sided Ambilight review: Colour us impressed
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Philips PUS8601 4K TV with 4-sided Ambilight review: Colour us impressed

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It can take quite a lot for a TV to stand-out from the crowd. Philips' approach? Plonk some LED lights around all four sides of its rear - aka Ambilight, used to real-time project coloured lighting in sync with the image on screen - and, no doubt, you've... >>

Multi-room audio: What is it and what are your options?

Multi-room audio: What is it and what are your options?

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Multi-room audio is one of those buzzwords that's been kicking about for a couple of years. It's a word that ultimately refers to what you might expect - audio in multiple rooms - but don't be fooled into thinking that's all there is to it.The simple... >>

Philips Fidelio Soundbar crams Dolby Atmos overhead audio into one unit

Philips Fidelio Soundbar crams Dolby Atmos overhead audio into one unit

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Philips has managed to cram the overhead surround sound supremacy of Dolby Atmos into a wire-mess-free soundbar.The Philips Fidelio Soundbar was announced at CES 2016. Samsung also announced a Dolby Atmos soundbar but its unit requires two wireless rear... >>

Philips AmbiLux goes global, Ultra HD streaming added to Android TV skills

Philips AmbiLux goes global, Ultra HD streaming added to Android TV skills

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TP Vision has confirmed that the stunning Philips AmbiLux television first announced at IFA 2015, will be moving from limited to full distribution, so you should now be able to get your hands on the flagship 8901 AmbiLux or 8601 sets.  AmbiLux blows... >>

Best Apple Watch apps: 31 apps to download that actually do something

Best Apple Watch apps: 31 apps to download that actually do something

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The Apple Watch is no longer the new kid on the smartwatch block. It's been kicking around for nearly a year now and in that time, the apps available for it reach over 10,000. Of course, not all these apps are great, useful or even suited to the Apple... >>

Best 10 gadgets for a more connected home

Best 10 gadgets for a more connected home

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Connected homes used to be something you'd associate with the future but that's no longer the case. Over the last few years we have seen several smarthome gadgets and devices appear and they have really come into their own in 2015. Smart heating and lighting... >>

Best smarthome device 2015: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best smarthome device 2015: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

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The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards are just over a week away and that means we will soon be finding out the winners of the 12 categories ranging from smartphones to smarthome. Each category has been narrowed down to just five nominees from the hundreds of... >>

Siri, turn off my lights: Philips Hue with Hue Bridge 2.0 tested

Siri, turn off my lights: Philips Hue with Hue Bridge 2.0 tested

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Philips has introduced a new bridge for the Hue lighting system that adds Apple HomeKit functionality to the experience. The move means Apple users can now simply tell their lights to do things without touching their phone, opening the app, or pressing... >>

Philips Hue wireless dimming kit and Striplight Plus, in pictures

Philips Hue wireless dimming kit and Striplight Plus, in pictures

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Philips Hue lighting is evolving ever further to offer more controls and wider variation. That's apparent in the latest Hue wireless dimming kit and Striplight Plus.The Philips Hue dimming kit works with a Hue bulb. This connects wirelessly and allows... >>

Philips Hue to be Apple HomeKit enabled, this is the hub you’ll need

Philips Hue to be Apple HomeKit enabled, this is the hub you’ll need

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The Philips Hue connected lighting system is set to be compatible with Apple's HomeKit platform.Philips has already confirmed as much, although now we have a leaked image of the network bridge needed to make it work, and the prospective price.The HomeKit... >>

Onkyo W800BT hands-on: True wireless earbuds at last

Onkyo W800BT hands-on: True wireless earbuds at last

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We've been waiting a long time for a quality pair of in-earphones that are totally wire free. Now they're here in the Onkyo W800BT earbuds.Whilst many a manufacturer will claim to offer wireless earphones, because they use Bluetooth, each ear is usually... >>

Philips Fidelio E6 hands-on: 5.1 surround without any of the clutter

Philips Fidelio E6 hands-on: 5.1 surround without any of the clutter

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Philips unveiled its Fidelio E5 system last year to much love. The idea was to offer a 2.1 system with detachable speakers that made it 5.1 surround, minus the wires. It has taken this successful idea to the next level with this year's Fidelio E6 system.... >>

Philips AmbiLux 8900 hands-on: Expand the viewing area through projection

Philips AmbiLux 8900 hands-on: Expand the viewing area through projection

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Philips has announced the latest creation in its Ambilight range. Unlike it predecessors the AmbiLux uses pico projectors to extend the TV image onto the wall behind it. Where the previous Ambilight effort simply created a halo of light this new creation... >>

IFA 2015: The story so far and what's still coming from Samsung, Sony, LG and others

IFA 2015: The story so far and what's still coming from Samsung, Sony, LG and others

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Consumer electronics show IFA is now upon us and that means just one thing for the weird and wonderful world of tech: new devices! IFA takes place from 4-9 September 2015 in Messe Berlin, but the press conferences have already started to stream by rapidly. So... >>

Philips E6 Fidelio wireless surround and Izzy multi-room speakers announced

Philips E6 Fidelio wireless surround and Izzy multi-room speakers announced

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Philips has taken the wraps off its latest E6 Fidelio wireless surround cinema speakers at IFA 2015 and announced its Izzy multi-room system. The Fidelio E6 follows on from the E5 system using the same wireless smarts to dot speakers about a room for... >>

Philips AmbiLux TV uses nine rear projectors to turn your wall into a mega screen

Philips AmbiLux TV uses nine rear projectors to turn your wall into a mega screen

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Philips has announced a world first in its AmbiLux TV projection system. This uses nine pico projectors to bring the wall behind the television to life. The 65-inch 4K television uses its built-in Ambilight projection system to project the onscreen image,... >>