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Best smart lighting: Philips Hue, IKEA, Osram and more

Best smart lighting: Philips Hue, IKEA, Osram and more

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Having a smarthome isn't just about clever appliances or smartphone-controlled heating, you can also get clever lights too and that doesn't just mean smartphone control, it means all sorts of great features.You switch lights on or off everyday and they... >>

Philips Ambilight explained: Why you need to light up your living room

Philips Ambilight explained: Why you need to light up your living room

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Any technology that can immerse you deeper in your home TV and movie viewing is great in our book. The most obvious one would be sound, but Philips has a proprietary technology that glues you to the screen.That technology is Ambilight, and it refers to... >>

11 best movies and TV shows to get the most from your OLED and Ambilight TV

11 best movies and TV shows to get the most from your OLED and Ambilight TV

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With the emergence of OLED as a TV technology, and its deep, involving black levels and vibrant colours, certain movies and TV shows have never looked so good in the home.Then add Philips' proprietary Ambilight tech to the mix, where the action on screen... >>

Save £50 on a Philips Hue White Ambiance Starter kit for Amazon Prime Day

Save £50 on a Philips Hue White Ambiance Starter kit for Amazon Prime Day

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The Philips Hue smart lighting system is one of the best on the market. It allows you to seamlessly control the brightness in your room from a mobile device or connected personal assistant such as Alexa or Google Assistant. What Philips Hue smart bulbs... >>

Changing the way we view TV: TP Vision's head designer talks about styling Philips' sets

Changing the way we view TV: TP Vision's head designer talks about styling Philips' sets

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Televisions have not only radically changed in performance in recent times, they have also changed in style. Where once we had a massive beast dominating the corner of a living room, we now have a super-slim flatpanel either hanging on a wall or stealthily... >>

How Philips rediscovered the lost art of TV sound

How Philips rediscovered the lost art of TV sound

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While there are many things to celebrate about the shift from hulking CRT televisions to sleek LCD and OLED TVs, sound quality is not one of them.Having so little bodywork for audio engineers to work with has all too often led to today's glorious TV... >>

How Philips is putting picture quality first

How Philips is putting picture quality first

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TV technology is in such a state of flux right now that it's hard to keep up. There are, though, two things that thankfully never seem to change. First, TV buyers always pick outright picture quality as their most wanted TV feature, and second, Dutch... >>

Why OLED is important and why it's the next big thing

Why OLED is important and why it's the next big thing

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There has never been a better time to buy a television.Technologies such as 4K Ultra HD and HDR (high dynamic range) provide extraordinary clarity, contrast and colour representation. And we are blessed by the availability of one of the greatest breakthroughs... >>

Why the Philips 901F is the flagship OLED TV you'll want

Why the Philips 901F is the flagship OLED TV you'll want

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There are some incredible recent television innovations that make the latest TVs the best we've ever had, but of them all, the technology that most impresses is OLED.The display technology is by far and away the biggest breakthrough for picture quality... >>

Apple HomeKit spec change likely to see river of new products flood the market

Apple HomeKit spec change likely to see river of new products flood the market

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Apple has quietly opened up its HomeKit specification, allowing third-party manufacturers, like Philips and Honeywell, to connect to the Apple smart home offering through software authentication rather than needing a dedicated hardware chip.The news is... >>

Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart wants to make oral care sexy with connected toothbrush

Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart wants to make oral care sexy with connected toothbrush

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Philips is preparing to supercharge your oral care with the launch of a new connected toothbrush, the Sonicare DiamondClean Smart.Revealing the new electric toothbrush at the IFA Global Press Conference 2017, the new toothbrush isn't due to launch until... >>

Ikea goes after Philips Hue with own budget smart lighting collection

Ikea goes after Philips Hue with own budget smart lighting collection

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Ikea just introduced a "Smart Lighting" collection.The range, which will arrive in UK stores in April, includes energy-efficient LED bulbs, as well as lighting panels and doors. These different products can be managed remotely via an app, called Tradfri,... >>

What Philips Hue smart bulbs are there and which should you buy?

What Philips Hue smart bulbs are there and which should you buy?

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The Philips Hue smart lighting system has grown dramatically in the last few years, in both popularity and number of available products.And from April, a new Philips Hue Candle bulb will join the fray, fleshing out the product range of connected LED... >>

Philips 55POS9002 OLED preview: Stunning flagship TV with P5 processing and Ambilight

Philips 55POS9002 OLED preview: Stunning flagship TV with P5 processing and Ambilight

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TP Vision recently unveiled its second Philips-branded OLED TV, the 9002, and from our experience with it so far, it's every bit the rival to sets with similar technology from Sony, Panasonic and, of course, LG.It even adds its own unique feature in... >>

Philips TVs won't support Dolby Vision anytime soon

Philips TVs won't support Dolby Vision anytime soon

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Whenever there is a new TV image technology there is always a period of consumer confusion as multiple standards and formats appear. HDR is no exception.There are now four competing high dynamic range standards, with 4K Ultra HD televisions adopting any... >>

Philips 4K HDR TV choices for 2017: 9002 OLED, 7502, 6482 and 6412 compared

Philips 4K HDR TV choices for 2017: 9002 OLED, 7502, 6482 and 6412 compared

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TPVision, which releases televisions under the Philips brand, has unveiled its 2017 range of sets and it has a healthy range of 4K HDR options coming to the UK.They will hit British stores from April/May, with some coming in June, mainly because TPVision... >>

What is Android TV, how does it work, and which devices offer it?

What is Android TV, how does it work, and which devices offer it?

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When Google shut down Google TV a few years ago, it replaced the platform with something completely different: Android TV.It seems to be doing reasonably well, having been well-received by both developers and manufacturers alike. Google TV had a lack... >>

Philips 901F OLED TV with Ambilight review: A cracking 4K OLED debut
4.0 stars

Philips 901F OLED TV with Ambilight review: A cracking 4K OLED debut

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This year is fast shaping up to be the year of OLED, with a raft of hot new TV screens set to join LG's vanishingly thin vanguard. Both Panasonic and Sony will offer high-end OLED screens as part of their 2017 line-ups, but the first brand convert out... >>

Best of CES 2017 - TVs: Samsung, Sony, Panasonic, LG OLED and more

Best of CES 2017 - TVs: Samsung, Sony, Panasonic, LG OLED and more

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CES 2017, held at the beginning of January, was a launch platform for 2017's new televisions. The consumer electronics trade show ushered in a new wave of TV tech that will eventually make its way into your living room. It's so often been the proving... >>

Best Smarthome Device 2016: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best Smarthome Device 2016: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

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The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards will take place at the end of November and that means we will soon be finding out the winners of the 14 categories ranging from smartphones to smarthome. Each category has been narrowed down to between five and seven nominees... >>

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 apps... >>

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 dynamic... >>

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

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 Philips'... >>

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... >>

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.Upgrades... >>

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... >>

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 either... >>

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,... >>

Philips Hue now comes with a wireless dimming kit

Philips Hue now comes with a wireless dimming kit

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Philips is introducing a kit for its Hue lighting system that includes a portable dimming switch you can stick onto a wall without any need for electrical wiring.The kit comes with a solitary Philips Hue white light bulb and the switch, with the latter... >>

Want to expand your Xbox One gaming? Now you can sync it to Philips Hue lighting

Want to expand your Xbox One gaming? Now you can sync it to Philips Hue lighting

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Philips has partnered with games developer Frima Studio to provide a more immersive experience for Xbox One owners. Frima's game Chariot syncs with Philips Hue lighting to create a colourful backdrop to gaming session.When playing the indie game, Philips... >>

Let it go! Frozen's Elsa and Olaf SoftPals lights vie for your kids' cuddles

Let it go! Frozen's Elsa and Olaf SoftPals lights vie for your kids' cuddles

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Would you cuddle a light? That's what Philips and Disney are hoping your kids will do with a new range of family-friendly lights that are suitable for snuggling with.The company, that has all but pulled out of anything other than lighting and healthcare,... >>

How to make your home smart for under £1500

How to make your home smart for under £1500

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Connected homes are fast becoming the thing to have as more and more devices appear hoping to make your home life easier, simpler and smarter. There is everything from appliances to heating, lighting and other gadgets available, all of which can be remotely... >>