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Philips Hue expands White Ambience range with three new smart lamps

Philips Hue expands White Ambience range with three new smart lamps

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Philips has expanded its Hue range of smart lighting with three new smart lighting fixtures: two table lamps and a ceiling light fixture. What Philips Hue smart bulbs are there and which should you buy? The three new lamps: Wellner and Wellness table... >>

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... >>

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... >>

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' 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... >>

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... >>

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... >>

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... >>

Ten IFTTT recipes that will make your life smarter and simpler at home

Ten IFTTT recipes that will make your life smarter and simpler at home

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IFTTT is an app and web portal that you may or may not have heard of, but if you haven't or you don't yet use it, you should start. The service works on the basic statement: If This Then That and there are numerous smarthome systems, products and devices... >>

Philips Hue Go: The portable, colourful and independent addition to Hue lighting system (hands-on)

Philips Hue Go: The portable, colourful and independent addition to Hue lighting system (hands-on)

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Philips Hue, the adjustable lighting system that can be colour and luminance controlled via your smart device, is expanding, with the new Hue Go portable offering a slightly different stance to the range.With the majority of Hue products you require a... >>

Philips Hue Phoenix is a new range of smart lamps that glow every shade of white light

Philips Hue Phoenix is a new range of smart lamps that glow every shade of white light

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Mobile World Congress couldn't be described as a true industry conference if Philips didn't stop by to unveil its latest effort in the smart lighting market, called Philips Hue Phoenix.Phoenix, which is a new range of white ambience-connected lamps, looks... >>

Philips LivingColors Iris review
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Philips LivingColors Iris review

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As the Philips Hue - the intelligent lighting setup that you can control via your smartphone - continues to grow, there are more product options for providing the light.The Iris is yet another one of those options but it also has the benefit of working... >>

How to get a smart home: Seven products to get you started

How to get a smart home: Seven products to get you started

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The idea of a smarter home is becoming more desirable, whether it's to help reduce your energy bills or just because you want to be able to control certain factors from the comfort of your sofa, using your smartphone or tablet.If you want a smarthome... >>

Philips Hue Beyond is a new table light, ceiling light, or pendant light, with kits starting at £329

Philips Hue Beyond is a new table light, ceiling light, or pendant light, with kits starting at £329

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Philips has announced a new smart lamp with two connected light sources called Philips Hue Beyond. Two connected light sources means you can adjusts the lamp's white light as well as its colourful light in order to affect the overall mood of your room.The... >>

Netflix shows off Oculus Rift VR interface, Philips Hue atmospheric lighting and more

Netflix shows off Oculus Rift VR interface, Philips Hue atmospheric lighting and more

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Netflix has just completed its Hack Day Summer 2014 and some brilliant ideas have bubbled to the surface.Our favourite has to be the use of Oculus Rift for a virtual reality browsing menu. This was called Oculix. Though it's less menu and more entire... >>

GE's new Link bulbs and Wink app are like Philips Hue - but much cheaper

GE's new Link bulbs and Wink app are like Philips Hue - but much cheaper

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The Philips Hue wireless lighting system is undoubtedly cool, but do you know what's probably cooler? A cheaper version from GE.GE has unveiled a new product called Link. It's a connected LED lightbulb that you can remotely control from anywhere and sync... >>

Philips Ambilight with Hue lights up the Pocket-lint Tech Tavern

Philips Ambilight with Hue lights up the Pocket-lint Tech Tavern

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Philips has been showing off its Ambilight Hue integration at the Pocket-lint Tech Tavern on Thursday showing us how when you combine the two together you can light up your entire room with light that matches what's on the screen.Ambilight, which has... >>

Philips 3D-printed luminaries pictures and hands-on

Philips 3D-printed luminaries pictures and hands-on

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There is something quite special about the way technologies can come together and the Philips 3D-printed smart luminaries are exactly that - special.Not only do they bring an element of art and creativity to a room, but the 3D-printed smart luminaries... >>

Philips Hue Tap pictures and hands-on

Philips Hue Tap pictures and hands-on

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Philips has announced a couple of new additions to its Hue line up of connected light bulbs, including a new white-only bulb - the Hue Lux - as well as a switch to physically control the system.The idea of Hue is that you can control the system through... >>

Philips Hue Lux pictures and hands-on

Philips Hue Lux pictures and hands-on

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Philips has launched a white-only version of its Hue smartphone connected light bulb, offering all the benefits of its Hue system but without the colours.Rather than having the ability to turn your room into a multitude of colours as you can with the... >>

Philips expands Hue brand with white-only Hue Lux, Hue Tap lightswitch and luminaries

Philips expands Hue brand with white-only Hue Lux, Hue Tap lightswitch and luminaries

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Philips is expanding its line of Hue smart-lighting products with the introduction of the Hue Lux, a white-only version of the smartphone connected light bulb.The Hue line had traditionally been full of colour, but that doesn't necessarily bode well... >>

Philips Hue gets competition in the more affordable, easier to set up Bluetooth Lumen Smartbulb

Philips Hue gets competition in the more affordable, easier to set up Bluetooth Lumen Smartbulb

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Until now Philips has well and truly owned the smartbulb world with its Hue range. But now the competition is closing in, thanks to the Lumen Smartbulb. And with those retro cool looks Philips better be worried.Unlike the competition the Lumen Smartbulb... >>

Philips Hue adds GU10 spotlights and Disney StoryLight for kids to controllable smart light range

Philips Hue adds GU10 spotlights and Disney StoryLight for kids to controllable smart light range

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Philips Hue smart bulb range, which lets you control your lights from your smartphone, has added a new GU10 spotlight to the range.The screw-in Hue lights will let you easily install the new bulbs to be controlled from your mobile via the Wi-Fi adapter... >>

Philips Hue now compatible with Ambilight televisions: We go hands-on with 'surround illumination'

Philips Hue now compatible with Ambilight televisions: We go hands-on with 'surround illumination'

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We're already big fans of Philips Hue and now it's also compatible with Philips Ambilight televisions. Pocket-lint experimented with the expanded Hue app on the Philip's stand at this year's IFA electronics show to see what the update is all about.Any... >>

Hue Menu bar app lets you control Philips Hue from any Mac

Hue Menu bar app lets you control Philips Hue from any Mac

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Philips Hue is an intelligent lighting system that allows people to control the colour and brightness of their lighting via a smartphone. That's all fine and dandy, but what about people who use a Mac more than a smartphone or would just like the same... >>

Philips Friends of Hue gains LivingColors LightStrips and Bloom, more to come

Philips Friends of Hue gains LivingColors LightStrips and Bloom, more to come

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Philips has officially announced Friends of Hue, adding additional lighting options to the popular smartphone-controlled Hue system.As we reported earlier following a leak, the Philips Hue system will gain the LivingColors Bloom and LivingColors LightStrips,... >>

Philips Hue range to add LightStrips and Bloom feature bulbs

Philips Hue range to add LightStrips and Bloom feature bulbs

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Philips is set to expand its Hue lighting system with new LightStrips and Bloom blubs integrating with the Hue system.Philips Hue has been well received, providing an effective way of illuminating your home, pairing up to your Philips Ambilight television... >>

ZigBee support coming to Samsung phones, HTC and others may follow suit

ZigBee support coming to Samsung phones, HTC and others may follow suit

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Samsung devices might in future incorporate support for ZigBee wireless technology - so your next Samsung Galaxy smartphone could directly control your automated home, Pocket-lint has been told by a source close to the matter.The ZigBee Alliance has a... >>

Logitech Harmony Ultimate and Smart Control bring Android and iPhone apps, more control options

Logitech Harmony Ultimate and Smart Control bring Android and iPhone apps, more control options

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Logitech has launched two new Harmony universal remote controls, bringing a host of new options, including iPhone and Android integration, as well as Philips Hue lighting control.Both the new devices - the top-tier Harmony Ultimate and the Harmony Smart... >>

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

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

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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 video... >>

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

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

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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... >>