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Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Review

Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Review

You have to be a pretty special electric toothbrush to make the frontpage of SlashGear, but Philips reckons its Sonicare DiamondClean HX9332 has what it takes. $300/£250 worth of sonically-cleaning electric mouth pleasure is on offer, complete with a USB traveling case and a magical inductive charger-glass for your bathroom counter. Is this the ideal holiday treat for your teeth, or merely an overpriced vibrating gobthrill? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Philips Fidelio AS851 Review

Philips Fidelio AS851 Review

Android speaker docks are comparatively rare beasts. Several manufacturers offer models specifically tailored for their own handsets, but the market for generic docks has failed to ignite in the same way as iPhone and iPod peripherals have flourished. Philips reckons that's all down to USB port differences, and has come up with a clever FlexiDock system for its new Fidelio Android speaker dock range. We've had the top-spec Philips Fidelio AS851 in the SlashGear jazz lounge and boudoir for a while now; is it boom or bust? Check out the full review after the cut.

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Philips Fidelio Android speaker-docks hands-on

Philips Fidelio Android speaker-docks hands-on

Philips announced its Fidelio Android speaker-docks back in September, and we grabbed some hands-on playtime at the official UK launch this morning. The three-strong range promises Android smartphone owners what so-far predominantly iPhone and iPod users have been treated to: a way of both charging your device and playing back music stored on it.

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LG, Philips and Sharp form Smart TV open-app alliance

LG, Philips and Sharp form Smart TV open-app alliance

LG, Philips and Sharp have joined Smart TV forces to create a common, open-standards based app development platform that will allow coders to create one version of their software to run on sets from all three manufacturers. A beta of the common SDK is expected to be released in early October, using HTML5, CE-HTML and HbbTV along with the promise that an app which runs on, say, one of Sharp's Aquos Net+ sets will also run on one of LG or Philips' Smart TV sets.

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LG PZ850T Pentouch TV combines 3D and drawing on one screen

LG PZ850T Pentouch TV combines 3D and drawing on one screen

LG is pretty big in the TV market today and has a full line of TVs in all price ranges and just about every category. The company has debuted an interesting new TV that will be offered in 50-inch or 60-inch sizes. The model number for the sets is P850 and they are known as the Pentouch TVs. The TVs are 3D and come with a pair of pens.

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New Philips Fidelio docks just for Android users debut

New Philips Fidelio docks just for Android users debut

If you are an Android user that is in the market for a new speaker dock that you can use with any Android device you own, Philips has a trio of new offerings that turned up at IFA 2011 this week. The new docks are all in the Fidelio line and they are each based on the same speaker systems that Philips has in its iPhone line. The Android docks use Bluetooth and they have an app that allows connection to content in several places.

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Philips DiamondClean Rechargeable toothbrush charges via USB

Philips DiamondClean Rechargeable toothbrush charges via USB

Philips has unveiled a toothbrush that should be plenty geeky for you tech heads out there. The toothbrush is called the DiamondClean Rechargeable sonic toothbrush and it can charge from your AC outlet or from your USB port on the computer. If you are the sort that brushes your teeth at work this may be the perfect toothbrush for you.

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Philips outs world’s first LED substitute for 75W incandescent

Philips outs world’s first LED substitute for 75W incandescent

If you follow developments in the world of green gear at all, you know that the incandescent light bulb is not the most efficient means of lighting. These bulbs put out lots of heat and consume lots more power than other light tech like LED of CCFL. The problem is that incandescent bulbs are cheap and the other lights are very expensive. The most common light bulb used in many homes is the venerable 75W bulb with just the right amount of light for many needs.

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Philips shedding HDTV business amid dire losses

Philips shedding HDTV business amid dire losses

Philips may be producing some of the more curious HDTVs around at the moment - its Cinema 21:9 range of super-widescreen sets, such as the most recent Gold model, are particularly eye-catching - but it seems converting that curiosity to purchases continues to escape the company. According to Philips' latest financial release [pdf link], it will be spinning off TV production to a joint-business with existing partner display manufacturer TPV, leaving it with just 30-percent of the company.

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Philips Fidelio SoundSphere hands-on

Philips Fidelio SoundSphere hands-on

As oddly-shaped speaker systems go, the Philips Fidelio SoundSphere pair should still stand out even in the most avant garde living room. In fact, unless your lounge looks like the egg room from the first Alien film, expect plenty of questions about the bulbous AirPlay-compatible set. On show at IFA 2011 today, the SoundSpheres dragged us in like a Facehugger's tail around the neck.

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Philips WiFi Multiroom HiFi, Harmony iPod/DVD HiFi and Fidelio SoundSphere AirPlay speakers debut

Philips WiFi Multiroom HiFi, Harmony iPod/DVD HiFi and Fidelio SoundSphere AirPlay speakers debut

Philips has outed a three-strong lineup of new music entertainment systems, including a multiroom audio HiFi, a component HiFi system, and an AirPlay-compatible wireless speaker system that looks like the eggs from Alien. The Philips WiFi Multiroom HiFi kicks things off, with wireless support, USB access for digital tracks on a hard-drive, and a choice of the integrated color LCD touchscreen or iOS/Android remote apps for controlling it all.

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Philips Cinema 21:9 Gold HDTV: 3D, two-player full-screen gaming, more

Philips Cinema 21:9 Gold HDTV: 3D, two-player full-screen gaming, more

Philips has outed the latest in its ridiculously wide Cinema 21:9 HDTV range, the new Philips Cinema 21:9 Gold Series TV. The first 21:9 aspect 3D capable TV, the new set has a 50-inch panel which uses passive 3D glasses, along with Smart TV functionality and real-time 2D-to-3D conversion. There's also a 3D gaming mode which allows two players to see a full-screen 2D view simultaneously.

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