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New technology from Philips aims to thwart video pirates

New technology from Philips aims to thwart video pirates

You might want to think twice about pulling TV shows off of your DVR and distributing them in the future. But I don't have to tell you guys that. I know all Slashgear readers are good, honest citizens.

Philips is working on a new technology that will place a unique watermark all video broadcasts that can be traced back to the set-top box that the signal came from. They claim that there is no way to separate, remove, or alter the watermark so that it can no longer be traced.

They claim that this is a good move for consumers because it will allow providers to “confidently broadcast more high definition and early release material that is typically at higher risk for piracy.” As long as the watermark isn't visible to the naked eye, I don't really think this will be any problem for the average user. Just don't go sharing the contents of your DVR with everyone.

Philips watermark tech traces pirated TV content [via tgdaily]

Doctors get more choice in tablets

Doctors get more choice in tablets

First off I ignored this Philips medical tablet, thinking I was seeing stories about Motion's C5 Mobile Clinical Assistant.  But it turns out that the high-tech medic has a choice of touchscreens for their virtual practice.  This one, excitingly, not only has a 10.4-inch display, digital camera, WiFi and Bluetooth, it can read barcodes and RFID tags and - according to Philips - has a "ground breaking" hand grip.

 

Philips fit rainbow into one remote-controlled lamp

Philips fit rainbow into one remote-controlled lamp

The guys over at Crave might not be sure what the point of Philips "Living Colors" lamp is, but having seen the video of it in action (after the cut) I'm certainly decided that I want one.  The remote-controlled colour-changing lamp would be ideal for making it feel like I had lots of different cats, despite only having one, white cat.  A far cheaper way of filling your time with furry felines, I'm sure you'll agree.

Photo credit:  Presslink.nl

Phillips X55P – Be my valentine

Phillips X55P – Be my valentine

Oh my, I don’t hate pink color for any reason, it just my sister is crazy about pink and I’m starting to feel nuts about it. I don’t think Phillips is making a pink lappie just to drive me nuts.

Phillip's X55P powered by Core 2 Duo T5200 CPU at 1.66Ghz, sporting a 100GB hard drive, dual layer DVD writer, 12.1” screen and bundled with Windows Media Center.

The X55P seems to be a great gift for your valentine; it will cost you £649.99 ($1300). So I guess I’m sticking to chocolate and cards this year.

Pink laptop from Philips [via shinyshiny]

Longer battery life coming to cell phones?

Longer battery life coming to cell phones?

These days the focus on cell phones are things like listening to music and watching TV. Phillips has gone back to the basics and decided to instead focus on something that all phones these days are lacking in. Battery life. I know that personally I can't go more than a couple of days without recharging, and somehow that just seems ok.

Phillips is introducing the Xenium 9@9 series which boasts 40 days of standby or 10 hours of talking on a single charge. The phones themselves aren't anything worth writing home about, the 9@9d has a 1.3 megapixel camera and the 9@9t is a smartphone with an mp3 player. Even though they aren't packed with the latest features, it's good to know that someone out there is focusing on battery life.


Phillips Xenium 9@9 Cellphones Let You Talk Forever and a Day
[via Gizmodo]

Is there a market for the $1.5k remote?

Is there a market for the $1.5k remote?

I've been pretty harsh on universal remote controls in the past.  It's not that I don't see the point of them - quite the opposite, in fact - but just that manufacturers seem to be in a race to fit as many buttons as possible in and end up with something that's more difficult to fathom than the original brace you were hoping to replace.  Still, I'm nothing if not an optimist, and so I truly believe that the right remote is out there waiting for me.  And so like a mildly peckish beaver I devour any reviews that I spot, that empty place in my heart just desperate to be filled.

Latest up to parade itself in front of me is Philips' Pronto Professional TSU9600, which builds on the success of the iconic original Pronto line by strapping on a few extra hard buttons and updating the screen, accompanying PC software and home-automation compatibility.  And so that's how it fell into the hands of the folks over at Automated Home, who promptly spent around 12 hours tweaking it to high-heaven.

Philips DCM270

Philips DCM270

Philips has a new docking tower called the Philips Docking Entertainment System DCM270 that will really bring your iPod to new heights. The exact height and dimensions are not clear but judging from the picture it is runway tall and runway thin, sure to fit any stylish abode. The tower will allow you to dock your iPod or your GoGear or enjoy music from CDs and radio. No information yet on pricing and availability.

Philips DCM270 the skyscraper of iPod docks [Via: Newlaunches]


Philips CD5351S DECT Cordless Color Phone

Philips CD5351S DECT Cordless Color Phone

We all know that most of the cell phone in the market now come in color, so why not the home phone!? If you like something fancy, you’d like this white babe from Philips. The CD5351S DECT is a cordless phone with a color screen: 4096 display color with 98x67 pixel and CSTN display technology. The phone can play games, store 50 numbers, and send and log SMS texts. This cordless phone has a base that also works as an answering machine, and that can accommodate up to five handsets.

Philips CD5351S DECT features digital answering machine with 15-minute recording time and illuminated message-counter on base, icon-driven color menu, selectable wallpapers, games, SMS, identify call ID by the ringtone, and hands-free speakerphone. This Philips phone costs $89.

Welcome to the color world [via Philips]

Philips Cordless VOIP Phones Reviewed

Philips Cordless VOIP Phones Reviewed

The market for VOIP phones is growing steadily, as more and more people learn to say "no, I don't want you to touch me there" to their local telco when the big greedy reaches for their wallet.  Philips has a few on the market already, and Geekzone took it upon themselves to try out two of them - the 433, which works with Windows Live Messenger, and the 321, which works with Skype.  Despite the shared manufacturer, the handsets look pretty different and have some different features; for instance, the 433 has a colour screen, albeit a crap one.  My own view is that these just aren't as useful as proper WiFi phones - they both require your PC to be on whenever you want to use VOIP. 

Philip’s amBX Enhances Gaming Experience

Philip’s amBX Enhances Gaming Experience

The Philip’s amBX system is an attempt to create a more immersive gaming experience by tackling multiple senses via ambient effects such as lighting and wind. The amBX is intentionally simple in design, consisting of four surround speakers, each with lights on top that simulate lighting effects in relation to conditions within your game. Four mini fans are also part of the system to give bursts of wind when called for in your game. More a showcase item for the Simplicity Event 2006, the amBX is not yet being marketed to consumers.

Philips amBX system upgrades your game room [Via: SciFi]

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