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Philips hue tap and hue lux boost smart lighting

Philips hue tap and hue lux boost smart lighting

Philips' hue lighting system is gaining two new components, a hue lux remote-control white bulb, and hue tap, a wireless wall switch for easy control that demands no batteries or wiring. hue lux works on the same ZigBee low-power wireless system that the original color-changing hue bulbs use, but changes through white light only instead. However, it's Philips hue tap that we think might be more exciting, both to existing hue fans and to home automation users in general.

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Ericsson and Philips connected LED streetlights provide cities with mobile broadband

Ericsson and Philips connected LED streetlights provide cities with mobile broadband

Ericsson and Philips have announced that they have teamed up on a connected smart LED light program that will bring green lighting and mobile broadband to cities. The connected street lights solve two issues at the same time for cities with green lighting to meet sustainability goals and the lights allow network operators to roll out better city-wide mobile broadband coverage.

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Philips LED lights flicker out a challenge to iBeacon and Gimbal

Philips LED lights flicker out a challenge to iBeacon and Gimbal

Philips has its own plans for location-based services in stores and entertainment venues, eschewing low-power Bluetooth by instead using LED lighting that can communicate with a smartphone app and guide customers around. Dubbed Intelligent Lighting, the connected retail lighting system not only illuminates the store, as you'd expect, but acts as a positioning grid which the smartphone can use to figure out where it is currently.

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Philips UltraClear Display 28-inch 4K Ultra HD monitor launches this spring

Philips UltraClear Display 28-inch 4K Ultra HD monitor launches this spring

In addition to the NVIDIA G-SYNC-harboring 27-inch monitor the company rolled out on Monday, Philips has introduced the 28-inch UltraClear Display, a 4K Ultra HD resolution monitor for professionals in need of high accuracy, as well as those who want a display above and beyond the traditional FHD staple. The monitor will be available some time this spring for $1,119.99 USD.

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Archive vintage games collection enhanced: holiday blues defeated!

Archive vintage games collection enhanced: holiday blues defeated!

This week the folks at the Internet Archive have released a new collection of in-browser emulated games, a whole mess of vintage titles released recently into the public domain. This collection runs on an emulator based on MESS software, working with JSMESS (Javascript MESS) allowing most modern browsers to play immediately. Most games work with a simple tapping of your space bar and arrow keys on your average keyboard.

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Philips SlimStyle LED bulbs get trim all round (hands-on)

Philips SlimStyle LED bulbs get trim all round (hands-on)

Philips has revealed a new LED light bulb, the 10.5W SlimStyle, trimming down the profile of the incandescent replacement for a lamp the company says should be more efficient and cheaper than previous bulbs. The light, which will go on sale from January 2nd, is expected to be priced at around $3-4 apiece after rebates (around $9-apiece before), Philips told us when we previewed the bulb earlier this year, bringing it even closer to the traditional - and environmentally unfriendly - bulbs it replaces.

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Samsung and Philips raided in Europe anti-competition investigation

Samsung and Philips raided in Europe anti-competition investigation

Samsung and Philips have confirmed that they are under investigation by the European Commission about potential anticompetitive behaviors, after EU inspectors raided a number of companies earlier this week. The EC did not name the targeted companies; however, both firms revealed to the BBC that they were co-operating with investigators around concerns that they have forced higher prices by restricting availability of certain consumer electronics and small appliances in Europe.

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