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Philips unveils new Fidelio audio gear at IFA 2012

Philips unveils new Fidelio audio gear at IFA 2012

Philips has announced several new audio products that fit into the company's Fidelio range at IFA 2012 in Berlin today. The new products are all audio focused and include new portable speakers, headphones, and more. The products include the Fidelio Portable Speaker, Fidelio X1 headphones, Philips Urban Micro sound system, and the Philips Soundbar.

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Philips FWP3200D DJ-Dock makes you the communal deadmau5

Philips FWP3200D DJ-Dock makes you the communal deadmau5

"Music," the wise Madonna once sang, "makes the people come together," and although it may look like the tail-end of a Pagani Zonda, the Philips FWP3200D DJ-Dock attempts to do just that. A combination speaker system and dual-deck docking station, the DJ-Dock takes two iPhones or iPods in its rotatable bays - which can be swiveled for either a user standing behind, or positioned for communal control at a party - and includes integrated lighting effects.

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LG and friends form the Smart TV Alliance

LG and friends form the Smart TV Alliance

LG and TP Vision, representing Philips TVs, have today announced the formation of a Smart TV Alliance. The goal of the alliance is to create a “non-proprietary ecosystem for application developers to create attractive, platform-independent services,” with several Japanese television manufacturers said to be in the process of joining already. It looks like TV manufacturers are wary of developers being bearish on the development of apps for multiple Smart TVs, aiming to simplify things instead.

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Philips Fidelio SoundSphere Mini: large sound, small footprint

Philips Fidelio SoundSphere Mini: large sound, small footprint

If you want an audio solution that isn’t going to look too bulky in your home or office environment, it may be worth taking a gander at the Philips Fidelio SoundSphere Mini. The set of speakers can connect to your PC via a USB cable, or you can dock an iPhone using the slide out tray to blast out your tunes. If neither of those options suit you, there’s also a 3.5mm headphone jack for maximum compatibility.

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Philips announce PicoPix 2480 pico projector

Philips announce PicoPix 2480 pico projector

While some are actively working on putting mini projectors in a phone, you can still rush out and buy a pico projector if you’re filled with such a desire. Philips has today announced that they’re launching a new pico projector in its range, the PPX2480. You’ll find the same features that you can expect from other projectors in the range, although it looks like Philips will be aiming this at the top end of its line.

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You can buy a 20-year light bulb for as low as $25

You can buy a 20-year light bulb for as low as $25

Perhaps in honor of Earth Day, you can now get one of Philips's incredible, seemingly infinite-lasting light bulbs for less than half of what you would have paid a week ago. The company said that in stores this week, the bulb will be available with a $10 instant rebate, making the price paid at the register $50 instead of $60. And in addition to that, consumers are eligible for another rebate of up to $25.

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Philips: Smart TV has 60% daily use rate

Philips: Smart TV has 60% daily use rate

Smart TV has long been seen as the technology that cried wolf: internet-enabled sets that, while promising the web on your big screen, have yet to deliver quite as slick an experience as on a tablet or notebook on your lap. Not so, Philips co-subsidiary TP Vision says. In fact, of their smart TV owners, over 60-percent supposedly use those smart TV features daily.

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Philips ErgoSensor Monitor scolds you for slouching

Philips ErgoSensor Monitor scolds you for slouching

Philips has launched a new display that tracks user-attention and can make posture suggestions - or even turn off completely - if the observer isn't ergonomically ideal. The ErgoSensor Monitor is a 24-inch 1920 x 1080 LCD with a 1,000:1 contrast ratio and integrated stereo speakers, but it's the ErgoSense system itself that's most interesting. It relies on an embedded sensor to give optimal viewing distance, ergonomic neck angle and a time break advice.

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Philips M100 internet security camera spied at FCC

Philips M100 internet security camera spied at FCC

I have zero need to monitor rooms in my house from afar. I wouldn't mind monitoring the front door so I can tell when the idiot UPS driver, who has some sort of aversion to ringing a bell, drops off packages. I'd rather a new laptop not sit in the elements all night thank you very much Mr. UPS Driver. This little Philips M100 Internet security camera that has surfaced that the FCC doesn't appear to be suited for outdoor use.

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Philips HMP2000 Review

Philips HMP2000 Review

Smart TV is gaining traction, but not everybody wants to upgrade every set in their house just to add native streaming support for Netflix and similar services. Philips believes it has the answer with the HMP2000, a compact Netflix adapter that also promises YouTube, Facebook and local media access for under £50 ($79). Is this the Roku rival we've been waiting for? Check out the full review after the cut.

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