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Google Home taps Philips Hue smart bulbs to gently wake you up

Google Home taps Philips Hue smart bulbs to gently wake you up

Google has announced some new features and abilities available to Google Home device owners, including the option to have Assistant gently wake you up using light from a connected Philips Hue smart light. The new feature mimics the sunrise, replacing the sudden, jarring audible alarm that most people use. The new alarm feature joins the ability to retrieve meditations from Headspace and more.

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Nokia 9 PureView promises next-gen photos from 5 cameras

Nokia 9 PureView promises next-gen photos from 5 cameras

The Nokia 9 PureView is official, and HMD Global's decision to resurrect the beloved PureView photography brand brings with it a full five cameras on the back. Rather than sheer megapixels like the original PureView cameras were known for, this new Android smartphone takes a different approach. In fact, HMD partnered with Light to deliver the goods.

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Light and Sony reveal multi-camera smartphone collaboration

Light and Sony reveal multi-camera smartphone collaboration

Light and Sony are working together on multi-camera applications for smartphones, paving the way for handsets that combine the data from four or more sensors. Light started out developing its own computational imaging devices, combining multiple sensors - up to sixteen, in fact - to pull out DSLR-style detail from smartphone hardware.

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Eve Light Strip smart LED light with HomeKit support now available

Eve Light Strip smart LED light with HomeKit support now available

The Eve Light Strip, a smart home LED lighting strip with Apple HomeKit support, is now available to purchase. The product is modular, able to be used in intervals as short as 1ft or in long stretches up to 32.8ft. The HomeKit support allows Apple device owners to control their home lighting with an Apple TV, HomePod speaker, or their iPhone.

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This CAL 3D printer uses photosensitive liquid and beams of light

This CAL 3D printer uses photosensitive liquid and beams of light

There's a new sort of 3D printer in town, and it goes by the name CAL. This printer was created by a team at UC Berkeley, and its potential is vast. The most popular method for consumer-level 3D printing right this minute is layer-by-layer - through the melting of a material that's been spun into a line. The new method we're looking at today is similar, but makes objects form from a completely different angle.

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Orro Switch is an intelligent cloud-free lighting system for homes

Orro Switch is an intelligent cloud-free lighting system for homes

Orro has introduced a new smart dimmer called Switch, a product that intelligently controls the lighting in one's home for an automatic, convenient experience. The product doesn't depend on the cloud, meaning an outage won't take out the user's lighting, and the device is designed to function without Internet. The company has also put an emphasis on privacy, stating that all of Orro's features are opt-in.

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Philips Hue gets brighter outdoors with new CES 2019 range

Philips Hue gets brighter outdoors with new CES 2019 range

Those of you who are already knee-deep in the Philips Hue ecosystem will probably be happy to hear that its range of outdoor lighting is being expanded today. At CES 2019, Signify announced announced a handful Philips Hue products for the US, and all of them are centered around outdoor lighting. Chief among these new products, perhaps, is the Philips Hue Outdoor sensor.

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GE Lighting new smart bulbs get Google Home support to take on Hue

GE Lighting new smart bulbs get Google Home support to take on Hue

Your smart lighting options are about to get a lot brighter, with GE Lighting adding a new range of full color connected LED bulbs along with connected switches and Google Home integration to its range. The C by GE collection is ramping up to take on Philips Hue on its own turf, with the new products making their debut at CES 2019.

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Ring Beams outdoor lighting might finally be close to launch

Ring Beams outdoor lighting might finally be close to launch

Last year at CES, Ring revealed a new line of outdoor lighting. The line was created following Ring's acquisition of a company called Mr. Beams, and though that CES reveal suggested an impending launch, we went through all of 2018 without hearing anything more. A look at Ring's website shows a notable lack of outdoor lighting, but that may all be changing soon.

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Hue lights finally get color resume – and there’s a deal to celebrate

Hue lights finally get color resume – and there’s a deal to celebrate

A new update for Philips Hue smart bulbs has improved how the lights recover after losing power, with the option to have them resume their last state. The connected bulbs can be controlled from a smartphone or a voice-controlled smart speaker, but they've always had one semi-frustrating limitation.

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IKEA Xiaomi products are just the beginning

IKEA Xiaomi products are just the beginning

This week Xiaomi teamed up with IKEA in a bid to take the Internet of Things industry by storm. Speaking of the future of the company, Xiaomi suggested they'd be primarily centered on Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) within the next ten years. IKEA, at the same time, made clear they're in the business of selling everything the home could possibly need now and through the future - and that includes smart devices.

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Lenovo’s Smart Home Essentials are an IoT starter for Smart Displays

Lenovo’s Smart Home Essentials are an IoT starter for Smart Displays

Lenovo's Smart Display works with any connected home tech the Google Assistant supports, but now it's getting into the action with a range of Smart Home Essentials. The new line-up of accessories kicks off with three products, all of which will work with the Lenovo Smart Display as a hub.

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