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Philips Hue 2019 range adds Edison bulbs, Hue Smart Button, Smart Plug

Philips Hue 2019 range adds Edison bulbs, Hue Smart Button, Smart Plug

The smart lighting space is getting crowded, with numerous options to give your lamps an IoT upgrade, but segment behemoth Philips Hue has a new set of bulbs and accessories. As well as expanding Bluetooth support for even easier installation, there are now decorative Edison bulbs, a handy Hue button, and a Hue smart plug all arriving in time for the holidays.

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Nanoleaf Canvas update turns light squares into HomeKit buttons

Nanoleaf Canvas update turns light squares into HomeKit buttons

Nanoleaf's modular LED light squares are turning into smart home controls, with a new update turning the panels into HomeKit buttons. Compatible for the Nanoleaf Canvas Smarter Kit, the Touch Actions upgrade builds on the light-up squares' existing touch control, which can be used to turn the LEDs on and off, and play games with them.

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Wyze Bulb Review: An $8 smart light with Google Assistant support

Wyze Bulb Review: An $8 smart light with Google Assistant support

Wyze, the company that skyrocketed to popularity by launching a $20 home security camera, is back with yet another product: connected light bulbs. These bulbs are integrated with the Wyze app but do not require a separate hub; even better, they come with an $8 price tag, making them one of (if not the) cheapest connected bulbs on the market. As we've found with the three Wyze cameras and sensor system we've reviewed, the Wyze Bulb works flawlessly.

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Philips Hue Bluetooth bulbs bypass the hub

Philips Hue Bluetooth bulbs bypass the hub

Philips Hue bulbs are getting a Bluetooth upgrade, opening the door to easier installation without requiring a hub. One of the earliest smart bulbs on the market, Hue's new bulbs have so far used Zigbee for mesh networking, a system which has both strengths and drawbacks.

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Samsung adds affordable SmartThings camera, bulbs and smart plug

Samsung adds affordable SmartThings camera, bulbs and smart plug

Samsung's SmartThings has added a new connected camera, LED bulb, and WiFi smart plug to its line-up, and unusually most don't need to be connected to the SmartThings hub in order to work. The smart home platform was revamped back in 2018, with an updated and more powerful hub, along with a new set of sensors.

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Lutron Aurora Review: The Hue dimmer I always wanted

Lutron Aurora Review: The Hue dimmer I always wanted

What with apps, smart speakers, and smart displays, it feels sometimes like the connected home forgot about how useful a simple button can be. Lutron's Aurora always-ready smart bulb dimmer is a $40 fix for a thoroughly first-world problem, but don't let that put you off. If you're a Philips Hue user, Aurora may very well be the answer to your prayers.

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Wyze Bulb just the start, budget smart home firm promises

Wyze Bulb just the start, budget smart home firm promises

The unexpected arrival of the Wyze Bulb has been followed by open sales through the company's app, with the notably affordable smart lighting set to ship in June. Spotted earlier in the week, the Wyze Bulb takes on established challengers like Philips Hue and LIFX.

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Wyze Bulb is an $8 bomb in the smart lighting market

Wyze Bulb is an $8 bomb in the smart lighting market

Wyze has made a name for itself with its unexpectedly affordable connected security cameras, and now the Wyze Bulb aims to do the same for smart lighting. Taking on Philips Hue, LIFX, and others, the Wyze Bulb's big boast is that it's priced from just $7.99, a fraction of what you'd pay for rivals.

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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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