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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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New Philips Hue smart switches have a clever installation aid

New Philips Hue smart switches have a clever installation aid

While there are plenty of ways to control Philips Hue connected lights - including by voice, smartphone app, or smartwatch - sometimes there's nothing quite so convenient as a regular light switch. Now, integrating the Zigbee bulbs into a more streamlined smart home is about to get easier, the announcement of a range of new Friends of Hue light switches at IFA 2018.

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Philips Hue Adore Bathroom connected mirror emits soft, warm glow

Philips Hue Adore Bathroom connected mirror emits soft, warm glow

The Philips Hue lighting product lineup has expanded with the launch of Adore Bathroom, a wall mirror with a diffused glowing ring around the edge. The model can be mounted on any wall, such as above a bathroom sink, providing a soft glow and warm color as a gentle alternative to flipping on the harsh overhead lights.

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Philips Android TV: almost everyone gets an Oreo cookie

Philips Android TV: almost everyone gets an Oreo cookie

Those complaining about the disappointing state of Android updates for smartphones actually have it easier compared to, say, Android TV. While Google has not abandoned it the way it has tablets, at least not yet, updates are not only slow but also rare even. You don’t hear much about it because there’s not much to talk about. Philips, however, might be changing the game just a bit by bringing the latest Android Oreo update to almost all of its Android TVs dating all the way back to 2014.

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Hue Sync release liberates on-screen color from your PC and Mac

Hue Sync release liberates on-screen color from your PC and Mac

Your Philips Hue bulbs are about to get a lot more interesting, with Hue Sync launching to expand the colors from your PC or Mac into the room. Designed to deliver a more immersive viewing experience, whether you're watching movies or playing games, Hue Sync offers a DIY approach to Philips' Ambilight TV sets.

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This Philips Hue promo makes for a cheaper smart home

This Philips Hue promo makes for a cheaper smart home

When it comes to getting started in the smart home, connected lights are where most people start, and one of the more popular platforms is Philips' Hue. If you're looking to get some more connected color in your IoT life, Amazon is running a sale on a number of Hue products today, from starter kits to individual bulbs.

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Philips’ Hue app is getting a huge – and much-needed – overhaul

Philips’ Hue app is getting a huge – and much-needed – overhaul

Philips' Hue connected lighting has done a good job bedding itself into the average smart home, but for a long time its smartphone app has been the weakest link. Now, Philips is changing that with an all-new Hue app which, the company promises, will address some of the lingering complaints about the old interface.

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Philips’ Somneo Connected lamp is an air critic for your bedroom

Philips’ Somneo Connected lamp is an air critic for your bedroom

Philips is obsessed with LEDs, and its new sleep-promoting Somneo Connected lamp pairs them with a smartphone app for not only tracking but improving your bedtime experience. Latest in the company's range of therapeutic light systems, it's a nightstand lamp and alarm clock with a sensor surprise on the back.

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Philips Brilliance 492P8 49″ ultra-wide curved QHD monitor unveiled

Philips Brilliance 492P8 49″ ultra-wide curved QHD monitor unveiled

Philips is gearing up to launch a massive 49-inch curved monitor with an equally massive widescreen aspect ratio. The Brilliance 492P8 will be available in the United States starting in the fourth quarter of this year, giving gamers a new curved option that joins alternatives from companies like Lenovo. Given the monitor's huge size, the Brilliance 492P8 is a solid option for movie lovers, as well.

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Philips Hue outdoor range lights up just in time for summer

Philips Hue outdoor range lights up just in time for summer

Summer is quickly approaching here in the United States, which for most of us means more time spent outside. Whether you're gardening, grilling, or just hanging out in your backyard, you need adequate lighting for the space, and Philips wants to fill that need. Today it announced a new range of Hue lighting made specifically for outdoor use, giving you the same degree of control over your outdoor lights as you have over your indoor ones.

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Philips SmartSleep system uses audio to trigger deep sleep

Philips SmartSleep system uses audio to trigger deep sleep

Philips has taken the wraps off a new wearable device called SmartSleep, a solution for individuals who have trouble falling asleep. According to the company, its SmartSleep is the first wearable of its kind, one that is also clinically proven as effective for its intended purpose. Key to the device's effectiveness, Philips says, are advanced sleep analysis algorithms alongside "customized audio tones."

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Philips Hue, Razer Chroma turn gaming rooms into colorful warzones

Philips Hue, Razer Chroma turn gaming rooms into colorful warzones

It might break the stereotype, but gamers love colors. No, not the painterly colors of graphics artists but the neon glow of their gaming rigs, from keyboards to mice to cases. Depending on their patience and expertise, they can even color code those lights to match their game and mood. But why stop at lighting up accessories? With today’s smart lighting systems, you can even light up your room in the same way. And that is exactly what Philips and Razer have done with its first partnership that puts the Hue and the Chroma together into a dazzling and dizzying light show for gamers.

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