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CES 2018: Razer and Phillips Team Up to Enhance Your Gaming Session With Rave Lighting

I have simple, if expensive, needs. I want to achieve, in 2018, the kind of immersive glow that the Philips Ambilight, a product last updated in 2007, provided the TV obsessive a decade ago. I can drop £115 on the Dreamscreen backlight, but I’d much rather use the eight Philips Hue lights already in my basement. If TV and set-top box makers embrace Philips’s new Entertainment API, my needs might finally be met. Read More >>

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Philips Hue System Adds a Motion Sensor That Will Turn Your Smart Lights On Automatically

Before the idea of a ‘smart home’ came long, people had to actually walk over to a switch to turn lights on and off—it was barbaric. Now you can illuminate your entire house with just a few taps on a smartphone app, but Philips wants to make life even easier than that with a new motion sensor that automatically turns its Hue lights on and off for you. Read More >>

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You Can Tweak the Warmth of Philips’ New White Hue Bulbs To Help You Fall Asleep

Poking at your smartphone before bed makes it harder to fall asleep because the cool, bluish glow of its screen tricks your body think it’s daytime. Warmer tones are the key to drifting off, so Philips is introducing a new white bulb to its Hue line that can be adjusted from cool to warm colour temperatures to help your body wind down at night. Read More >>

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Philips’ New Hue 2.0 Hub Gives Siri Control of Your Home Lighting

Philips has announced the newest incarnation of its smart light system, Hue. While the hub may have changed from a circle to a more rounded square, much is still the same — with one key exception — HomeKit. Read More >>

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Future “Triple A” Games to Get Philips Hue Lighting Synchronization

Microsoft's Illumiroom concept may have died the death, and we're still a little way away from consumer VR tech. But that doesn't mean you can't step up the level of immersion in your gaming sessions in the meantime. Speaking at the IFA tech trade show in Berlin, Philips has told Gizmodo UK that it's currently working with a whole range of AAA games that will be able to sync up to its Hue lighting system, offering synchronized ambient lighting effects to match what's going on in-game. Read More >>

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Xbox One Now Has a Game That Syncs With Philips Hue Lights

Ah, now this is cool. Philips' Hue lighting system, with its Wi-Fi connected LED bulbs, is already a smart way to tweak the ambient lighting intensity and colour in your room (not to mention tapping into a host of third party apps that can make them act as anything from a mood light to a makeshift disco ball). But I'd never considered the potential for Philips Hue as a gaming add on. Read More >>

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Philips’ Newest Hue is Two Lights in One

While the Hue lights from Philips are capable of producing more than 16 million shades of coloured light, flipping between functional white light and playful coloured light can be irksome. And while the native app's scene selections feature can help to partially alleviate this issue, Philips has just unveiled another option: two bulbs, one fixture. Read More >>

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iWatch Could Lead to Home Automation Apple Products

Even at this early stage of the bourgeoning smartwatch market, we think we can pretty much second guess what any connected wrist watch will offer, from health tracking apps to phone companion features. Apple's oft-touted iWatch could be a very different beast however, potentially acting as the catalyst for a whole bunch of Apple home automation products. Read More >>

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Turn Your Home Into a Psychedelic Paradise With Philips’ Newest Hue Lights

You might remember that last year we were dazzled by Philips' Wi-Fi controlled LED bulbs that you can set to any imaginable colour with a smartphone. Warm, cool, whatever lighting you want, using only an app. Rad, man. Now, Philips is introducing two new lighting options into its Hue product line so you can fine-tune your living room's stoner-chic ambiance even further. Read More >>