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This new module keeps Philips Hue bulbs connected even when the wall switch gets flipped

Philips Hue bulbs are pretty great, but they have a mortal enemy: the humble light switch. If you’ve got a Hue bulb tied to a standard light switch, flipping that switch means the Hue bulb loses

Philips Hue’s new Play gradient lightstrip promises a big upgrade for home entertainment spaces

Smart lighting company Philips Hue has a new product in its home entertainment catalog that should make a smart TV lighting setup much easier and more powerful. The new Philips Hue Play gradient light

The Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box makes any home theater a bit more theatrical

Signify has steadily expanded its Hue line of smart lighting products to cover the entire home, inside and out. But while the ability to remotely control your lighting, including adjusting color, inte

Google Home’s Philips Hue integration can now wake you up gently

Maybe you love the sound of your alarm clock blaring in the morning, heralding a new day full of joy and adventure. More likely, though, you don’t. If you prefer a more gentle wake-up (and have

Philips Hue has been having a holiday outage, too

Alexa wasn’t the only thing that crashed over Christmas due to an influx of new users. Apparently, Philips Hue has been having an outage, as well. A multi-day outage, in fact. The company confir

Vivaldi’s updated browser syncs smart light bulbs to ‘the color of the web’

I’m going to go out on a limb and say it’s probably pretty tough getting the public to notice your new browser. Most internet users are pretty set in their ways at this point. There are some prett

Philips Hue announces a $40 motion sensor to automagically turn your lights on

Philips Hue is expanding its line up of smart light devices with a motion sensor. This one is pretty straightforward — when you walk in front of the sensor, your Hue lights will turn on. What’s di

Philips launches new Hue app with much improved design

Let’s be honest, the Philips Hue app has a horrible design. But this is just a bad memory now as the company has released <a target="_blank" href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/philips-hue-gen-2/i

Philips Hue releases new connected light bulbs for different shades of white light

Philips is arguably the largest connected light bulb manufacturer with its <a target="_blank" href="http://meethue.com/">Philips Hue system</a>, but its color light bulbs are quite expensive. A color

Philips Hue Reverses Decision To Block Third-Party Light Bulbs

Philips shipped a controversial firmware update for its Philips Hue bridge yesterday. The company <a href="https://future.techcrunch.com/2015/12/15/philips-hue-drm-update-blocks-third-party-light-bulb

Philips Hue DRM Update Blocks Third-Party Light Bulbs

It's 2003 all over again, DRMs are back. This time, Philips has released <a target="_blank" href="http://www.developers.meethue.com/documentation/friends-hue-update">an update</a> to its bridge softwa

Philips Launches Cheaper Hue Smart Light Bulb Kit

The <a target="_blank" href="http://meethue.com/">Philips Hue</a> product line is great, but it's also very expensive with some starter kits costing $200. But if you really want to be able to control

Philips Hue Go Offers Smart Lighting Without The Cord

Philips has a new addition to their Hue smart lighting system: The Hue Go, a portable light that packs three hours of use on a full charge before it needs to be plugged in again. The Hue Go has a sing

IoT’s Mortal Enemy Is The Product Owner

We understand that the Internet of Things is going to be big. As employees and consumers, we will be able to make decisions based on more accurate data. As managers, we will have new tools that reduce

The Philips Hue Tap Proves An Elegant Accessory For Connected Smart Lights

The Philips Hue system provides lighting that you can control with your smartphone, and automate with location gating and time-based alarms. But for all its fancy magic, I still find myself using phys

Airfy’s Beacon Wants To Make The Smart Home Smarter

Berlin-based <a target="_blank" href="http://www.airfy.com/en">Airfy</a>, maker of the Airfy WiFi router that our very own John Biggs called <a href="https://future.techcrunch.com/2013/12/05/airfy-is-

Can A Lightbulb Make For A Great Multi-Room Wireless Speaker? Meet The Whome Bulb

WiFi LED lightbulbs are cool -- I'm currently enamoured with a pair of <a href="https://future.techcrunch.com/2012/09/17/lifx-is-a-smartphone-controlled-lightbulb/">LIFX bulbs</a> I'm testing for an u

Philips Shows Off How You’ll Be Able To Control Your Hue Lights From Notification Center In iOS 8

Philips Hue is already a pretty effective and easy way of setting up a connected home lighting system, but it can be even easier thanks to changes Apple made in iOS 8. The update lets third-party deve

Philips Makes Hue Smart Lights More Affordable, More Lazy-Friendly With Hue Lux And Hue Tap

In what seems to be the beginning of a real-life Wall-E situation, Philips has introduced an even easier way to control your home’s Hue smart lighting system. Because, you know, fishing your sma

Philips Hue Competitor LIFX Ships Friday, Launching With Best Buy And Other Retailers Soon

Kickstarter success and Australian hardware startup LIFX is finally shipping its Wi-Fi connected smart lightbulbs this Friday. That's a little later than originally promised in its Kickstarter campaig
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