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LA's New Streetlamps Will Keep Mobile Phone Service Running After An Earthquake

Cities beefing up their smart infrastructure have tapped the ubiquitous streetlamp to track traffic data and measure pollution. Now, in Los Angeles, some streetlights will help keep the communications network intact after an emergency.

Kids Are Getting Addicted To An App-Enabled Toothbrush That Works Too Well

Philips Sonicare, the brand behind popular electronic toothbrushes, recently released a device that accomplished the inconceivable: It made oral hygiene so fun that kids want to stay on top of it. The new toothbrush proved a little addictive, though.

My Eyes Can't Handle The Insanity Of The Philips AmbiLux UHD TV

The Philips AmbiLux UHD grabs your eyeballs by the… er… balls and puts them through some sort of kaleidoscopic inter-dimensional warp hole.

Philips' Smartphone-Controlled Lightstrips Now Do Natural White Light

At some point in their life everyone has to grow up, and the same goes for Philips’ flexible Hue Lightstrips. Once the perfect way to subtly turn your living room into a colourful rave, the LED strips can now be tuned to generate more natural white light for reading the paper, or just relaxing with some knitting.

You Can Now Dim Philips' Hue Bulbs From A Wireless Remote

Popping open an app (and ensuring your mobile device is connected to your home’s wifi network) isn’t always the most convenient way to control Philips’ wireless lighting system. So the company is introducing another physical remote that lets you dim up to 10 of its bulbs at once.

Philips' New Lights Are Glowing Versions Of Elsa, Olaf And Spider-Man

When you’re trying to build brand loyalty, it’s best to snag consumers when they’re still kids. So Philips is teaming up with Disney to expand its lighting line with a series of glowing characters called SoftPals that kids can use as night lights right in bed with them.

These Street Lights Can Now Be Dimmed And Controlled Like Phillips Hue

Los Angeles recently converted 140,000 of its street lights to energy-efficient LEDs — the largest such upgrade in the world. Now a new partnership with lighting giant Philips will allow the city’s Bureau of Street Lighting to wirelessly manage all those street lamps, similar to the way its Hue system allows you to control the mood lighting in your home.

You Can Use Philips' First Rechargeable Hue Light Anywhere You Want

Philips’ Hue line of bulbs and other smartphone-controlled lighting accessories have been some of the more popular and successful home automation products of the past few years. They’re easy to setup, easy to customise, and now easy to use anywhere you need thanks to the new Philips Hue Go — which is powered by a rechargeable battery.

Philips' New Noise-Cancelling Cans Plug Straight Into A Lightning Port

Last year, Philips launched its Fidelio M2L headphones that plugged straight into an iPhone’s Lightning port. Now, it has a noise-cancelling version, which draws power from the port and negates the need for batteries.

Philips' Expanding Bluetooth Speaker Promises Much Better Bass

Humanity’s endless march to make gadgets smaller has led to countless compromises in the name of miniaturisation. Thinner smartphones mean terrible battery life, and compact wireless speakers seem to completely forget our ears love bass. At least Philips is trying to fix the latter with its new FL3X Bluetooth speaker that expands like a collapsible cup to create a resonance chamber that promises to improve its bass performance.

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