The Best Apps To Get The Most Out Of Your Hue Lighting

The Philips Hue lighting system is pretty darn awesome save for one minor detail: its finicky and feature-poor stock control app. Third-party, souped-up control apps, can fix that though. Here are the ones you need to really kick your home lighting into high gear.

What's Your Favourite Philips Hue App?

The Philips Hue smart lighting system is, by virtually all accounts, very awesome. I mean, who wouldn’t want access to all six million colours of the LED rainbow at their fingertips? But damn, if the stock Hue app doesn’t leave a lot to be desired. Luckily, as the Hue’s popularity grows, so too do the number of independent programmers out there designing better and more functional controls for the system.

Philips Adds A New Bulb To The Hue Lineup

The first bulbs in Philips’ colour-changing, app-controlled Hue line were designed to mimic the unidirectional shine of standard A19 light bulbs. This made them ideal for conventional lamps, but they wasted a large portion of their light when installed in recessed ceiling fixtures. But today Philips has announced the new Hue BR30 downlight bulb.

How LED Lighting Is Being Used To Comfort Patients In Intensive Care

If you’ve ever stepped foot in an intensive care unit, you’ll know that they can be pretty grim environments. That’s all changing though, thanks to LED lighting systems that can actually be used to improve patient care.

Google Glass Hospital Tech Demo: The Future Of Health Care?

The medical wing of Philips has teamed up with Accenture and Google to make a Google Glass concept that looks like it might actually be useful, offering something significantly more impressive than giving stalkers a new way to take creepy photos.

Touch-Sensitive Buttons Will Let New TV Remotes Recognise Gestures

There’s all kinds of fancy touchscreen remotes available today, but when you’re absent-mindedly watching TV, physical buttons mean you don’t have to constantly look down to change the channel. That’s not to say that touchscreen capabilities like gestures aren’t handy, which is why Philips has developed a new kind of remote technology called RevoTouch that brings the best of both worlds.

The Audio Cassette Turns 50

The humble cassette tape, beloved of ’80s music lovers, may now be defunct — but it’s hardly surprising given that the once-revolutionary medium turns 50 today. The natural descendant of the 8-track — which used similar magnetic tape but housed it in a much bigger, bulkier frame — the audio cassette was the brainchild of engineers at Philips.

New Portable DJ Sound System From Philips And Armin van Buuren

If you’re desperate to be scratching while you’re on the move there’s a new place to turn. GET IT? Ugh. Philips and Armin van Buuren just teamed up to release a new portable controller and sound system for iDevices. An updated version of other Philips releases, the M1X-DJ System has a lightning connector and bluetooth, 80 watt speakers, and integration with apps like djay 2. There are two platters, cross faders and other standard controls.

Beard Trimmers Come With Lasers Now, Everybody Go Back To Bed

If you’re absolutely fanatical about keeping the lines of your beard or goatee clean and symmetrical, you probably tossed your old razor after seeing that Philips is introducing a trimmer with a built-in laser-projected guide. The StyleXpert Beardtrimmer 9000 takes your obsessive grooming routine to the next level; you’ll just want to be careful trimming your eyebrows.

Philips Fidelio Soundbar Australian Review: Snap-On Sound

Don’t feel like dropping thousands of dollars on potentially unnecessary sound gear but still want a decent surround sound experience? The Philips Fidelio HTL9100 soundbar is for you.

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