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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://beta.techcrunch.com/2015/12/15/philips-hue-drm-update-blocks-third-party-light-bulbs/

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://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/12/05/airfy-is-a-

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://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/09/17/lifx-is-a-smartphone-controlled-lightbulb/">LIFX bulbs</a> I'm testing for an upc

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

Philips Hue Continues To Dominate Smart Lighting With New BR30, GU10 And Disney Lights

Philips announced an expansion to its Hue line of connected light bulbs today, with new BR30, GU10 and Disney StoryLight products. The new lights and accessories add to the growing family of Philips p

Goldee Does Dynamic Lighting For Philips Hue, Banks On A Future Where Light Isn’t Static

A brand new app called Goldee launches today, offering Phlips Hue users a new way to use their connected lighting system. The app provides dynamic "light scenes" which use artist-sourced photos as the

Control Philips Hue From Your Mac’s Menu Bar With New App For OS X

Philips Hue is a fun but expensive way to turn your at-home lighting into an interactive experience to pass your idle hours, but so far it's been mostly controlled via smartphone. Chances are, you spe

Hack Combines Philips Hue And IFTTT To Change Lights Via Text Message

Philips graciously released an API a few months ago for its Hue smartphone-controlled smart lightbulb to let developers tinker, and already there are a number of apps taking advantage. Today, mobile d

LIFX Smart Bulb Opens Up Second Batch Of 100K Pre-Orders, Demos Gesture-Based Dimming

Australian hardware startup and Kickstarter success story LIFX has good news for people who missed out on backing the initial project: it's opening up a second round of pre-orders, with a new producti
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