EU fines Asus, Denon & Marantz, Philips and Pioneer $130M for online price fixing

The European Union’s antitrust authorities have issued a series of penalties, fining consumer electronics companies Asus, Denon & Marantz, Philips and Pioneer more than €110 million (~$13

Anker’s Spirit earbuds are wireless and waterproof

Anker, a battery maker turned accessory house, recently released the $39 Spirit X earbuds under their Soundcore brand. Aimed at runners and other heavy sweaters, the earbuds are completely waterproof

Philips releases outdoor connected Hue lighting

Philips Hue products are going outside. Available for purchase this summer in the U.S., the lighting company has a range of new outdoor lighting products extending the world of Internet of Things to

Where human intelligence outperforms AI

David Kline Contributor David Kline is a journalist, author and intellectual property strategist. More posts by this contributor Where human intelligence outperforms AI A new (old) way for product mak

Europe opens antitrust geo-blocking probe into Valve, others

European antitrust regulators have opened an investigation into the Steam games distribution platform operator, Valve, and five PC games publishers to determine whether geo-blocking agreements between

The Sengled Pulse is a clever but problematic take on whole-home audio

Sengled is the latest manufacturer to jump into the smart bulb space and their products, while a bit behind the curve, are clever and – most important – cheap. Their smartest smart bulbs a

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 intros a smart health product ecosystem

Philips is no stranger to health. In fact, Philips Healthcare (nee Philips Medical Systems) comprises a big chunk of the multinational corporation, providing some serious industrial equipment for hosp

Philips’ new connected toothbrush is designed with dentists in mind

Last month, dental technology startup ONVI introduced a toothbrush with a camera built in, so users could get a close up look at their teeth as they slowly rot away in their heads. This, thankfully, i

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="

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="">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="

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="">an update</a> to its bridge softwa

The Real Reason We Should Be Thinking About Sustainability

“Sustainability” and “innovation” are two broad marketing terms used in conjunction so often that they’ve become almost meaningless. You’ll hear executives talking about how sustainability

Philips Launches New Hue Bridge 2.0 With HomeKit Compatibility

Philips added support for Apple's <a target="_blank" href="">HomeKit framework</a> to its Hue smart light bulb <a target="_blank" href="

The Netherlands: A Look At The World’s High-Tech Startup Capital

It’s a fascinating time to take stock of startup innovation in the Netherlands, a rare turning point where you can watch the hard work of the past give way to the immense promise of the future. Behi

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

Google’s Android TV Will Power Sets From Sony, Sharp, and Philips Beginning This Spring

Google’s latest attempt to get its operating system for TVs embedded on consumer electronics devices has attracted a handful of partners, which were announced at the Consumer Electronics Show. In a
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