Philips

  • Where human intelligence outperforms AI Crunch Network

    Where human intelligence outperforms AI

    With every new trend comes a counter-trend. And so despite the current excitement over the wonders of artificial intelligence, one company is betting that human intelligence can still deliver solutions for businesses that AI cannot hope to match. Article One Partners (AOP) is a crowdsourced network of over 42,000 researchers in 170 countries — 42% of whom have graduate degrees in a… Read More

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

    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 are $10 cheaper than the arguably top-of-the-line LIFX bulbs and they also offer the Pulse, a pair of bulbs containing an LED light source and JBL Bluetooth speakers for about $100. First… Read More

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

    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 pretty good options out there, and really, switching is a pain once you’ve got everything set to your liking. Launched last year by an ex-Opera chief exec, Vivaldi is targeted at power… Read More

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

    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 different from other motion sensors? It works on battery, so you can put it anywhere around your home, such as the corner of a hallway, a bathroom or a garage. Philips says the device is… Read More

  • Philips intros a smart health product ecosystem

    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 hospitals, from CT scanners to defibrillators. It’s no surprise, then, that the company’s been angling to make progress in the booming consumer wearable space – or that… Read More

  • Philips’ new connected toothbrush is designed with dentists in mind

    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, is not that. In a lot of ways, Philips’ new smart toothbrush is similar Oral-B’s offering. The verbosely named Sonicare FlexCare Platinum Connected is a Bluetooth-enabled electric… Read More

  • Philips launches new Hue app with much improved design

    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 new major version of its iOS and Android app. The app is now more polished and comes with a bunch of extra features. Let’s start with the design. I’ve been using Huemote on my iPhone to control my lights. It’s clean, straightforward and comes with Read More

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

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

    Philips is arguably the largest connected light bulb manufacturer with its Philips Hue system, but its color light bulbs are quite expensive. A color light bulb costs around $60. In case you just want simple connected lights, the company has added new white light bulbs to its lineup. The new white ambiance bulbs now support multiple shades of white light. Read More

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