lighting
Philips' New Clear LED Bulbs Look Just Like Incandescents

Despite being more energy-efficient and longer lasting, consumers keep finding excuses for wanting to stick with incandescent lightbulbs. But with clear glass and a special LED lens that looks like a traditional filament, Philips' latest LED bulbs might finally convince those afraid of change. Read More >>

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Philips Turns Entire Ceilings Into One Huge Expanse of Light

Philips has been making light bulbs for as long as anyone can remember, but the company may have have brought about the obsolescence of the bulb with its new OneSpace illuminated panels, which promise to make entire ceilings glow to light up a room. Read More >>

gadgets
A Light-Up Alarm Completely Changed My Life

Slamming the snooze button over and over again is pretty much the crummiest, least restful way to kick off your morning, so consider this a public service announcement: A light-up alarm completely changed my life, and I think it can change yours, too. Read More >>

design
Philips Hue 3D-Printed Luminaires Look Like Glowing Nests

Alongside the upcoming release of the Hue Lux and Hue Tap smart lighting products, Philips has also today shone a light on its new Luminaires, a range of premium, 3D-printed lamps and lighting fixtures. Read More >>

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Philips Cuts the Colours for New White Light Hue Lux Smart Bulbs

Now facing competition from Samsung and LG's own smart lighting systems, its back to basics for the Philips Hue range. The company has today revealed its new Hue Lux bulbs, which dial back the rainbow colour options in favour of a single white glow. Read More >>

design
LED Carpets Guarantee You'll Never Get Lost In an Airport Again

With a development that will surely appeal to airports, Philips has announced a partnership with flooring manufacturer Desso to produce a light transmissive LED-powered carpet that can be used to display warning messages, directions, or even fancy glowing designs. And airports are just the tip of the glowy-floor iceberg. Read More >>

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Philips' New Logo Is an Awesome 1930s Throwback

75 years after Philips debuted a circular "shield" logo filled with twinkling gold stars, the Dutch electronics giant has brought the design back as a bold monochromatic logomark. Read More >>

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Philips' Hue Light Bulbs Have a New Direction

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 wasted a large portion of their light when installed in recessed ceiling fixtures. But today, Philips has announced the new Hue BR30 downlight bulb. Read More >>

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Google Glass in "Actually Useful" Shock Thanks to Hospital Tech Demo

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 nerds a way to take secret photos of women on trains. Read More >>

science
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. Read More >>

techversary
The Audio Cassette Is 50 Years Old 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. Its precise birthday is open to some debate, but Philips is insistent that the format was officially launched at its Amsterdam HQ on September 13th, 1963. Read More >>

health
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. Read More >>

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Philips Dumbs-Down the DJ With M1X-DJ Portable Mobile Disco Amp

This bizarre thing is the M1X-DJ, a product Philips has produced with help from middle-of-the-road trance master Armin van Buuren. It's 80-Watts of power you can carry around with you on a shoulder strap, DJ-ing to anyone not fast enough to run away. Read More >>

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How Philips Hue Light Bulbs Are Highly Hackable

If you're the proud owner of some smart Philips Hue light bulbs, watch out for blackouts — because the bulbs seem to be susceptible to malicious attacks according to new research. Read More >>

lighting
Turn Your Home Into a Psychedelic Paradise With Philips' Newest Hue Lights

You might remember that last year we were dazzled by Philips' Wi-Fi controlled LED bulbs that you can set to any imaginable colour with a smartphone. Warm, cool, whatever lighting you want, using only an app. Rad, man. Now, Philips is introducing two new lighting options into its Hue product line so you can fine-tune your living room's stoner-chic ambiance even further. Read More >>

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The Best Cheap Bluetooth Headphones

Bluetooth headphones have a whole bunch of advantages --mostly that there's no headphone cable to tie itself in Gordian-beating knots -- but one thing they sure ain't is cheap. That's why we've corralled together the best budget Bluetooth headphones going, to see if any of them have the chops to replace lower-priced cabled cans. Read More >>

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