Moscow's Replica of Times Square Looks Startlingly Realistic

Russia might not be doing much business with the US government right now, but that doesn't mean it's not interested in the foremost symbol of consumerism in America. VEGAS Crocus City, a Moscow mall, has unveiled a surprisingly realistic model of Times Square. It even features the forever-swamped TKTS podium—now… » 6/09/14 1:38pm 6/09/14 1:38pm

How to Outfit Your Entire Home With LED Light

Now that incandescents have gone the way of the dinosaur and everybody's generally agreed that CFLs are terrible, it's finally the dawning of the age of LED. And there has been no shortage of bulb makers stepping up with offerings to hang in your house. Here are some of the latest and greatest options available on the… » 6/07/14 1:00pm 6/07/14 1:00pm

Chicago's Huge Vertical Farm Glows Under Countless LED Suns

Chicago, Illinois, isn't exactly a major player in national food production anymore, but that could soon change if companies like Green Sense Farms continue to sprout up. With the help of next-gen LED grow lights, the country's biggest indoor commercial vertical farm can produce masses of produce regardless of the… » 5/19/14 11:40am 5/19/14 11:40am

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 ancient 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. » 4/02/14 9:27am 4/02/14 9:27am

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… » 11/20/13 10:20am 11/20/13 10:20am

Philips Adds a New Bulb To The Hue Lineup

The first bulbs in Philips' color-changing, app-controlled Hue line were designed to mimic the omnidirectional 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… » 11/05/13 12:32pm 11/05/13 12:32pm

Touch-Sensitive Buttons Will Let New TV Remotes Recognize 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 … » 9/19/13 12:40pm 9/19/13 12:40pm

A Portable Sound System For Next Gen Itinerant DJs

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… » 9/08/13 7:12pm 9/08/13 7:12pm

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;… » 9/05/13 8:55am 9/05/13 8:55am

Turn Your Home Into a Psychedelic Den 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 color 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… » 8/06/13 4:23pm 8/06/13 4:23pm