Philips' Smartphone-Controlled Lightstrips Now Do Natural White Light

At some point in their life everyone has to grow up, and the same goes for Philips’ flexible Hue Lightstrips. Once the perfect way to subtly turn your living room into a colorful rave, the LED strips can now be tuned to generate more natural white light for reading the paper, or just relaxing with some knitting. »9/03/15 12:00am9/03/15 12:00am

LA's Street Lights Can Now Be Wirelessly Controlled

Los Angeles recently converted 140,000 of its street lights to energy-efficient LEDs—the largest such upgrade in the world. Now a new partnership with lighting giant Philips will allow the city’s Bureau of Street Lighting to wirelessly manage all those street lamps, similar to the way its Hue system allows you to… »4/08/15 9:00am4/08/15 9:00am

You Can Use Philips' First Rechargeable Hue Light Anywhere You Want

Philips’ Hue line of bulbs and other smartphone-controlled lighting accessories have been some of the more popular and successful home automation products of the past few years. They’re easy to setup, easy to customize, and now easy to use anywhere you need thanks to the new Philips Hue Go—which is powered by a… »4/02/15 1:30am4/02/15 1:30am

Philips' Expanding Bluetooth Speaker Promises Much Better Bass

Humanity's endless march to make gadgets smaller has led to countless compromises in the name of miniaturization. Thinner smartphones mean terrible battery life, and compact wireless speakers seem to completely forget our ears love bass. At least Philips is trying to fix the latter with its new FL3X Bluetooth speaker… »1/05/15 9:00am1/05/15 9:00am

You Have a Couple of Options for Your Philips Hue Black Friday Deal

The Philips Hue home lighting system is one of the great aspirational geek home decorating items of our time, but unfortunately, it's rarely discounted. Well, that trend continues on Black Friday, but if you buy today, you can at least get a freebie with your order. »11/27/14 12:08pm11/27/14 12:08pm

Philips' New Headphones Connect Digitally To an iPhone's Lightning Port

It was widely assumed that when Apple bought Beats a few months ago we'd soon see a set of Apple-branded headphones that connected directly to the iPhone or iPad's digital Lightning port, instead of the analog headphone jack. But it seems like Philips has actually beaten Apple to the punch with its new … »9/10/14 9:20am9/10/14 9:20am

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 1:38pm6/09/14 1:38pm

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 11:40am5/19/14 11:40am