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Philips' New Lights Are Glowing Versions Of Elsa, Olaf, and Spider-Man

When you’re trying to build brand loyalty, it’s best to snag consumers when they’re still kids. So Philips is teaming up with Disney to expand its lighting line with a series of glowing characters called SoftPals that kids can use as night lights right in bed with them. » 7/10/15 10:24am 7/10/15 10:24am

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 9:00am 4/08/15 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 1:30am 4/02/15 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 9:00am 1/05/15 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 12:08pm 11/27/14 12:08pm

Philips Wants to Cure Aches With Wireless Drug-Free Pain Relievers

There are some pains that are easily resolved with a couple of aspirins and a good night's sleep. But there are other pains that are far more persistent, and Philips is hoping to provide those that suffer from chronic aches with some drug-free pain relief using a couple of new iPhone-connected devices. » 9/16/14 1:57pm 9/16/14 1:57pm

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 9:20am 9/10/14 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 1:38pm 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