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Review: Sonicare's DiamondClean Smart is a Premium Toothbrush That Connects to Your iPhone

Friday September 1, 2017 11:57 am PDT by
Philips recently released the DiamondClean Smart, a new iteration of its top-of-the-line toothbrush with all the bells and whistles. Not only does it connect to your iPhone using a Bluetooth connection to help you brush better than ever before, but it's also been redesigned to decouple brushing mode from intensity. There are new smart brushes for more tailored brushing, additional modes to...

Review: Philips' Latest Sonicare FlexCare Platinum Brush Connects to Your iPhone via Bluetooth

Thursday August 18, 2016 10:48 am PDT by
Philips recently announced its first Bluetooth-connected Sonicare toothbrush aimed at adults, which interfaces with an iPhone to monitor brushing habits, offer brushing tips, and make sure you're brushing right. Priced at $199, the Sonicare FlexCare Platinum Connected takes the well-known and popular FlexCare brush and introduces iPhone connectivity through a Sonicare app that tracks...

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Apple, Amazon, Google, and Zigbee Alliance Standard for Smart Home Technology on Track for 2021 Release

Tuesday September 8, 2020 10:17 am PDT by
Last year, Apple, Amazon, Google, and the Zigbee Alliance, which includes Ikea, Samsung, and Philips, announced a new working group known as "Project Connected Home over IP" that set about developing an IP-based open-source connectivity standard for smart home products, with a focus on increased compatibility, security, and simplified development for manufacturers. The group has today announced a ...

Security Researchers Expose Vulnerability in Philips Hue Smart Bulbs

Wednesday February 5, 2020 3:39 am PST by
A new vulnerability has been discovered in the Philips Hue smart lighting system that could let hackers gain access to the local host network and other devices connected to it. Discovered by Check Point Research and demonstrated in a video, the flaw relates to the Zigbee communication protocol used by Philips Hue bulbs and a number of other smart home devices, including Amazon's Ring,...

CES 2018: Philips Hue Announces iOS App Redesign, 'Hue Sync' for macOS, and Outdoor Bulbs Coming Mid 2018

Wednesday January 10, 2018 3:50 am PST by
Philips Hue is back with a handful of new announcements at CES today, following Monday's news of a collaboration with Razer that allows your Hue lights to react to any game played on a device that features Razer Chroma. Philips continued that announcement by reiterating that even more partners across the gaming, movie, and music industries will debut in the future. Philips calls this "Hue...

Philips Sonicare Debuts New iPhone-Connected Smart Toothbrush With Inductive Charging Cup

Tuesday July 18, 2017 7:01 am PDT by
One year after launching its first Bluetooth-enabled smart toothbrush with the Sonicare Flexcare Platinum device, Philips this week announced the all-new Sonicare DiamondClean Smart Sonic toothbrush. The toothbrush packs in the usual array of features found in other smart toothbrushes, including brush coaching and smartphone connectivity, as well as including a revamped brush head system and...

Philips Hue App Expands to iPad, Gains New 3D Touch Features

Tuesday November 29, 2016 12:54 pm PST by
Philips today updated its Hue app, used to control its line of Philips Hue lights, to version 2.6.0. The update adds long-awaited support for the iPad, allowing iPad users to access their lights from an iPad-optimized app for the first time. The iPad version of the Philips Hue app features the same general design and controls that were introduced when Philips revamped the Hue app back in...

Philips' New Bluetooth-Enabled Sonicare Toothbrush Connects to Your iPhone

Thursday June 9, 2016 12:32 pm PDT by
Philips today announced the launch of the Philips Sonicare Flexcare Platinum Connected toothbrush, the company's first brush that includes Bluetooth connectivity and connects to an iPhone to track brushing habits. The Flexcare Platinum Connected toothbrush includes "Smart Sensor technology" to track specific brushing locations in the mouth, making sure all teeth get proper attention. It also...

Philips Announces New HomeKit-Compatible White Ambiance Hue Lighting Set

Monday May 23, 2016 2:49 pm PDT by
Philips today announced a new HomeKit-compatible Hue-branded lighting product, the Philips Hue White Ambiance. Like the standard Philips Hue lighting set, the White Ambiance ships with a HomeKit hub and bulbs, but it's aimed at people who want adjustable white light without a multitude of color options. The Wi-Fi-connected White Ambiance bulbs feature "every shade of white light," from 6500k...

Supply Chain Rumors Reaffirm iPhone 7 Will Not Have Headphone Jack

Monday January 4, 2016 8:22 pm PST by
Six weeks ago, Japanese website Mac Otakara reported that Apple is planning to remove the 3.5mm headphone jack on the iPhone 7 in favor of an all-in-one Lightning connector for both connectivity and audio output. Adding fuel to the rumor, Chinese websites Anzhuo.cn [Google Translate] and Wei Feng [Google Translate] cite supply chain news from unnamed sources that reportedly confirm the...

Apple May Replace 3.5mm Headphone Jack on iPhone 7 With All-in-One Lightning Connector

Friday November 27, 2015 3:09 pm PST by
Apple is planning to remove the 3.5mm headphone jack on the next-generation iPhone in favor of an all-in-one Lightning connector, according to often-reliable Japanese website Mac Otakara. Apple may also release Lightning-equipped EarPods to support the new audio output on future iOS devices. The report, citing a "reliable source," claims the new same-sized Lightning connector will support...

Philips Announces New Hue Bulbs, Hue Bridge 2.0 With HomeKit Compatibility

Monday October 5, 2015 5:00 am PDT by
Philips today announced its first HomeKit-enabled product, debuting the Hue Bridge 2.0, an updated version of its original Hue Bridge. With the Hue Bridge 2.0, its line of Philips Hue lights are able to work with Apple's home automation platform, allowing all existing and future Hue bulbs to be controlled with Siri voice commands. Commands like "Turn lights red" can be used for specific...

Philips Launches Brighter, Expandable 'Hue Lightstrip Plus'

Thursday September 3, 2015 3:00 am PDT by
Philips today expanded its Hue lighting lineup with the launch of the Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus, which adds new white lighting options to the colorful mood lighting introduced with the original Philips Hue Lightstrip. Like the first LightStrip, the new Lightstrip Plus is a two-meter LED-studded adhesive-backed strip that can be used behind televisions, under desks, and more, as mood...

Philips Debuts 'Hue Go' iPhone-Connected Portable Light

Wednesday April 1, 2015 10:30 pm PDT by
Philips today announced a new addition to its popular line of iPhone-connected lights, the Hue Go. Hue Go is a WiFi-enabled portable light that connects to and functions like the company's existing Hue lights, but it can be moved from its base to any room in the house. Hue Go has a rechargeable internal battery that lasts for up to three hours when removed from the base, and its bowl-like...

Philips Pulls Defective 1.7.1 Hue App Update After Crashing Reports [Update: Fixed]

Friday February 6, 2015 10:00 am PST by
Philips released an update to its Philips Hue app for iOS yesterday afternoon and users quickly found that the new version of the app continually crashed, making it impossible for them to control their Hue lights. As of this morning, Philips has removed the app from the App Store to prevent it from being downloaded, but thousands of Hue customers have already updated their iOS devices and have ...

Philips Unveils Lightning-Based Fidelio NC1L Noise Canceling Headphones With No Need for Batteries

Thursday January 8, 2015 5:43 am PST by
Philips today added to its lineup of Lightning-equipped headphones with the new Fidelio NC1L. Similar to its predecessor the Fidelio M2L, the NC1L headphones use a 24-bit digital to analog converter to provide high-quality audio playback. As detailed by The Verge, the Fidelio NC1L headphones plug directly into the Lightning port, providing a direct digital connection to the phone and a power...