Why not save some dough?
For those of you with the $200 Philips Hue starter kit and maybe a few extra Hue light bulbs, I’ve got some…
Software eats the home hub
A growing number of people have a connected device or three in their home, but don’t really want to trouble themselves with…
No light bulb left behind
For those bargain shoppers out there hunting for a connected bulb, Cree, the company that brought the first blue LED light to…
Any color so long as it's Nest
I spent my CES looking for the solution to the growing complexity in the smart home and didn’t really find it. Instead,…
It's cheaper than a new TV
Philips and the SyFy channel teamed up again to produce a lighting track for a television show — this time a season…
Can't we all just get along?
Like the U.S. during the Civil War, mine is a house divided. I have a second generation Motorola X handset while my…
Misfit, a startup best known for making fitness trackers, announced its newest product on Tuesday, and you don’t wear this one: Instead,…
Deets on the open home hub
Samsung’s B.K. Yoon, the president of its Consumer Electronics group, gave an inspiring call to openness for the internet of things in…
Light up that Matchstick
Matchstick, the Firefox OS-based Chromecast competitor that made waves on Kickstarter last year, is teaming up with TCL and Philips/AOC to integrate…
It's the ecosystem, stupid.
As I said in my article about the smart home trends leading up to CES, the consolidation of devices under a few…
The IoT podcast returns!
The Internet of Things podcast is back this week with a short and sweet episode featuring my husband as my guest and…
Iphones having a blast
Smart remote control app maker Peel is going back its roots: The company has teamed up with Philips subsidiary PITS to launch…
One of the easiest ways to make your home smarter and more energy efficient is to upgrade your lighting. But before buying bulbs think about what you want to accomplish.
Philips and a Dutch university have built a wearable that will help patients with a chronic illness and their doctors track their health. Philips teamed up with Salesforce to get the data from its cloud into apps.
The tech world is excited about the smart home, but for most consumers, the idea of paying more for a connected device that doesn’t offer much new functionality and opens them up to risks is a tough sell.
Philips is splitting into two companies. One dedicated to lighting and the other to consumer and medical technology. Both companies will be better positioned for the changes wrought by the internet of things.
Connected lights are a good first step to a smarter home, which is why this lighting system that purportedly learns your habits and adapts to its environment is so intriguing.
Home automation just got a lot more mainstream — at least for people with a bit of disposable income. Savant has released an easy-to-use app that lets the homeowner control her home.
The Apple Watch isn’t out until 2015, but already people are proposing it as an important element for controlling the smart home. I’m not so sure.
Philips announced a new pair of headphones that ditches the traditional 3.5mm audio jack in favor of Apple’s proprietary Lightning connector.
There are no shortages of ways to build out infrastructure for the internets of things, or in the protocols proposed. Today, API company Apigee unveiled its offering for developers and device manufactures.
Sick of grabbing your phone in order to turn off your connected lights? Well, GE may have a very fancy wall switch/touchscreen combo to integrate your smart home and lighting needs.
As the internet of things heats up, middleware service If This Then That gets $30 million to continue expanding its options and its user base.
Philips’ new all-white connected Lux bulbs are half the cost of its colorful Hue lights, and a nice addition to the overall system — once you figure out how to make them work.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfA01wBms4U] This is pretty cool: A few Netflix engineers integrated the streaming service’s connected TV app with Hue connected light bulbs from…
I love lighting, and thanks to the new Philips Hue tap, I finally have the ultimate in a connected lighting experience. I think the tap could be prettier and flatter though.
Wondering how to tell what’s hype and what’s actually happening in the so-called internet of things? Come to Structure Connect to hear from experts across several industries and at every layer that makes up the internet of things.
The Wink smart home hub launched this month, but it’s not ready for the mainstream just yet. If it fixes its flaws though, it’s software should make it a winner.
The Oxfordshire-based startup’s service — a cheaper alternative to Dropcam — can now be integrated with many other home automation devices through the IFTTT platform, so that detected motion can turn on lights and smoke can trigger recording.
An analyst firm has estimated the European and U.S. smart home market, but what’s more revealing is how it is thinking about the market categories.
At long last, iOS is getting widgets; just in time to help the iPhone become a smart home controller. Philips already has a concept widget for controlling its intelligent light bulbs.
My dreams of a connected kitchen are getting under way with a pre-order campaign for a cute connected scale designed for baking. But the real revolution behind Drop is a recipe rethink.
GE has partnered with visual light communications startup ByteLight to turn its lighting products into location-broadcasting network using both Bluetooth and visible light. They’ll be showing off their work at Lightfair next week.
Bulbs that can change color when a spouse calls? Retail lighting that tracks you while you shop? Philips is using LEDS to make lighting perform new functions, including a project to increase indoor crop production.
Philips has a been a steady innovator when it comes to connected devices, so I try to discover how the consumer products giant is thinking about the opportunity connectivity presents.
Philips is expanding its line of connected light bulbs with a cheaper options, a fancy, design-centric option and a wall-mounted switch. I’ll probably buy the switch.
Using LEDs powered over Ethernet, the system gives building owners and facility managers loads of useful data about their properties, and office workers new ways to negotiate their environment.
Meet Zero Site, a new concept for street lighting that includes a tiny mobile base station. Launched along with an innovative financing scheme, there are huge benefits to be had for municipalities, carriers and mobile users alike — but possible risks, too.
The Dutch tech giant has come up with a way to use connected lighting as the basis for in-store location-based services, such as finding items and offering highly targeted coupons.
A single connected device is less than the sum of its parts in an open ecosystem. Here’s how Birdi is trying to make consumers see the value in a $119 smoke detector.
We at Gigaom believe we’re on the cusp of an era in which all of the things in your life become connected, for better or worse. Here’s a summary of our guide to this lifestyle as part of your home.
This year’s Mobilize conference showed us that the internet of things is bringing mobile tech to places where you’d never expect it.
The internet of things promises lots of connectedness — but we need killer use cases, lower prices, and the ability for non-techies to play.
San Francisco-based Lively, one of the finalists in GigaOM’s upcoming Mobilize Showcase, uses in-home sensor networks to help people keep tabs on older family members.
Philips and Accenture have teamed up for a proof-of-concept video showing how Google Glass could be used by doctors in the operating theater and emergency room.
Attention connected device companies, Staples has a smart home hub product and software that it hopes to build into an ecosystem of devices. With its retail stores and marketing muscle it hopes to drive consumers to the internet of things.
Beaming media from one device to another is all the rage right now, and Spotify is joining the party: The music subscription…
The Bloom will cost $80, the LightStrips $90, according to Engadget, who also reports that the new lights will join the original Hue bulb on Apple Store shelves starting this Thursday.
Philips is giving its connected Hue light bulb an update that connects it to IFTTT so people can tie their light bulbs into existing web services. It’s also adding a location-aware feature and scheduling.
Want the creation story behind the Philips Hue connected light bulbs? In this week’s podcast we explore that and what people are doing with Hue and what might be next for Philips in the connected home.
Philips announces its new developer outreach effort and hints at future features for the Hue lighting system.
The LED chip and component maker has launched a line of low cost LEDs that it thinks could be a game-changer for consumers buying LED bulbs. The cheapest retails for under $10.
LED lighting companies are embracing new business models that go beyond just the sales of LEDs, bulbs and fixtures, and LEDs are slowing starting to occupy a spot in the widening web of Internet-dependent goods and services.
LED lighting is becoming popular for warehouses and factories. Not just because the lights save the building owners money, but because they are digitally networked and controlled. Startup Digital Lumen’s LED systems now cover 50 million square feet of industrial space.
LEDs for our homes are starting to come down and price and look – gasp — like actually normal light bulbs. Philips has a newly designed LED 60-watt incandescent replacement that looks, well, just like a regular light bulb. And that’s a good thing.
Application development for smart TVs has been hampered by myriad proprietary platforms. But an alliance announced Wednesday by manufacturers LG Electronics and Philips seeks to create on open set of HTML-based standards.
Tech giants are noting Earth Day this year in different ways, from Facebook’s “Billion Acts of Green” app and Microsoft’s green data center progress to e-cycling and energy efficiency efforts underway by telcos and gadget makers.
By no means is Philips the first company to turn to web video as a means for spreading their brand — but the “online sitcom” Nigel and Victoria, launching internationally today on YouTube, does bring a big burst of meta with it.
Google turns to smart grid applications as the latest effort to win over hearts and minds to the elusive and much-debated white space technology. Will an application like the digital power grid help unlock the massive potential behind the unused TV broadcast channels?
Ed Crawford, CEO of Philips Lighting North America, tells us Philips new LED bulb that can replace a 60-watt incandescent will likely retail around $60 and will be available in the U.S. in the fourth quarter of 2010. Here’s 5 questions from an edited interview with Crawford:
After taking full control of its Teletrax video fingerprinting JV and folding it in to its own Content Identification unit, Philips is now s…
Philips says it has completed the acquisition of the 76 percent of of the Teletrax video watermarking company it did not own, and plans to f…
The CW Adds Mobile Video; wap.cwtv.com to offer clips and full episodes of shows like America’s Next Top Model and Gossip Girl…
Approximately none of the electronics makers have so far developed a satisfactory product that brings web TV to the big plasma in the lo…
Teletrax, the UK-headquartered TV and online video monitoring and analytics firm, is being completely acquired by Philips, following a board…
VoIP has some major advantages over traditional landline phones. First, typically you can call phones in the US and Canada for one monthly flat rate. Also, international calls can be made very cheaply. Included services with your flat rate service include: call waiting, call forwarding, online enabled voice mail, CallerID, and many more. Whereas conventional phone companies charge you individually for each of these services, VoIP providers give them to you for one flat rate.
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Fyreball Lets You Forward Media; startup wants you to assemble pages of media rather than emailing when sending to friends. (VentureBeat) YouTube…