Philips http://www.stuff.tv/philips/news en-GB CES 2015: Stuff interviews George Yianni, creator of the Philips Hue lightbulb http://www.stuff.tv/hue/ces-2015/ces-2015-stuff-interviews-george-yianni-creator-philips-hue-lightbulb/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We chew the fat with the man who&#039;s just invented &#039;light soundtracks&#039; for movies </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="CES 2015: Stuff interviews George Yianni, creator of the Philips Hue lightbulb" alt="CES 2015: Stuff interviews George Yianni, creator of the Philips Hue lightbulb" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/philips-hue.jpg?1421122953" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>During the past week, Stuff has been running interviews on the International News Stage at CES 2015, the biggest and craziest technology show in the world.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/will-findlater" title="View user profile.">Will Findlater</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2015">All the biggest news from CES 2015</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/9sVNygojR5Q" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hue/ces-2015/ces-2015-stuff-interviews-george-yianni-creator-philips-hue-lightbulb/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/hue/ces-2015/ces-2015-stuff-interviews-george-yianni-creator-philips-hue-lightbulb/feature#comments CES 2015 Connected home Hue Philips Mon, 12 Jan 2015 11:42:25 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1457366 at http://www.stuff.tv CES 2015: We go ears-on with Philips' noise-cancelling Lightning-compatible headphones http://www.stuff.tv/philips/ces-2015/ces-2015-we-go-ears-philips-noise-cancelling-lightning-compatible-headphones/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Philips Fidelio NCL1 cans can be upgraded with new sound profiles using Apple&#039;s Lightning port </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="CES 2015: We go ears-on with Philips&#039; noise-cancelling Lightning-compatible headphones" alt="CES 2015: We go ears-on with Philips&#039; noise-cancelling Lightning-compatible head" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/philips-fidelio-ncl1-hands-on-01.jpg?1420878699" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With its new <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/philips/ces-2015/ces-2015-philips-new-lightning-compatible-noise-cancelling-headphones-don-t-need-no" target="_blank">Fidelio NCL1</a> noise-cancelling headphones, Philips has ditched the battery &ndash; and the headphone jack.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The on-ear cans certainly have a premium feel, as you&#39;d expect given their US$300 price tag; they&#39;re wrapped in leather and sport an attractive diamond-patterned finish. The set we tried out were a prototype model, and we&#39;re told that some of the design elements will change in the finished product &ndash; most notably, the switch on the base of the left-hand earpiece will change, and there&#39;s a 3D printed element that will be replaced with a more polished-looking component.</p> <p>The NCL1s delivered clear highs and a balanced soundscape during our test &ndash; inevitably, the active noise cancellation introduced a more tinny note to the audio, but it still sounded impressive &ndash; and effectively stripped out the simulated aircraft engine noise played during our test. Unfortunately, halfway through our test the Philips stand played host to America&#39;s cheesiest rock band, which &ndash; unsurprisingly - overpowered the NCL1s&#39; noise-cancelling abilities and made it difficult to get a full impression of their abilities. We&#39;ll subject them to a more in-depth test in controlled conditions as soon as we can get a set in the Stuff.tv office for review.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="You don&#039;t know jack – these cans plug into the iPhone&#039;s Lightning port " alt="You don&#039;t know jack – these cans plug into the iPhone&#039;s Lightning port " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-fidelio-ncl1-hands-on-02.jpg?1420878699" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="This 3D printed element won&#039;t feature on the production model" alt="This 3D printed element won&#039;t feature on the production model" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-fidelio-ncl1-hands-on-06.jpg?1420878699" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>So, without battery power, how much will the NCL1s&#39; active noise cancellation tax your iPhone&#39;s power supply? Not much, Philips tells us; Apple mandates that Lightning-powered devices draw no more than 50mA, which should have a minimal impact on your iPhone&#39;s battery life.</p> <p>Philips showed us a demo app that lets you switch the active noise cancellation feature on and off; the commercial release of the app will also let you switch on an &quot;open-ear&quot; mode, which lets in some ambient noise, and &quot;natural voice&quot; mode, which is calibrated for voice calls. The final version of the app will also feature a widget that will let you control the headphones&#39; ANC feature from the pull-down Notifications menu.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Any port in a storm; the NCL1s&#039; Lightning connector" alt="Any port in a storm; the NCL1s&#039; Lightning connector" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-fidelio-ncl1-hands-on-04.jpg?1420878699" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Philips&#039; demo app – the final version will include a pull-down widget" alt="Philips&#039; demo app – the final version will include a pull-down widget" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-fidelio-ncl1-hands-on-03.jpg?1420878699" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Perhaps the most interesting feature of the NCL1s is the ability to upgrade them with new sound profiles which are stored on the headphones themselves, using the Lightning cable&#39;s two-way data transfer. One notable omission from the prototype is a remote and mic; we&#39;d expect this to feature on the production model, though.</p> <p>The Philips NCL1 headphones will be available from April in the US, though UK pricing and availability has yet to be confirmed. We&#39;ll keep you posted with the details and a full review as soon as we can get our hands on a final version of the product.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2015/ces-2015-what-expect-best-gadgets-and-tech/feature" target="_blank">All the latest news from CES 2015</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Philips NCL1 headphones" alt="The Philips NCL1 headphones" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-fidelio-ncl1-hands-on-05.jpg?1420878699" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/philips/ces-2015/ces-2015-we-go-ears-philips-noise-cancelling-lightning-compatible-headphones/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/philips/ces-2015/ces-2015-we-go-ears-philips-noise-cancelling-lightning-compatible-headphones/news#comments CES 2015 Headphones Philips Fri, 09 Jan 2015 20:44:27 +0000 Stephen Graves 1457179 at http://www.stuff.tv CES 2015: Philips new Lightning-compatible noise-cancelling headphones don’t need no stinkin’ battery http://www.stuff.tv/philips/ces-2015/ces-2015-philips-new-lightning-compatible-noise-cancelling-headphones-don-t-need-no <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> They’ll plug straight into your iPhone or iPad and actively shut out outside noise </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Philips new noise-cancelling headphones don’t need no stinkin&#039; battery" alt="Philips new noise-cancelling headphones don’t need no stinkin&#039; battery" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/philips-nc1l-main.jpg?1420768260" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Philips&rsquo; new Fidelio NC1L headphones are something of a mould-breaker: they&rsquo;re the first active noise-cancelling headphones on this planet that don&rsquo;t require battery power. Instead, they draw power out of your iPhone or iPad.</p> <p>Yep, like last year&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/philips-fidelio-ml2-headphones-slot-straight-your-iphones-lightning-connector-high-quality-aud">Fidelio ML2</a> cans, the NC1L ear goggles have a Lightning port and an on-board 24-bit DAC that converts digital audio signals from your Apple device into delicious analogue sound.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Philips says the NC1L uses audiophile-quality components all the way, and is keen to highlight the headphones&rsquo; main operating modes: the aforementioned battery-free active noise cancellation, which cuts out bothersome exterior sounds and lets you concentrate on whatever you&rsquo;re listening to; the open-ear design, which lets you hear everything that&rsquo;s going on around you (handy if you need to listen out for the doorbell, perhaps); and natural voice, which utilises the noise cancellation tech to improve audio quality when using the headphones to make phone calls.</p> <p>The Philips Fidelio NC1L will go on sale in the spring, priced at around &euro;299 (&pound;235).</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/headphones/top-ten">The 10 best pairs of headphones on sale right now</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Philips new noise-cancelling headphones don’t need no stinkin&#039; battery" alt="Philips new noise-cancelling headphones don’t need no stinkin&#039; battery" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-nc1l-side.jpg?1420768260" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/philips/ces-2015/ces-2015-philips-new-lightning-compatible-noise-cancelling-headphones-don-t-need-no#comments CES 2015 Headphones Philips Thu, 08 Jan 2015 13:26:31 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1457052 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Razer’s entry-level Nabu X fitness tracker, Marvel’s first Ant-Man trailer, and more Star Wars headphones from 50 Cent http://www.stuff.tv/hue/ces-2015/fully-charged-razer-s-entry-level-nabu-x-fitness-tracker-marvel-s-first-ant-man-trailer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> All the tech news tidbits you might’ve missed after another crazy day of CES </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Razer Nabu X" alt="Razer Nabu X" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/razer-nabu-x.png?1420681569" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Razer’s Nabu X cuts the fluff, cost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">The original Nabu <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/razer/ces-2014/part-smartwatch-part-fitness-band-razer-enters-wearables-race-nabu/news">turned heads last year</a> at CES 2014, but then took its sweet time making its way to stores, only shipping about a month ago. But Razer is already back at it with the Nabu X, a simpler and cheaper fitness tracker that has the same intriguing social elements built in.</p> <p class="p1">Unlike the pricier model, the Nabu X lacks an OLED display - instead, it uses vibrations and three small lights to alert you to notifications from a paired iPhone or Android smartphone. It&rsquo;ll also track your steps taken, distance walked, and hours slept, and the one-size-fits-all band (available in white or black) can be easily adjusted to fit your wrist.</p> <p class="p1">But while the Nabu X loses the screen, it still has the ability to communicate with other Nabu devices (of all kinds) - letting you high-five to share social media info, or compare activity stats. And it does so at half the price, as the Nabu X sells for &euro;49.99. It&rsquo;ll launch on Razer&rsquo;s website on 13 January (and members of the Insider forum, at least U.S. ones, can get it for just $19.99 at first) before becoming widely available later this spring.</p> <p class="p1">[Source: <a href="http://www.razerzone.com/nabu-x">Razer</a>]</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/razer/ces-2014/part-smartwatch-part-fitness-band-razer-enters-wearables-race-nabu/news">Part smartwatch, part fitness band: Razer enters the wearables race with the Nabu</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Marvel’s Ant-Man trailer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">Paul Rudd starring in a Marvel superhero movie sounds like a rollicking good time, but there&rsquo;s something missing from this first look at the upcoming <em>Ant-Man</em>. No doubt, the absence of original director Edgar Wright - who <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/microsoft/fully-charged-marvel-s-ant-man-loses-edgar-wright-free-star-wars-game-canceled-and-xbox-on">left after a decade</a> of involvement following creative differences - changes the expected dynamic, but maybe the trailer just doesn&rsquo;t grab the tone of the actual film. Fingers crossed, at least. <em>Ant-Man</em>, directed by Peyton Reed, is set to debut in cinemas on 17 July.</p> <p class="p1">[Source: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xInh3VhAWs8">YouTube</a>]</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/best-movies-watch-2015/feature">The best movies to watch in 2015</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/xInh3VhAWs8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More Star Wars headphones from 50 Cent </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1">Last May, 50 Cent&rsquo;s SMS Audio brand issued <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/activision/fully-charged-call-duty-advances-2054-samsung-infringes-more-apple-patents-and-50-cent-re">four sets of Star Wars-inspired headphones</a> to mark Star Wars Day (&ldquo;May the 4th&hellip;&rdquo;). Well, the Force must have been with that co-branding deal, because it&rsquo;s back for another go-round with even more iconic-looking source subjects for each.</p> <p class="p1">The four new headphones are inspired by the looks of Darth Vader, R2-D2, Chewbacca, and the TIE Fighter, respectively, and each will sell for US$200 (&pound;132) when they all debut some time in Q2 this year. Any bets on it being a certain day in May again?</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/activision/fully-charged-call-duty-advances-2054-samsung-infringes-more-apple-patents-and-50-cent-re">50 Cent releases Star Wars headphones</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="800" title="SMS Audio x Star Wars" alt="SMS Audio x Star Wars" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/smsaudio-starwars-series2.jpg?1420681569" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Philips Hue bulbs sync with 12 Monkeys show </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p class="p1"><em>12 Monkeys</em>, the 1995 sci-fi drama film from Terry Gilliam, has been transformed into a 13-episode television series that premieres on the U.S. SyFy channel next week. That&rsquo;s not why we&rsquo;re covering it in this space. We mention it because SyFy has teamed up with Philips to create custom paired home lighting for the show via the Hue connected bulbs.</p> <p class="p2">The special &ldquo;light track&rdquo; is available via the <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/syfy-sync/id450488282?mt=8">SyFy Sync app</a> for iOS, which listens to the show as it plays and triggers changes in colour from the Hue bulbs based on audio cues. Such tracks will be available for all 13 episodes of the season, and since the audio cues are likely baked into the content, it stands to reason that you can probably use the Hue functionality even if you&rsquo;re not watching live on SyFy.</p> <p class="p1">[Source: <a href="http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150105006323/en/Syfy-Philips-Pioneer-World-TV-Entertainment-12#.VKzLaIrF8ww">Business Wire</a>]</p> <p class="p2"><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2015/ces-2015-misfit-bolt-lightbulb-will-shine-every-colour-under-sun/news">CES 2015: Misfit Bolt lightbulb will shine every colour under the sun</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/bi4AtvfXlUA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/hue/ces-2015/fully-charged-razer-s-entry-level-nabu-x-fitness-tracker-marvel-s-first-ant-man-trailer#comments CES 2015 Film and TV Headphones Health and fitness Hue Philips Razer Wed, 07 Jan 2015 07:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1456922 at http://www.stuff.tv Insect eyes, geodesic domes and lightbulbs: how 3D printing will conquer the high street http://www.stuff.tv/hue/insect-eyes-geodesic-domes-and-lightbulbs-inside-crazy-world-3d-printing/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> WertelOberfell designer Jan Wertel tells us how he&#039;s taking 3D printing into the mainstream with Philips and Panasonic </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Philips Hue Luminaire" alt="Philips Hue Luminaire" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/philips-hue-01.jpg?1413283358" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>3D printing is generating a lot of buzz in the tech world &ndash; but it&#39;s hard to see how the flimsy plastic chess pieces spat out by consumer 3D printers will translate into a manufacturing revolution.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>&quot;It looks quite expressive, but actually we try to make everything in there have a purpose or a function,&quot; explains <a href="http://www.werteloberfell.com/" target="_blank">WertelOberfell</a> designer Jan Wertel of the Philips Hue Entity luminaire. &quot;So the starting point is the light.&quot; That light &ndash; cast by a pair of colour-changing Hue LED bulbs&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;glows from behind a complicated array of facets. They&#39;re arranged so that the top and bottom of the lamp emit more light, and glare from the side is kept to a minimum.</p> <p>The structure is initially reminiscent of an insect&#39;s compound eye, though the inspiration behind the design was something quite different. &quot;It looks like an insect&#39;s eye,&quot; says Wertel, &quot;but actually the starting point for this structure is Buckminster Fuller, the geodesic dome; and then we subdivided it to arrive at this structure. It&#39;s always nice for us to see the connection between mathematics and nature; so suddenly this Buckminster Fuller dome looks like an insect&#39;s eye.&quot;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Philips Hue Entity luminaire" alt="Philips Hue Entity luminaire" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-hue-02.jpg?1413283358" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Jan Wertel" alt="Jan Wertel" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/jan-wertel.jpg?1413283358" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>3D printing is currently being used to create some very distinctive designs &ndash; ones that show off the potential of the process to create previously-impossible shapes. Wertel doesn&#39;t see that lasting, however. &quot;It&#39;s still at the stage where you need to show that it&#39;s 3D printed; that&#39;s why it&#39;s so elaborate. And we like to experiment, so this is more of an experimental design.&quot; he notes. Some aspects of the design are also informed by the limitations of the manufacturing process. &quot;We have an understructure,&quot; Wertel says, &quot;and because of cost it&#39;s actually split in two parts, so you can stack them in the machine. And to hide the split line, we created an outer structure.&quot;</p> <p>&quot;Even the surface structure that we added was there to hide any mistakes that the printer makes,&quot; he adds; otherwise, the rough texture of the laser-sintered polyamide wouldn&#39;t sit right next to the smooth, sculpted designs of the Hue range.</p> <p>Those limitations will eventually be overcome, though; and the elaborate designs of 3D printed products will give way to more everyday products. &quot;I just repaired my Bugaboo by printing a part, so this is like a sensible use of the technology which is growing and growing,&quot; Wertel says. &quot;It&#39;s really like the boundaries between consumer and producer are becoming blurred.&quot;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Philips Hue Entity luminaire" alt="Philips Hue Entity luminaire" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-hue-03.jpg?1413283358" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Philips Hue Entity luminaire" alt="Philips Hue Entity luminaire" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-hue-04.jpg?1413283358" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Philips Hue Entity luminaire" alt="Philips Hue Entity luminaire" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-hue-05.jpg?1413283358" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Before that happens, though, more well-known brands are incorporating 3D printing into their products. WertelOberfell has just created a series of 3D printed custom covers for the <a href="http://www.materialise.com/blog/change-focus-panasonic/" target="_blank">Panasonic Lumix GM1</a> camera &ndash; intricate loops and honeycombs in copper and plastic. &quot;The idea is to add 3D printed parts to the camera to make it more customisable,&quot; says Wertel. &quot;So, we&#39;re working out with them how it&#39;s possible to bring this to the market; they want to consider it in the future as a normal product that you can buy.&quot;</p> <p>Pretty soon, you could be walking into a high street store and ordering a personalised product from the likes of Panasonic or Philips that&#39;s custom-built to your specifications. The only limitation, it seems, will be your own imagination.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/future-food-3d-printed/feature" target="_blank">The future of food is 3D printed</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Panasonic Lumix GM1 camera with 3D printed case" alt="Panasonic Lumix GM1 camera with 3D printed case" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Panasonic-Lumix-GM1-01_1.jpg?1413283358" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Panasonic Lumix GM1 camera with 3D printed case" alt="Panasonic Lumix GM1 camera with 3D printed case" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Panasonic-Lumix-GM1-05.jpg?1413283358" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Panasonic Lumix GM1 camera with 3D printed case" alt="Panasonic Lumix GM1 camera with 3D printed case" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Panasonic-Lumix-GM1-04_0.jpg?1413283358" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="1200" height="900" title="Panasonic Lumix GM1 camera with 3D printed case" alt="Panasonic Lumix GM1 camera with 3D printed case" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Panasonic-Lumix-GM1-06.jpg?1413283358" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> How 3D printing will conquer the high street </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hue/insect-eyes-geodesic-domes-and-lightbulbs-inside-crazy-world-3d-printing/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/hue/insect-eyes-geodesic-domes-and-lightbulbs-inside-crazy-world-3d-printing/news#comments 3D Printing Hue Panasonic Philips Wed, 08 Oct 2014 13:58:57 +0000 Stephen Graves 1449685 at http://www.stuff.tv So long iBeacons: why Philips' genius lights could win the indoor GPS war http://www.stuff.tv/apple/so-long-ibeacons-why-philips-genius-lights-could-win-indoor-gps-war/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Philips&#039; new Visible Light Communications system can track people to within one metre - it&#039;s iBeacons without the beacons </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Philips supermarket demo at the Innovation Experience, Eindhoven" alt="The Philips supermarket demo at the Innovation Experience, Eindhoven" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/philipslightindoorGPS.jpg?1412219722" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>iBeacons might be dead before they&#39;ve even got going.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Bluetooth Low Energy emitters are designed to pinpoint the location of shoppers, museum goers and exhibition visitors by making iPhones location aware indoors as well as out.&nbsp;</p> <p>But here comes Philips. Its connected, energy efficient lights act as proximity sensors to track shoppers directly below them so there&#39;s no need for any additional hardware. The Visible Light Communication system is more accurate than iBeacons, tracking humans to within 1m.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sophie-charara" title="View user profile.">Sophie Charara</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It works like this: the LEDs are switched on and off, faster than the human eye can detect, to send a unique code to your smartphone&#39;s camera.</p> <p>This identifies the exact luminaire (light) above you and the lights will not send a signal when your phone is pocketed or in a bag. The front camera has to be facing upwards for the transfer to happen and the clever Philips lights can track the direction customers are moving in too.&nbsp;</p> <p>It works both ways. Office workers can control the lights directly above them via an app, customers can find things indoors with a GPS-like system and the lights themselves communicate the customers&#39; locations. This allows retailers, museums or sports stadiums to push offers, discounts or recipes to shoppers or visitors when they need them most.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Visible Light Communication set up is already being implemented. Buildings such as The Edge (which opens in Amsterdam in October) will use it to centrally control thousands of lights as well as letting office workers connect to the lights via an app. A pilot project in the Boerhaave Museum, also in The Netherlands, used the intelligent LEDs to determine visitors&#39;&nbsp;extra content on tablets as visitors made their way around the exhibits. <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>:&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hue/party-street-holland-turning-nights-out-live-light-experiment/news">This party street in The Netherlands is turning nights out into a live lighting experiment</a></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3264" height="2448" title="Using the iPad front camera to read the signal from the lights" alt="Using the iPad front camera to read the signal from the lights" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_0390.JPG?1412219722" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="3264" height="2448" title="Office workers can tweak colours, tones and intensities of overhead lights" alt="Office workers can tweak colours, tones and intensities of overhead lights" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_0313.JPG?1412219722" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/so-long-ibeacons-why-philips-genius-lights-could-win-indoor-gps-war/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/so-long-ibeacons-why-philips-genius-lights-could-win-indoor-gps-war/news#comments Apple Maps Navigation Philips Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:51:29 +0000 Sophie Charara 1449049 at http://www.stuff.tv This party street in The Netherlands is turning nights out into a live light experiment http://www.stuff.tv/hue/party-street-holland-turning-nights-out-live-light-experiment/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hue escapes the home as Philips&#039; connected coloured streetlights prepare to stop drunken brawls </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The site of the Philips Eindhoven experiment " alt="The site of the Philips Eindhoven experiment " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/IMG_0314.JPG?1412164665" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Every weekend up to fifteen thousand people come to the Stratumseind in Eindhoven to party.&nbsp;</p> <p>They&#39;re mostly between the ages of 16 and 25 and the 250m long strip is home to over 60 bars and cafes. As Philips&#39; Hans von Dlemm puts it, the party street is &ldquo;a cocktail of alcohol, hormones and drugs&rdquo; and police record over 800 fights, brawls and insult-ridden arguments (all known as escalations) per year.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sophie-charara" title="View user profile.">Sophie Charara</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Welcome to the Living Lab </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Two sets of customers pay at a till. The first group are polite, ask to use the chip and PIN machine and generally leave a tip. The second are rude and more likely to start hammering in their PIN code without checking. The difference? The first group paid in a warm, white light and the second in a very cool light.</p> <p>In collaboration with the municipality of Eindhoven and the Intelligent Lighting Institute at Eindhoven University of Technology (which conducted the cash register research), Philips is fitting the Stratumseind&#39;s 25 streetlights with connected, controllable RBG lightbulbs in a bid to make barhoppers behave more like those first customers. The project, which will run for four years, is named &ldquo;De-escalate&rdquo; and the Stratumseind the &ldquo;Living Lab&rdquo;.</p> <p>&ldquo;Research on behaviour in different types of light has been done but never outdoors and never on this scale,&rdquo; says von Dlemm. &ldquo;People start behaving differently when there&#39;s a low light level, they feel like they&#39;re not noticed and do all sorts of things they wouldn&#39;t usually do.</p> <p>In the home, we have Philips&#39; Living Colours and Hue bulbs that influence atmosphere. So it was logical to see how it could influence the outdoor atmosphere. We feel that coloured lighting can have a positive effect on escalations.&rdquo;</p> <p>Tweaking will involve the colour, tone and intensity of the lights and won&#39;t actually begin until November but the Stratumseind already has a system in place to increase the brightness of streetlights from 5 lux to 20 lux when there&#39;s an incident. This helps the police and medical staff to do their jobs properly but also means that crowds gather to have a look.&nbsp;</p> <p>&quot;They say &#39;Something&#39;s going on over there.&quot; One thing we&#39;re going to do research on is how to get people out of there. If you increase a light setting on the other side of the street, people will move out of the way of the incident.&quot;&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3264" height="2448" title="A demo of how the streetlight control would work " alt="A demo of how the streetlight control would work " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_0341%20%281%29.JPG?1412164665" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="3264" height="2448" title="Info is fed in to the team which manipulates the colour, tone and intensity of the lights" alt="Info is fed in to the team which manipulates the colour, tone and intensity of t" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_0315.JPG?1412164665" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="3264" height="2448" title="Up to 15,000 people come here over three days - slow night?" alt="Up to 15,000 people come here over three days - slow night?" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_0396.JPG?1412164665" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-4"> <div class="field-label">Image #4:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_4" width="3264" height="2448" title="A demo of how the streetlight control would work " alt="A demo of how the streetlight control would work " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_0340.JPG?1412164665" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A Seriously Sensorific Street </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Any changes that Philips and the Institute make to the lighting on the Stratumseind will be based on both historical information from the police and data from sensors dotted around the area.&nbsp;</p> <p>The municipality of Eindhoven has really kitted out the street. They track the density of people moving around the area, they have 3D sound measurement tools to record decibel levels, counting cameras at the entrance and exits to the street (which only quantify the number of people and don&#39;t store images) and GPS data for the medical teams in the area so that they can show up on the real time map used by the researchers.&nbsp;</p> <p>Bar owners also provide information ahead of time helping the team to prepare for a football match or big dance event and both bar owners and the police submit alerts when there is an incident.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Stratumseind lighting controllers are also working on an algorithm, based on police reports, to determine the prime conditions for an escalation. &quot;It&#39;s really important to look at the data and see what it means. You&#39;d think more escalations happen in summer but it&#39;s winter,&quot; says von Dlemm. &quot;You could say an escalation occurred when it was 10 degrees C, when the density of people was X amount per square metre, when the sound measurement was X many decibels. Then you can create an algorithm to say - this is the perfect situation for an escalation.&quot;&nbsp;</p> <p>The experiment will begin in November when the team will have permission to manipulate the lighting at certain times of day and night.</p> <p>We don&#39;t envy them. The streetlights will be as customisable as the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/dyson/fully-charged-philips-hue-goes-high-end-3d-printed-lights-and-dogecoin-sponsors-nascar-racer/n">regular Hue bulbs </a>so they&#39;ve got 16 million colours to choose from.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>READ MORE</strong>: <strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/dyson/fully-charged-philips-hue-goes-high-end-3d-printed-lights-and-dogecoin-sponsors-nascar-racer/n">Philips Hue goes high-end with 3D printed lights</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3264" height="2448" title="A real time map showing the number of people, alerts, weather and lights" alt="A real time map showing the number of people, alerts, weather and lights" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_0394.JPG?1412164665" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="3264" height="2448" title="Philips Hue bulbs in the home" alt="Philips Hue bulbs in the home" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_0369.JPG?1412164665" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hue/party-street-holland-turning-nights-out-live-light-experiment/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/hue/party-street-holland-turning-nights-out-live-light-experiment/news#comments Hue lights Philips Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:40:04 +0000 Sophie Charara 1448968 at http://www.stuff.tv LED carpets could banish boring floors for good http://www.stuff.tv/philips/led-carpets-could-banish-boring-floors-good/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Philips&#039; glowing Luminous carpets look set to add some funk beneath your footsteps UPDATE: We get our feet on one in Eindhoven </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="727" height="545" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/led-carpet.jpg?1412114532" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Philips has teamed up with flooring manufacturer Desso to create LED-laced Luminous carpets and we&#39;ve just had our feet on one in Eindhoven.</p> <p>The light transmissive carpets developed by Desso can be programmed via an app to display warnings, directions, messages and, well, presumably anything you want.</p> <p>Once the message or graphic has been displayed, the LEDs disappear and even to Stuff&#39;s trained eye, it looks like any other carpet. The Philips demo showed two messages scrolling upwards in white LEDs but, this being Philips, coloured LEDs are available too.&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sophie-charara" title="View user profile.">Sophie Charara</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Walking on sunshine </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The carpets aren&#39;t thicker than usual - they are 6mm thick, an industry standard, but there is an extra 12mm under the strip of LED lights. And in case you&#39;re wondering, Desso says the LED carpets are protected against spilled drinks.&nbsp;</p> <p>Desso and Philips launched the Luminous carpets in the UK and the Netherlands in June, after a debut at Venice&#39;s architect Biennale, and they are already been used to replace emergency exit signs.&nbsp;</p> <p>The cost, of course, depends on the number of LED strips and carpet needed but we&#39;re guessing Luminous doesn&#39;t come cheap. Either way, we&#39;ll be kicking every boring old sign we come across from now on.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="727" height="545" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/led-crpet-2.jpg?1412114532" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_0345%202.JPG?1412114532" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="3264" height="2448" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/IMG_0346.JPG?1412114532" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/philips/led-carpets-could-banish-boring-floors-good/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/philips/led-carpets-could-banish-boring-floors-good/news#comments Philips Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:00:30 +0000 Sophie Charara 1429270 at http://www.stuff.tv Philips Fidelio ML2 headphones slot straight into your iPhone's Lightning connector for high quality audio http://www.stuff.tv/apple/philips-fidelio-ml2-headphones-slot-straight-your-iphones-lightning-connector-high-quality-aud <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Prepare your ears: the first wave of Lightning headphones is upon us </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="645" height="484" title="Mmmm, Lightning" alt="Philips Fidelio ML2 headphones slot straight into your iPhone&#039;s Lightning connec" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/philips-phidelio-ml2.jpg?1410358017" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Remember when Apple confirmed that headphones would be able to <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/new-lightning-connector-spec-could-mean-boost-ios-audio-quality/news" target="_blank">plug directly into the Lightning connector for better audio</a>? Well the first pair has landed, courtesy of Philips.</p> <p>The Fidelio M2Ls take advantage of Apple&#39;s proprietary connector by offering higher quality 24-bit Digital to Analogue Conversion.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In good company </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Philips also unveiled a slew of audio gadgets at IFA in Berlin, including its first ever pair of noise cancelling Fidelio headphones - the NC1s.</p> <p>The NC1s use four microphones for active noise-cancelling, detecting distracting ambient noise then inverting the signal and cancelling it out for a more silent listening experience.</p> <p>One pair of microphones is dedicated to dealing with low frequency noises, while the other pair takes care of mid and high frequencies. An impressive 30 hour battery life &nbsp;promises isolated music playback for super-extra-long-haul commutes, while a USB rechargeable battery negates the need for regular battery purchases.</p> <p>If the batteries do run out then you can still use them as regular passive headphones too. The NC1s will be available to treat your ears to in October for &euro;250. Stay tuned for our ears-on impressions.</p> <p>Other notable launches were the &euro;100 A1-PRO on-ear DJ headphones, developed with trance god Armin van Buuren, and a range of Spotify multi-room speakers - the SW700M and SW750M.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://Philips also unveiled a slew of audio gadgets at IFA in berlin, including its first ever pair of noise cancelling Fidelio headphones - the NC1s. The NC1s use four microphones for active noise-cancelling, detecting distracting ambient noise then inverting the signal and cancelling it out for a more silent listening experience. One pair of microphones is dedicated to dealing with low frequency noises, while the other pair takes care of mid and high frequencies. An impressive 30 hour battery life promises isolated music playback for super-extra-long-haul commutes, while a USB rechargeable battery negates the need for regular battery purchases. If the batteries do run out then you can still use them as regular passive headphones too. The NC1s will be available to treat your ears to in October for €250. Stay tuned for our ears-on impressions. Other notable launches were the €100 A1-PRO on-ear DJ headphones, developed with trance god Armin van Buuren, and a range of Spotify multi-room speakers - the SW700M and SW750M" target="_blank">iPhone 6 Plus hands-on review</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="For those who hate (background) noise" alt="Philips Fidelio ML2 headphones slot straight into your iPhone&#039;s Lightning connec" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Philips-noise-cancelling-headphones-NC1_Image-5.jpg?1410358017" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Wait for the drop..." alt="Philips Fidelio ML2 headphones slot straight into your iPhone&#039;s Lightning connec" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Philips-professional-DJ-headphones-A1-PRO_Image-2_KI_0.jpg?1410358017" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/philips-fidelio-ml2-headphones-slot-straight-your-iphones-lightning-connector-high-quality-aud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/philips-fidelio-ml2-headphones-slot-straight-your-iphones-lightning-connector-high-quality-aud#comments Apple iPad Air iPhone 6 Philips Smartphones Tablets Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:06:58 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1447200 at http://www.stuff.tv Philips reveals a trio of Android-powered 4K Ambilight TVs http://www.stuff.tv/philips/ifa-2014/philips-reveals-trio-android-powered-4k-ambilight-tvs/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Would sir care for some Google tricks and LED immersion with his Ultra HD content? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="PInk vs blue" alt="Philips reveals a trio of Android-powered 4K Ambilight TVs " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/8909_H2_RFT.jpg?1409833728" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Philips has announced a slew of Android-powered 4K TVs, including its first ever curved set.</p> <p>The Philips 8900 (pictured above) brings the fight to LG and Samsung&#39;s bendy offerings with a curved 55in 4K display, along with a 1000Hz panel for increased motion sharpness.&nbsp;</p> <p>It&#39;s also got a built-in sensor which measures the ambient lighting and adjusts the LED backlight accordingly, while a three-sided Ambilight system aims to provide a more immersive movie watching experience.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The 55in/65in Android-powered Philips 9100&#39;s main focus is on improving the picture quality as much as possible. Its main weapon is the Perfect Pixel Ultra HD engine, which works to digitally enhance and optimise picture quality and contrast.&nbsp;</p> <p>The 9100 also has a 1000Hz panel for reduced motion blur, along with a four-sided Ambilight system and the ability to upsacle normal content to 4K resolutions.&nbsp;</p> <p>A wireless 50W sub is also thrown in with each unit, and Spotify Connect support is supported straight out of the box for hassle-free music streaming.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Aiming for a quality picture" alt="Philips reveals a trio of Android-powered 4K Ambilight TVs " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/9100_H2_F.jpg?1409833728" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Lastly, we have the budget-focused 4K 59in and 55in 7900 models, which also feature Android, a two-sided Ambilight system, and the ability to upscale non-4K content. An in-built twin tuner let&#39;s you watch one programme while recording another.</p> <p>All three sets will be available in the &#39;third quarter of 2014&#39; which we presume means it&#39;ll be out before the end of September. Prices have yet to be disclosed, and we&#39;re hoping that the 7900 in particular lands with a wallet-friendly price tag to help kickstart the 4K living room invasion.</p> <p>In addition to the three TVs, Philips also revealed a standalone Android L-powered UHD 880 media player, which utilises the new HEVC compressing technology to stream 4K content to Philips&#39; 4K sets.</p> <p>Supporting HDMI 2.0 for 60fps 4K playback, the &euro;250 media player is expected to land by the end of March next year. Existing owners of Philips&#39; 2014 4K TVs and its 8000/9000 series will be able to nab one for free.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/samsung-galaxy-note-4/review" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy Note 4 hands-on preview</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="3508" height="2480" title="ALL the colours" alt="Philips reveals a trio of Android-powered 4K Ambilight TVs " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/7900_F.jpg?1409833728" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/philips/ifa-2014/philips-reveals-trio-android-powered-4k-ambilight-tvs/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/philips/ifa-2014/philips-reveals-trio-android-powered-4k-ambilight-tvs/news#comments IFA 2014 Philips TVs Thu, 04 Sep 2014 00:48:56 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1446500 at http://www.stuff.tv Philips Fidelio M1BT Bluetooth headphones http://www.stuff.tv/philips-fidelio-m1bt/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Philips Fidelio M1BTs are the best Bluetooth headphones we’ve heard, and they look good, too. It’s time to cut those cords. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1350" height="900" title="Philips Fidelio M1BT review" alt="Philips Fidelio M1BT review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Philips%20Fidelio%20M1BT_2.jpg?1407400424" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/ced-yuen" title="View user profile.">Ced Yuen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>We don&rsquo;t like wires. Wires are rubbish. But sometimes they&rsquo;re a necessary evil, at least with audio, because going without tends to affect the sound quality.</p> <p>So when somebody tells us our music can sound its best without wires, we listen. And today, Philips has our ears with the Fidelio M1BTs.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £250.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-review-url"> <div class="field-label">What Hi-Fi? review URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.whathifi.com/philips/m1bt/review </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-pros"> <div class="field-label">Pros:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Good looks </div> <div class="field-item even"> Neatly integrated controls </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Great sound </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cons"> <div class="field-label">Cons:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Some rivals are more portable </div> <div class="field-item even"> No noise-cancelling </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Headphones for adults </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Tired of garish plastic cans? Then you&rsquo;ll love the Philips approach. The dark blue-grey colour scheme is understated and grown-up, and if you <em>are</em> a grown-up that&rsquo;s probably a good thing.</p> <p>You get lovely leather on the headband and what feels like faux-leather on the ear pads, while the frame is mostly aluminium. There&rsquo;s a small amount of textured plastic on the back of the ear cups.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/wireless-headphones/bose-ae2w/review" target="_blank">Bose AE2w review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1350" height="900" title="The styling is classy and understated rather than in your face. We like." alt="Philips Fidelio M1BT review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Philips%20Fidelio%20M1BT_1.jpg?1407400424" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Touchy, feely, swivelly </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The leather feels very soft, and complements the memory foam in the ear pads. Short of having a pillow wrapped around your head, this is about as much comfort as you&rsquo;ll get when wearing something on your ears.</p> <p>Build quality is strong. After a week of being shoved into (and yanked out of) a bag, these still looks and feel pristine. The ear cups swivel 90 degrees to lie flat, and there&rsquo;s a cloth bag for storage.</p> <p>Admittedly, they&rsquo;re not as portable as a model such as the Sennheiser MM 450-X, but those look a little too much like the sort of headphones you get on an airplane. The Philips, meanwhile, look executive.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1440" height="900" title="These don&#039;t fold down, but the materials an swivel design make for a really comfortable fit" alt="Philips Fidelio M1BT review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Philips%20Fidelio%20M1BT_4.jpg?1407400424" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Right on the button </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>At first glance, you may not notice the controls on the right ear cup. See that crescent shape? That whole panel is the play/pause button.</p> <p>That means no more fumbling to find an arrow-shaped key: you can literally slap yourself on the side of the head and still get play/pause control with relative accuracy.</p> <p>Hold the crescent to power up or down, or hold longer to pair Bluetooth. That happens in seconds. The little ring is another switch. Flick it up and down to change the volume, or push it in to change tracks (once to advance, twice to rewind).</p> <p>It&rsquo;s a comprehensive set of controls, and fairly subtle &ndash; and there&#39;s no sticky-out Bluetooth module like the one on the Bose headphones.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/music/why-it-s-time-get-pumped-about-hi-res-audio/feature" target="_blank">Why you should be pumped about (and just a little sceptical of) Hi-Res Audio</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1350" height="900" title="The buttons are cleverly disguised but still easy to use" alt="Philips Fidelio M1BT review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Philips%20Fidelio%20M1BT_5.jpg?1407400424" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tasty insides </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Under the surface, each ear cup contains 40mm drivers. Philips says the speakers are angled inwards slightly in the hope that they&rsquo;ll fire straight down your ear canals. How thoughtful.</p> <p>There are two microphones, so you can use the M1BTs as a hands-free headset. Our phone calls were plenty audible both in and out of the office.</p> <p>Battery life is quoted as about 10 hours. It does depend on how much you use them and how loud you go, but we think they last long enough. Charging takes around three hours from flat, and if you can&rsquo;t wait that long, you can revert to the bundled 1.2m cable.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lovely sound </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>These sound really good. It&rsquo;s a rich, full-bodied sound, with lots of weight and bass. That being said, the tonal balance is mostly neutral, with no part of the frequency hogging the spotlight. There&rsquo;s plenty of detail from top to bottom, while vocals are especially clean and clear.</p> <p>These headphones support aptX Bluetooth, which offers significantly better quality if your phone (or whatever you&rsquo;re playing music on) supports it. With an Apt-X connection, we got a lot more detail and stronger, punchier dynamics.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/akg-k451/review" target="_blank">AKG K451 review</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Philips Fidelio M1BT verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>It&rsquo;s hard to fault the Philips Fidelio M1BTs. They look good, they&rsquo;re comfy to wear, they&rsquo;re easy to use, and the sound is lovely.</p> <p>If we had to nitpick, we&rsquo;d bemoan the absence of noise-cancellation, but that&rsquo;s splitting hairs. If you want to untangle yourself from music while maintaining the quality, this is the way to go, and that&#39;s why they replace the Bose AE2ws in our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/headphones/top-ten" target="_blank">list of the best headphones in the world right now</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1350" height="900" title="Philips M1BT review verdict" alt="Philips M1BT review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Philips%20Fidelio%20M1BT_3.jpg?1407400424" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-review-rating"><legend>Review Rating</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> sound </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> design </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-review-type"> <div class="field-label">Type:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> features </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-review-score"> <div class="field-label">Score:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 8 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Cut the cords with style and substance: these are the best Bluetooth headphones around</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/philips-fidelio-m1bt/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/philips-fidelio-m1bt/review#comments Bluetooth Headphones Headphones M1BT Philips Sun, 20 Jul 2014 13:50:00 +0000 Tom Parsons 1442505 at http://www.stuff.tv Philips Fidelio E5’s wireless speakers take the mess out of surround sound http://www.stuff.tv/philips/philips-fidelio-e5-s-wireless-speakers-take-stress-out-surround-sound/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cinematic audio on demand, minus the cables and the clutter </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Philips Fidelio E5’s wireless speakers take the stress out of surround sound" alt="Philips Fidelio E5’s wireless speakers take the stress out of surround sound" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/philips-fidelio-e5-hot-stuff.jpg?1405995058" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Surround sound systems are a pain in the you-know-what&hellip;</strong><br />Not this one. Philips knows that trailing cables around your living room can be a drag &ndash; not to mention a surefire way of making your floor resemble Spaghetti Junction &ndash; so it&rsquo;s made a 5.1 system that doesn&rsquo;t need much in the way of setup.</p> <p><strong>So is the Fidelio E5 wireless?</strong><br />Well, not so much a case of &ldquo;wireless&rdquo; as one of &ldquo;less wires&rdquo;: the system&rsquo;s front speakers will still need to be hooked up to a power source, but you won&rsquo;t need to trail cables from the front unit all the way to the back of your sofa, because the rear pair are battery powered (a charge is good for ten hours, according to Philips).</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Wait a sec &ndash; shouldn&rsquo;t that be &ldquo;fewer wires&rdquo;?</strong><br />OK, Captain Grammar. But where were we? Oh yeah, so the Fidelio E5 can work either as a 2.1 or a 5.1 system. The tops of the front pillar speakers detach to become the wireless rear speakers. So if you want, you only need to set up the 5.1 array when it&rsquo;s time to watch a movie. There&rsquo;s a wireless subwoofer too, to provide those neighbour-bothering low-end bass sounds.</p> <p><strong>And the centre speaker?</strong><br />That comes courtesy of clever psychoacoustic tech. The two front speakers are able to use soundbar-style fakery to create a centre channel without the need for a separate speaker.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="674" title="The rear speakers&#039; batteries last for 10 hours" alt="The rear speakers&#039; batteries last for 10 hours" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-fidelio-e5-3.jpg?1405995058" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Sounds good on paper. But what about in the flesh?</strong><br />Well, we did give the system a listen almost a year ago when <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/philips/ifa-2013/hands-review-philips-fidelio-e5-hi-fi-speakers-transform-home-cinema-demand/news">Philips first demoed it at IFA 2013</a>. But a huge hall full of hundreds of people milling about and talking isn&rsquo;t exactly ideal test conditions. So we can&rsquo;t say how well Philips has pulled it off until we&#39;ve given the E5 a proper review.</p> <p><strong>What else does it offer?</strong><br />A couple of HDMI inputs mean you can hook up two good quality sources &ndash; say a Sky box and a PS4 &ndash; and there&rsquo;s also Bluetooth for audio streaming, accompanied by NFC for easy pairing with suitably-equipped tablets and phones.</p> <p><strong>And availability?</strong><br />The Philips Fidelio E5 is on sale now, priced at &pound;600.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff">PERUSE MORE HOT STUFF</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The Philips Fidelio E5 is on sale now for £600" alt="The Philips Fidelio E5 is on sale now for £600" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-fidelio-e5-2.jpg?1405995058" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Hi-Fi & Streaming Home Cinema Hot Stuff Philips Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:20:42 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1442487 at http://www.stuff.tv Big, bright and beautiful: Philips’ new Android-powered 4K TV looks like a winner http://www.stuff.tv/android/big-bright-and-beautiful-philips-new-android-powered-4k-tv-looks-winner/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This 65in behemoth boasts four-way Ambilight and a dizzying array of picture-enhancing technology </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Big, bright and beautiful: Philips’ new 4K TV looks like a winner" alt="Big, bright and beautiful: Philips’ new 4K TV looks like a winner" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/philips-9800-tv-hot-stuff.jpg?1405039331" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Another 4K TV? There&rsquo;s not even any 4K stuff to watch</strong><br />Don&rsquo;t be so negative. For starters, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/htc/fully-charged-netflix-kicks-4k-service-raspberry-pi-shrinks-and-hotline-miami-2-gets-trailer/new">that&rsquo;s not even true</a>, and anyway, just look at this thing. It&rsquo;s Philips&rsquo; new flagship TV, a 65in beast packed to the gills with the company&rsquo;s image-enhancing technology, a four-sided Ambilight and a smart TV platform powered by Android. And yes, it&rsquo;s 4K too, thanks to its 3840 x 2160 resolution.</p> <p><strong>Android, you say?</strong><br />Yep, Google&rsquo;s mobile operating system (version 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, to be precise) has been squeezed into this telly&rsquo;s cold robot brain. Officially certified by Google (which means it works properly), it gives the user access to apps, games, TV shows and movies from the Play Store, and sits alongside Philips&rsquo; own smart TV platform. This set-up has already been used on another Philips 4K TV, the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/philips/55in-4k-tv-pixel-packed-and-powered-android/news">55in 8800 series model</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>And what was that about four-way Ambilight?</strong><br />Philips has been fitting these LED lights on its higher-end TVs for years. Usually shining from the back of the set against the wall, they replicate the dominant on-screen colours which (a) helps boost perceived picture quality and (b) looks really awesome. This model has four Ambilights, one on each edge of the screen.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/20-hottest-gadgets-june-2014/feature">The 20 hottest gadgets of June 2014</a></strong></p> <p><strong>What about picture quality?</strong><br />We haven&rsquo;t tested it yet, so we can&rsquo;t say how well all this stuff works, but Philips claims the tech stuffed inside here offers &ldquo;the deepest blacks and brightest whites&rdquo;. Micro dimming is able to darken small parts of the screen while leaving the rest of the picture bright, and this being a 4K screen there&rsquo;s also technology able to upscale any non-4K source into that resolution.</p> <p><strong>OK, you&rsquo;ve sold me. When can I get one?</strong><br />The Philips 9800 series (or 65PUS9809 to give it its full name) will be available in the third quarter of 2014. The price is yet to be confirmed &ndash; but somehow we don&rsquo;t reckon it&rsquo;ll be pocket change.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff">GET ACQUAINTED WITH MORE HOT STUFF</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Like all good 4K TVs, the Philips 9800 is super skinny" alt="Like all good 4K TVs, the Philips 9800 is super skinny" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-9800-tv-2.jpg?1405039331" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> 4K Android Hot Stuff Philips TVs Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:32:58 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1441635 at http://www.stuff.tv The Philips OTT2000 is a retro vinyl spinner with a modern twist http://www.stuff.tv/philips/philips-ott2000-retro-vinyl-spinner-modern-twist/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This micro turntable may look like it&#039;s wandered in from the 60s, but its tech is bang up to date </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Philips OTT2000" alt="Philips OTT2000" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/philips-ott2000-hs.jpg?1397097307" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>The 60s called, granddad. They want their record player back. </strong><br />Pish and tosh. The Philips OTT2000 might look like a vintage turntable, but it&#39;s thoroughly modern, with Bluetooth A2DP and AVRCP streaming, FM radio, audio line-in, a CD player and USB Direct connectivity.</p> <p><strong>Sounds a bit OTT. </strong><br />Very funny. That&#39;s not all; you can rip your CDs and vinyl to USB, too, for authentically retro pops and hisses on your digital tunes.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Does it have similarly vintage build quality?</strong><br />The OTT2000 is rather nice in the flesh, actually; patterned after the old Philips AG4131 record player, it updates the look with some nicely understated modern additions. There&#39;s a brushed-metal finish and LCD display on the front, the knobs have a nice action, and there&#39;s even a little spring-loaded cover on the USB port so that it doesn&#39;t disrupt the lines of the design. And that baby-blue casing looks rather lovely.</p> <p><strong>All very well, but what does it sound like? </strong><br />We&#39;d love to tell you, but since the OTT2000 was on a stand with sales reps blasting Audioslave on the hi-fi setup next to it, we don&#39;t feel qualified to comment. With two speakers including a 3in woofer and 4W of power, it should be plenty for your living room.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Philips OTT2000" alt="Philips OTT2000" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-ott2000-01.jpg?1397097307" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Philips OTT2000" alt="Philips OTT2000" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-ott2000-04.jpg?1397097307" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Philips OTT2000" alt="Philips OTT2000" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-ott2000-03.jpg?1397097307" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Assuming you get all your decor from a vintage shop. </strong><br />Yes; if you&#39;re living the retro lifestyle, this will sit nicely alongside your <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/o-md-e-m10/olympus-om-d-e-m10-hands-beautiful-retro-compact-system-camera-you-can-actually-afford/fe" target="_blank">Olympus OM-D E-M10</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/stanforth-kibo-retro-mountain-bike-you-can-use-every-day/news" target="_blank">Stanforth Kibo</a>. The OTT2000 won&#39;t replace your hi-fi system, but if you&#39;re looking to spin your discs in a second room &ndash; and stream your Spotify tracks too &ndash; this could be the micro system for you.</p> <p><strong>Where can I get one?</strong><br />You&#39;ll have to be patient; it goes on sale in the UK in July, priced &pound;150. In the meantime, you can see and hear it in action at Gadget Show Live, running this week; while you&#39;re there, why not <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/visit-stuff-gadget-show-live-2014/news" target="_blank">pay Stuff a visit</a>&nbsp;and pick up your free copy of the magazine?</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff" target="_blank">More awesome Hot Stuff</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Philips OTT2000" alt="Philips OTT2000" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-ott2000-05.jpg?1397097307" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Philips OTT2000" alt="Philips OTT2000" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-ott2000-02.jpg?1397097307" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/philips/philips-ott2000-retro-vinyl-spinner-modern-twist/news#comments Hot Stuff Philips Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:21:55 +0000 Stephen Graves 1435071 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Philips Hue goes high-end with 3D printed lights and dogecoin sponsors a NASCAR racer http://www.stuff.tv/dyson/fully-charged-philips-hue-goes-high-end-3d-printed-lights-and-dogecoin-sponsors-nascar-racer/n <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Get your Friday off to a flyer with our morning tech news round-up </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Philips Hue goes high-end with 3D printed lights" alt="Philips Hue goes high-end with 3D printed lights" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/philips-hue-luminary.jpg?1395991981" /> </div> </div> </div> <p></p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Philips unveils 3D printed smart lights </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Philips has expanded its Hue range of smart LED lighting with a new selection of high-end luminaries &ndash; and they&rsquo;ve been 3D printed. The luminaries, which will be sold for upwards of &euro;2,500 (&pound;2,070), are fully compatible with the rest of the Hue system and able to generate almost any colour you can think of. The Entity table lamp was created by German design duo WertelOberfell and the Tempest pendant lamp by Danish studio Strand + Hvass.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> James Dyson Award 2014 now open for entries </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Are you a student? Got an invention you think is worthy of judgement by design deity James Dyson? Then get thee to the Dyson Awards website and enter, because there are over &pound;100,000 of prizes up for grabs.</p> <p>The 2014 competition has just opened for entries (you&rsquo;ll have to get yours in by 7th August), with the overall winner bagging &pound;30,000 for themselves or their team and &pound;10,000 for their university department. Winners will be announced from 18th September.</p> <p>Last year&rsquo;s winner was the Titan Arm (pictured above), a battery-powered robot arm able to augment the wearer&rsquo;s strength by 18 kilos. Yes, it&rsquo;s a bit like the exoskeleton worn by Matt Damon in <em>Elysium</em>, although rather than help people have cool-looking fights it&rsquo;s intended to rehabilitate those with back injuries.</p> <p>You can read more about the James Dyson Award competition <a href="http://www.jamesdysonaward.org">here</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="James Dyson Award 2014 now open for entries" alt="James Dyson Award 2014 now open for entries" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/titan-arm-dyson-award.jpg?1395991981" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Such car. Wow. Very race </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Reddit&rsquo;s dogecoin community has done it again. Users of the meme-inspired cryptocurrency have raised enough money (US$55,000, or 67 million dogecoins) to become the sponsor of NASCAR racer Josh Wise &ndash; meaning the quizzical face of a shiba inu will be emblazoned on his car from 4th May.</p> <p>Previously, dogecoin backers have raised funds so that a Jamaican bobsled team and Indian luge rider could compete at the Sochi Olympics, as well as paying for water wells to be built in Kenya.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/dogecoin/comments/21cd6k/doge_4_nascar_press_release_please_share_with/">Reddit</a> via <a href="http://mashable.com/2014/03/26/dogecoin-sponsor-nascar-reddit/">Mashable</a>]</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="675" title="Such car. Wow. Very race" alt="Such car. Wow. Very race" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dogecoin-nascar.jpg?1395991981" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles trailer: Transformers in a half-shell? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>So, Michael Bay is executive producing a reboot of the <em>Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles</em> movie franchise &ndash; and here&rsquo;s the first trailer. And it bears all the hallmarks of Bayification, including Megan Fox, portentous exposition and lots and lots of CGI. So, hope you liked <em>Transformers</em>, Turtle fans...</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/wRipBOQl95o" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Dyson Hue Philips Fri, 28 Mar 2014 01:27:33 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1434452 at http://www.stuff.tv