Philips http://www.stuff.tv/philips/news en-GB 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 No games console needed: Philips' 55in 4K TV is powered by Android http://www.stuff.tv/philips/55in-4k-tv-pixel-packed-and-powered-android/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Console, TV, streamer and more, this huge Google screen will make jaws hit the floor </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="This 55in 4K TV is pixel-packed and powered by Android" alt="This 55in 4K TV is pixel-packed and powered by Android" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/philips-4k-hot-stuff.jpg?1395969266" /> </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/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><strong>4K?&nbsp;</strong><br />Yep. Ultra High Definition. More pixel packed than 1080p at 3840 x 2160 pixels. Your eyes won&#39;t know what&#39;s hi them.</p> <p><strong>I had no idea Sky and Freeview broadcasted in 4K!</strong><br />Sadly, they don&#39;t. And won&#39;t for a while yet. Admittedly, 4K content is very thin on the ground at the moment, but you could always jump on board the expensive early adopter bandwagon.&nbsp;</p> <p>Plus, there&#39;s another, very compelling reason to drain your child&#39;s college fund to snap up a Philips 8800 series telly.&nbsp;Android.</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>Android?</strong><br />That&#39;s right. The Philips 8000 series models are the first to land in the UK running Google&#39;s OS, which means full Play Store access. Powered by a hexa-core processor, your TV becomes a games console, media streamer and web browser, all rolled into one neat package.</p> <p><strong>Impressive stuff. Anything else?</strong><br />You bet. An integrated camera can measure how far you are from the screen so that sharpness can be adjusted accordingly, and Philips&#39; four-sided Ambilight tech is also thrown in for room-filling colour immersion. Chuck in voice and gesture control, and you&#39;ll have the smartest TV on the block.</p> <p><strong>Is there any point asking how much it is?</strong><br />Nope. No official prices have been released, but we&#39;re betting your bank account isn&#39;t going to like it one bit. It&#39;ll be out in &#39;the second quarter&#39; of this year, which translates to anywhere between April and June, but a UK release has yet to be confirmed.</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="848" title="This 55in 4K TV is pixel-packed and powered by Android" alt="This 55in 4K TV is pixel-packed and powered by Android" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-4k-tv-2.jpg?1395969266" /> </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/55in-4k-tv-pixel-packed-and-powered-android/news#comments Hot Stuff Philips TV Thu, 27 Mar 2014 17:29:40 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1434427 at http://www.stuff.tv Philips cuts the cords with deluge of fresh wireless audio kit http://www.stuff.tv/philips/philips-cuts-cords-deluge-fresh-wireless-audio-kit/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Dutch company debuts new speakers and headphones galore at CES, most of them using Bluetooth for wire-free sound </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="E2 Fidelio Wireless Studio " alt="E2 Fidelio Wireless Studio " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Philips-Fidelio-E2_2.jpg?1389381819" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Good news, music fans: Philips has unveiled a bevy of new audio gear at CES, most of it wireless.</p> <p>The Dutch company kicked things off with the E2 Fidelio Wireless Studio speakers, an elegant pair of Bluetooth and aptX-equipped columns that can be painlessly paired with mobile devices via NFC. They also feature an HDMI connection, which means you can easily hook them up to home cinema or gaming sources. Look out for the E2 package in the spring, priced at around &pound;300.</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"> Let&#039;s go outside </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>Next up is the BR-1X speaker, a portable model designed for both in- and outdoor use (it features modes designed for both environments &ndash; indoor focusses on detail and clarity, outdoor on loudness). Each speaker comes with dual two-inch drivers, and you can daisy chain several of them together for a bigger sound. They&rsquo;ll be out from this month, priced at &pound;100 each.</p> <p>The final speaker, and the most portable of the lot, is the Dot. It&rsquo;s a palm-sized speaker that&rsquo;s battery-powered, ruggedised and splash-proof and can be turned off quickly by simply turning it upside down. Despite its dinky size, Philips claims it can pump out powerful audio, so all in all it sounds ideal for camping or beach trips. It&rsquo;s out in February, priced at &pound;60.</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 BR-1X speaker" alt="Philips BR-1X speaker" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Philips-BR-1X-Khaki.jpg?1389381819" /> </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 Dot speaker" alt="Philips Dot speaker" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Philips-Dot.jpg?1389381819" /> </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"> Foldies or Frames? </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>Also announced today are two pairs of headphones: the Bluetooth-equipped Foldies (out April, &pound;100) and the Frames (out June, &pound;100-&pound;110 depending on finish). The Foldies are wireless and &ldquo;inspired by vintage road bikes&rdquo;, while the Frames are more lightweight. Both sets of cans fold up for easy storage and feature 40mm drivers.</p> <p>Look out for our reviews of Philips&#39; new generation of audio kit in the coming months.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2013/ces-2014-biggest-stories-so-far/feature" target="_blank">CES 2014 - the biggest news so far, live from Las Vegas</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2014/2014-ces-hot-stuff-awards/feature">2014 CES Hot Stuff Awards - the 10 best launches from the show</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 Frames headphones" alt="Philips Frames headphones" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Philips-Citiscape-Frames-Headphones---tortishell.jpg?1389381819" /> </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> CES 2014 Docks and Speakers Headphones Philips Wireless headphones Wed, 08 Jan 2014 17:09:59 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1430981 at http://www.stuff.tv Google Android invades Philips' new TVs http://www.stuff.tv/android/ces-2014/google-android-invades-philips-new-tvs/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Google’s mobile OS gets friendly with huge displays, bringing a truckload of apps to your living room </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="567" height="425" title="Android invades Philips&#039; new TVs" alt="Android invades Philips&#039; new TVs" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Philips_Android_TV_GooglePlay.jpg?1389381778" /> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">There are smart TVs. And there are super-smart Android-powered TVs like the ones that Philips has unveiled at <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sg/ces-2014/ces-2014-all-biggest-stories-so-far/feature" target="_blank">CES 2014</a>.</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/tein-hee-seow" title="View user profile.">Tein Hee Seow</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"> Apps galore </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 dir="ltr">The new TV&#39;s will also have the Play Store&#39;s inventory of apps and games on offer, providing access to tonnes of useful apps including Spotify, Netflix and YouTube. Want to catch up on the latest episodes of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/netflix-stream-house-cards-season-2-4k/news" target="_blank">House of Cards in 4K resolution</a>&nbsp;when it&rsquo;s available? You got it.</p> <p dir="ltr">Gesture control is also included with Philips&rsquo; remote control, and plans to integrate Google Voice with the clicker are in the pipeline.</p> <p dir="ltr">A quad-core processor keeps everything running along smoothly, though you&#39;ll definitely want to invest in an wireless gaming control if you want to do any serious gaming.</p> <p dir="ltr">The Android-powered TVs will be available from March 2014 in selected European markets and Russia, and will be rolled out to the UK later in the year.</p> <p dir="ltr">Via&nbsp;<a href="http://www.whathifi.com/news/philips-launches-android-tvs-with-google-play-apps-and-games" target="_blank">What Hi-Fi</a></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2013/ces-2014-biggest-stories-so-far/feature" target="_blank">CES 2014 - the biggest news so far, live from Las Vegas</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2014/2014-ces-hot-stuff-awards/feature">2014 CES Hot Stuff Awards - the 10 best launches from the show</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> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/ces-2014/google-android-invades-philips-new-tvs/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/android/ces-2014/google-android-invades-philips-new-tvs/news#comments Android CES 2014 Philips TVs Wed, 08 Jan 2014 16:41:46 +0000 Will Findlater 1430973 at http://www.stuff.tv Stuff Gadget Awards 2013: Philips Hue + Ambilight is our Home Gadget of the Year http://www.stuff.tv/gadget-awards-2013/stufftv-gadget-awards-2013-these-are-best-home-gadgets-year/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Let there be light! Our pick of the year&#039;s domestically-minded tech products fills your whole lounge with whatever colours are showing on your TV </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 plus Ambilight" alt="Philips Hue plus Ambilight" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/philips-hue-and-ambilight.jpg?1386402763" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The 1950s dream of a fully automated home with robot maids and valets may still be a few decades away, but there&#39;s still a wealth of technology out there that&#39;ll make your house more efficient, more friendly and more fun to be in. Here are our favourites from the past 12 months, with the stunning Philips Hue + Ambilight smart lighting system the very best of the bunch.</p> <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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Winner: Philips Hue + Ambilight </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&#39; Wi-Fi enabled Hue lightbulbs have been casting coloured mood lighting around our houses since their launch &ndash; and it didn&#39;t take long for some bright spark to think, &quot;What if we paired up the Hue lights with our Ambilight TV?&quot; Now you can extend the soothing glow of your Ambilight tellybox out across an entire room, with your Hue lights picking up on the ambient colours shown on the screen. A real lightbulb moment.</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/6wVVFHdziBI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-hue-and-ambilight.jpg?1386402763" /> </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"> Runner-up: Belkin WeMo Insight </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>If you like the idea of turning on the kettle from your toilet or booting up your home PC from Hawaii, the WeMo Insight is the thing for you. A Wi-Fi-enabled plug socket add-on that's fully controllable from iOS and Android apps, it's a cinch to use and, because it works with lovely Internet action-setter IfThisThenThat, can be easily programmed for automated on/offing.</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="Belkin WeMo Insight" alt="Belkin WeMo Insight" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/belkin-wemo-insight.jpg?1386402763" /> </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"> Runner-up: Samsung Navibot CornerClean </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 problem with robot vacuum cleaners is that they&#39;re round, while our rooms generally&hellip; aren&#39;t. Unless you live in a lighthouse, like on Fraggle Rock.</p> <p>Enter the Navibot CornerClean. Its pop-out arms with rotating brushes mean that it can suck up your detritus no matter how far into the corners it&#39;s fallen, and its hazard detection feature lets it negotiate obstacles with ease. The best robo-cleaner yet.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/navibot/samsung-navibot-cornerclean/review">Read the review</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="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Navibot CornerClean" alt="Samsung Navibot CornerClean" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/samsung-navibot-cornerclean.jpg?1386402763" /> </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"> Runner-up: UP! Plus 3D printer </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 might not look quite as slick as its 3D printer rivals, but the UP! Plus&nbsp;has a homebrew charm all its own. And, crucially, of the many 3D printers we&#39;ve tried out, it creates the cleanest prints with consistently reliable results. Which, for a tool of the future, is the most important thing of all.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/3d-printers-go-head-printhead/feature">Read more</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="1200" height="900" title="UP! Plus2 3D printer" alt="UP! Plus2 3D printer" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/up-plus-2-3d-printer.jpg?1386402763" /> </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"> Runner-up: Koubachi Wi-Fi Plant Sensor </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>Want to get all Prince Charles and converse with your chrysanthemums? The Koubachi Wi-Fi Plant Sensor will monitor your plants, tracking soil moisture, temperature and light intensity. It&#39;ll conjure up detailed instructions on how to keep your flowers blooming &ndash; turning even the most cack-handed gardener into a green-fingered wizard.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/koubachi-wi-fi-plant-sensor-keeps-your-bushes-lush/news">Read more</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="1200" height="900" title="Koubachi Wi-Fi Plant Sensor" alt="Koubachi Wi-Fi Plant Sensor" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/koubachi.jpg?1386402763" /> </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"> Runner-up: Sonos Playbar </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>Sonos has already made a name for itself among hi-fi fans with its streaming wireless speakers &ndash; and now it&#39;s turned its attention to your telly.</p> <p>Not only does it deliver big, atmospheric sound across an impressively wide soundstage, it&#39;ll also blast out audio from your iThing and from streaming music services. All that, and you can upgrade it to a full surround sound system using Play:1 and Play:3 speakers as satellites and a sub.</p> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sonos-playbar/review">Read the review</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="1200" height="900" title="Sonos Playbar" alt="Sonos Playbar" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sonos-playbar_0.jpg?1386402763" /> </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-6"><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"> Runner-up: Roku 3 </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>Turn your dumb gogglebox into a Smart TV with Roku&#39;s brilliant little box. It&#39;ll add streaming services like Netflix, Now TV and the BBC iPlayer to your telly, for a mere &pound;99 &ndash; you can even play Angry Birds on the big screen using its motion-sensitive remote. You really have no excuse for being tied to terrestrial broadcasts any more.</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="Roku 3" alt="Roku 3" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/roku-3.jpg?1386402763" /> </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-7"><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"> Runner-up: Sky+ HD with Wi-Fi </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>Sky continues to add new features to its awesome PVR &ndash; the latest update adds a whopping 2TB hard drive, the ability to undelete programmes, TiVo-style, and &ndash; most importantly &ndash; Wi-Fi. Freed from the loops of the Ethernet cable, and with an array of services, Sky&#39;s satellite receiver is the one to beat.</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="Sky+ HD with Wi-Fi" alt="Sky+ HD with Wi-Fi" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sky-hd-with-wi-fi.jpg?1386402763" /> </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> Gadget Awards 2013 Home Hue Philips Fri, 06 Dec 2013 20:45:22 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1429271 at http://www.stuff.tv Eyes-on with Philips Ambilight+Hue http://www.stuff.tv/philips/eyes-philips-ambilighthue/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Philips’ light-up tellies now work with its web-ready bulbs – but do you really want your living room to look like the inside of a tropical fish tank? Yes, you do. And here’s why... </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="Eyes-on with Philips Ambilight+Hue" alt="Eyes-on with Philips Ambilight+Hue" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/LivingColors-and-LightStrips-TV-Lifestyle.jpg?1385563647" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Telly tech is the kind of thing you don&rsquo;t think you need, but once you&rsquo;ve tried it you can never go back. Watched anything in standard-def recently? It&rsquo;s like peering through an old greenhouse lined with bubble wrap.</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/tom-wiggins" title="View user profile.">Tom Wiggins</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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Setup </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>Setup is simple. An Ambilight TV with Wi-Fi can now be hooked-up to the same bridge that connects your Hue bulbs to your Wi-Fi network. From there it&rsquo;s just a case of downloading the new Ambilight+Hue app (available for both Android and iOS) and using the top-down map to position your lights, a bit like arranging your surround sound speakers, although without the predetermined positions. Want the LightStrip to run along the underside of your sofa? Go for it.&nbsp;</p> <p>At this point we should introduce you to some new members of Hue&rsquo;s extended family. Joining the standard bulbs are two &lsquo;Friends of Hue&rsquo;: the LivingColors Bloom, a small uplighter with a stupid name, and the LightStrip, a trimmable, tape measure of LEDs, a little like the ones that might illuminate the aisle of an aeroplane so you can find the emergency exit in the event of a crash (both &pound;80, <a href="http://www.meethue.com" target="_blank">meethue.com</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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LivingColors-Bloom-White-02-Blue-product-shot.jpg?1385563647" /> </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="Eyes-on with Philips Ambilight+Hue" alt="Eyes-on with Philips Ambilight+Hue" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LightStrip-product-and-packaging-black-background.jpg?1385563647" /> </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"> Blindingly brilliant </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>Our test lounge included Philips’ new 65PFL9708 4K Ambilight TV (unlike our real lounge, which doesn’t), two LivingColors Bloom uplighters to the right of it, a LightStrip to the left, a standard Hue bulb in a standard lamp behind us and a copy of Finding Nemo in the Blu-ray player, a film so well-suited to showing off Ambilight TVs that Pixar might as well remaster it and replace all the fish with swimming lightbulbs.</p><p>It didn't take long to show what it could do. The early coral reef scenes bathed the room in a soothing blue-green light, while Nemo’s dash inside a deep-red anemone turned the whole room the colour of an overripe sea tomato (if such a thing exists, we're not marine biologists). It’s brilliantly immersive, although we can’t imagine it works so well on something like Zero Dark Thirty, a film that ends with approximately 25 minutes of blackness.</p><p>The Hue lamps and bulbs tap into whichever Ambilight zone you’ve told them they’re positioned nearest to, so the whole room can be splashed with multiple colours and shades. The brightness and the speed at which the lights change can be altered, although we found it best to keep the speed fairly slow, otherwise it feels a bit like you’re in a nightclub full of soft furnishings. We had them set so they changed a beat or two after the scene on-screen changed, which felt about right. Turn off the Ambilight functionality on the telly and your Hue bulbs go back to doing whatever you had them setup for before.</p><p>Before long it starts to feel completely normal; as if you’ve always watched movies like this. Turn it off and everything suddenly feels a bit flat. In fact, we’ve taken to watching Police, Camera, Action! with a flashing blue light on top of the telly and clutching a torch in the hope of recreating that Ambilight+Hue feel.</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="Eyes-on with Philips Ambilight+Hue" alt="Eyes-on with Philips Ambilight+Hue" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LivingColors-LightStrips-Room-Lifestyle.jpg?1385563647" /> </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="Eyes-on with Philips Ambilight+Hue" alt="Eyes-on with Philips Ambilight+Hue" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/9708-berlin.jpg?1385563647" /> </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"><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"> Philips Ambilight+Hue: Eyes-on </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> We get eyes-on with Philips Ambilight+Hue </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/philips/eyes-philips-ambilighthue/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/philips/eyes-philips-ambilighthue/feature#comments Philips Thu, 21 Nov 2013 11:16:39 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1429293 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 carpets look set to add some funk beneath your footsteps </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?1385005504" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Philips has teamed up with flooring manufacturer Desso to create LED-laced carpets which can be programmed to display warnings, directions, messages and, well, presumably anything you want.</p> <p>Examples of uses for the hi-tech carpet range from airport floors which direct passengers to their luggage to emergency situations in which the directions to the exits are clearly displayed.</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"> 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>There&#39;s no set release date or pricing information available at the moment, but the carpets are expected to make an appearance before the end of next year, which should give us just enough time to learn how to enjoy a glass of red wine without knocking its contents across the floor in spectacular fashion.</p> <p>[via <a href="http://gizmodo.com/led-carpets-guarantee-youll-never-get-lost-in-an-airpo-1468141061?utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_source=pulsenews" target="_blank">Gizmodo</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="727" height="545" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/led-crpet-2.jpg?1385005504" /> </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/led-carpets-could-banish-boring-floors-good/news#comments Philips Wed, 20 Nov 2013 16:38:20 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1429270 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Half-Life 3 won’t be SteamOS exclusive, Tesco ads go Minority Report and Philips Hue under the spotlight http://www.stuff.tv/philips/fully-charged-half-life-3-won-t-be-steamos-exclusive-and-tesco-ad-go-all-minority-report/new <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Feast your tired eyes on our regular morning round-up of top tech stories </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="Half-Life" alt="Half-Life" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/half-life-2.jpg?1383643537" /> </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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Valve: no ‘killer app’ exclusives for SteamOS </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>Valve looks set to maintain its ‘good guy of the gaming world’ reputation even as it attempts to launch its own hardware and operating system. The company told IGN that <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/steam-box/steamos-why-next-must-have-console-might-be-pc/feature">SteamOS</a>, which’ll soon be competing with Windows PCs and home consoles, will not feature big name exclusive titles: “you won’t see an exclusive killer app on SteamOS from us; we’re not going to be doing that kind of thing.”</p> <p>Some had speculated that Valve would release Half-Life 3 on SteamOS only, as a way to encourage gamers to adopt the platform, but that seems highly unlikely in the wake of this announcement. Valve, of course, has never even confirmed that the game is in development. [Source: <a href="http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/11/04/valve-will-not-make-exclusive-games-for-steamos">IGN</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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Philips Hue smart lighting gets new spotlight bulb </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 extended its range of <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/philips/philips-extends-app-controlled-hue-light-range-new-lightstrips-and-livingcolors-bloom/news">Hue</a> smart lights with the GU10, a white light capable of screwing into spotlight and accent light fittings. Like other Hue products, it’s controllable from a smartphone app. Philips has also introduced a new Hue feature called StoryLight, which works with selected Disney e-books to deliver lighting effects tailored to the particular page of a story you’re currently reading.</p> <p>The new GU10 Hue lights are available in a £180 introduction pack (three lights and everything you need to set up smart control over them), and individually for £50 a pop. You can buy them from Apple stores, or at Apple’s UK site.</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 GU10" alt="Philips Hue GU10" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/hue-gu10.jpg?1383643537" /> </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"> Tesco to roll out Minority Report-style ‘smart ads’ </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>Tesco’s petrol stations will soon boast a somewhat Orwellian addition: adverts that watch you back. The UK’s largest retailer has announced plans to introduce ‘smart’ advertising displays that, thanks to a built-in camera, can recognise a viewer’s general age and gender and show them tailored 10-second ads. It might seem scary, but given that Google, Amazon and Facebook are already doing the same – albeit online – based on the stacks of information they’ve gleaned from your Internet activity, Tesco’s actions are simply a logical progression of real-world advertising. [Source: <a href="http://qz.com/143180/get-ready-for-in-store-advertising-that-looks-you-straight-in-the-eye/">Quartz</a>]</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-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"> Oregon Scientific enters the fitness band fray </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>Oregon Scientific, known best for its weather stations and atomic clocks, has just entered the fitness band market with the Ssmart Dynamo (no, that’s no a typo). Resembling the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/fitbit/force-you-fitbit-launches-latest-tracking-band-oled-display/news">Fitbit</a> or <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nike/nike-launches-nike-fuelband-se-and-updated-nike-running-app/news">Nike+ FuelBand</a>, the Dynamo is designed to be worn 24/7 and tracks steps taken, distance travelled, sleep time and calories burned. It communicates with iPhone 4S and later, and Android 4.3 devices (plus the Samsung Galaxy S4), via Bluetooth, and can store up to 14 days of data at once. You can pick one up now from the Oregon <a href="http://uk.oregonscientific.com/cat-Sports-and-Health-sub-Pedometers-prod-Ssmart-Dynamo-Activity-Band.html">website</a>, priced at £85.</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="Oregon Ssmart Dynamo" alt="Oregon Ssmart Dynamo" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/oregon-dynamo.jpg?1383643537" /> </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> Half-Life 3 Hue Philips Valve Mon, 04 Nov 2013 22:45:41 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1428733 at http://www.stuff.tv Philips 55PFL8008 http://www.stuff.tv/philips/philips-55pfl8008/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Philips 55PFL8008 combines style, screen quality and sexy lighting to stunning effect </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 55PFL8008 review" alt="Philips 55PFL8008 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Philips%2055PFL8008%20v3.jpg?1383861257" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you're going to spend a big chunk of cash on a big TV you could be forgiven for wanting one that not only performs brilliantly, but does so with a bit of flash and flair. If that's your bag, this Philips is your TV.</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"> £1,900.00 </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/review/philips-55pfl8008 </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"> Ambilight is beautiful </div> <div class="field-item even"> Great all-round picture </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Sexily slim, brushed-metal design </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"> Not as smart as some </div> <div class="field-item even"> Menus could be clearer </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"> Trip the Ambilight fantastic </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 big feature here is Ambilight, Philips’ semi-magical tech that projects a colourful glow that matches the onscreen action on to the wall behind your TV to make films more immersive and turn your lounge into a colourful light show.</p> <p>It’s far from the 8008’s only selling point, though. For starters this 55in set certainly looks the part with its wafer-thin profile and super-skinny brushed-metal bezel. A dual-core processor makes short work of the TV’s sometimes bemusing menu systems and there’s a dinky Skype camera hidden away near the bottom. The remote, meanwhile, has a QWERTY keyboard on the back to aid TV-based web browsing.</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 55PFL8008 review" alt="Philips 55PFL8008 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Philips%2055PFL8007%20ambilight.jpg?1383861257" /> </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 55PFL8008 review" alt="Philips 55PFL8008 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Philips%2055PFL8007%20remote2.jpg?1383861257" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lights in every Hue </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Standard Ambilight not flashy enough for you? Splash out on some <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/philips/philips-extends-app-controlled-hue-light-range-new-lightstrips-and-livingcolors-bloom/news" target="_blank">Philips Hue bulbs, lamps and light strips</a>, then sync them to match the action on the TV. Completely unnecessary, but well and truly awesome.</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-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"> But is it any good? </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>Performance-wise the Philips is superb, with smooth motion and bags of detail, clarity and contrast; this set picks out the subtlest details in dark scenes that others struggle to unearth.</p> <p>Watch some 3D and you’ll be hooked – there’s a gorgeous sense of depth, but it’s easy on the eyes, too. Some - including us - will find the glow of Ambilight immersive, but others may feel it’s just a gimmick. Have no fear – you can always switch it off.</p> <p>Smart features aren’t as advanced or wide-ranging as the best, but there’s a decent smattering of VOD, including the likes of BBC iPlayer, Netflix and the excellent Blinkbox.</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 55PFL8008 review" alt="Philips 55PFL8008 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Philips%2055PFL8007%20side.jpg?1383861257" /> </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 55PFL8008 review" alt="Philips 55PFL8008 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Philips%2055PFL8007%20specs2.jpg?1383861257" /> </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"> 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>We're big fans of Ambilight, but there's no way we'd pay £1950 for a rubbish telly just for the accompanying light show. But the fact is that even if you took that feature away the 55PFL8008 would still be a brilliant TV, and that's why it gets a place in <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/tvs/top-ten" target="_blank">our Top 10 list of the best TVs 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="1200" height="900" title="Philips 55PFL8008 review" alt="Philips 55PFL8008 review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Philips%2055PFL8007%20back1.jpg?1383861257" /> </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"> picture </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"> 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"> 8 </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"> 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-3"><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"> smarts </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>The Philips trips the light fantastic with its great picture and Ambilight tech</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> http://www.stuff.tv/philips/philips-55pfl8008/review#comments Philips TVs Fri, 01 Nov 2013 09:56:35 +0000 Tom Parsons 1428874 at http://www.stuff.tv Hands-on review: Philips Fidelio E5 – hi-fi speakers that transform into home cinema on demand http://www.stuff.tv/philips/ifa-2013/hands-review-philips-fidelio-e5-hi-fi-speakers-transform-home-cinema-demand/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Take two stereo speakers, cut the tops off, make them wireless and presto! Real temporary surround sound. UPDATED: now with UK pricing </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" alt="Philips Fidelio E5" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/philips-fidelio-e5-1.jpg?1379070227" /> </div> </div> </div> <p class="p1">If you want hassle-free surround sound but think the type generated by soundbars is some kind of evil magic that ought to be STAMPED OUT or an emperor's new clothes-type lie perpetrated by devious marketing folk, Philips has just the thing.</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"><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"> Testing the transformation with Transformers </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">Sounds good doesn't it? But does it actually sound good? In our brief ears-on at IFA watching (rather fittingly) Transformers: Dark of the Moon, the surround mode was palpably different to the stereo, with multichannel effects coming through loud and clear and decent weight added by the sub.</p> <p class="p1">We didn't listen long enough to make a judgement on the quality o the sound, and had no price-competitive 5.1 system to compare it to, but the effect was impressive - and there's no doubting the convenience of a completely wire-free, temporary surround system.</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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-fidelio-e5-lift_0.jpg?1379070227" /> </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="900" height="1200" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-fidelio-e5-front-2.jpg?1379070227" /> </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"> Oak, leather and a festival of LEDs </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 speakers themselves are quite beautiful things with leather handles and real oak inlays. They don't dock in a particularly satisfying fashion, though, and we can't help but think they'd look better in surround mode if a contactless inductive charging method had been employed. A festival of LED flashes also greets the satellites when freshly docked, and although Philips says they're dimmable, we worry they might be distracting.</p> <p>AV aficionados will scoff at the lack of control you get over in-depth settings, and could bemoan the fact that the front centre channel of 5.1 soundtracks is folded into the output of the mother speakers. But this system isn't for AV aficionados: it's for people who want their Saturday night rental to have a bit more Leicester Square about it, without the trailing wires or speaker mounts drilled into walls. Or the tourists.</p> <p>Pending a full test of the audio quality, we think the E5 is an ingenious system that could bring real surround to homes where such a thing would previously have been unthinkable. Shrewd work.</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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-fidelio-e5-3_0.jpg?1379070227" /> </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/philips-fidelio-e5-sub_0.jpg?1379070227" /> </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-2013/hands-review-philips-fidelio-e5-hi-fi-speakers-transform-home-cinema-demand/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/philips/ifa-2013/hands-review-philips-fidelio-e5-hi-fi-speakers-transform-home-cinema-demand/news#comments Hi-Fi & Streaming Home Cinema IFA 2013 Philips Fri, 13 Sep 2013 11:03:48 +0000 Will Findlater 1426345 at http://www.stuff.tv Philips 65PFL9708: Ambilight + 4K + Dropbox + Hue = blimey http://www.stuff.tv/philips/ifa-2013/philips-ambilight-4k-dropbox-blimey/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 65in 4K TV breaks cover at IFA - and it&#039;s packing all kinds of new cloud goodies. UPDATED: now with Ambilight + Hue details </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 65PFL9708" alt="Philips 65PFL9708" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/philips-tv-main.jpg?1383751578" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Philips isn't the first TV manufacturer to go 4K, but its new 65in set sure packs in the tech.</p> <p>For a start, the 65PFL9708 (catchy name, guys) has a 65in 3840x2160 LED-lit LCD screen with 900Hz motion processing, HD to 4K upscaling and 'Micro Dimming Pro' backlighting for improved contrast. So far, so standard, but it one-ups competition from Sony, Samsung and LG with three-sided Ambilight, the latest iteration of a fine Philips vintage that extends the picture with LED backlighting to the top and sides of the set.</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"><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"> TV, now with Dropbox </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 65PFL9708 also offers Philips' new Cloud TV smart TV software running on a 6-core processor. Now this is neat. Your Philips TV can now access all of images, music and movies you have stored in Dropbox via the Cloud Explorer app, auto-organising playable files by media type. You get 4GB of free Dropbox storage if you register through the set, too - hardly competitive with the 50GB you'll get with a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/samsung-galaxy-s4/review">Samsung Galaxy S4</a>, but better than nothing.</p> <p>Other elements of Cloud TV include Cloud Gaming (a gaming apps library) and 'TV 3.0', a Boxee-esque list of hundreds of online TV channels all accessible through the Cloud TV interface. We're awaiting further details on exactly which services are available, though Netflix and iPlayer will be present and correct.</p> <p>There's built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi to connect, which also supports Miracast for mirroring your Android phone's screen.</p> <p>The good news is the TV is available at the end of October. The bad news is that you might need to save a bit before you get one, as its RRP is £4500. That's far from crazy by 4K TV standards, but it's still quite crazy. (Just so you know, the 84in version is a whopping £13k).</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 65PFL9708" alt="Philips 65PFL9708" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-tv-02.jpg?1383751578" /> </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 65PFL9708" alt="Philips 65PFL9708" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-tv-03.jpg?1383751578" /> </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"> Ambilight + Hue = surround ambient lighting </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&nbsp;65PFL9708 is one of the many Philips Ambilight TVs that works in unison with Philips' brilliant Hue Wi-Fi lighting range to deliver 'surround' lighting.</p> <p>In case you didn't know, Ambilight uses LEDs in the back of the TV to cast a glow around the TV that apes the on-screen colours, tricking your brain into thinking you're seeing a bigger picture, and, according to Philips reducing eye fatigue.</p> <p>With Hue, that glow can now fill a room, for a more immersive visual experience. A bit like a lo-fi version of Microsoft's Illumiroom concept, but one that you can buy right now - and it works with any Ambilight TV of model year 2011 onwards, as long as you have an Android or iOS device to control it.</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 Ambilight + Hue" alt="Philips Ambilight + Hue" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Ambihue.jpg?1383751578" /> </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-2013/philips-ambilight-4k-dropbox-blimey/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/philips/ifa-2013/philips-ambilight-4k-dropbox-blimey/news#comments IFA 2013 Philips TV Fri, 13 Sep 2013 09:31:34 +0000 Stephen Graves 1426247 at http://www.stuff.tv Meet the laser-guided beard trimmer (yes, it is real) http://www.stuff.tv/philips/ifa-2013/meet-worlds-first-laser-guided-beard-trimmer/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Philips also has an augmented reality beard app to go with it. Isn&#039;t it nice that a massive tech company still has a sense of humour? </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 Beard Trimmer 9000" alt="Philips Beard Trimmer 9000" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/beard-trimmer-9000-3.jpg?1378717958" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/philips/ifa-2013/philips-ambilight-4k-dropbox-blimey/news">65in 4K TV with Ambilight and Dropbox cloud playback</a>? That ain't news. This is news.</p> <p>Philips has brought the world's first laser-guided beard trimmer to IFA. The Beard Trimmer 9000's pop-out laser casts a red line in perfect level with its cutting elements on to your face so that your Craig David beard will be sharp enough to score glass.</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"><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"> Everything&#039;s better with lasers </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 dual-sided Beard Trimmer 9000 has 17 lock-in length setting in 0.2mm increments. With this device, you don't cut hair - you engineer it.&nbsp;</p> <p>But how are you to decide exactly how your perfectly pruned chops should look before you press the power button? That's where Grooming Guide comes in, Philips' free AR iPad app that allows you to choose a facial hair style from a gallery of trendy model heads and apply the look to your own visage using the iPad's front camera.</p> <p>We're not making this up.&nbsp;</p> <p>Thank you Philips. Pricing and availability when we get it.</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 Beard Trimmer 9000" alt="Philips Beard Trimmer 9000" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/beard-trimmer-9000-4.jpg?1378717958" /> </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 Beard Trimmer 9000" alt="Philips Beard Trimmer 9000" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/beard-trimmer-9000-1.jpg?1378717958" /> </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 Beard Trimmer 9000" alt="Philips Beard Trimmer 9000" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/beard-trimmer-9000-2.jpg?1378717958" /> </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"> A laser-guided beard trimmer (yes, really) </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/philips/ifa-2013/meet-worlds-first-laser-guided-beard-trimmer/news#comments Geek accessories IFA 2013 Philips Thu, 05 Sep 2013 15:11:07 +0000 Stephen Graves 1426248 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Apple buys public transport app, MakerBot’s 3D scanner priced and dated and Philips' ace ode to OutRun http://www.stuff.tv/apple/fully-charged-apple-buys-public-transport-app-makerbot-s-3d-scanner-priced-and-dated-and-phili <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A quadruple-shot of tech news to get your Friday started </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="567" height="425" title="Philips ode to OutRun" alt="Philips ode to OutRun" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/philips-headphone.jpg?1377489598" /> </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-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Philips boosts its street cred with edgy online game </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>Now this is unexpected. In order to promote its range of Citiscape headphones, Philips has partnered with band Swiss Lips to create an interactive online music video-cum-game, which boasts pixellated 80s visuals, OutRun-style driving and the ability to “remix” the track “Carolyn” by steering your car into on-road powerups. While we don’t think it’s going to get Citiscape cans in the pages of VICE anytime soon, it’s surprisingly fun and, by Philips’ standards, surprisingly transgressive. Have a play at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.remixcarolyn.com/remix.php">You Need to Hear This</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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-headphone.jpg?1377489598" /> </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"> Apple buys Embark to boost Maps’ public transport skills </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>In an apparent bid to improve its Maps app, Apple has acquired <a href="http://letsembark.com/">Embark</a>, a Silicon Valley startup specialising in public transport navigation. Embark has been around since 2011 and makes apps for iOS and Android that provide info about public transport for US cities including New York, San Francisco and Chicago. It would seem that Apple wants to integrate the technology behind these apps into Maps in order to bolster the service against rivals like Google Maps (which already offers pretty impressive public transport information). Embark’s apps have apparently disappeared from Google Play, but are still available on iOS. [Source: <a href="http://jessicalessin.com/2013/08/22/exclusive-apple-buys-another-map-app-embark/">Jessica Lessin</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="604" height="453" title="Apple buys Embark" alt="Apple buys Embark" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/embark-nyc-iphone.jpg?1377489598" /> </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"> MakerBot’s Digitizer 3D scanner now available for pre-order </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>MakerBot has announced the release date and opened pre-orders for the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/makerbot/makerbot-digitizer-3d-scanner-coming-next-week/news">Digitizer</a>, its desktop 3D scanner. The device can be used to scan small objects (3kg and lighter, and compact enough to fit on its rotating plate) in order to create 3D schematics that can then be shared online and used as the basis for 3D printed objects. The scanning process reportedly takes around 12 minutes.</p> <p>The Digitizer will be available to buy for US$1,400 (£900) from mid-October, and you can <a href="http://store.makerbot.com/digitizer.html">pre-order it right now</a> if you want to ensure you get your hands on one.</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/9GfnKKczec0" 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-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"> Boost your MacBook’s storage with a tiny, leave-in SD card </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>Memory maker PNY has come up with an elegant and brilliantly simple solution to MacBook Air or Pro storage issues: the StoreEDGE SD card. The card is smaller than a standard SD card, so sits almost flush with the edge of the laptop and can thus be left in pretty much permanently if you wish. It is available in 64GB and 128GB capacities, priced at US$100 and US$200 (£65 and £130) respectively. [Source: <a href="http://www3.pny.com/category_buymulti.aspx?UserID=64703954&amp;SessionID=9ctPamCSpDlORR8LWWAc&amp;Category_ID=591">PNY</a> via <a href="http://gizmodo.com/leave-in-compact-sd-cards-boost-your-macbooks-storage-1183912898">Gizmodo</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="1200" height="900" title="Boost your MacBook’s storage with a tiny, leave-in SD card" alt="Boost your MacBook’s storage with a tiny, leave-in SD card" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/pny-storedge.jpg?1377489598" /> </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> Apple MacBook Air MacBook Pro MakerBot Philips Thu, 22 Aug 2013 21:05:35 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1425776 at http://www.stuff.tv Philips extends app controlled Hue light range with new LightStrips and LivingColors Bloom http://www.stuff.tv/philips/philips-extends-app-controlled-hue-light-range-new-lightstrips-and-livingcolors-bloom/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> By adding new lights to the Hue range anywhere is a potential multicoloured light-fest </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 lightstrips" alt="philips lightstrips" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/philips-ligthstrips.jpg?1383646442" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Before <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/these-smart-bulbs-make-other-lights-look-dim/news" target="_blank">Philips Hue smart bulbs</a> – that offer the power to control light from a mobile – we were limited to dimmer switches. Now that you can do it all remotely Philips has added new lights to the Hue family called Friends of Hue LightStrips and LivingColors Bloom.</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/luke-edwards" title="View user profile.">Luke Edwards</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"> smart shine </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>LivingColors Bloom offer a 120 lumen light with over 16 million colours and thanks to its <a href="https://ifttt.com/" target="_blank">IFTTT (If This Then That)</a> smarts, which lets you create an action from an event, it can gradually change colour and intensity as the sun sets and rises.</p> <p>And it can be complemented with the LightStrips that offer a two-metre strip which can subtly illuminate the darker nooks and crannies of your home. You can even add an under light to your couch, if that’s your thing. While the LightStrips stick to nearly any surface, like its LivingColors Bloom brothers, both require mains power supply.</p> <p>And they all work with your Philips TV for the ultimate ambient light while viewing Bruce Willis blow things up.</p> <p>Philips LivingColors Bloom will cost £66, with LightStrips pricing to be confirmed. Both will be available from Apple Stores from August 21st.</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 friends of hue" alt="philips friends of hue" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LightStrips-Kitchen-HighRes_Lifestyle.jpg?1383646442" /> </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 bloomcolors" alt="philips bloomcolors" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/philips-bloomcolors.jpg?1383646442" /> </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-extends-app-controlled-hue-light-range-new-lightstrips-and-livingcolors-bloom/news#comments Hue Philips Tue, 06 Aug 2013 15:59:59 +0000 Luke Edwards 1425314 at http://www.stuff.tv