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Philips Hue v3.14 rolling out with promised custom power-on behavior

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Just about a month ago, Philips announced that Hue owners would soon be able to set custom power-on behaviors, meaning that you can tell your lights how you want them to come on when you flip the switch or the power returns. This includes brightness and color.

Here's the changelog for the app:

  • We are happy to announce that you can now configure the power-on behavior to your preferred color and brightness.
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Philips Hue v3.14 rolling out with promised custom power-on behavior was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Philips Hue bulbs are getting more power-on options, new sleep and wake functionality with Google Assistant

Friday, January 11th, 2019

Last month, Hue bulbs were updated with the option to use their most recent settings when powering on, rather than coming on at full brightness. Hue has now announced that users will soon be able to choose what setting lights power on with — full brightness, the last used setting, or a user-defined custom setting. The bulbs are also getting new sleep and wake functionality with Google Assistant, meant to replicate sunset and sunrise.

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Philips Hue bulbs are getting more power-on options, new sleep and wake functionality with Google Assistant was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Arlo announces new Security System, Works With Arlo program with partners like Sonos and Hue

Monday, January 7th, 2019

Arlo is at CES 2019 with a few interesting announcements. The security camera maker is expanding its portfolio with more integrations and a new security system.

The most interesting piece of news is the Arlo Security System (pictured above). Using as its central brain the new SmartHub, which was announced along with the Arlo Ultra 4K camera, the system features three new products:

  • Arlo Multi-Sensor: It can monitor open/close states for doors and windows, motion, smoke and CO alarms (i.e.
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Arlo announces new Security System, Works With Arlo program with partners like Sonos and Hue was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Philips Hue Play review: Impressive media-syncing light bars, but with room for improvement

Sunday, January 6th, 2019

As well as offering simple light bulbs and accessories for your home, Philips has been pushing its Hue lights for entertainment purposes more and more. The Zigbee-toting Hue lights can now be used as accent lighting for music, film, and even gaming, which may seem gimmicky or cool, depending on your outlook. I would say it’s a bit of both, or at least that’s how I view the latest addition to the lineup, the Hue Play.

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Philips Hue Play review: Impressive media-syncing light bars, but with room for improvement was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Certified refurbished Philips Hue products are up to 38 percent off today on Amazon

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Hue lights can be pricey, but buying refurbished is a good way to save some cash, especially when additional discounts are available. And wouldn't you know it, additional discounts are available today! Amazon has a number of Hue bulbs and package deals on sale for up to 38 percent off.

You can pick up a two-pack of White Ambiance bulbs — the ones that can change temperature, but not color — for $29.40, a 30 percent savings of $12.59.

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Certified refurbished Philips Hue products are up to 38 percent off today on Amazon was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Best Buy’s early Black Friday deals end tonight – here are some of the best ones left

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Best Buy pushed out a small mountain of early Black Friday deals last week, and if you didn't manage to snag any of them, don't worry, but do rush. There's only a handful of hours left before they go all pumpkin-shaped. For ease and convenience, we've put together a handful of the better ones we've spotted.

These early deals all end tonight at midnight CT (1:00 AM ET, 10:00 PM PT), so if it's past that time when your eyes hit this sentence, it's too late.

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Best Buy's early Black Friday deals end tonight - here are some of the best ones left was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Done for now] Best Buy’s early Black Friday deals end tonight – here are some of the best ones left

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Best Buy pushed out a small mountain of early Black Friday deals last week, and if you didn't manage to snag any of them, don't worry, but do rush. There's only a handful of hours left before they go all pumpkin-shaped.

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[Update: Done for now] Best Buy's early Black Friday deals end tonight - here are some of the best ones left was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Deal Alert] Refurbished Philips Hue LED bulbs, LightStrip Plus, Starter Kit, and more up to $90 off at Woot

Monday, October 8th, 2018

Smart lighting is one of the simplest ways to give you more wireless control over your home. Philips produces the Hue line of products, which can perform some rather cool tricks that will make your standard lights envious. For example, they can be programmed to change colors when they detect smoke, or when your favorite sports team scores. We recently linked to a deal on Amazon for new Hue units, but if you're looking for more savings, Woot has refurbished models on sale for a larger discount.

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[Deal Alert] Refurbished Philips Hue LED bulbs, LightStrip Plus, Starter Kit, and more up to $90 off at Woot was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Deal Alert] Philips Hue LED smart bulbs, LightStrip Plus, Smart Hub, and more are up to 33% off at Amazon

Monday, October 8th, 2018

Halloween is fast approaching. If you want to have the coolest, most tech-filled display on the block—or just some smart lighting for regular, non-festive use around the house—Amazon has discounted quite a few Philips Hue products by up to 33%.

Those familiar with Hue products will know how versatile they are. The color changing and remote control is nice, but Hue things also integrate with smart home ecosystems from Google, Amazon, and Apple.

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[Deal Alert] Philips Hue LED smart bulbs, LightStrip Plus, Smart Hub, and more are up to 33% off at Amazon was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Problems with your Philips Hue? Widespread outages reported

Thursday, May 31st, 2018

According to recent reports, those of you with Philips Hue bulbs equipped at home may be running into a few problems today. The company has acknowledged an outage related to remote connectivity, including out of home and voice controls. Local controls are unaffected.

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Problems with your Philips Hue? Widespread outages reported was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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