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AI Alarm Clock: Xiaomi’s alarm clock also works with Philips Hue

The website homekitnews.com has shared information about the new Xiaomi AI Alarm Clock. Visually, it is indistinguishable from the current China model, but there are a few exciting features that are not yet further specified. The alarm clock will not only work with Alexa but also support Apple Music, Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio and Philips Hue.

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Philips Hue: Compact GU10 lamp with Richer Colors coming in August The wait is finally over: starting in mid-August, the new generation of Philips Hue GU10 lamps will be available.

The wait is finally over: starting in mid-August, the new generation of Philips Hue GU10 lamps will be available.

We did not expect such a quick release: after Philips introduced new Hue lamps with additional Bluetooth connection last month – which are already available in the USA with an E27 base – there is new information for the European market. According to the information I have received, new lamps with Bluetooth will be delivered on August 15th.

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Google Home: Shorter light controlling responses The Google Assistant installed on the various Google Home devices now provides shorter answers.

The Google Assistant installed on the various Google Home devices now provides shorter answers.

Users of a smart speaker with Google Assistant will know the “problem”. If you ask the Google Home or Nest Hub to turn off the lights in a room, it will respond with a relatively long answer: “Okay, I’m turning off two lights”. A Google employee has now announced on the official support forum that changes regarding this issue were made.

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Unboxing video: Friends of Hue switch from Busch-Jaeger Announced a few weeks ago, now finally unboxed: I will show you what to expect from the Friends of Hue switch by Busch-Jaeger.

Announced a few weeks ago, now finally unboxed: I will show you what to expect from the Friends of Hue switch by Busch-Jaeger.

After manufacturers Niko and Vimar have already presented their products, Busch-Jaeger is the first German manufacturer that offers the new Friends of Hue switches. Seen from a technical point of view, there are no surprises because Busch-Jaeger also makes use of the well-known EnOcean module in its switch. Nevertheless I’d like to show you the content of the 99 euro package in a small video (in German language).

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Show your Hue: Magnetic holder for Philips Hue Play Lightbar Sometimes it is the simple ideas that can be inspiring - for example a magnetic holder for the Philips Hue Play Lightbar.

Sometimes it is the simple ideas that can be inspiring - for example a magnetic holder for the Philips Hue Play Lightbar.

The Philips Hue Play Lightbar is one of the most successful new Hue products of the year, even though the integration of Hue Sync has not yet progressed so far that the small Ambilight replacement lamps could be used. Nonetheless, they are definitely a great mood light. What’s especially great is that the Philips Hue Play Lightbar can be set up or attached in a variety of ways, because Signify comes with some accessories.

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Philips Hue Ensis: installation and visual impressions We can present first impressions of the Hue Ensis, including some pictures.

We can present first impressions of the Hue Ensis, including some pictures.

I will soon mount the Philips Hue Ensis above my dining table. Altough availability is currently rather poor, there are always short-term offers on the internet. Hueblog reader Roger received one of the rarely spread samples and kindly provided us with impressions in words and pictures. We would like to pass these on to you.

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Hue Bridge: How to activate the WiFi module The current Philips Hue Bridge in version 2.1 also provides a WiFi module. We show you how to use it.

The current Philips Hue Bridge in version 2.1 also provides a WiFi module. We show you how to use it.

I do not mind connecting the Philips Hue Bridge to my router with a LAN cable. Since I use my Fritz!Box and Netgear Orbi together, I have enough connections anyway. Nevertheless, it would be more useful to at least have the choice between the two connection options. At the moment, we can only speculate why Signify did not enable a WiFi function in the bridge.

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New light series: Philips Hue Play will not only inspire gamers Just in time for Gamescom, which starts this week, Philips Hue has introduced a new product: Hue Play.

Just in time for Gamescom, which starts this week, Philips Hue has introduced a new product: Hue Play.

When Philips Hue invited me to the Gamescom in Cologne a few weeks ago, I was already expecting a new product releases. I was already well informed about the Hue Entertainment partnership with Razor, so that couldn’t have been the reason. One day before Gamescom starts, the cat is out of the bag.

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Show your Hue: This is how the LightStrip is perfectly mounted behind your TV You can do a lot with the Philips Hue LightStrip. Hueblog reader Beat mounted the light strip behind his Samsung TV.

You can do a lot with the Philips Hue LightStrip. Hueblog reader Beat mounted the light strip behind his Samsung TV.

Even if this is not a real replacement for Ambilight, this idea should be more than interesting for many users. After all, a television, possibly still mounted directly on the wall with a bracket, is perfect for indirect wall lighting. And what could be more suitable than a Philips Hue LightStrip Plus?

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