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Security researchers are warning of an exploit in the ZigBee low-power wireless power protocol that could allow an attacker to infiltrate a home network through smart lighting. The researches focused primarily on Philips Hue smart bulbs because of their market popularity in the smart lighting segment, though the ZigBee protocol is actually used on a wide range of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. "Continuing from where the previous research left off, Check Point’s researchers showed how a threat actor could exploit an IoT network (smart lightbulbs and their control bridge) to launch attacks on conventional computer networks in homes, businesses or even smart cities," Check Point stated... Read more...
The long Labor Day holiday weekend is here, and if you are looking to do some shopping this weekend for deals, Amazon has some deals you don’t even have to leave your home to take advantage of. The online shopping giant has some nice deals on Philips Hue Lighting products and control hubs that will work with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant with Google Home products. With an Amazon Echo device in your home and these smart bulbs, you can control the lighting in your home using your voice. Forgot to turn off the lights in the kitchen and you don't want to pause the game? Just tell Alexa to turn them off. You do need a few things to be able to pull that scenario off . You need an... Read more...
Some people have the ability to light up a room just by their very presence. So can you, says Philips, when you use its Hue gen 2 app for iOS and Android. The new generation app for the company's smart lighting system gives you better control over your home illumination along with some intuitive ways of brightening up a room. One of the new features is called Rooms. Using the Rooms feature, you can group all of the lights in one room together to control them all at the same time. This can be handy for rooms like kitchens and the basement where you might have lights installed in different locations, each of which is controlled with a different switch. The second generation Hues app also supports... Read more...
Incandescent bulbs may be a 19th century invention, but some people swear by the bulbs due to the pleasant light they give off (despite the drain they put on your energy bill). For a time, CFLs were seen as the next logical step as a replacement for incandescent bulbs in residential homes, but LED technology is quickly dropping in price and more and more people are starting to embrace the extremely efficient bulbs. Philips is hoping to capitalize on the efficiency revolution with a new family of LED bulbs that will be available starting in early May. The new Everyday LED bulb is equivalent to a 60W incandescent bulb, but only sips 8.5 watts and puts out 800 lumens. The A19 bulb clocks in at 2700K... Read more...
If you're in need of a new monitor for your gaming machine, you're in good shape. We've already seen a number of display announcements at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, including an interesting 27-inch panel by Philips that uses NVIDIA's G-SYNC technology to synchronize refresh rates to the PC's GPU. The "Philips 27-inch Gaming Monitor with G-SYNC" (model 272G5DYEB) rocks a Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) resolution, 1,000:1 contrast ratio (typical), 300cd/cm2 brightness, and a 144Hz refresh rate with 1ms response time for fast action visuals presumably void of ghosting and other nasty artifacts. "This 27-inch Philips monitor is a perfect gaming partner, with G-SYNC technology bringing... Read more...