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

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 outdoor light strip is $73 ($17 off) on Amazon

Philips doesn't just make internet-connected light bulbs under its Hue brand — there are also motion sensors, dimmer switches, table lamps, and even light strips. Right now you can get the Hue outdoor light strip for $72.77 on Amazon. That's a reduction of $17.22 from the original cost, and its lowest recorded price yet.

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Latest Philips Hue app update finally adds power-on behavior

The Philips Hue is the largest and most well-known smart light ecosystem. If someone has connected light bulbs, there's a good chance they're Hue. However, those lights would always flip to full brightness when powered. Now, you've got options. The latest app update finally adds power-on behavior settings.

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Amazon's Black Friday sales are live: Fire TV Recast for $180, Fire tablets as cheap as $50, new Echo Dot for half off

Every deal season, one thing you can depend on is that Amazon will place its first-party Kindle, Echo, and Fire hardware on discount. It's such a regular part of Amazon's sales that we often overlook it as expected, familiar, and therefore uninteresting. But if you're in the market for an Alexa-powered smart speaker, cord-cutting Fire TV recast DVR, or an Amazon Prime-compatible streaming device, now is the time to pick one up.

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

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.

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6 of our favorite tech deals this week: Pixel 3 accessories, JBL audio gear, and more

This past week was all about the Pixel 3, and if you're anything like us, right now you're looking to save money any which way you can in order to get your pre-order in for one of Google's latest handsets. Of course, just because you're putting together your Pixel 3 fund doesn't mean you can't drop a little cash elsewhere, and we've spotted a few deals that will hook you up with some desirable tech while also leaving you with money to spare.

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

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] Philips Hue 2nd gen starter kit refurb is $93 ($27 off MSRP) at Daily Steals with our exclusive code

Smart lighting equipment can get pretty wild, but you'll probably want to start off with something a bit tamer if this is your first foray into the category. Daily Steals is offering AP readers an exclusive deal on a refurbished second-gen Philips Hue starter kit, bringing the price down to $92.99 from its MSRP of $119.99.

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Philips Hue family expands with Adore illuminated mirror, tease of upcoming LightStrip Outdoor

Smart lights might not seem very exciting, but once you get a set of your own, the convenience of automated home lighting is sure to change your mind. So although it's a bit more pedestrian than a new phone or Chromebook, we're excited to see Philips Hue reveal two new products in its smart lighting lineup: The Hue Adore Mirror and the Hue White and Color Outdoor Lightstrips.

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[Update: Resolved] Problems with your Philips Hue? Widespread outages reported

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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