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Philips: A long goodbye to lighting?

Philips: A long goodbye to lighting?

A day after CEO Frans van Houten says he's 'giving independence' to the lighting group, our take on what he really means, and whether any Internet companies should be prowling around Amsterdam headquarters.

LEDs drive 'smart city' in bold Danish experiment

LEDs drive 'smart city' in bold Danish experiment

Dignitaries officially switch on the much anticipated testbed near Copenhagen, where street lamps will provide much more than lighting. As Apple once exhorted, it's time to 'think different.'

Philips opens its Hue bulbs to Internet control. This time for real!

Philips opens its Hue bulbs to Internet control. This time for real!

You might think you read this some time ago: Philips is opening up the design of its Hue light bulbs so that mobile phone and computer apps will have an easier time commanding the bulbs to flash, dim, turn off, change colours, dance, wash the dishes or do anything that you haven't even thought of yet.

New material could slash LED costs

New material could slash LED costs

Researchers at Cambridge and Oxford universities have demonstrated a new way of making LEDs that could eventually slash manufacturing costs.

And now, natural light makes nurses laugh

And now, natural light makes nurses laugh

Earlier this week we wrote that office workers confined to spaces away from natural light are tired and weary compared to their colleagues by the window, as a U.S. study observed. 

Now, like the proverbial string of buses, another study has come right along revealing the same general effect and more: People who work near the window laugh more.