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Keep Your ZigBee Smart Home Devices Updated to Protect Against This Hack

Hacked by a Hue lightbulb? It sounds silly, but security researchers at Check Point Software recently demonstrated that unpatched Philips Hue smart lights be used as an attack vector into your network if someone takes advantage of an exploit in the ZigBee protocol that the bulbs use to communicate with their bridge.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Everything You Need to Trick Out Your Home Theater or Gaming Rig’s Lighting

You’ve installed a new graphics card, you’ve added a ton of LEDs to your case, but your gaming PC isn’t quite complete. What you could really use is some ambient lighting behind your monitor to make the whole thing really pop. Here’s what you need to make your rig glow.Read more… Continue Reading at

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How to Pick the Best Light Bulb for Every Room

The lighting in a room isn’t just part of the decor; it can affect everything from your sleep schedule to your brain power. So it’s understandable that you want your home, the place you presumably spend a big chunk of your life, to be lit nicely. But there are so many different options to choose […]

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Your External Hard Drive Can Finally Join Your Computer’s Trippy Light Show

If you’re someone who can’t work, play, or kill time online without your desktop PC blinding you with a spectacle of flashing LEDs, ASUS will now let your external hard drive join the desktop rave. The company’s new FX HDD drive includes its own set of LEDs, illuminating a circuit trace pattern that will sync […]

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Sync Your Lights to Your Games and Music with This App

Windows, Mac: There are plenty of apps you can use to put on a little light show in your house (or geek den) if you’ve bought into Philips’ Hue ecosystem. My room is full of the company’s expensive color-changing LED bulbs, and I’ve checked out a few of these apps, but generally don’t need to […]

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Hue’s Latest Update Makes the App Finally Worth Using

iOS / Android: Philips has released a major update to its Hue app that actually makes it worth using. And I’m not being over the top when I say that; prior to today, the Hue app was a mess. It took forever to load; the user interface was challenging, to put it nicely; and it […]

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