Tag Archive: Lighting

Candle Touch offers smart lighting for people afraid of light bulbs

One company has decided that electric lamps shouldn’t be having all the fun when it comes to lighting the app-controled home of the future, so it’s come up with one of the strangest (and most interesting) ideas we’ve heard in a while: smart candles. Candle Touch will let you control the actual fire on a […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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iPhone video lighting made easy

Lighting is a crucial part of any video shoot, whether you’re filming a scene for an indie movie with an expensive camera or using your iPhone to capture video of your kid’s soccer game. Chances are, though, you’re not going…Read more ›

Lighting envy: next-gen USB enters production with reversible design

We’ve known for awhile that the next version of USB will copy Apple’s Lightning connector with a reversible design. Now the next-gen connector is ready for production, which means you’ll start seeing it in new desktops, laptops, tablets, phones and…Read more ›

Get your photographic and video lighting right every time with The KICK [Deals]

In order to take breathtaking still pictures and earth shattering video, you need to have the proper lighting conditions. No one will see your fantastic photographic subject if the room is too dark. A lack of sufficient lighting also won’t…Read more ›

KICK: A smartphone-controlled lighting studio for photo and video [Deals]

The KICK is a revolutionary new way of lighting your photos and videos – and making sure you get perfect exposure every time. It’s only about the size of your smartphone, but comes packed with a rechargeable panel of 40…Read more ›

LG Tackles Phillips Hue With Its Own Smart Lighting System (At Half The Price)

We’re big fans of the Philips Hue line of smart lightbulbs controllable with a slick, full-featured iOS app, but there’s no doubt it’s a pricey proposition for most people, with a single Hue bulb costing as much as $ 60. If…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Bad Elf Dongle Adds GPS Via Lighting Port

When I ordered a Retina iPad mini, I went for the cellular version – and not only because it means I can get online anywhere without draining my iPhone’s battery by tethering. I got it for the GPS, which is…Read more ›    [Read More…]

The EverDock Will Dock Literally Any Lighting, 30-Pin Or Micro USB Device

6c398baa11ac2e0dde722e920dd9e47c_largeAlthough we thought it was a pain in the butt to assemble, one thing TwelveSouth’s HiRise dock really got right was this core concept that a dock doesn’t have to be specific to one iPhone or iPad model, but can be universal as long as it uses a Lightning connector. EverDock is a new dock […]

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Photojojo’s LED Lighting Bank Will Brighten Up Your iPhoneography

Counter-intuitive though it may seem, taking a light source and putting it right up close to your subject’s face – as close as you can without getting it in frame – makes for softer light. Why? Because it makes the light bigger in relation to the subject. If that subject is a face, a bigger light can “wrap around” its contours and fill in its own shadows.

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Philips Announces SDK And Open API For Hue Lighting System


We’ve seen Philips’ Hue lightbulbs do some pretty cool stuff, but things are about to get crazy. Philips revealed that they have some open APIs and an iOS SDK for the Hue connected lighting system.

The official SDK for Hue means that third-party apps and hardware can pick up where Hue left off and bring new features to the Hue system that Philips can’t bring on its own.

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