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From: BGR - The newest Philips Hue smart bulbs are discounted right now on Amazon

Philips recently released its third-generation Hue smart LED bulbs, and they’re seriously better in every conceivable way. They still support 16 million colors, but they offer deeper, more bold shades. They still offer a range of color temperatures on white light, but that range now encompasses 50,000 different shades of white. These are seriously the Mercedes of smart bulbs, but you don’t have to pay Mercedes prices thanks to Amazon’s current sale. For a limited time, you can save 12% on a Philips 464503 Hue White and Color A19 LED Bulb.

Here are some highlights from the product page:

  • Works with IOS and Android (Philips hub sold separately)
  • 3rd generation Color LED light bulb has richer colors (deeper shades of Green, cyan and blue)
  • Choose from 16 million colors and 50,000 shades of white light, from warm to cool white
  • Add up to 50 Philips hue lights and accessories to a square-shaped Philips hue bridge 2.0
  • Sync your lights with your music, movies and games for an immersive effect

From: Boing Boing - Emojis are like modern-day gargoyles to this Dutch architect

In what could be considered the modern-day equivalent of gargoyles, architect Changiz Tehrani of Dutch firm Attika Architekten has added ornamental emojis to the facade of a Vathorst apartment building.

According to Wired, he pulled all 22 emojis, all faces, straight from the WhatsApp messaging app:

He selected only faces emojis, for their expressiveness and consistency. “They are really strong, recognizable shapes,” he says. “You recognize them immediately.”

Some architects aren’t happy with Tehrani’s design choices though. New York Institute of Technology architectural history and theory professor Sean Khorsandi is one of them. He told Wired,

“We’re using copious materials, and we’re taking up land. There is a responsibility that goes along with that. If everything is a joke; reduced to this disposable ‘I like it in the moment’ fad, that’s a dangerous attitude to have.”

photos by Bart van HoekAttika Architekten

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