Cue the Hue

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The tech lighting system and corresponding app from Philips that links your lights to your wireless devices is taking its connectedness to a new level. Partnering with web-works-for-you startup IFTTT, users can create “recipes” for their web and lighting systems. For example, your Hue bulbs may blink blue if it’s going to rain while geofencing technology means your lights turn on before you open the door—all without pulling out your smartphone.