Make life eas­ier with these handy gad­gets, write Jen­nifer Dud­ley-Ni­chol­son and Rod Ch­ester

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This lamp, in com­bi­na­tion with an up­date to Philips’ Hue range, lets you light up your house just by speak­ing to your phone. The com­pany has up­dated its Bridge de­vice that con­nects the lights to the in­ter­net so they can ac­cept com­mands from Ap­ple’s per­sonal as­sis­tant Siri. That in­cludes the cute Hue Go that you can turn on and change colours by ask­ing Siri nicely. The up­dated lamp, which fea­tures a but­ton on its rounded back for quick changes, can also be pro­grammed to light up to sig­nify events, like sun­sets, and fea­tures seven light­ing ef­fects and colours. It sits strangely with the cord com­ing out the front, how­ever, and you’ll need a third-party app to is­sue voice com­mands from an An­droid phone. $150 / AP­PLE.COM/AU

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