Best smart lights for 2020 (LED bulbs, switches, light strips, accessories and more)

Smart home gadgets are just about everywhere these days, and smart lights that you can control and automate — with voice commands or from a smartphone, tablet or other smart device — are one of the easiest ways to jump on the bandwagon. If you’re looking to try them out and leave your old lights behind, you’ll more options than ever as you shop. Even better: The uptick in competition means there are lots of affordable options to choose from, too.

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This color-changing Philips Wiz Connected LED works with Alexa and Google, and costs just $13.


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How affordable? You can build an entire smart lighting system with dirt-cheap white light smart bulbs that cost less than $10, color-changing bulbs for less than $15 a piece, solar-powered outdoor smart lights for as low as $35 a pop, plus dimmable smart light switches and nifty new lighting accessories for

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Best smart lights in 2020 (LED bulbs, switches, light strips, accessories and more)

Smart home gadgets are everywhere these days, and smart lights that you can control and automate — with voice commands or from a smartphone, tablet or other smart device — are one of the easiest ways to jump on the bandwagon. If you’re looking to try them out and leave your old lights behind, you’ll more options than ever as you shop. Even better: The uptick in competition means there are lots of affordable options to choose from, too.

philips-wiz-connected-smart-wi-fi-led

This color-changing Philips Wiz Connected LED works with Alexa and Google, and costs just $13.


Ry Crist/CNET

How affordable? You can build an entire smart lighting system with dirt-cheap white light smart bulbs that cost less than $10, color-changing bulbs for less than $15 a piece, solar-powered outdoor smart lights for as low as $35 a pop, plus dimmable smart light switches and nifty new lighting accessories for less than

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Computer model sheds light on how brain circuits might be altered in psychiatric diseases

Scientists have built a computer ‘brain circuit’, or artificial neural network, that mirrors human decision-making processes and sheds light on how circuits might be altered in psychiatric diseases, a new study published today in eLife reports.

The model identifies a potential mechanism for the impaired decision making that is commonly seen in schizophrenia, involving the reduced activity of molecules in the brain called NDMA receptors. These results provide new insight that may inform the development of future treatments for neuropsychiatric conditions.

A major challenge in psychiatry is to relate changes that occur at nerve synapses in the brain to the cognitive processes that cause symptoms of disorders such as schizophrenia. Computational modelling of brain circuits can fill in these gaps. By altering the circuit model at the synapse level, you can make predictions of nerve activity and behaviours, and then test

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Best smart lights of 2020 (LED bulbs, switches, light strips, accessories and more)

Smart home tech is everywhere these days, and smart lights that you can control and automate — with voice commands or from a smartphone, tablet or other smart device — are one of the easiest ways to jump on the bandwagon. With a multitude of new smart home lighting products hitting the market all the time, you’ve got more options than ever if you’re looking to design your own lighting system and leave traditional bulbs behind. Even better, the uptick in competition means there are lots of affordable options to choose from, too.

philips-wiz-connected-smart-wi-fi-led

This color-changing Philips Wiz Connected LED works with Alexa and Google, and costs just $13.


Ry Crist/CNET

How affordable? You can build an entire smart lighting system with dirt-cheap white light smart bulbs that cost less than $10, color-changing bulbs for less than $15 a piece, solar-powered outdoor smart lights for as low as $35 a

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