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Amazon launches Echo Hub

Amazon has introduced a hub for the smart home, which appears to be a reasonably priced option for those looking for such a device. The hub is called Echo Hub and supports devices that use some of the more well-known smart home protocols, including Matter and Threads. Through the eight-inch screen, users can control all […]

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Wiz releases new smart lighting

Signify is introducing three new Wiz products today for both indoor and outdoor use. The desk lamp Portrait offers both ring and regular light that can be adjusted to create focused lighting or illuminate your face during video calls. New NFC smart tags enable light control by holding your mobile device over the tag, and […]

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Matter 1.2 is coming this fall

Matter 1.2 is set to launch in the fall with support for additional categories within the smart home ecosystem. The IoT standard Matter is receiving a relatively significant update with the inclusion of categories like door locks, robot vacuum cleaners, washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, fans, and air conditioners. However, support for security cameras is missing […]

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Philips Hue Presents a Range of Innovations

Philips Hue is introducing a series of security cameras and contact sensors for the first time to help users monitor their homes. The new cameras record in 1080p with night vision and can trigger instant motion alerts. They also use end-to-end encryption as standard, and person and object detection occurs directly within the camera. Users […]

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Samsung and LG Begin Collaboration in the Smart Home Space

The upcoming major electronics fair, IFA, is about to start in Berlin, and ahead of that, both South Korean companies LG and Samsung announced a new collaboration. The collaboration focuses on the realm of the ‘smart home,’ allowing users who have smart home devices, TVs, and other products from both companies to control these items […]

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Roborock releases Dyad Pro Combo

Roborock has previously offered various models of wet and dry vacuum cleaners, but now the company is releasing its first model that can also be converted into a handheld vacuum cleaner with four additional accessories. The vacuum cleaner has a suction power of 17,000 and can clean as close as 1 mm from edges and […]

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Grow mushrooms at home with Shrooly

If you’re interested in cultivating mushrooms at home, the small greenhouse called Shrooly might be intriguing. It’s a transparent box where the user can grow one of twelve types of mushrooms at a time. To use Shrooly, you need to plant the company’s own mushroom pods in the small greenhouse. Then, the user selects the […]

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Roborock joins the Connectivity Standards Alliance

Now, Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA) has announced that several more companies, including the manufacturer Roborock, have become members of the organization. This could be seen as a sign that the manufacturer’s robot vacuum cleaners will receive support for the smart home standard, Matter, in the future. The first major update of the standard, Matter 2.0, […]

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Home Robots Statistics 2023

Home robots are also known as domestic or consumer robots. These robots are designed to assist with tasks we do in our daily lives. These tasks include chores, education, entertainment, and, as well, act as our companionship. The potential applications for home robots are virtually limitless. From robotic vacuum cleaners and lawnmowers to personal assistants, […]

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The Best Robot Vacuums Right Now

After a long day you may not feel like cleaning up your house and that is where these robot vacuums come into play as they allow you to keep your floors clean without having to lift a single finger. In this day and age, robot vacuums are more affordable and capable than they have ever […]

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The first update of Matter is here

Now, the first update of the new smart home standard, Matter, is being released. CSA, the organization behind the standard, states that these are the improvements included in version 1.1: This update does not include support for any new types of devices, which is something that is needed. Currently, Matter does not support devices such […]

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Amazon is working on making smart home robots smarter

Business Insider has obtained information indicating that Amazon is working on developing an artificial intelligence that could make robots in smart homes a bit more useful. Amazon’s new robot project is called “Burnham” and utilizes generative AI, the type of AI used, for example, in ChatGPT, to enhance the functionality of the robots. Robots with […]