• This Verizon Smart Display has LTE inside to get you outage answers

    9 days ago - By SlashGear

    Verizon has revealed its own Smart Display, an Alexa-powered screen that packs its own LTE connection as well as WiFi. Built in collaboration with Amazon, it's the first example of a smart home product made with the Amazon Custom Assistant, meaning Verizon Fios customers will be able to ask for specific account details and get service support. We saw the...
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  • Make way for Matter, the smart home's would-be skeleton key - CNET

    Make way for Matter, the smart home's would-be skeleton key - CNET

    9 days ago - By CNET

    Coming soon to Echo devices, Android and iOS, the new standard is set to make waves with wide industry support - but don't expect a smart home sea change.
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  • Current Echo smart speakers and displays will support Matter, Amazon says

    Current Echo smart speakers and displays will support Matter, Amazon says

    9 days ago - By PC World

    Only a handful of legacy Echo devices won't be getting a Matter update.
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  • Should you purchase the Nest Wifi Router or the Eero Pro 6?

    Should you purchase the Nest Wifi Router or the Eero Pro 6?

    10 days ago - By Android Central

    Our Recommendation
    Nest Wifi Router
    $169 on Amazon
    Pros
    Integrates seamlessly with Google Home and Google Wifi
    Nest Points double as smart speakers
    Powerful onboard hardware
    Easy setup
    Easy expansion options
    Cons
    Dual-band only
    No support for Wi-Fi 6
    There's a lot to love about the Nest Wifi Router. It's both powerful and easy to use, offering fast and seamless connectivity throughout the home. Nest Wifi is limited by its Wi-Fi 5, and the Nest Wifi points are much slower than the main router. Luckily, you can expand your Nest Wifi mesh with more routers.
    Tri-band Wi-Fi
    Eero Pro 6
    From $229...
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  • Amazon promises most Echo speakers will get upgraded to Matter

    Amazon promises most Echo speakers will get upgraded to Matter

    10 days ago - By The Verge

    Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge
    Amazon, Apple, Google, Samsung, and dozens of other firms have agreed to try to make setting up smart homes easier with Matter , a cross-platform open-source standard coming later this year. Now, Amazon has revealed the scope of its initial commitment: it will be upgrading almost every plug-in Echo smart speaker to support Matter, including most Echo and Echo Dot speakers and every Echo Studio, Echo Show, Echo Plus, and Echo Flex.
    In fact, the only Echo smart speakers that won't get upgraded to Matter are the first-gen Echo, first-gen Echo Dot and Echo Tap...
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  • Amazon says most Echo speakers will support the Matter smart home platform

    10 days ago - By Engadget

    Amazon's support for the Matter smart home platform is coming into focus. Previously known as Project Chip , Matter comes from the Connectivity Standards Alliance, a group made up of device manufacturers like Amazon, Google, Apple and Samsung. It's meant to standardize voice assistant support across multiple devices, as well as to make it easier to connect smart home gadgets to your home network. During its Alexa Live developer presentation, Amazon said that practically every plug-in Echo speaker will support Matter, save for the first-generation Echo, Echo Dot and Echo Tap, The Verge...
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