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A Matter of principle: Belkin's U-turn leaves Wemo users in the dark

Mar 23, 2023

Belkin Wemo plans to abandon the implementation of the Matter protocol for their devices, leaving those who hoped for local control in the lurch.

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Experience Blazing-Fast Internet Speeds with Wyze Mesh Routers

Feb 23, 2023

Experience reliable, lightning-fast Wi-Fi with Wyze's Mesh Routers, powered by Qualcomm technology and advanced security software.

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TP-Link Tapo enters the robot vacuum cleaner game with two affordable options

Feb 16, 2023

This article will compare the specifications of the Tapo RV10 Lite, RV10, and RV30.

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Patent troll kills Mycroft AI voice assistant

Feb 16, 2023

Mycroft AI is in a fight for survival. The open-source voice assistant failed to thrive due to hardware challenges and a costly patent infringement lawsuit.

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IKEA introduces its smart indoor air quality sensor

Feb 15, 2023

The VINDSTYRKA smart indoor air quality sensor by IKEA is a revolutionary device that helps you improve the air quality in your home.

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The WiiM Mini and Pro are the perfect alternative to the Chromecast Audio

Feb 12, 2023

The WiiM Mini and WiiM Pro are affordable alternatives to the discontinued Chromecast Audio, offering high-quality sound and versatility.

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SONOFF is the next manufacturer to offer a smart curtain motor

Jan 19, 2023

The SONOFF Zigbee Smart Curtain Motor has the potential to be a game-changer in the smart home market

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The Wyze Cam Pan v3 is ready for the great outdoors

Jan 12, 2023

The Wyze Cam v3 boasts a revolutionary new design and is the company's first panning and tilting camera that is suitable for outdoor use.

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IKEA's VINDSTYRKA: a smarter Zigbee air quality sensor

Jan 9, 2023

The IKEA VINDSTYRKA includes a screen, temperature and relative humidity sensors, and smart home connectivity for even more functionality.

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Aqara announces the upgraded FP2 presence sensor

Jan 9, 2023

While an exact release date has not been announced, the Aqara FP2 is expected to be available in the coming months, with official sources promising a Q1/2023 launch.

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