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The new Wemo Smart Dimmer Switch with Thread is for Apple’s HomeKit only

The new Wemo Smart Dimmer Switch with Thread is for Apple’s HomeKit only

Wemo, the smart home arm of Belkin, announced an updated version of its in-wall dimmer switch this week. The new Wemo Smart Dimmer with Thread ($59.99) is a wired smart switch that lets you dim and turn lights on and off remotely. It works exclusively with Apple’s HomeKit platform over Thread or Bluetooth and is …

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Amazon’s stunner of a smart thermostat is on sale for its best price to date

Amazon’s stunner of a smart thermostat is on sale for its best price to date

Amazon Prime Day is back, baby! OK, maybe not technically speaking, but so many Amazon devices are currently discounted at Best Buy and other retailers that it’s giving us a major sense of deja vu. Right now, for example, you can buy Amazon’s excellent Smart Thermostat at Best Buy and Target for just $41.99 ($18 …

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What is Thread and how will it help your smart home?

What is Thread and how will it help your smart home?

As the new smart home standard Matter gets closer to launch, connected devices built on Thread — a technology that’s integral to Matter — are starting to roll out. In the last year, Eve, Nanoleaf, Schlage, and Wemo have released smart home gadgets such as motion sensors, light bulbs, door locks, smart plugs, and motorized …

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Amazon wants every smart device to work with Alexa, and says Matter will help it do that

Amazon wants every smart device to work with Alexa, and says Matter will help it do that

Amazon wants every smart home device to work with its Alexa ecosystem, and it says Matter is key to achieving that goal. “We really believe in ambient intelligence — an environment where your devices are woven together by artificial intelligence so they can offer far more than any device could do on its own,” Marja …

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The best Prime Day 2022 deals on smart home tech

The best Prime Day 2022 deals on smart home tech

Amazon Prime Day is the second-best time of year to bag some smart home gadgets at excellent prices. While Black Friday and its various offshoots traditionally have deeper discounts and wider product options, Prime Day feels strategically situated on the calendar as an ideal buying season for those invested in the smart home. This is …

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Before our homes got smart: 7 vintage home gadgets that hark back to a bygone era

Before our homes got smart: 7 vintage home gadgets that hark back to a bygone era

Written by Jacopo Prisco, CNN Dutch designer Jaro Gielens’ basement is a sight to behold: The 1,000-square-foot space has been converted into a vault for one of the world’s largest collections of small household appliances from the 1960s to the 1990s — featuring mostly items in mint-condition. A niche pursuit, you might be thinking, but …

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This smart ring aims to "hack" your metabolism

This smart ring aims to “hack” your metabolism

Fitness startup Ultrahuman is launching a smart ring that it claims will give users “ultrahuman power.” And by ultrahuman power, the company means a fitness tracker that gives insights into your metabolism by monitoring sleep and movement. The smart ring can also be used with the company’s M1 glucose monitoring patch for more in-depth metabolic …

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Smart contact lens prototype puts a Micro LED display on top of the eye

Smart contact lens prototype puts a Micro LED display on top of the eye

Enlarge / Smart contact lenses don’t work quite this easily yet. Since 2015, a California-based company called Mojo Vision has been developing smart contact lenses. Like smart glasses, the idea is to put helpful AR graphics in front of your eyes to help accomplish daily tasks. Now, a functioning prototype brings us closer to seeing …

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Fed raises interest rates: Smart money moves to make now

Fed raises interest rates: Smart money moves to make now

FOX Business’ Madison Alworth speaks to Bankrate.com senior analyst Ted Rossman on why consumers need to deal with their credit card debt sooner than later. The Federal Reserve hiked interest rates by 0.75% this week as policymakers act more aggressively to battle inflation, which sits at a 40-year high and is battering American consumers. But …

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