The Connectivity Standards Alliance releases the Matter 1.0 standard for smart homes and opens its certification program

The Connectivity Standards Alliance has released the final Matter 1.0 standard and announced that the certification program is now open. An official Matter launch event is scheduled for November...

A new Google Home app redesign prepares the platform for the Matter smart home standard

Google is previewing a completely new Home app for controlling its smart home devices and the many more gadgets it anticipates people will add to their homes once the new smart home standard...

Google's Nest announces the $180 Nest Doorbell Wired and $200 Nest Wifi Pro with Wi-Fi 6E support, updates the Home...

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Citi says Amazon and Alphabet are 'top picks' following fall events

Amazon and Google held annual launches this week. Amazon unveiled a series of new and updated smart home devices. Google announced new features to enhance its search engine and improve user...

Amazon Alexa gains smart home features like a multi-camera view; Amazon says Alexa triggers 30%+ of users' smart...

Amazon today announced a number of new smart features designed to allow Alexa device owners to better control their smart home — some of which don’t even require the Alexa device owner to interact...

FTC looking into Amazon's $1.7B deal for iRobot

The Federal Trade Commission has questions for Amazon concerning the company's acquisition of iRobot for $1.7 billion. It is the latest deal by the e-commerce giant coming under scrutiny by...

Amazon accused of practicing anti-competitive behavior

A group of some 20 pro-privacy and worker organizations, including Public Citizen and Fight for the Future, urged U.S. antitrust enforcers Friday to stop Amazon.com from buying iRobot Corp, maker...

Amazon.com deal for iRobot blasted by pro-privacy, labor groups

WASHINGTON - A group of some 20 pro-privacy and worker organizations, including Public Citizen and Fight for the Future, urged U.S. antitrust enforcers Friday to stop Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN)...

U.S. begins antitrust review of Amazon’s takeover of vacuum maker iRobot

- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has begun a review of Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN)'s $1.7 billion takeover of robot vacuum maker iRobot (NASDAQ:IRBT) Corp to decide if the deal violates antitrust...

Gurman: Apple readying new HomePod and smart home devices

Apple could be readying a new high-end HomePod, an updated HomePod mini, as well as two other home devices that could see the light of the day around the end of 2023 or early 2024, according to...

The iRobot Deal Would Give Amazon Maps Inside Millions of Homes

iRobot agrees to be acquired by Amazon for $1.7 billion. iRobot got its start building robots for the US military, but 20 years ago added consumer vacuums to the mix. Those Roombas work in part by...

Amazon wants to map your home, so it bought iRobot

iRobot OS is the latest software operating system for its robot vacuums and mops. Amazon wants iRobot for the maps it generates to give it that deep understanding of our homes. The vacuum company...

Amazon to Buy Maker of the Roomba for $1.7 Billion

iRobot is the maker of the Roomba robotic vacuum. Amazon will acquire iRobot, including its debt, for $61 per share in an all-cash transaction. The purchase would be Amazon’s fourth-largest...

Nest Labs: How iPod creator's smart thermostat became a top Google brand

Nest Labs was founded by Apple alums Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers. The original product was a smart thermostat for the home that could be controlled through an app. Google acquired the company in...

Alphabet's Stock Split Has Taken Effect. Now What?

Google parent company Alphabet announced plans to conduct a 20-for-1 stock split. It officially took effect at the market close on Friday, and today is the first day of trading with its new,...

31 Of The Best Post Prime Day Deals You Can Still Shop

Prime Day has come and gone, but there are still great deals to be found. You can still score great discounts on home electronics like robot vacuums and smart home devices. So whether you’ve...

Early Prime Day 2022 deals are here! Save up to $100 off

Amazon Prime Day is happening on July 12 and 13. The online retail giant is already offering up new early Prime Day sales each day. Save big on a new mattress, Shark robot vacuum, Ninja blender...

The best 4th of July sales 2022: the hottest tech deals from Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, and more

The 4th of July sales are live and mark one of the best opportunities of the summer to grab a big discount on some of the coolest tech around. We're on the lookout for deals on 4K TVs, mobile...

IKEA made a Matter-ready hub with a new smart home app to match

IKEA continues its foray into smart home devices with the launch of a Google Matter-ready hub called Dirigera and a new IKEA Home smart app..

Samsung's $700 Smart Monitor M8 is now available to pre-order

You can control smart home devices using the 32-inch 4K display..

The Matter standard that wants to unify your smart home will now arrive in fall 2022

We won’t see Matter smart home devices for at least 6 months

Google Home app gets much-needed redesign with interactive buttons

The Google Home app is getting a fresh design that should make it a lot more intuitive, according to a report from 9to5Google. The upcoming 2.49 update will let you interact with your devices from...

Nvidia Stock: Nvidia Preparing To Abandon Arm Acquisition

Graphics-chip maker Nvidia is preparing to abandon its long-shot bid to acquire chip designer Arm. Nvidia announced its $40 billion cash-and-stock bid for U.K.-based Arm in September 2020. On the...

Amazon’s AWS logs third outage this month, affecting Slack, Epic Games Store, Asana and more

Amazon's web services business AWS is experiencing problems today. Issues affecting services like Slack, Imgur, and the Epic Games store for some users. It’s the third time in as many weeks that...

The Best Home Depot and Lowe’s Black Friday Deals 2021

Home Depot and Lowe’s now sell much more than home improvement. From smart home devices to inflatable screens to comfy robes, the big-box retailers have tons of what you need to freshen up your...

Apple (AAPL) and Meta (FB) Working on VR, AR Headsets, Watches and Home Devices

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