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The future of Matter in 2023

Matter has big plans for the rest of 2023, but with no timetable for releases and Belkin stepping away, what can we realistically expect over the next months?
The Nanoleaf Essential lineup installed in a home theater.

Nanoleaf opens preorders for its first-ever Matter smart lights

The Nanoleaf Essentials lineup is now available for preorder, offering full support for Matter and making it easy to light up your home.
Image of Google Home, 16:9 scale

What is Google Home?

Considering making your home smart? Here's what you need to know about adopting the Google Home smart home ecosystem.
Amazon Echo Show 5th Generation on a shelf.

How to connect Matter devices to Amazon Alexa

Connecting Matter devices to Amazon Alexa is a simple process, but there are a few requirements to be aware of. Here's everything you need to know.
This is an image centered on a relatively nearby galaxy cluster dubbed Abell 3158; light from these galaxies had a redshift value of 0.059, meaning that it traveled approximately 825 million years on its journey to Earth. The image is a small part of the DESI Legacy Imaging Surveys — a monumental six-year survey covering nearly half the sky.

Astronomers create epic map of more than 1 billion galaxies

A data release from the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) Legacy Imaging Survey shared the results from six years of scanning almost half of the sky.
The Google Nest Hub Smart Display on a nightstand.

How to add a Matter-enabled device to Google Home

Adding a Matter-enabled device to Google Home is a simple process, and it should only take a few minutes from start to finish. Here's how it works.
A white HomePod mini sitting on a desk.

The best HomeKit hubs of 2023

HomeKit is one of the most popular smart home ecosystems available today. Before setting up your system, take a look at the best HomeKit hubs of 2023.
Qualcomm Snapdragon X35.

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X35 will bring 5G to your next smartwatch

Qualcomm is delivering 5G to a whole new class of mobile devices with the Snapdragon X35, a new chip that bridges the gap between smartphones and IoT devices
Philips hue white ambiance lamp installed on coffee table.

The best smart lamps of 2023

Looking for a smart lighting solution for your desk, end table, or nightstand? Look no further. We've rounded up our picks for the best smart lamps for 2023.
The Matter logo on a colorful background.

Samsung SmartThings gets Matter support on iOS

Samsung has finally brought Matter support to SmartThings on iOS, so long as both the app and iOS are running the latest software.
A person using a smart light switch.

The best smart light switches for 2023

Smart light switches add programmable control to even the most basic bulbs. Here are our picks for the best smart light watches for 2023.

8 things you didn’t know smart lights could do

Sure, smart lights can be turned on/off with an app, but what else? In this piece, we explore eight lesser-known functions of most major smart light systems.
The GE HD+ Wafer Downlights set to vibrant colors.

GE Lighting shows off flashy new smart lights at CES 2023

GE Lighting revealed several new products during CES 2023, along with new integration with Schlage smart locks and an update on when Matter support will arrive.
The futuristic Aska eVTOL quadcopter will take off and land vertically, like a drone.

What to expect at CES 2023, from mondo TVs to EVs

Faster PCs, brilliant TVs, and smarter smart homes are all on the horizon, and CES 2023 will be ground zero for the gadgets that will get us there.
Echo Show 15 with base.

Amazon brings Matter support to 17 Echo devices

Matter is now available on a long list of Amazon products, including 17 Echo devices, plus smart plugs, lightbulbs, and more.
The Nest Hub Max on a table.

Google rolls out Matter support for Nest and Android

Matter is now available on Nest and Android devices, with the update going live automatically on supported devices. Google is planning further updates for 2023.
Philips Hue and Spotify

Philips Hue starter kits just got discounts for Black Friday

Inject color into your home through the Philips Hue smart light bulb system. Enjoy savings when purchasing starter kits from Best Buy's Black Friday deals.
Nanoleaf lights design.

Best smart lights for Apple HomeKit

You're all-in with Apple, and you want the best smart lights available. Here are our top picks for HomeKit-compatible smart lights.
MediaTek Processor

MediaTek’s T800 chipset will bring ultrafast 5G to more devices than ever

MediaTek's T800 promises incredible 5G speeds at a fraction of the size and power, opening the door to a whole new world of possibilities for 5G connectivity.
The Matter logo on a colorful background.

Matter Launch Day Event brought big news about future updates, compatible products

The Matter Launch Event gave us a closer look at which products are implementing the technology, when they'll be available, and what to expect in the future.
Hundreds of small galaxies appear across this view. Their colours vary. Some are shades of orange, while others are white. Most appear as fuzzy ovals, but a few have distinct spiral arms. There are also many thin, long, orange arcs that curve around the centre of the image, where there is a prominent orange glow.

Spooky cobwebbed Hubble image helps investigate dark matter

With Halloween coming up, the Hubble Space Telescope team is celebrating by releasing a new Hubble image showing the dark cobwebs of galaxy cluster Abell 611.
The Google Nest Audio speaker on a table.

Samsung and Google partnership finds a shared home for SmartThings

Samsung and Google have joined hands to ease the cross-ecosystem device onboarding process between SmartThings and Home, thanks to Matter's multi-admin feature.
Prime Day 2022 Philips Hue deals graphic.

Best Prime Day Philips Hue Deals for October 2022

We've got all of the best Prime Day Philips Hue deals to shop today since Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale is almost over. Hurry, today is the last day!
Smart LED strips light up a set of shelves in a purple hue while someone controls the color on a smartphone.

Forget Philips Hue: this smart LED strip is a fraction of the price

If you're ready to make the switch to smart home lighting, this deal on LED light strips is a can't-miss.
The Matter logo on a black background.

Matter smart home standard is officially available

The Connectivity Standards Alliance has released Matter 1.0, which should result in a slew of smart home gadgets that can finally communicate across ecosystems.
Google Home icon on home screen.

The Google Home app finally has the big redesign you’ve been waiting for

The Google Home app has been in a rough place for years, but this new update aims to completely fix things.
Matter CSA image.

Is it worth waiting for Matter to buy new smart products?

Matter is on the way, and it promises a faster, more seamless smart home. Is it worth holding out until it's live before buying your next smart light?
Lightmatter's Passage interconnect.

This startup claims to have unlocked the secret to speedy CPUs

A startup has just introduced the idea that could unlock the future of chips -- replacing electrical wiring with photonics. Here's what we know about it.
Shodan's face in the System Shock remake.

The System Shock remake stays true to its ’90s roots

1994 classic System Shock is returning with a faithful remake, and we went hands-on with it at Gamescom.
Gungrave G.O.R.E.'s main character points his pistols at enemies.

Gungrave G.O.R.E. is a bloody delightful PS2 era throwback

If you’re craving an over-the-top action game featuring buckets of blood, Gungrave G.O.R.E. might just be your jam.
Fluid One app showing the AR room map and devices.

Fluid One gives you point-and-click control of your smart home, from your smartphone

The new Fluid One smart home system aims to give you control of your smart home by pointing your phone at a device, gestures, or location.
Customers inspect the new Apple HomePod at an Apple Store on February 9, 2018 in San Francisco, California.

HomeKit Secure Video: Why it’s great and why you should use it

Apple's HomeKit Secure Video is a layered and resourceful way to store surveillance footage, and here's why you should start using it right away.
An iPhone on the Home app screen in front of a Vizio Tv.

How to set up HomeKit Secure Video on your devices

Learn how to enable HomeKit Secure Video for you Apple smart home.
Philips Hue Go Lamp on a patio table where friends are sitting together at night.

Philips unveils new Hue Go lamp, Tap switch, and app upgrades

The Philips Hue family is expanding with a batch of upgraded products. A new portable lamp, updated physical switch, and downlights are among the announcements.