On a recent Internet of Things Podcast episode, we took a call from our Voicemail hotline segment with a question about energy monitoring and Matter. Billy currently uses smart plugs and outlets from Etekcity and TP-Link. As Billy preps for Matter … [Read more...]
How my first Matter upgrade experience went
After three years of waiting, I finally upgraded some of my smart home devices to Matter. I was ultimately successful but there were some twists and turns to navigate. To be fair, the Matter rollout is literally happening right now. And some of the … [Read more...]
Matter is now official!
The Connectivity Standards Alliance has certified and released the first version of the Matter smart home interoperability protocol Tuesday and I couldn't be happier. This means that member companies can now put their devices through the … [Read more...]
Matter is almost here, so should you upgrade devices now or later?
On our recent IoT Podcast, we took a question that Chris left on our IoT Voicemail Hotline. And Chris isn't the only one with this question as we're receiving it more often these days. Chris is ready to migrate his smart home hub to something new and … [Read more...]
A transition plan from Insteon to HomeKit (and Matter!)
On our latest IoT Podcast episode, we take a question that Ron left on our IoT Voicemail Hotline. Ron has used various smart home technologies for 30 years; the latest platform in his home is Insteon. With Insteon effectively shutting down its cloud … [Read more...]