- Belkin is pumping the brakes on its support for the nascent Matter smart home standard.
- Devices from Belkin's Wemo smart home brand may still support Matter eventually, but Belkin will "take a big step back, regroup, and rethink" its product strategy before supporting Matter in any of its products.
- This is a reversal for Belkin, which had announced at CES 2022 that it planned to support Matter in several of its new accessories.
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- Apple may introduce a new HomePod with a 7-inch display in 2024, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
- The addition of a screen would help to position this new HomePod as a more useful smart home product, especially next to smart displays such as Amazon’s Echo Show and Google’s Nest Hub products.
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- Sonos has introduced the Sonos Era 300 and Era 100, which are the company’s latest speakers built from post-consumer recycled (PCR) materials, are energy-efficient and come with long-term serviceability.
- According to Sonos, the Era 300 provides spatial audio with Dolby Atmos, whereas the Sonos Era 100 is a revamped version of the Sonos One.
- The speakers also come with Trueplay technology and increased connectivity with devices.
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- The 8K Neo QLED TV features a new Quantum Processor 8K and a Neo Quantum Dot display, which provides a more realistic and immersive viewing experience.
- The TV also features an Infinity Screen design, which allows for a more seamless viewing experience.
- It also comes with Ambient Mode+, which allows the TV to blend into the background and become part of the décor. The TV is available in three sizes: 65-inch
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- Ring has announced that it will be putting basic security features behind a paywall.
- This includes features such as motion detection, two-way audio, and live view.
- The company is also introducing a new $10 a month subscription service called Ring Protect Plus, which will offer additional features such as 24/7 professional monitoring and video recording.
Read More at pcmag.com