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The Echo Dot walked soda Pop could run

Amazon’s latest budget smart speaker looks good, but it doesn’t bring much else to the party.
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Samsung’s new $5,000 32-inch tablet comes with a fridge attached

The Family Hub Plus is Samsung’s eighth generation of its smart fridge.
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Dyson’s got a new robot vacuum cleaner and it’s blue

The Dyson 360 Vis Nav is Dyson’s first robot vac in the US since the Eye 360 launched in 2016.
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Apple’s HomePod and HomePod Mini can now listen for smoke alarms and send you an alert

The smart speakers are getting an update to let them act as smoke alarm listeners. When they hear a smoke or CO alarm, they will send an alert to your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch.
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Google brings Matter support to its Nest Thermostat

A free, over-the-air update will make Google’s new Nest Thermostat (2020) the first thermostat to support the new smart home standard Matter. This also means it will now work natively with Apple Home.
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Tovala’s smart oven transformed my work-from-home lunch routine

Tovala’s meal delivery service made lunchtime a breeze, but the oven wasn’t a good fit for the rest of my cooking needs.
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More Ring camera and alarm features will soon require subscriptions

Later this month, you’ll have to pay to control the Ring Alarm with the Ring app or Alexa.
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Ikea’s new air quality sensor monitors pollutants in your home

The Vindstyrka is coming in April and can work with Ikea’s Dirigera smart home hub.
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Samsung’s new SmartThings Station is a do-it-all smart home hub

This SmartThings hub is also a Matter controller and can charge your phone and find your keys — if you use a Galaxy device.
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All the smart home products that work with Matter

Here are all the Matter controllers, Thread border routers, and certified Matter devices that are coming to a smart home near you.