If you’ve been keeping up with smart home tech lately, you’ve likely heard of Matter, the standard that looks to unify smart home devices for a smarter home. The project aims to bring all the biggest players in the smart home game together, kill hubs for good, and make everything in your smart home work together. The goal was to launch the first Matter devices before the end of 2021.
Now, however, it looks like that’s not going to happen. According to the CEO of the Connectivity Standards Alliance, Matter is delayed into 2022. That means we shouldn’t expect to see any Matter devices this holiday season as initially promised. In fact, it’ll likely be the second half of next year before anything launches. Still, the reasons aren’t all bad—hit the top story for all the details.
Speaking of smart homes, smart blinds are some of the coolest tech you can get right now. And they’re finally starting to come down in price. Here are our recommendations for the ones that are actually worth your consideration.
This new phishing attack goes old school and uses morse code to bypass security. Bro.
NortonLifeLock is buying Avast, probably ruining a once-trusted and highly-recommended antivirus.
The Matter smart home protocol (formerly Project CHIP) laid down a gauntlet for itself when it stepped triumphantly into the world: solve all the worst issues about smart homes, bring all the big players together, and release devices by the end of 2021. Sadly, it’s going to miss that last part. Read More »
In the world of tech, we spend a lot of time praising the best earbuds and pointing fingers at the worst. But what about those that sit somewhere in the middle, that are neither outright horrible nor breathtakingly wonderful? JVC’s HA-XC50T earbuds are precisely that and honestly, that’s just fine. Read More »
Smart blinds or shades are a great investment that’ll polish off your smart home and really pull everything together. When you deck out your home with smart shades, you can make your life easier and set schedules and modes that your shades will remember. Read More »
It’s too bad the dinosaurs are extinct—they are fascinating. Actually, nevermind, this one is terrifying! Researchers just discovered an enormous dragon-like reptile fossil in Australia. In fact, it’s now the continent’s largest-ever flying reptile fossil. Read More »
Best Buy is celebrating its anniversary with its spectacular 3-Day Anniversary Sale! This makes it the perfect time to snag some fun new gadgets, toys, and appliances, or to upgrade the gear you already have. Read More »
School might be starting soon, but there’s still plenty of time to enjoy a nice summer swim so grab a pair of comfortable swim goggles and head out to the pool or beach! These anti-fog clear vision swim goggles offer an ergonomic seal over your eyes with their flexible silicone frame, and their redesigned nosepiece won’t hurt or leave a mark on your face. They also have a protective UV coating that reflects harmful UV rays and protects your eyes from heat and damaging sun rays. Plus, they’re super stylish and will match your swimsuit!
One of Samsung’s most popular mid-range phones is about to get even better. Of course, we’re talking about the newly leaked Galaxy A52s, which will replace the top-selling Galaxy A52. The phone packs five cameras and looks like a high-end device, only without the $1,200 price tag. Here’s what we know so far. Read More »
Two big names in digital security are coming together in a new acquisition. Arizona-based NortonLifeLock Inc. is acquiring and combining with Avast PLC, a cybersecurity firm based in Prague, in an $8 billion cash-and-stock deal. Read More »
Phishing attacks are ever-evolving and becoming more sophisticated. The latest, which targeted usernames and passwords, chose to go old school and use morse code to steer clear of email filter systems and other security measures. Read More »
Rather than compete with Tesla and Ford on new electric vehicles, the Illinois company Gateway Bronco transforms old classics into fast, capable, modern electric vehicles. And while it sounds like Ford will eventually release a new EV Bronco, it won’t look as beautiful as the classic 1972 model offered here. Read More »