Newsletter (7th Oct 22): Q4 Is Here & Smart Home Updates Are Ramping Up

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(This newsletter was originally sent on 7th October 2022) Hi everyone, Tristan here. I mentioned in the last newsletter that there hadn’t been many recent smart home updates. That was because of the September lull: everyone was finishing up vacations and heading back to work and school-run routines. But now the smart home industry is … Read more

Which Smart Lights Support Thread and CHIP/Matter?

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Smart lighting is one of the most popular parts of the modern smart home. With more and more brands popping up, the industry continues to grow exponentially. Smart lighting is essentially lighting of various types that can be controlled wirelessly, using wireless communication protocols such as Wi-Fi, Zigbee, Z-Wave, or LoRa – just to name … Read more

Thread and Matter Are NOT The Same: Key Differences Explained – New Video

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Smart homes are great, other than the fact that there are hundreds of devices from dozens of main manufacturers – leading to various incompatibilities and integration issues. While ‘smart hubs’ can help with this problem, they can only do so much. That’s why the Matter project is so important, which this video explains. I also … Read more

Philips Hue Will Support “Matter” (But NOT Thread) – New Video

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Philips Hue recently confirmed that the Hue ecosystem will soon have a software update to support “Matter”, the connectivity standard that aims to finally introduce a common smart home communication ‘platform’. However this update will be made to the Hue Bridge V2, meaning that individual Hue lights and components will NOT be Matter or Thread … Read more