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Texas Power Companies Are Remotely Raising Temperatures on Residents' Smart Thermostats

Texas Power Companies Are Remotely Raising Temperatures on Residents’ Smart Thermostats

Photo: Brandon Bell (Getty Images) Texas is one of several states suffering through a record-breaking heat wave that’s pushing electric grids to their limits. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, or ERCOT, has urged residents to do their part by raising the temperature on their thermostats, but several smart thermostats owners say their devices have …

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Nest Update Will Make Google's Gadgets Work With New Smart Home Standard

Nest Update Will Make Google’s Gadgets Work With New Smart Home Standard

Matter will unify all your Google Nest devices and compatible accessories under one roof. Image: Google Google is going all in with Matter, the new smart home standard the company has backed alongside Amazon, Apple, and other gadget makers, starting with its Nest devices. Advertisement Nest devices that already have Google’s Thread technology built in, …

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The Smart Home May Finally Be Unified Under One CHIP

The Smart Home May Finally Be Unified Under One CHIP

Image: Nanoleaf The tech industry loves a coalition. Sometimes those coalitions lead absolutely nowhere, but in one particular case, the big companies working together is actually beneficial for consumers. Advertisement Or at least that’s the hope for Project CHIP, an open-source initiative introduced in 2019 as a unifying smart home standard across all ecosystems. According …

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Keep an Eye Out for Visitors With a Certified Refurbished Ring Video Doorbell Pro, Only $95 Today

Keep an Eye Out for Visitors With a Certified Refurbished Ring Video Doorbell Pro, Only $95 Today

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