Smart Home Technology

Matter’s plan to save the smart home (Jennifer Pattison Tuohy, The Verge)

The smart home should be a natural evolution of our homes, bringing better appliances, better systems, better experiences. But to date, it’s been complicated, confusing, and expensive. Walled gardens have stifled innovation as developers focus on getting their devices to work with three or four or more different platforms rather than spending their time creating better products and new features. Consumers spend too much energy figuring out which product works with which and then troubleshooting those connections, before often giving up on the whole thing. This has led to a slower smart home adoption than many expected.

Apple, Google, and Amazon have teamed up to fix the smart home with a new standard called Matter – The Verge