• HomeKit Weekly: Minoston Outdoor Smart Plug unlocks control of outdoor outlets over Siri and the Home app

    1 month ago - By 9to5Mac

    As I've been building a new home, one of the things I've had in the back of my mind is avoiding the permanent installation of as many things as possible that'll be outdated as Wi-Fi networks and Bluetooth networks evolve. Just in the past few years, we're seeing Matter and Thread become a key part of the smart home of the future as well. When I was meeting with my builder and electrician, we talked about what kind of outlets we wanted. They asked if I wanted to use some that had various smart home technologies built in like HomeKit or Alexa, and I said, no, give me “dumb outlets.” I really...
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