Just as our fearless leader promised in his weekly missive, we're going to start taking a more focused approach for certain topics, and I have the honor of being the first to bring this to you. We're going to start off with the now Google-owned Nest Labs and their Nest Thermostat. Rather than post a single long post on the Nest Thermostat like we would a smartphone or tablet review, we're going to break down the basics of why you would want one, installation, ownership, and getting the most out of the $250 tiny wall computer.

Each day this week we will have something new in the series to share with you, and with each post we'll be doing our best to answer questions in the comments sections. By the end of the week we'll have covered the basics as well as we know how to cover them, and next week we'll fire up a whole new series. Coming up this afternoon we'll start with the simple question: What is a Nest, and why would you want one?

So get ready for more on the Nest Thermostat, what it means for us as consumer, and what it means for the connected and mobile industries at large. To make sure you don't miss a thing, lock in on our Nest Thermostat page.