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Nest Thermostat and Dropcam get Black Friday discounts

The fine folks at Nest are putting their two big products on sale for Black Friday. Their super-smart Thermostat is $50 off, down to $199, and the original Dropcam security system is also $50 off, sitting at $99. The deal will run until December 1, so act quick if you've been thinking about...
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New Quick View joins other improvements in latest Nest update

Nest has announced an upcoming 4.3 software update for smart thermostats. This software upgrade will begin rolling out to Wi-Fi connected Nest thermostats through next week, enabling home owners to take advantage of some new features and improvements. The company has been able to fine tune...
Rachio Iro updates with Nest Protect integration and more

Rachio Iro updates with Nest Protect integration and more

Rachio has released the latest version of their app for controlling the Iro smart sprinkler, adding new water-saving tools, as well as integration with the Nest Protect. Rachio claims that with this update, Iro owners can lower their water usage by as much as 30 percent. Rachio has added a...
Nest purchases home automation company Revolv

Nest purchases home automation company Revolv

Nest has announced that they have acquired home automation company Revolv. The deal was apparently finalized this morning for unknown terms. This seems to have been an acquisition of developer platform, and it's talent, rather than hardware. From Re/code: Here's how Nest co-founder and VP...
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Nest thermostat and Nest Protect now on sale in Belgium and the Netherlands

Nest Labs has now expanded the reach of its Nest connected thermostat and Nest Protect smoke detector devices to include the countries of Belgium and the Netherlands via the Google Play Store. This follows up on Google's previous announcement that Nest products would expand its reach to more...
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You can now purchase Nest products through Google Play in France and Ireland

It's now possible to purchase the Nest smart thermostat and smoke detector directly through Google Play in both France and Ireland. Nest was purchased by Google earlier this year, enabling the tech giant to pick up new hardware that helps consumers keep their homes warm and safe, while saving...
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Nest launching in the EU by the end of the month

Nest has announced that it will be bringing its connected thermostat and smoke detector to more countries in Europe, with initial availability across France, Netherlands, Belgium and Ireland set to commence by the end of this month. Customers in these countries will be able to buy Nest's products...
Nest Protect

Nest Protect 2.0 update brings improved pathlight, steam check, and CO levels

The Nest Protect is going 2.0 and getting some cool new features, which will be rolling out this week. Within the update, the Protect gets a bit smarter and will help keep you at ease in the process. New in the update are steam check, Protect history, learn and prepare, improved pathlight, and CO...
Revolv

Revolv hub gains Nest support and new Android app

Today Revolv, the home automation hub that brings together all of your connected home devices, has picked up Nest support and is also welcoming a new Android app. With the added support, users will now be able to integrate their Nest thermostat with other devices in the home, creating...
Nest and Samsung among supporters of new Thread wireless networking protocol

Nest and Samsung among supporters of new Thread wireless networking protocol

Nest Labs and Samsung are among the founders of the Thread Group, which will develop a new IP-based wireless networking protocol, also called Thread, that's being created specifically for the home. Thread Group has described the features of the new IPv6 networking protocol, which has been made...
IFTTT support makes Nest even smarter

IFTTT support makes Nest even smarter

Google-owned Nest Learning Thermostat as well as the Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide alarm are both about to become smarter thanks to support with IFTTT. With IFTTT, you can create automatic actions for both home automation products based on if a certain action is triggered so you don't...
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LiftMaster's MyQ app will work with Nest to help with energy use

Garage door maker LiftMaster has announced a new partnership with Google subsidiary Nest that will enable the company's MyQ app to work with the thermostat so it can better regulate heating and cooling use in the home. Liftmaster stated: MyQ will allow users to easily and quickly set their...
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Google's Nest is officially in competition with Apple HomeKit

Not that this is any sort of surprise, but Google has finally announced a developer program for the Nest division. The timing couldn't be much better since I just finished writing about why I'm looking forward to the primary mobile players, Apple and Google, integrating "Internet of Things" hooks...
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Nest announces smart home API, brings third-party integration to connected devices

Nest has launched a "Works with Nest" certification program and API that allows third-party companies to communicate with Nest's Learning Thermostat and the Nest Protect smoke detector. Companies initially in the certification program included IFTTT, Jawbone, LIFX, Logitech, Mercedes-Benz,...
Dropcam

Google and Nest buy Dropcam for $555 million

Nest has just acquired Wi-Fi video streaming camera company Dropcam for $555 million. As you know, it was just a few months ago that Google acquired Nest for $3.2 billion. This move will bring Dropcam into the Google family. A blog post on the Nest website alleviates any concerns over ads...
Nest Protect

Nest Protect is back on sale for $99, gesture control not included

Two months after taking the Nest Protect off shelves and issuing 440,000 recalls, Nest has announced that the smoke detector is now available for sale at a reduced price of $99. Originally retailing for $129, the Nest Protect was removed from store shelves on April 3rd as it was found that a...
Google rumored to be expanding its home automation offering with Dropcam acquisition

Google rumored to be expanding its home automation offering with Dropcam acquisition

Google has already kicked off its home automation plans with the purchase of Nest, the makers of smart thermostats and smoke detectors, but the company is rumored to be looking into purchasing Dropcam. This next potential acquisition is the brand behind security cameras that stream directly to...
Nest CEO reassures us that their thermostats won't show ads

Nest CEO reassures us that their thermostats won't show ads

Following the big hubbub about Nest connected thermostats potentially showing in-home ads after an SEC filing from Google, Nest CEO Tony Fadell has stepped forward to assuage any worries. Here's what he said in a recent chat with Re/code. "Nest is being run independently from the rest of...
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Nest recalling 440,000 Protect smoke alarms, providing refunds

Nearly two months after issuing a sales stop of the Nest Protect connected smoke and carbon monoxide alarm, the product is being recalled. The recall, issued through the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, affects all 440,000 Nest Protects out there, and owners are eligible for either a repair...
Nest app for Android

Nest app for Android updated to support Rush Hour Rewards and Seasonal Savings 2.0

Nest today updated their app for Android, adding support for Rush Hour Rewards and Seasonal Savings 2.0. If you have a Nest (and are downloading this update) you probably know what these are, but for those that don't, here's the short version. Rush Hour Rewards is way to "pre-cool" your home...

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