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The ever-growing list of things you can connect to a Nest Thermostat

The ever-growing list of things you can connect to a Nest Thermostat

As a standalone device, Nest is cool. The 'Works with Nest' program makes it invaluable In the first part of our Nest Thermostat series, I called this device the first connected home appliance everyone should want to own. Curiously, this statement had very little to do with the hardware itself (...
The basics of using a Nest Thermostat with Android, iOS and the web

The basics of using a Nest Thermostat with Android, iOS and the web

The mobile component of this connected thermostat is really what makes it futuristic OK, so it's just a thermostat. And while you will always have the option to walk right up to the pretty little dial on the wall and give it a spin when you want to change something, there's quite a bit of...
What you need to know about installing your Nest Thermostat

What you need to know about installing your Nest Thermostat

If you can do some basic wiring, you can hook up a Nest — but there still are some important instructions to follow One of the first things you will read when checking out user reviews of Nest Thermostat — something that is also repeated to some degree in professional commentary on the product...
What is a Nest Thermostat, and why would you want it?

What is a Nest Thermostat, and why would you want it?

Welcome to the first mainstream connected home appliance everyone should want to own Much in the same way that smartphones have come to enhance the way we communicate, the world of connected home tech is all about enhancing the way your living space communicates. There are a couple of really...
Nest Week: A deeper look at the Nest Thermostat

Nest Week: A deeper look at the Nest Thermostat

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...
Automatic Smart Driving Assistant adds 'Works with Nest' integration

Automatic Smart Driving Assistant adds 'Works with Nest' integration

The Automatic Smart Driving Assistant now works with the Nest Thermostat. With the new integration, users can create new rules for their Nest Thermostat based on their car's activity. The integration has several filters for things like location, time of day, and day of the week. Basic rules...
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Nest thermostats can now talk to Philips Hue, third-party smart locks and more

After launching the Works with Nest initiative last year, Nest is announcing a slew of new partnerships that include Philips, LG, Insteon, Withings and more. The new integrations mean that your Nest thermostat will be able to communicate with a wider range of devices and services. Here's a...
Nest and Google Now

Nest Thermostats get even smarter with Google Now integration

What you need to know about the new integration with Google and the high-tech thermostat Google and Nest today quietly rolled out integration for the smart thermostat with the Google Now service. That means a couple things. First is that you'll know be able to use your voice to raise and lower...
Dropcam

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...
Nest Protect

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...
Nest Protect

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...
Nest Protect

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...
liftmaster

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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