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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,...
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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...
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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 a...
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...
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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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nPower offering Nest thermostat in the UK

Following Nest's UK launch early last month, the Google-owned connected home company is partnering with nPower to bring smarter heating to the British energy supplier's customers. Nest is available through nPower's Intelligent Fix April 2017 price plan for £99 including installation, which it...
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Nest Thermostats now available through Google Play

You can now buy a Nest Thermostat through Google Play. Price is the same as other retail outlets — $249 — and it'll ship in 1 to 2 business days, Google says. And for every thermostat sold today, Google will plant a tree. Because Earth Day. It's also available in the UK for £179. The Nest...
Nest halts sales of Nest Protect smoke alarm over potential safety issue

Nest halts sales of Nest Protect smoke alarm over potential safety issue

Nest has put a halt to sales of their connected Nest Protect smoke detector over concerns that the alarm could be unintentionally deactivated. Protect smoke alarms have a "Protect Wave" feature which allows users to deactivate the alarm when it's activated under not dangerous conditions (say,...
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Nest launches in the UK today for £179

New connected thermostat for British homes now available online Soon after the Nest Learning Thermostat launched in the U.S., demand began to rise in the U.K. for the now Google-owned company to bring the rather expensive product across the Atlantic. And today Nest has officially launched in the...
Nest partners with Virgin Group for in-flight personal climate control

Nest partners with Virgin Group for in-flight personal climate control

Google Maps aren't the only ones playing a little early April Fool's Day shenanigans. Sir Richard Branson, Virgin founder and Tony Fadell, iPod designer and head honcho at Nest, have teamed up to deliver a not-so-believeable skit for Total Tempetature Control. Sadly, not every seat will really...
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Nest updates its app to support 18 Nest Protects — for those with meager homes

Nest today updated its Android application to allow you to add up to 18 Nest Protects — those are the $129 combination smoke and CO detectors — to a single home. Again, that's up to $2,300 worth of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in a single home. Just in case. Also in the update: Bug fixes...
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You can now have a Nest delivered same-day with Google Shopping Express (if you live in San Francisco)

If you live in the right area you can have your $249 thermostat delivered in a matter of hours. Just a handful of weeks after Google's acquisition of Nest was made official, Google Shopping Express will now deliver the home automation products right to your door the same day you order them. That...
Vector 30: Wearables, contextual sensors, and making them mainstream

Vector 30: Wearables, contextual sensors, and making them mainstream

Matthew Panzarino, co-editor of TechCrunch joins Rene to talk about why mobile is going wearable, how contextual information and sensors are evolving, and how Apple, Google, Samsung, and everyone else will try and sell them to us. Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe in RSS Download...
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Google's $3.2 billion Nest acquisition is a done deal

Regulatory filing shows deal closed on Feb. 7 Nest is now officially a Google property after the deal has been finalized. A regulatory filing submitted by Google shows that things were signed and sealed on Feb. 7. The $3.2 billion deal brings Tony Fadell and his team officially under the Google...

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