Smart home unit Nest has fallen short in delivering the promised plans of expansion under Alphabet. It seems that Nest is now looking to pull itself out of its struggles, as the business is working on several new devices.
Smart Home March 9, 2017
A number of Alphabet's moon shot projects are already paying off, posting improved performance in the fourth quarter of 2016. There are investors, however, who are not impressed, here's why.
Google January 27, 2017
The Kwikset Kevo Convert will allow homeowners to manage their door locks remotely. It offers an array of features that include electronic keys and door lock notifications, among others.
Smart Home November 29, 2016
Launched in July, the Nest Cam Outdoor is now available for $199. Nest also revealed three new colors: black, white and copper for the Nest Thermostat.
Smart Home September 9, 2016
Alphabet is moving dozens of Nest Labs engineers into Google to work under senior VP of Android Hiroshi Lockheimer. The transfer bolsters the development of the Google Home speaker and shows the growing role of Android within the company.
Google August 30, 2016
Nest is finally bringing its video surveillance system outdoors. The company has just introduced the Nest Cam Outdoor, the outdoors-friendly variant of the Nest Cam.
Smart Home July 14, 2016
A patent application filed by Nest suggests that the company is developing a smart crib to help parents monitor their babies. The crib will have sensors, microphones, monitors and more, which will help parents track the activity of their babies.
Gadgets July 1, 2016
Nest has lopped $50 off the price of its $250 Nest Learning Thermostat. Some people may find that price to be outrageous for a thermostat, but this thing has all sorts of money-saving features.
Smart Home June 27, 2016
Nest recently took its code to GitHub and made it open-source for all interested developers to use. The move could mean that a lot of smart home devices will run on OpenThread, Nest’s commended network protocol.
Apps/Software May 12, 2016
Google X Co-Founder and former Nest Vice President Yoky Matsuoka joins Apple. She is reportedly going to work for Apple COO Jeff Williams to push efforts in the Cupertino brand's health initiatives.
Business Tech May 4, 2016
Nest will be disabling the $300 Revolv smart home hub on May 15, which will make the device useless. The company said that it could be providing customers with compensation for the device on a case-by-case basis.
FUTURE TECH April 6, 2016
Nest is going to render the $300 Revolv smart hub and app useless on May 15, and that means owners won't be able to use them anymore after a month.
April 5, 2016
Google is rumored to have an Amazon Echo competitor in the works. If so, it could provide a level of in-depth knowledge that only Google could achieve with its vast resources and collection of data on its users.
Gadgets March 25, 2016
Nest finds a better way for its smart home ecosystem to determine if you're home or away. Plus, it now supports up to 10 users with its new Family Plan.
FUTURE TECH March 11, 2016
Nest thermostat users will soon be able to adjust their temperature settings by simply giving out commands to Amazon Alexa. Some of these commands include setting the bedroom thermostat to a certain degree and telling the thermostat that the user feels too hot.
FUTURE TECH March 5, 2016
The Internet of Things has its pros and cons. The technology can make things immensely convenient, but concerns of late surround how secure connected devices can actually protect our private information in an open web.
FUTURE TECH January 22, 2016
Nest has confirmed that a software bug resulted in several Nest Learning Thermostats going offline. The temporary outage has now been fixed by the company.
Gadgets January 14, 2016
Nest has released its latest third generation Learning Thermostat in Europe. The upgraded device comes with a larger screen and two exclusive features found nowhere else outside of the region.
FUTURE TECH November 18, 2015
The bolstered model works with OpenTherm technology, allowing a compatible boiler and the device to work in unison to run the home's heating system.
Gadgets November 17, 2015
Nest opens its Nest Cam API so developers can work with Nest Cam, as well as Nest Weave communication protocol that enables communication among devices.
FUTURE TECH October 1, 2015
The Nest mobile and web apps faced a service outage. Nest claims that the service is back, but many users are still unable to log into their account.
Gadgets September 9, 2015
Nest announced the release of its new 3rd Generation Learning Thermostat Tuesday. This new device comes with a 40 percent larger screen and a motion-detection feature.
Gadgets September 1, 2015
Apple has halted sales of Google's Nest products from its stores, making room for HomeKit-related products. The news highlights the growing competition between Apple and Google when it comes to the Internet of Things.
Gadgets July 24, 2015
The Nest Learning Thermostat is no longe rlsited on Apple's online store and physical retail locations. The device is compatible with iOS devices, but not with Apple's HomeKit.
FUTURE TECH July 24, 2015
The ecobee3 will be the first smart thermostat to showcase Apple's HomeKit smart platform.
FUTURE TECH July 7, 2015
The Nest 5.0 app has a new look and feel. The UI for the home automation app is different and brings support for Nest Thermostat and Nest Protect on top of other features.
Apps/Software June 20, 2015
At an event today in San Francisco, Nest rolled out a refresh of its product line along with a brand new gadget called Nest Cam. The product of Nest's purchase of Dropcam, Nest Cam is a tiny security camera for your smarthome.
Gadgets June 17, 2015
Home automation company Nest is prepping for a press event on June 17 and has sent out invites for the same. It is supposed that Nest will launch its rumored Nest Audio at the event.
FUTURE TECH June 5, 2015
We chatted with Control4's Martin Plaehn to learn more about his company that manages your smart home all through a single app and what makes them unique compared to other options out there.
FUTURE TECH June 2, 2015
Google's ready to tackle one of the messiest corners of modern technology: the Internet of Things. Today at the I/O conference, the search giant unveiled a brand new operating system for IoT called Project Brillo.
FUTURE TECH May 28, 2015
ADT announced new partnerships and new enhancements on its product and platform to bring bolder home security solutions to customers.
FUTURE TECH May 16, 2015
The good news is that red-shouldered hawks are back in Allendale to nest. The bad news? They decided on use a different tree, rendering a camera installed on their previous tree useless.
Earth/Environment March 30, 2015
Panasonic has launched Nubo, the first 4G wireless security camera. The device could threaten Google Nest’s Dropcam, which relies on Wi-Fi for connectivity.
Gadgets March 2, 2015
Google Glass, as we know it, is dead, but Google wants a former Apple employee to revive it.
Wearable Tech January 16, 2015
While CES 2015 saw the announcement of a number of great new products, the Internet of Things stole the show. Although IoT products may be taking off, many are concerned about the security implications of such devices.
Internet January 12, 2015
Google-owned Nest has released a new feature that allows users to use "OK, Google"-powered voice commands to operate the Nest Thermostat.
FUTURE TECH December 17, 2014
Nest releases a new Thermostat software update which features some interface tweaks and enhanced automation smarts. The Google-owned company says the update will help users lower heating and cooling bills.
FUTURE TECH November 5, 2014
Nest has released an update to its smart thermostat software, offering a number of new features. Nest claims the update will help users save up to 6 percent on heating and cooling bills.
Gadgets November 4, 2014
Smart devices are all the rage, but with so many options on the market it can be impossible to know where to start. Here are five tech devices for creating your own smart home.
Gadgets October 29, 2014
Impressed by the startup's smart home platform, Google's Nest acquires Revolv. The talent at Revolv will be tasked with improving Nest's Works with Nest platform.
FUTURE TECH October 26, 2014
Google's Nest has acquired smart home startup Revolv. Revolv will be joining the development of the Works with Nest platform, as Nest continues to grow into the dominant player in the industry.
FUTURE TECH October 25, 2014
Ecobee has announced its new Ecobee3 system, a smart thermostat that allows users to specifically control different areas of the house. It gets smarter each time a new sensor is introduced.
FUTURE TECH September 16, 2014
Nest Labs has launched a new home automation network protocol called the Thread. The goal of the industry group is to standardize the protocol and bring more members to build a new ecosystem.
July 18, 2014
Nest has launched a developer program to allow its smart home technology to connect and interact with other devices. Several companies have already signed on.
FUTURE TECH June 25, 2014
Nest is integrating with other smart devices to automate your home. Six developers are ready to show off how their products can team up with Nest to make your life better.
FUTURE TECH June 24, 2014