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Essential Sued Over Allegedly Stealing Another Company’s Wireless Connector Tech

Keyssa is suing Android cofounder Andy Rubin’s company Essential for allegedly stealing trade secrets. The Essential Phone, the lawsuit claims, uses a wireless chip based on Keyssa’s original design.

Business Tech October 17, 2017

Nest Thermostat E Aims For Mass Market Appeal At $169: How Is It Different Than Its $249 Sibling?

Nest has now unveiled a more consumer-friendly smart thermostat that won’t break your bank. The new Nest Thermostat E, at $169, does pretty much what its more costly sibling can.

Gadgets August 31, 2017

Nest Cam IQ Camera Employs Face Recognition For Smarter Home Monitoring: Price, Features And Availability

Nest unveiled a new home securiy camera called the Nest Cam IQ, designed for the indoors. The Nest Cam IQ boasts advanced features such as 4K video recording, facial recognition and more, and it's currently up for preorder in the United States.

Gadgets May 31, 2017

Alphabet's Nest Working On New Smart Home Devices: Cheaper Smart Thermostat, Home Alarm System, And More

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

Alphabet's 'Other Bets' Start Making Higher Profits Amid Moon Shot Shutdowns

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

Kwikset Kevo Convert Smart Lock Goes Up For Preorder At $149

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

Nest Outs Nest Cam Outdoor, New Designs For Nest Thermostat

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 To Google: Amazon Echo Competitor Google Home Bolstered

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 Finally Brings Video Surveillance Outdoors With The Rugged Nest Cam Outdoor

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

The Next Project Of Alphabet's Nest Is Apparently A Smart Crib: How Would It Function?

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

You Can Buy The Nest Thermostat For $200 Until July 4

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 Diving Deeper Into IoT With Open-Source OpenThread Network Protocol

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

Apple Taps Google X Co-Founder And Former Nest Chief Yoky Matsuoka For Health Projects

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 May Offer Revolv Owners Compensation On Case-By-Case Basis

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 Will Disable Revolv's $300 Smart Home Hub On May 15: You Will Not Be Able To Use It And That's Unfair

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 Reportedly Building An Amazon Echo Competitor

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

Hot Features: Nest Introduces Family Accounts And Home/Away Assist

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

Amazon Echo And Nest Play Nice To Have Alexa Set Your Thermostat

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

Nest Denies Smart Thermostat Data Leak, Researchers At Fault

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 Confirms Learning Thermostat Software Glitch That Deactivated Devices

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

Europe Gets Powerful Nest Learning Thermostat (3rd Gen) With Hot Water Control, OpenTherm Tech And More

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

Nest Introduces Its Third Generation Learning Thermostat

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 Technology For Developers To Make Their Own Devices For Smart Homes

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

Nest Experiences Service Outage With Nest Mobile And Web Apps

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 Releases A New Thermostat That's Bigger And Smarter

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 Pulls Nest Products From Stores To Make Room For HomeKit

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

No Surprise: Apple Stops Sale Of Nest Learning Thermostat

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

Apple HomeKit-Compatible Ecobee3 Smart Thermostat Goes On Sale

The ecobee3 will be the first smart thermostat to showcase Apple's HomeKit smart platform.

FUTURE TECH July 7, 2015

Nest 5.0 Update: What's New For Nest Protect, Learning Thermostat, Dropcam, And Nestcam

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

Nest Announces Home Security 'Nest Cam' & Accompanying Recording Service

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

Nest Sends Out Invites For June 17 Press Conference

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

Hands-On With Control4 And Interview With Smart Home Company's CEO Martin Plaehn

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 'Brillo' Aims To Fix The Internet Of Things

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 Partners With LG And Nest To Make Your Smart Home More Secure

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

Plan To Capture Live Footage Of Hawk Nest Foiled By Red-Shouldered Hawks

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

MWC 2015: Nubo, Panasonic’s 4G Wireless Security Camera, Could Be A Dropcam Killer

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 Halts Sale of Google Glass, Taps Tony Fadell as New Project Boss

Google Glass, as we know it, is dead, but Google wants a former Apple employee to revive it.

Wearable Tech January 16, 2015

CES 2015: Internet of Things Is Buzzword Despite Security Concerns

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

You Can Now Control Your Nest Learning Thermostat with Your Voice. Here's How

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 software update makes it smarter, helps users lower utility bills

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 thermostat update drives efficiency, utility cost savings

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

5 devices for creating the smart home of your dreams

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

Google Nest buys smart home automation startup Revolv only to stop selling its products: Here's why

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

Nest purchase of Revolv brings Google step closer to complete domination of smart home

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

A thermostat that does a bit more than control temp, it knows when you leave a room!

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

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