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  • Ambi Climate Gives Any Air Conditioner Nest-Like Powers

    Ambi Climate Gives Any Air Conditioner Nest-Like Powers

    Ambi Climate wants to democratize smart home climate control with a device that brings learning climate management to standalone window air conditioner units, central air systems, freestanding systems or the single room machines more common in Europe and Asia, so long as the existing system can work with an IR-based blaster or remote. It originally launched in July on Asia-specific… Read More

  • Nest Finally Works With Control4, Crestron, RTI And URC Home Automation Systems

    Nest Finally Works With Control4, Crestron, RTI And URC Home Automation Systems

    Today, at CEDIA EXPO 2014, Nest made the day of every home automator installers and retailers everywhere: Nest finally works with the major players in home automation, Control4, Crestron, Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) and Universal Remote Control (URC). These are the pricey advanced home automation systems that, up until now, did not officially support the popular Nest Learning… Read More

  • Why Jared Leto Was At BoxWorks

    Jared Leto Dishes On His Favorite Tech Investment

    TechCrunch caught up with actor and singer Jared Leto today backstage at BoxWorks, the annual confab focused on Box’s enterprise file storage service. Leto had just taken part in the event’s keynote, which stretched north of two hours. Read More

  • Airfy’s Beacon Wants To Make The Smart Home Smarter

    Airfy’s Beacon Wants To Make The Smart Home Smarter

    Berlin-based Airfy, maker of the Airfy WiFi router that our very own John Biggs called one of the sexiest Wi-Fi routers he’d ever seen (and the man has doubtless seen a lot of WiFi routers), is launching a crowdfunding campaign for a new product today. Rather than tackling the ugliness and (often) stupidity of WiFi routers, the Airfy Beacon is an attempt at making the smart home… Read More

  • Google Makes Its Nest At The Center Of The Smart Home

    Google Makes Its Nest At The Center Of The Smart Home

    Using Google Now, a homeowner can soon talk to a Nest Learning Thermostat and complain about the heat. And that’s just the beginning. Google is turning the Nest Learning Thermostat into the hub of smart homes. With the just-announced “Works with Nest” certification program, gadgets to cars to universal remotes will all work with the Thermostat, providing automated actions… Read More

  • Google and Nest Acquire Dropcam For $555 Million

    Google and Nest Acquire Dropcam For $555 Million

    Remember those rumors a few weeks ago that Google was looking to acquire the plug-and-play security camera company, Dropcam? Yep. It just happened. Just months after being acquired themselves, the now Google-owned Nest has just announced that they’ve acquired Dropcam. Read More

  • Hong Kong Incubator NEST Launches An Equity Crowdfunding Platform For Startups

    Hong Kong Incubator NEST Launches An Equity Crowdfunding Platform For Startups

    Ask Hong Kong startup founders about the challenges facing their ecosystem and you are likely to hear one answer over and over again: the lack of funding opportunities. Because Hong Kong’s startup industry is so new, companies are still seen as risky investments and many high-worth individuals turn to the property and banking sectors instead. But there is an increasing amount of interest… Read More

  • CEO Tony Fadell Hates When Nest Is Called An ‘Internet-Of-Things’ Company

    CEO Tony Fadell Hates When Nest Is Called An ‘Internet-Of-Things’ Company

    We here in the tech press have gotten used to categorizing new, interesting products that are getting smart and connected under the umbrella term “Internet of Things.” But today at CODE Conference in Southern California, Nest CEO Tony Fadell said he hates the term, and sought to clarify why Nest shouldn’t be described that way. Read More

  • Google Looking At Dropcam And The Home Security Market, Says The Information

    Google Looking At Dropcam And The Home Security Market, Says The Information

    Google has reportedly ben interested in Dropcam as an acquisition target, according to a new report by The Information today. The supposed purchase would help Google with its aim of getting into the home security market, and would be tied to Google’s Nest division, which seems to be turning into Google’s smart home and consumer Internet of Things play. The Information’s report… Read More

  • Home Alone?

    Home Alone?

    Connected devices company Nest, now owned by Google, has been lauded — mostly, it must be said, by the tech press — for turning its attention to upgrading the utilitarian devices in your home. But perhaps utilitarian is a benefit if smart ends up being a euphemism for ‘displays advertising’. Read More

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