Nest Labs

  • Nest Protect Is A $129 Smoke And Carbon Monoxide Detector That Takes Nest Deeper Into The Connected Home

    Nest Protect Is A $129 Smoke And Carbon Monoxide Detector That Takes Nest Deeper Into The Connected Home

    Nest Labs, the home hardware maker co-founded by two ex-Apple luminaries, is today unveiling its second product, Nest Protect, a $129 smart device that hopes to do for the smoke and carbon monoxide detection market what Nest’s Learning Thermostat did for home temperature control. That is, it wants to turn what has become for many a mundane, malfunctioning domestic necessity into a… Read More

  • Nest Labs’ Next Product To Be A Smoke Detector, Per Reports

    Nest Labs’ Next Product To Be A Smoke Detector, Per Reports

    The Nest Learning Thermostat is about to get a sibling. The Protect. If this report is correct, the company behind the incredibly popular Learning Thermostat is prepping a smoke detector. Yep, a smoke detector — which sounds about right for Nest Labs. Read More

  • From The Garage To 200 Employees In 3 Years: How Nest Thermostats Were Born

    From The Garage To 200 Employees In 3 Years: How Nest Thermostats Were Born

    Editor’s note:  Derek Andersen is the founder of Startup Grind, a 40-city community bringing the global startup world together while educating, inspiring, and connecting entrepreneurs. I remember when the press first hit about Nest Labs, the guys behind the iPod/iPhone were taking on thermostats everywhere! A collective “huh?” went through the tech industry. It felt like… Read More

  • Economies Of Scale As A Service

    Economies Of Scale As A Service

    Credit where it’s definitely due: this post was inspired by a Twitter conversation with Box CEO Aaron Levie. Don’t look now, but something remarkable is happening. Instagram had twelve employees when it was purchased for $700 million; all of its actual computing power was outsourced to Amazon Web Services. Mighty ARM has only 2300 employees, but there are more than 35 billion… Read More

  • Foundation Video: Matt Rogers, Co-Founder Of Nest, Demos New Learning Thermostat

    Foundation Video: Matt Rogers, Co-Founder Of Nest, Demos New Learning Thermostat

    Editor’s note: TechCrunch TV is very pleased to welcome a new show to our lineup, Kevin Rose’s Foundation series. Kevin, a partner at Google Ventures, has been producing high-quality, riveting one-on-one interviews with some of the tech world’s top entrepreneurs. I’m excited to announce that beginning today, TechCrunch will syndicate my Foundation video series… Read More

  • Nest Labs Announces 20% Slimmer, More Compatible Nest Learning Thermostat; Ships This Month

    Nest Labs Announces 20% Slimmer, More Compatible Nest Learning Thermostat; Ships This Month

    Today Nest Labs is taking the wraps off its second-generation Nest learning thermostat that the company says is 20 percent slimmer than the previous model and is now compatible with 95 percent of low-voltage US residential heating and cooling systems, a bump up from 75 percent. Nest is also updating its mobile software for both iOS and Android to version 3.0 with a plethora of upgrades. Read More

  • Amazon Latest To Start Selling The Nest Learning Thermostat

    Amazon Latest To Start Selling The Nest Learning Thermostat

    Never minding the legal wranglings with Honeywell, Nest Labs is on a roll lately and just announced Amazon as the latest retailer to sell the Nest Learning Thermostat. This follows similar announcements concerning Lowes and the Apple Store. Amazon is currently selling the product at its full $249 MSRP, but it is available through Prime, making it a little better deal than from other retailers. Read More

  • Honeywell vs Nest: When The Establishment Sues Silicon Valley

    Honeywell vs Nest: When The Establishment Sues Silicon Valley

    Honeywell filed a multi-patent infringement lawsuit against Nest Labs and Best Buy yesterday. The suit alleges that Nest Labs is infringing on seven Honeywell patents. Honeywell is not seeking licensing fees. The consumer electronic conglomerate wants Nest Labs to cease using the technology and is actually looking to collect damages caused by the infringement. Damages? Bullshit. This is… Read More

  • Honeywell Files Patent Lawsuit Against Smart Thermostat Developer Nest

    Honeywell Files Patent Lawsuit Against Smart Thermostat Developer Nest

    Conglomerate Honeywell, which develops thermostats, has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Nest Labs, the developer of the innovative smart thermostat. The lawsuit, which was filed United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, alleges infringement of seven Honeywell patents related to its thermostat technology. As we’ve reported in the past, Nest, which was founded… Read More

  • Nest Thermostat Teardown Reveals Beautiful Innards, Powerful ARM CPU, Zigbee Radio

    Nest Thermostat Teardown Reveals Beautiful Innards, Powerful ARM CPU, Zigbee Radio

    The Nest Thermostat is a gorgeous piece of eco-friendly electronics. But like your mom always said, it’s what’s inside that counts. Well then, she’ll be pleasantly pleased to find out that the inside of the Nest is as equally beautiful as the sleek exterior. The $249 thermostat might be costly, but a teardown posted on SparkFun shows the innards of a device worthy of such… Read More

  • Tony Fadell on Jobs and Apple’s Legacy (TCTV)

    These are bittersweet days for Tony Fadell. The man who oversaw 18 generations of the iPod and the first three versions of the iPhone is finally launching his new company, Nest Labs, today. It has been eighteen months in the making and marks a new era for thermostats– and quite possibly other neglected categories of home electronics. But he’s also recently lost his former boss and… Read More

  • Tony Fadell Demos His New Nest Learning Thermostat (TCTV)

    Tony Fadell Demos His New Nest Learning Thermostat (TCTV)

    Even if you read our story earlier tonight on iPod Godfather Tony Fadell’s new company Nest Labs and its new Learning Thermostat, you may still be wondering how anyone could make a thermostat an object of beauty. So we sat down with Fadell to get a video demo of the device that brought him out of retirement and has been eighteen months in the making. True to the Apple aesthetic… Read More

  • iPod Godfather Tony Fadell Finally Reveals His New Product: A Thermostat. No, Really.

    iPod Godfather Tony Fadell Finally Reveals His New Product: A Thermostat. No, Really.

    For the last eighteen months, the tech world has been anxiously awaiting news of what iPod godfather Tony Fadell is up to. His staff has been sworn to secrecy since word got out he was leaving retirement to do something new. Despite reporters camping out in front of his office with cameras, the news somehow stayed a secret– no small feat in the ever-leaky land of Silicon Valley. No doubt… Read More