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  • Gillmor Gang: Dog Ears

    Gillmor Gang: Dog Ears

    The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Topics include the Nesting of Google Glass, Neil Young’s Pono and mixing to the car radio, why Selma got shortchange in the Oscar nominations, Facebook @ Work or not, and some tough notification talk to wind it up. If you miss Scobleizer, watch him join our sister show G3. Read More

  • Nest Adds 15 More Companies To Its “Works With Nest” Program

    Nest Adds 15 More Companies To Its “Works With Nest” Program

    Nest is today announcing significant new partners joining its “Works with Nest” developer program. The new additions continue Nest’s quest to turn its product into the heart of a smart home. Among the new partners are Lutron, Insteon and Philips Hue. Each company built Nest products into its ecosystem. For example, now with the Lutron integration, homeowners can control… Read More

  • The Nest Thermostat Can Now Be Controlled By Voice

    The Nest Thermostat Can Now Be Controlled By Voice

    Your house is cold, but your thermostat is way over there. You could walk over to your thermostat and crank the heat, but pfft, walking. If you have a Nest, you could open up the app and control it that way, but, pfft, opening apps by hand. What is this, 2007?! Read More

  • Nest And Asian Insurance Giant AIA Launch Startup Accelerator In Hong Kong

    Nest And Asian Insurance Giant AIA Launch Startup Accelerator In Hong Kong

    Hong Kong’s close proximity to manufacturing hubs like Shenzhen, China, and its small but growing startup ecosystem will make it a fertile growing ground for wearable tech startups. At least that’s what Nest, an early-stage venture capital firm, and AIA, one of Asia’s largest insurance providers, are hedging their bets on. The two have teamed up to launch AIA Accelerator… Read More

  • Nest’s CEO Calls Its Tech The “Conscious Home” Because “It’s Not Smarter Than You”

    Nest’s CEO Calls Its Tech The “Conscious Home” Because “It’s Not Smarter Than You”

    The leader of the “smart home” industry doesn’t want to call it that any more. Nest CEO Tony Fadell says his company uses the term “Conscious Home” because its connected thermostat and smoke alarm create a two-way relationship with users where both help and teach each other. “We call it the conscious home. Smart is overused. It’s not smarter than… Read More

  • 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

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