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  • 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

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: A Nest Thermostat Plus Free Ticket To Disrupt SF #TCDisrupt

    TechCrunch Giveaway: A Nest Thermostat Plus Free Ticket To Disrupt SF #TCDisrupt

    Disrupt SF is right around the corner and here’s another chance for you (or someone you know) to win a ticket! This is going to be one of the biggest technology conferences of the year and we have already announced some special guests and speakers including: Kevin Rose, Michael Arrington, Marissa Mayer, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, Jessica Alba, Marc Benioff, and many more. Be sure to… 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

  • The Smart Si Thermostat Aims To Upset The Nest

    The Smart Si Thermostat Aims To Upset The Nest

    This is the age of thinking thermostats and, not to be outdone by a well-known circular model, hardware startup Ecobee has released the Smart Si. It is a smart thermostat with small color screen and a web interface so temperature wonks can update their heating models on the fly. The Smart Si is not quite as sleek as the Nest but offers more accessible settings – think of this as the Linux… Read More

  • The Future Is Going Retail: Nest Thermostat Now Selling At Lowe’s

    The Future Is Going Retail: Nest Thermostat Now Selling At Lowe’s

    Nest and Lowe’s have teamed up to sell the Nest “learning thermostat” at 500 Lowe’s stores throughout the country, a first for a major bit of high-tech geekery. This is Nest’s first retail partner and effectively legitimizes the hype around what many called a shiny wall bauble. Read More

  • Honeywell Fires Back At Nest In Patent Infringement Case, Denies All Accusations

    Honeywell Fires Back At Nest In Patent Infringement Case, Denies All Accusations

    The last time the Honeywell-Nest legal scuffle appeared on our radar, upstart Nest had just lawyered up (with Apple’s former Chief Patent Counsel no less) and offered up their counterclaims to the original patent infringement suit Honeywell filed this past February. With a new filing today though, it seems as though the legal battle between the David and the Goliath of thoughtful… Read More

  • Nest 2.0 Adds Advanced Energy-Saving Features

    Nest 2.0 Adds Advanced Energy-Saving Features

    An update to the Nest thermostat is rolling out to device owners over the next two days, just in time for AC season. The improvements include advanced energy monitoring – essentially more data about your current energy usage – and something called Airwave, a program that will turn down your air conditioner and run the fan for a period of time, thereby saving energy. Read More

  • Nest Labs Responds To Honeywell Lawsuit, Says It Has The Resources To Defend Itself

    Nest Labs Responds To Honeywell Lawsuit, Says It Has The Resources To Defend Itself

    Nest is ready to fight. The Palo Alto company just issued a followup statement regarding Honeywell’s recent patent infringement suit. In short they’re not going to roll over. They’re going to stand tall. The plan is to “vigorously defend itself” from what they call an attempt to stifle “thoughtful competition.” Nice. Go get ‘em, boys. Read More

  • Nest Labs Thermostat at CES 2012

    TC/Gadgets: An Interview With Nest Co-Founder Matt Rogers

    The hottest and coolest thermostat on the market this year was clearly the Nest. This intelligent hunk of steel looks great on a wall and, more important, helps save energy in the home. The Nest learns as you use it, ensuring your home is comfortable year-round. Read More

  • Announcing The 2011 Crunchies Finalists And Tickets On Sale Now

    Announcing The 2011 Crunchies Finalists And Tickets On Sale Now

    The nominations have been tabulated and the votes are in. Over 300,000 nominations were calculated across 20 categories. Along with our partners GigaOm and VentureBeat, we are very proud to announce the finalists for 2011’s best in technology. Voting begins now. For 2011, we’ve added some new categories. Best Location App, Best Cloud Services and Biggest Social Impact join the… 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

  • What Are The Best Startups Of 2011? #Crunchies

    What Are The Best Startups Of 2011? #Crunchies

    As open nominations for the 5th annual Crunchies awards enters its final week (nominate here until Dec 13), it’s time to figure out which are the best startups and products of 2011. The Crunchies, which we co-host along with GigaOm and VentureBeat, has 20 categories spanning but the most anticipated awards, the ones we save for last, are Best Overall Startup and Best New Startup of… Read More