Nest

  • The keys to your house belong to startups Crunch Network

    The keys to your house belong to startups

    Silicon Valley may be the techiest place on earth, but even here, the way people open the front door hasn’t changed much in a century. Most of us still get in by turning a flat metal key in a lock. Visitors ring doorbells, and we peep at them through peepholes. If we’re out, keyless guests are out of luck. If investors have their way, that status quo will look quite primitive in a… Read More

  • Crunch Report | Waymo Wants $2.6B for Trade Secret

    Nest releases a new alarm system, the Nest Secure, SpaceX files trademark for name of internet service and Waymo wants $2.6 billion for allegedly stolen trade secret. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • Nest announces the $499 Nest Secure, its new alarm system

    Nest announces the $499 Nest Secure, its new alarm system

    Nest announced a number of new security products today that all aim to keep your home safe from burglars and others you’d rather keep out. In addition to its new Nest Cam IQ Outdoor, the company also launched Nest Secure, its new, fully featured security system. The system consists of three hardware products that can also be integrated with the company’s cameras: Nest Guard, the hub… Read More

  • Google Assistant is coming to Nest Cam IQ

    Google Assistant is coming to Nest Cam IQ

    One more quick bit of news out of Nest’s press conference this morning: the company is adding support for Google’s voice-powered Assistant to the Nest Cam IQ line it debuted in March. The move is a natural one, of course: Google acquired Nest 3 years ago, and has been pushing hard into the home ever since. Google already uses Assistant to power its standalone Home speaker; with… Read More

  • This is Nest’s new video doorbell

    This is Nest’s new video doorbell

    We’re live at a Nest press conference in San Francisco, where the company is debuting new products rapid fire. The latest debut: Nest Hello, a smart video doorbell. If you’re familiar with existing products like the Ring video doorbell, this one is of a similar vein — just with all of Nest’s usual polish. It’s got a microphone/speaker rig built-in so you can… Read More

  • Nest launches a new $349 smart outdoor security camera

    Nest launches a new $349 smart outdoor security camera

    Nest today announced its newest camera today: the Nest Cam IQ outdoor. This new outdoor camera brings the features of the company’s smart indoor camera to a more rugged outdoor version. As Nest GM of security products Michele Turner noted during an event in San Francisco today, the number one way that burglars break into a house is simply through an unlocked door. But the most… Read More

  • Watch Nest unveil its next big thing right here

    Watch Nest unveil its next big thing right here

    Starting at 12:00 pm Eastern, Nest is set to unveil… something. There have been rumors and whispers and murmurs about what Nest could unveil but all will be revealed shortly. And then shortly after, Nest Co-founder and VP of Engineering Matt Rogers will speak at Disrupt SF about the new products. The company needs a hit and the product announced earlier today is not a hit in the same… Read More

  • Crunch Report | Postmates delivers a personnel shift

    The first ICO unicorns have arrived, the Nest Thermostat E is a new cheaper, simpler thermostat, Postmates laid off all its city managers yesterday and the latest SanDisk microSD card can now hold 400 GBs of data. All this on Crunch Report! Read More

  • Nest invites press to a “big announcement” on September 20

    Nest invites press to a “big announcement” on September 20

    Earlier today Nest announced a new thermostat but it appears the company has more things to announce. Nest just sent invites to an event on September 20, saying it’s a big announcement. No other details were offered. The company needs a hit and the product announced earlier today is not a hit in the same league as the Learning Thermostat. Nest has been seemingly slow to roll out new… Read More

  • This is the new, cheaper Nest Thermostat

    This is the new, cheaper Nest Thermostat

    The rumor mill has been buzzing for a while now about a new, more affordable Nest Thermostat — and sure enough: it’s now official. They’re calling it the Nest Thermostat E. As rumored, they’ve shaved off a good chunk of the price tag; whereas the original Nest Learning Thermostat will continue to sell for $250, the Thermostat E will go for $169. So what’s… Read More

  • Leaked image suggests a new Nest thermostat is on the way

    Leaked image suggests a new Nest thermostat is on the way

    Alphabet-owned Nest has taken some pretty safe choices in the IoT space, building products that rely on a their Internet connectedness to function. Their most recognizable product, the Nest Learning Thermostat hasn’t gotten a cosmetic upgrade since it was released nearly six years ago, though it has received some hardware tweaks to make setup and connection more simple. A leaked image… Read More

  • Wallflower wants to prevent cooking fires by making your stove smarter

    Wallflower wants to prevent cooking fires by making your stove smarter

    The fire department responds to a home fire every 86 seconds, and many of those start in the kitchen. Wallflower is a device that easily hooks into most electric stoves, between the outlet and the stove itself, to notify users if there is risk of a fire. If the stove is on when you leave the home, the Wallflower will send a notification to the your phone to remind you to turn it off. In fact… Read More

  • The Nest Cam IQ may be smarter, but it’s not yet brilliant

    The Nest Cam IQ may be smarter, but it’s not yet brilliant

    The Nest Cam IQ is the latest product from Alphabet-owned smart home company Nest, an HD security camera with a 4K sensor it uses to do things like intelligently track faces and people at higher resolution. I’ve been testing the $299 Nest Cam IQ for a while now, and it’s an improvement over other smart home security cameras – but its IQ still leaves a lot to be… Read More

  • 2017 Internet Trends Report | Crunch Report

    Crunch Report | 2017 Internet Trends Report

    Mary Meeker’s 2017 Internet Trends Report is released, Elon Musk draws his line with Trump, Nest’s newest smart camera, Nest Cam IQ, is released and Samsung’s Bixby personal assistant is reportedly running a little late on its release. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • Nest’s latest home camera is the super smart Nest Cam IQ

    Nest’s latest home camera is the super smart Nest Cam IQ

    Nest has a brand new security camera in their line-up, taking its place alongside the Nest Cam and Nest Cam Outdoor. The new member of the family is the Nest Cam IQ, a camera that takes its design cues from the Nest Cam Outdoor, but is made for indoor use and has new, smarter built-in capabilities that benefit from its high-resolution 4K video sensor to pay better attention to those… Read More

  • Nest Cams now know what a door looks like and can monitor them automatically

    Nest Cams now know what a door looks like and can monitor them automatically

    Nest is shipping a new build of the Nest app this morning, and it comes with a few new tricks. Most notably, they’re bubbling up some more computer vision smarts. With this update, Nest Aware (the company’s paid service that starts at $10 a month and lets you record footage instead of just streaming it live) will try to automatically detect doors within its view and suggest… Read More

  • Dropcam co-founder Greg Duffy goes to work for Apple

    Dropcam co-founder Greg Duffy goes to work for Apple

    As first reported by The Information, Dropcam co-founder Greg Duffy has found a new home at Apple. The move comes after a bit of a tumultuous stint at Google, when its subsidiary Nest picked up Duffy’s internet-connected security camera business in 2014 for $555 million. Duffy reportedly butted heads with Tony Fadell, accusing the Nest founder (and high-profile Apple ex-pat) of… Read More

  • Alphabet’s smart home brand Nest expands to Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain

    Alphabet’s smart home brand Nest expands to Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain

    As Amazon, Apple and others tee up smart home strategies with apps, hubs and new devices, Google is also turning up the temperature, so to speak, on its own ambitions. Today, Nest — the smart home business that Google acquired for $3.2 billion a few years ago — announced at DLD in Munich that it would be expanding sales of its thermostat, camera and smoke alarm products in four… Read More

  • Apple is screwing up HomeKit; here’s how they can fix it Crunch Network

    Apple is screwing up HomeKit; here’s how they can fix it

    The real magic of the Internet of Things happens when devices work together. It will be magic when Siri, on your iPhone, can adjust your thermostat or confirm you locked the back door; when your door lock can tell your sound system you’re home and start the music. That’s not the reality we live in, because most devices can’t talk to each other. Without a common language… Read More

  • You can now control Nest’s Thermostat with your Apple Watch

    You can now control Nest’s Thermostat with your Apple Watch

    If you own both a Nest thermostat and an Apple Watch, you might’ve figured the two would’ve learned to play friendly by now. I mean, Apple Watch keeps you from having to pull your phone out of your pocket to see who’s bugging you while you’re trying to finish Stranger Things, Nest’s thermostat keeps you from having to pause Stranger Things just because you’re… Read More

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