Nest

  • 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

  • Awair air quality monitor teams up with Nest, Amazon Echo and IFTTT

    Awair air quality monitor teams up with Nest, Amazon Echo and IFTTT

    Awair, the IoT product that sits in the home and measures the quality of your air, has today announced integrations with a number of other platforms to improve the experience. The company behind Awair, Bitfinder, has teamed up with Nest, the Amazon Echo, and IFTTT to offer users new ways to interact with the data gathered from air quality monitor and more seamlessly automate their other… Read More

  • Nest is finally making an outdoor Nest Cam and it’ll ship for $199 this fall

    Nest is finally making an outdoor Nest Cam and it’ll ship for $199 this fall

    Nest Cams (formerly known as Dropcams) are handy little things — plug it in, get it on WiFi, and boom, you’ve got a low-hassle indoor security camera. Want to put it outside? That’s a bit more complicated. The original Nest Cam isn’t very rugged, so you’re looking at dropping at least $50 on a waterproof enclosure. At long last, however, Nest is debuting an… Read More

  • Tony Fadell exits Nest, Marwan Fawaz to step in as CEO

    Tony Fadell exits Nest, Marwan Fawaz to step in as CEO

    Can’t say we saw this coming. In a surprise post today on the official Nest blog, co-founder Tony Fadell announced that he will be exiting his role as CEO of Nest, in favor of an advisory role at the company’s parent, Alphabet. According to Fadell, “This will give me the time and flexibility to pursue new opportunities to create and disrupt other industries – and to… Read More

  • Google’s Nest open sources OpenThread to snag more IoT partners, take on Amazon

    Google’s Nest open sources OpenThread to snag more IoT partners, take on Amazon

    Earlier this year, a report in The Information claimed that Google-owned Nest was working on a rival to Amazon’s Echo — a service that would bring together a number of other connected devices and services to help people organise and manage their homes alongside Nest’s own thermostats and other products. Now it appears that some of these developments are coming to pass. Read More

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