Nest Articles

Nest introduces Cam, the update to Dropcam

  • 18/06/2015 at 00:06 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Gadgets

Nest CamLast year, Nest bought Dropcam, a home security company famous for their wireless streaming webcams. Dropcam would tell users if someone had broken into their home, if their kids had gotten in safely from school, if their pets were alright, and anything else that could be seen through the direct feed. Now, they have updated that product and introduced Nest Cam.

According to the press release, Nest Cam is meant to be the next generation of home security footage. They wanted it to be more thorough and “thoughtful”. They achieved this by taking the best features of the Dropcam, and added to them.

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Honeywell announced their own smart thermostat as first real challenger for Nest

  • 10/06/2014 at 23:03 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Gadgets

Honeywell Lyric ThermostatNest has been the only real name in automated thermostat design thanks to their heavily influential product. But now Honeywell, which has been in the automated home device game for years, is jumping in as their first real competitor.

The news is more surprising than you might think. While they have been offering smart home devices for quite some time, they didn’t make their intentions to take on the Nest clear. Not in the way Apple has, with their announced HomeKit in the iOS 8 release. With Google’s money now backing Nest, they looked like a real force to be reckoned with.

But while Apple has a powerful brand and innovative spirit, Honeywell is a well established marketshare holder in smart home technology. Now that they are in the game, it looks like Nest’s star might be dimming a bit.

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Google acquires Nest Labs for $3.2 Billion

  • 14/01/2014 at 01:27 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Technology

Google Nest LabsNest Labs, the company known for reinventing the thermostat and recently the smoke detector, has been acquired by Google for $3.2 Billion. The deal is expected to close in a few months after the usual regulatory review.

Nest will continue to work independently from Google, even though both Co-Founders Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers now working for Google.

So there you have it, a company that build a smart thermostat and last year a smart smoke detector is now sold for $3.2 Billion. For some tech insiders this is not a surprise, since Google Ventures already invested tens of millions of dollars in Nest Labs over the last years.

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Nest will set their sights on a smoke detector

  • 08/10/2013 at 17:43 by It's a Gadget Staff
  • Gadgets

Nest Protect Smoke DetectorNest, the tech company that brought you the digital thermostat for home climate control, is now setting their sights on the smoke detector. With Nest Protect they are hoping to revolutionize a product that has long since remained the same.

The smoke detector hasn’t made a whole lot of progress, as far as updates go. Surprising, given the fact that every homeĀ  and business is required to have one to remain up to safety codes.

CEO Tony Fadell, once an engineer at Apple who brought you the iPod, agrees. He has already tackled the thermostat, providing a digital dial that can be set for time away and monitored from your computer or mobile device. It even logs energy requirements based on user, finding ways to lessen the amount of energy used by each household.

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