All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘nest’

Google Glass Is Going Off the Market, but It’s Not Dead Yet

As of January 19, the average Joe will no longer be able to purchase Google Glass. Google is shutting down its Glass Explorer program, which first opened up in 2013. It wasn’t until May of 2014 that Google began selling the product to anyone – as long as they had $1,500 burning a hole in their pocket. Starting then, only …

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CES: Google’s Nest Gets A Bunch Of New Integrations

Last summer, Google’s Nest Labs unveiled its first “Works with Nest” integrations. These are experiences created by third-party developers that enable Nest to work with different types of products. The first integrations included: one from Jawbone to adjust your home temperature as you get out of bed; warning-flashing lightbulbs from LIFX; a universal remote from Logitech; a Mercedes-Benz integration to …

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Google’s Nest Acquires Revolv, Stops Selling

Nest, which Google acquired earlier this year, has acquired Revolv, another smart-home device maker. According to Liz Gannes at Re/code, the deal just closed, and but the terms are undisclosed. Revolv says in a message on its homepage, “We have been inspired by Nest since our foundation, and are thrilled to be part of the Nest family. Together, we’re going …

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Smoke Detectors: Glitch Is Fixed And Nest Is Buying Dropcam

The Nest Protect smoke detector is back after a two month hiatus – at a reduced price. Previously $130, Nest’s alarm can now be purchased for $99 as the company has eliminated the faulty feature which ultimately led to its recall. Nest’s Protect + CO was taken off the market in April when its salient wave feature (which allowed alarm …

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Google’s Nest Smoke Alarms Recalled

Google has only owned Nest for just over three months, and its smoke alarms are already being recalled. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall covering all Nest Protect smoke alarms sold (there are 440,000 of them). According to the commission, activity near the product during a fire can prevent the alarm from immediately sounding when the …

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Google Now Officially Owns Nest

Google officially closed its acquisition of Nest on Friday, just after gaining approval from the Federal Trade Commission. The company revealed in an SEC filing (via Re/code) that the transaction closed on February 7th. Here’s the relevant snippet: In January 2014, we entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of Nest Labs, Inc. (Nest), a company whose mission is to …

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Google’s Nest Acquisition Gets FTC Approval

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has granted Google permission to acquire Nest Labs. Google and Nest announced the deal last month. Google is acquiring the company, which makes smart home devices like smoke detectors and thermostats, for $3.2 billion in cash. “Nest’s founders, Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers, have built a tremendous team that we are excited to welcome into …

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Report: Nest To Take On ‘Core’ Hardware At Google

As you know, Google announced that it is selling Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for close to $3 billion. You’re probably also aware that the company recently announced that it will acquire Nest, makers of smart thermostats and smoke detector. With Motorola out of the company, apparently the Nest team will be running “core” hardware at Google, which could include more …

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Nest: If Privacy Policy Changes Under Google, It Will Be Opt-In

Google announced a week ago that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Nest Labs, the company behind the Nest Thermostat and Nest Protect smart thermostat and smoke detector devices. Naturally, many Nest device users and otherwise curious parties wondered what the deal would mean for their data, and if and how Google would access/use it. Google has a …

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Google Is Buying Nest For $3.2 Billion

Google announced on Monday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Nest Labs. You know, the company behind the Nest Thermostat: And Nest Protect: Google is paying $3.2 billion in cash for the company whose mission is “to reinvent unloved but important devices in the home.” Google CEO Larry Page said, “Nest’s founders, Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers, …

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Nest Brings In Big Guns For Honeywell Lawsuit

In January we brought you news of a remarkable new advance in, of all things, thermostat technology. Unveiled at CES 2012, the Nest Learning Thermostat promised to bring your tired old thermostat into the smartphone era. Unfortunately, however, the forces of Big Climate Control had a problem with that: a month after the Nest Learning Thermostate was unveiled at CES, …

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Honeywell Sues Nest Over Learning Thermostat

During last month’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas we brought you news of the Nest Learning Thermostat. This amazing thermostat learns from your habits and adjusts the temperature in your home in order to save energy, as well as money on your heating/cooling bill. The thermostat even connects with your home wi-fi, allowing you to control it from a …

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