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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘thermostats’

Smart Thermostats: Honeywell Announces the Lyric Thermostat

The smart thermostat business has held promise for quite a while now, with even companies such as Google investing heavily in the technology. Now one of the most popular thermostat makers in the world has entered its own smart thermostat into the running. Honeywell has announced its new Lyric thermostat, a smart thermostat with programmable capabilities. The device is being …

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Smart Thermostats to Become Billion-Dollar Market

There was quite a bit of confusion surrounding Google’s recent acquisition of smart thermostat company Nest. As usual, privacy concerns about Google “spying” on people in their own homes were brought up, but an even larger question was what exactly an internet advertising company wants with a thermostat startup. A new report on smart thermostats could shed light on what …

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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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Smart Thermostat Market Set to Take Off

As the Google Glass and the new smart watches appearing this fall demonstrate, tech geeks will soon be wearing their computers. Beyond that, the future of the internet-of-things promises to connect nearly every device people might use on a daily basis. This sort of technology will start with devices that could obviously use automation, such as cars or thermostats. Such …

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