Nest is Google’s step into the world of smart homes. That goal is about to be furthered through the new Nest developer program, which allows developers and companies to create products that work with Nest. The APIs will allow for integration of Nest smart functions into other products.
A few companies are already on-board and developing, including ... Read More »
The money is flowing in the tech world. Following Google’s acquisition of Nest earlier this year, Nest (Google in disguise) has announced its purchase of Dropcam for $555 million. If you’re not familiar with Dropcam, it’s a cloud-based WiFi video streaming service. That sounds like an entertainment service, but it’s actually used for security, allowing ... Read More »
Google may have purchased Nest, but the company has only been selling one product on the Play Store. The Nest thermostat is quite an amazing device, and definitely Google’s style (it leans based on your everyday actions), but Nest also has a second product out. The Nest Protect is a smart carbon monoxide detector, and ... Read More »
Google’s acquisition of Nest was surprising, as Google hasn’t really gone into the home automation sector at that point. But there were rumors floating around that the company was working on automation software, and having a hardware manufacturer was a logical choice. Google purchased Nest for $3.2 billion, and we haven’t really heard much since. ... Read More »
What exactly is going on inside Google right now? Just hours after announcing it would be selling Motorola to Lenovo, word got out that the Advanced Technology and Products group (responsible for the modular phone concept Project Ara) formed inside Motorola would be staying with Google. Hot on the heels of ... Read More »
Google recently purchased the company Nest for $3.2 billion dollars, and the move got several people worried. Google is a famous aggregator of personal information (for use in advanced suggestions and advertising), and while it’s one thing to give it your personal info, it’s quite another ... Read More »
Google has been on a bit of a shopping spree with companies lately and today brings another into Google’s ever-expanding fold. In a surprising bit of afternoon news, Nest announced that Google is acquiring it for a hefty sum of $3.2 billion dollars. As ... Read More »
Internet connected thermostats aren’t a very new idea. The Nest thermostat has been on the market for quite some time, and is actually a pretty nice product. But now it looks like Google is working on a similar system, or at least the software for one.
Android Police managed to get an ... Read More »
Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most upgraded apps for the week. I’ve found that one of the best ways to discover useful apps is to look at what people are actually updating, not focus on which apps have the most installs. As in ... Read More »
Today Nest announced they have refined the design of their Learning Thermostat with a new version that is 20% thinner. The 2nd generation Nest Learning Thermostat is compatible with 95% of low voltage heating and cooling systems, including 2nd stage cooling, 3rd stage heating, dual fuel, emergency heat, and whole-home humidifiers and dehumidifiers - which means ... Read More »