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Topic: Nest

Nest unveils Hello doorbell, Cam IQ Outdoor & Secure home security system

09/20/2017, 05:09 pm

Alphabet's Nest on Wednesday revealed an assortment of smarthome accessories, including the Hello doorbell, an outdoor version of the Cam IQ, and a complete security system called the Secure.

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Nest brings HVAC energy saving to the masses with $169 Thermostat E

08/31/2017, 12:08 am

Nest on Thursday unveiled Thermostat E, a redesigned and less expensive version of the firm's original Learning Thermostat that launched in 2011.

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Report claims Nest open to HomeKit compatibility, new info suggests move not imminent

06/15/2017, 05:06 pm

A new report claims that Google's smart thermostat and smart home hardware vendor Nest is considering a move to support HomeKit -- but few hard details are available and new information suggests that compatibility isn't coming any time soon.

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Nest unveils iPhone-connected Cam IQ with facial recognition, zoom & better audio [u]

05/31/2017, 09:05 am

Nest on Wednesday revealed its latest security camera, the Cam IQ, which uses an 8 megapixel sensor to capture 4K, HDR video, supporting features such as digital zoom and facial recognition. [Updated to strike out Alexa/Google Home support]

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Alphabet's Nest Cam adds animated camera notifications to iOS alerts, auto door recognition

02/14/2017, 02:02 pm

Alphabet's Nest is rolling out updates to its Nest Aware cloud platform and its iOS app, updating notifications with a preview of Nest Cam feeds before entering the app, as well as the ability to automatically detect doors within a camera's view.

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Dropcam co-founder Greg Duffy reportedly joins Apple in undisclosed role

01/25/2017, 05:01 pm

The co-founder and former CEO of the network-connected security camera producer Dropcam, Greg Duffy, has reportedly been hired by Apple for an undisclosed position, with added speculation he could be heading up an unannounced project within the company

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Short-term Apple executive Yoky Matsuoka returns to Nest as CTO

01/23/2017, 05:01 pm

Yoky Matsuoka, a leading expert in the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence, is returning to Alphabet's Nest Labs after serving less than nine months on the job at Apple, where she was in charge of various health-related projects including aspects of Apple Watch.

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Nest introduces camera streaming to Apple TV, 'instaclip' creation and sharing

11/18/2016, 11:11 pm

Alphabet's Nest this week rolled out an update to its app platform that allows owners to stream Nest Cam feeds directly to fourth-generation Apple TV units, while introducing a new video clip creation and sharing feature called "instaclip."

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Nest app updates with Thermostat control from Apple Watch, expanded camera options

07/29/2016, 09:07 am

Google's Nest division updated its iOS app with several important features, most notably the ability to control its flagship Thermostat via the Apple Watch.

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Why Alphabet's Nest doesn't (and probably won't ever) support Apple's HomeKit

07/22/2016, 01:07 pm

The Nest smart home thermometer, designed by one of the 'fathers of the iPod' Tony Fadell, was on sale shortly after its debut at Apple retail stores. So why doesn't HomeKit support it? AppleInsider explains.

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Nest Cam Outdoor upgrades original Nest Cam with more rugged design

07/14/2016, 10:07 am

Google's Nest division on Thursday announced the Nest Cam Outdoor, a version of its app-connected Nest Cam upgraded to handle the specific demands of exterior security.

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Tony Fadell, "father of the iPod," steps down from CEO post at Google's Nest

06/03/2016, 04:06 pm

Tony Fadell, the founder and chief executive of Nest--the hardware firm acquired by Google in 2014 for $3.2 billion--has announced that "the time is right to 'leave the Nest.'"

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Employees pan Tony Fadell-led Nest as poorly managed, fear-driven machine

02/16/2016, 10:02 am

Once the darling of Silicon Valley, connected device company Nest -- with former Apple exec Tony Fadell at the helm -- is being described by some workers as a place where a toxic corporate culture has taken hold.

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Software bug shuts down Nest thermostats, turns off heating for unlucky customers

01/14/2016, 09:01 am

A buggy software update has caused many users of Nest's smart thermostat to wake up in the cold in recent days, as the devices have been found to quickly drain their batteries and shut down, leaving heating and cooling systems offline.

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Open source HomeBridge links 3rd-party smart home devices like Nest to Apple's HomeKit

12/08/2015, 12:12 pm

Users looking to connect their existing smart home setup to Apple's HomeKit ecosystem can turn to Homebridge, an open-source tool that brings voice control to popular devices from Nest, Sonos and others.

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Nest introduces third-gen Thermostat with better display, Farsight wakeup

09/01/2015, 01:09 pm

Google's Nest Labs on Tuesday upgraded its signature product, the Thermostat, with features such as a bigger, sharper display, and longer-range automatic wakeup.

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Nest unveils security camera, second-gen Protect smoke detector and updated app

06/17/2015, 06:06 pm

Google-owned home accessory maker Nest on Wednesday launched the Cam, its first self-branded security camera, along with a second-generation version of its Protect smoke detector, and an updated mobile app for iOS and Android.

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Google's Nest to open smart home platform, share data with developers including Google

06/24/2014, 02:06 am

Nest Labs, makers of the Nest Learning Thermostat and Protect smoke and carbon monoxide detector, announced on Tuesday that it will be opening its smart home platform to third-party developers and partners, which includes parent company Google.

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Google-owned Nest to acquire connected security camera firm Dropcam for $555M

06/20/2014, 08:06 pm

Google's Nest on Friday revealed it will acquire Dropcam, makers of the eponymous Internet-connected smart home monitoring camera lineup, for $555 million.

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Nest restarts Protect smoke alarm sales after safety recall, cuts price and offending feature

06/17/2014, 02:06 am

Google-owned smart home device maker Nest on Tuesday announced the reintroduction of its Protect carbon monoxide and smoke alarm after product sales were halted and units recalled when a convenience feature was determined to pose a safety risk.

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