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Topic: Nest

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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Apple HomeKit partner Honeywell takes on Google's Nest with Lyric smart thermostat

06/11/2014, 09:06 am

Honeywell, a name familiar to hundreds of millions of consumers around the world thanks to its iconic round thermostats, is gearing up to put its own spin on the "internet of things" with a new, Internet-connected thermostat called Lyric.

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Nest CEO vows no ads in products as firm prepares to restart Protect smoke detector sales

05/21/2014, 08:05 pm

Following a report that Google is eyeing ad placement on refrigerators, wearables and other connected devices, former Apple executive and Nest cofounder Tony Fadell said his company's thermostats will not be an outlet for such promotions.

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Nest suspends sales of Protect smoke & carbon monoxide alarm over safety concerns

04/03/2014, 06:04 pm

Google-owned smart home firm Nest announced on Thursday that it has suspended sales of the Protect Smoke + CO Alarm after discovering one of the product's built-in convenience features poses a potential safety risk.

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Nest's Tony Fadell says it's 'up to Apple' if company wants to keep ties following Google buyout

01/24/2014, 04:01 pm

While Nest Labs has had a close relationship with Apple in the past, all that could change after the company was purchased by rival Google. But Nest CEO and former Apple executive Tony Fadell has said in a new interview that it's entirely "up to Apple" how things proceed from here.

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Nest's Fadell backtracks on data privacy, will be transparent about future changes

01/20/2014, 09:01 pm

Nest CEO Tony Fadell on Monday said no changes to his company's privacy policies are planned "at this point," a qualification of a previous statement that promised collected user data would stay out of the hands of Google, which recently acquired Nest for $3.2 billion.

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Apple's Schiller 'unfollows' Tony Fadell and Nest after Google acquisition

01/18/2014, 12:01 am

Apple SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller "unfollowed" the Twitter accounts of Tony Fadell and his company Nest Labs just days after the "smart home" product firm was purchased by Google.

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Google buys Nest Labs, maker of smart thermostat, for $3.2 billion [u]

01/13/2014, 04:01 pm

Google has reportedly acquired Nest Labs, makers of the Nest Learning Thermostat and Nest Protect smoke detector and a company founded by ex-Apple executive Tony Fadell, for $3.2 billion.

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