Latest Nest Labs Stories

Smart Home Integration On Nest's Radar
2014-06-24 12:20:04

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online This week Google-owned Nest Labs' Developer Program announced a new set of partnerships that will allow for third party integration with its Learning Thermostats and connected smoke detectors. The first group of third party partners includes Mercedes Benz, Whirlpool, Jawbone, Logitech, smart LED bulb maker LIFX, software maker IFTTT and of course Google. Through this initiative users can have everything from lighting to appliances to...

nest protect smoke alarm recall
2014-05-22 09:06:29

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A smoke and CO alarm that doesn't actually sound off isn't exactly much of alarm. For this reason Google-owned Nest Labs, by way of the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, this week issued a recall notice covering all 440,000 Protect smoke alarms as these could fail to sound due to a false triggering of the "Wave" feature. The alarm could be disabled with a gesture accidentally. The Nest Protect functions as both a smoke...

Google Announces Temporary Hold On Sales Of Nest Protect Devices
2014-04-04 15:25:58

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Google-owned Nest announced this week it would put sales of its Nest Protect on hold, but will push an update out to existing Nest Protect units connected to Wi-Fi. The recall is due to an anomaly the company found during testing, and not a result of any incident that occurred within a household using Nest Protect. Nest Labs CEO Tony Fadell issued a letter on the Nest website saying the issue is with the Nest Wave function, which allows...

Google Aquires Nest
2014-01-14 15:22:43

Bryan P. Carpender for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Thanks to its Android operating system, Google is the leader in smartphone software worldwide. Google reigns supreme in the search engine kingdom. However, it’s a bit of a Johnny-come-lately to the consumer hardware game. But it’s looking to change that, as evidenced by its recent acquisition of Nest Labs for $3.2 billion in cash. Nest Labs Inc. is the creator of the Nest Learning Thermostat, which learns your temperature...

Nest To Bring New Tech Savvy Smoke Detector To Homes
2013-09-25 11:00:40

[ Watch the Video: Nest Aims To Make Your Home Safer With 'Smart' Smoke Detector ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Nest thermostats have been a popular and stylish choice for homeowners who want control over their energy costs and indoor climate since their release in late 2011. Now Nest Labs, the maker of the Wi-Fi-connected thermostat, says its next big project will also belong in the home. According to sources, Nest Labs will soon unveil a smoke detector...

Nest Thermostat Gets An Upgrade
2012-10-02 13:58:10

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Nest thermostat, created by the “Father of the iPod,” Tony Fadell, has made its way across the Internet as something of an oddity. It´s a gadget as beautiful as it is helpful, learning the way a family cools and heats their house, to ultimately one day be able to mimic these patterns without human interaction. It does this job with elegance, a simple black, round knob with silver bezel and a small, LED...

New Smart Thermostat Cuts Energy Usage 20 To 30 Percent
2011-10-26 04:29:12

Former Apple and Google engineers are launching a new company that will sell a new type of thermostat, "Nest Leaf". Nest Labs' new thermostat has a smart technology that learns owner's settings after a few days of being used. The Nest Leaf is also expected to be able to cut energy by 20 to 30 percent by simply having a set schedule. The new device is able to be networked through Wi-Fi so people can program it from an iOS or Android smartphone device. A motion sensor on the device...

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