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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...

Apple Considered iPhone With A Keyboard, Came To Their Senses
2012-04-30 11:15:57

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com Let´s be honest, part of the fun of looking back at high school yearbooks is realizing just how silly we all looked in the days of yesteryear. The awkward outfits, the painful expressions on our still developing faces and the hair! Oh my god, the hair! There´s something about viewing our former selves through the lens of time which makes us realize not only how far we´ve come, but (hopefully) how good we have it now. Looking back on...

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...

2008-11-05 12:00:15

Apple has appointed Mark Papermaster as its new senior vice president of devices hardware engineering. He will report to the company's CEO Steve Jobs. Mr Papermaster, who comes to Apple from IBM, will lead the company's iPod and iPhone hardware engineering teams. He has 25 years of product and technology experience, and was previously a vice president at IBM. Apple also announced that Tony Fadell, its senior vice president of the iPod division, and Danielle Lambert, vice president of...

2008-11-04 09:00:12

CUPERTINO, Calif., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Apple(R) today announced that Mark Papermaster is joining the Company as senior vice president of Devices Hardware Engineering, reporting to Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Papermaster, who comes to Apple from IBM, will lead Apple's iPod(R) and iPhone(TM) hardware engineering teams. Papermaster has 25 years of product and technology experience, and was previously a vice president at IBM. Apple also announced that Tony Fadell, Apple's senior vice...

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