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How to add Kinect-like gesture controls to your Apple TV and other devices for $129

By on November 24, 2014 at 9:00 AM.

How to add Kinect-like gesture controls to your Apple TV and other devices for $129

Clicking buttons on a remote is so 2013. In 2014 and beyond, gadget makers are turning their attention to voice commands and gesture controls as the preferred method of navigating on-screen interfaces and controlling the various devices in your home. But what about all of the devices you already own that don’t support gestures and voice commands?

Companies are hard at work on accessories that will drag your old devices kicking and screaming into the future, and one such offering has just been unveiled that will add Kinect-like gesture support to your Apple TV, Nest thermostat and more. More →

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Google Nest Jailbreak Hack

Hackers target Nest as a warning to Google about data-sharing

By on July 17, 2014 at 5:00 PM.

Hackers target Nest as a warning to Google about data-sharing

If you ask Nest about sharing data with its new owner, the company will say that advertising isn’t part of its business model and that it plans to protect the privacy of its customers from Google. Nest will have to share some data with Google and others in order to enable automatic home-related features, but it is not supposed to lead to Google targeting users with even more ads than it currently does. To make sure Google won’t someday spam Nest owners with ads, a group of hackers plans to take preemptive action against Google and Nest, Forbes reports. More →

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Nest Google Data Sharing

Yes, Nest will start sharing data with Google

By on June 25, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Yes, Nest will start sharing data with Google

Nest co-founder Matt Rogers on Monday announced on its blog the Nest Developer Program, an awesome initiative that will allow developers to use their devices and apps together with Google’s Nest products for even more advanced home control. What Nest didn’t say in its announcement is that Google will obviously be one of the partners involved, which means some data will be shared with the company. However, Nest later confirmed to The Wall Street Journal that limited data will be shared with Google, in order to enable Google Now functionality. More →

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Google Nest Developer Program Announced

Google’s plan to rule your home with Nest finally takes shape

By on June 24, 2014 at 2:52 PM.

Google’s plan to rule your home with Nest finally takes shape

Why did Google really buy Nest? One big reason was to conquer your home, of course. And now Nest has revealed the next major phase in its plan to rule your home through its new Developer Program that will make it possible for “Nest devices to securely interact with the things you already use every day” including “lights, appliances, fitness bands and even cars.” More →

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Google Nest Acquisition

Google is going to start making killer hardware thanks to a major personnel move

By on June 23, 2014 at 5:00 PM.

Google is going to start making killer hardware thanks to a major personnel move

When Google acquired Nest earlier this year, we knew the justification would be multifaceted. Not only was Google picking up one of the hottest smart home properties in the industry, the search giant was also absorbing a very talented team of designers, including Tony Fadell, the CEO of Nest and a man who oversaw the development of the iPod. Now, just five months later, The Information is reporting that Fadell “owns” the consumer hardware division at Google. More →

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Google's Nest Dropcam Purchase

Google’s next Nest purchase is Dropcam

By on June 23, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Google’s next Nest purchase is Dropcam

Shortly after a report revealed that Google may be interested in purchasing home-surveillance camera maker Dropcam, the Search giant has snatched up the company for a cool $555 million – well, technically it’s Nest that bought Dropcam, but Nest itself is one of Google’s most recent purchases, a deal worth $3.2 billion. More →

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Nest Protect Smoke Alarm Price

Nest Protect is back on sale, now cheaper than ever

By on June 17, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Nest Protect is back on sale, now cheaper than ever

Nest on Monday announced on its blog that it’s resuming Nest Protect sales, after having recalled more than 400,000 smoke alarm units in mid-May due to safety risks. Nest said that its smart smoke detector now sells for $99, or $30 cheaper than before. However, the Wave feature, which allows users to silence alerts from the Nest Protect by simply waving their arm – and which was found to be a security threat, as it could misinterpret certain gestures – will not be available to buyers. More →

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Google Search Results Censorship

Did Google censor search results for a key Nest rival?

By on May 30, 2014 at 9:00 PM.

Did Google censor search results for a key Nest rival?

Forget net neutrality — do we need search neutrality as well? Pando reports that home automation company Vivint found itself mysteriously removed from Google search results this past winter just two weeks after the search giant officially announced its acquisition of rival home automation company Nest. Although Vivint is now appearing again in related searches, the company says it never got a clear explanation for why it was removed or why it took Google four months to restore its status. More →

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Google Nest Dropcam Purchase

Google and Nest apparently want to watch you sleep next

By on May 27, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

Google and Nest apparently want to watch you sleep next

Google and Nest are reportedly interested in providing some sort of home surveillance equipment and support in the future, The Information has learned, as the Search giant may make another purchase to help with such plans. Google is apparently looking into buying camera startup Dropcam, although it’s not clear whether the two parties will go ahead with these moves. More →

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Google Nest Advertising Plans

Nest founder: No Google ads for you, Nest buyers

By on May 22, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

Nest founder: No Google ads for you, Nest buyers

A Google SEC filing revealed that the company plans to deliver ads to more devices, including thermostats, refrigerators and other appliances, suggesting that Google’s Nest could soon show commercial to product buyers, even though the company pledged not to display ads on its products in the future, following the Google purchase. After ad-related details about Google’s SEC document were published, Nest’s co-founder said that the Nest thermostat will not get ads, just as previously stated, Re/code reports. More →

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Nest Recalling Smoke Alarms

Nest is recalling over 400,000 smoke alarms due to safety risks

By on May 21, 2014 at 4:22 PM.

Nest is recalling over 400,000 smoke alarms due to safety risks

Nest Labs has recalled 440,000 smoke alarms in order to fix a bug that could prevent their alarms from sounding immediately after detecting smoke. Mercury News reports that the Nest Protect Smoke + Carbon Monoxide alarms are equipped with a feature that “allows users to temporarily silence some alerts by waving their arm near the unit.” There have been no reported incidents, but Google’s recent acquisition is currently sending out electronic updates to disable the feature in case of emergency. More →

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Google Play Nest On Sale

You can now buy a Nest thermostat on Google Play for $249

By on April 22, 2014 at 1:44 PM.

You can now buy a Nest thermostat on Google Play for $249

The marriage between Google and Nest just got even more official. As Android Police points out, Google has started selling Nest thermostats on its Google Play store starting at $249. And given that it’s Earth Day and that Nest is an eco-friendly, energy-saving thermostat, Google says that it will plant a tree for every Nest unit sold on Tuesday. Nest, which was founded by former Apple exec Tony Fadell, was acquired by Google earlier this year for $3.2 billion. Earlier reports have indicated that Google isn’t interested in Nest just for its smart thermostats but also for its team’s design prowess that won it accolades from several Apple fans over the years.

 

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