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ISP piracy letter

Internet provider warns users torrenting could lead to ‘thermostat issues’

December 30th, 2017

Normally, the worst thing that happens to anyone caught illegally downloading Game of Thrones is a strongly-worded letter in the mail, or a vague threat of some kind of future legal action. But one US internet service provider decided to take things a step further, and outline in specific detail how torrenting movies could lead to problems …

Nest Thermostat E Release Date

Nest just announced its first brand new thermostat since 2011

August 31st, 2017

The first-generation Nest Learning Thermostat made its debut in 2011, helping jumpstart the connected home device market that is now a multi-billion dollar industry. The company has since been acquired by Google for $3.2 billion, and two iterative updates have been released in addition to a connected smoke detector and three different home security cameras. …

Nest Thermostat 2017

The brand new smart thermostat Nest is about to release just leaked

August 21st, 2017

Nest is singlehandedly responsible for the current boom in the intelligent thermostat market. It also still makes the best smart thermostat money can buy. The third-generation Nest remains the best in the business despite all of the improvements we’ve seen in rival devices, but it’s also one of the more expensive options out there — …

Nest Thermostat Savings

Nest will now actively save you money

June 21st, 2016

The Nest thermostat already ticks most of the boxes for a great piece of tech: elegant design, simple user interface, solves an actual problem, isn’t absurdly expensive. But ever since launch, the software has been slowly upgraded to add more features. This time around, Nest is adding “Time of Savings” to its bag of tricks. …

Nest Failure

How Google’s transformation into Alphabet led to Tony Fadell’s ouster

June 8th, 2016

When Tony Fadell announced his plan to step down as Nest CEO last week, the news wasn’t all that shocking. Amidst reports that Nest employees were unhappy with Fadell’s managerial style and that key engineers were already eying the door, it recently became clear that Google’s $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest was hardly the perfect …

Google Nest Failure

Google’s Nest acquisition was more disastrous than we thought

June 6th, 2016

On paper, Google’s 2014 acquisition of Nest had all the makings of a perfect marriage. Nest at the time was riding high on the popularity of its Nest Thermostat and was led by Tony Fadell, a former Apple executive credited with dreaming the iPod into existence. Google, meanwhile, was a gargantuan company with the requisite …

Nest CEO Tony Fadell Leaving

Nest co-founder Tony Fadell is leaving his company

June 3rd, 2016

In a blog post late today, Nest co-founder and CEO Tony Fadell has announced that he’s leaving the company. His departure from the Google-owned company doesn’t mean he’s leaving the family, however — he’s moving on to an advisory role with Google’s parent company, Alphabet. Marwan Fawaz is stepping into Fadell’s role as the CEO …

Google Vs Nest Employee Memes

Google employees hate Nest so much they’re making memes about it

April 19th, 2016

As has been observed many times over the past couple of weeks, Google’s acquisition of Nest has basically turned into a giant dumpster fire. In short, Nest’s product portfolio has grown very slowly since its acquisition by Google and its revenues are way below expectations. Additionally, Nest CEO Tony Fadell sounds like a complete nightmare to work …