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Apple Pulls Nest Thermostat

As noticed by Mashable and confirmed by Apple, the iPhone maker has stopped selling the Nest thermostat, both in retail and online stores. Actually, the product was removed earlier this month, but was discovered just recently. Although Apple has supported the Nest thermostat since its launch in 2011, this shouldn't come as a major surprise,...

Samsung Acquires Home Automation Startup SmartThings For $200 Million

Today, Samsung announced that it has acquired home automation startup SmartThings. While neither Samsung or SmartThings revealed the financial details about the acquisition, Re/code reports that the Korean tech giant paid $200 million for the startup.  In a blog post, SmartThings CEO Alex Hawkinson said: “It has always been our goal to create a totally...

Google’s Nest Acquires Dropcam for $555 Million

On Friday, Google-owned Nest acquired San Francisco-based Dropcam, a company that makes home monitoring cameras, for $555 million. According to Re/code, Nest has acquired Dropcam without any assistance from Google. The company is set to incorporate Dropcam into the Nest brand. In an interview with Re/code, Nest co-founder and VP of engineering Matt Rogers said:...

Honeywell Launches ‘Lyric’ to Challenge the Nest Thermostat

Industrial thermostat maker Honeywell is rethinking the way it tackles home automation with a $279 'Lyric' Wi-Fi thermostat, challenging the likes of Nest Learning thermostat, which is now owned by Google. According to The Verge, Honeywell’s Lyric, which will be available for purchase in stores by August, is a complete platform and marks the company’s efforts at building a...

Nest Halts ‘Protect’ Smoke Alarm Sales, Says Can Accidentally Turn Off

Nest CEO Tony Fadell has taken to the company’s website to announce they are stopping sales of their Nest Protect smoke detector over safety concerns. The so called Nest Wave feature which turns off your alarm (via a wave of your hand) can be possibly activated by accident: During recent laboratory testing of the Nest...

Nest and Virgin Airlines Launch ‘Total Temperature Control’ [VIDEO]

Nest and Virgin America have announced a new featured called ‘Total Temperature Control’, which acts like an individual climate control feature on your flight: We're teaming up with Virgin America to reinvent the way people fly. Watch as Tony Fadell and Sir Richard Branson introduce Total Temperature Control, the newest product from Nest. Check out...

Direct Energy: Free NEST Thermostat with 5 Year Sign Up [Alberta]

For those in Alberta currently looking to sign up with Direct Energy, do note they have a promotion right now where you can get a free NEST Learning Thermostat. The NEST thermostat can be controlled from your iOS device from anywhere, allowing you to monitor and automate your home heating. To get the NEST, you...

Google Acquires Nest Labs for $3.2 Billion in Cash [u]

Google has just announced it has acquired Nest Labs, founded by the ‘father of the iPod’, Tony Fadell, for $3.2 billion in cash. Nest is well known for introducing their Nest Learning Thermostat, which has been part of the connected and automated home revolution well underway. In a press release, Fadell, the CEO of Nest...