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Nest Learning Thermostat UK launch gets green light

Nest Learning Thermostat UK launch gets green light

By 2 April 2014

After months of waiting and even a couple of false starts, Nest is now available in the UK. The new learning thermostat, which has the ability to change and adapt your heating to how you live, has been manipulated by the company to work with the UK's... >>

A week in reviews: 10 - 14 March

A week in reviews: 10 - 14 March

By 15 March 2014

It's here. Titanfall has landed. And we've been playing our socks off to see whether it's the game that makes the Xbox One whole. And with that major out of the way we don't hold back. Oh no, we continue to drop bombs of tech review wonderment. We've... >>

Honeywell Evohome review
4 out of 5

Honeywell Evohome review

By 13 March 2014

There are a number of companies vying for your business when it comes to controlling your heating system at home. British Gas has Hive, Google owns Nest in the US (which is expected to eventually come to the UK), and there's the German company Tado also... >>

Hive by British Gas review
4 out of 5

Hive by British Gas review

By 10 March 2014

Of all the services offering to take control of your heating, Hive is probably the system that has the highest profile. That's in no small part due to plenty of marketing and a brand name that's instantly recognisable: British Gas. Hive by British Gas... >>

Google's acquisition of Nest completed: 'Nest to continue to innovate upon devices'

Google's acquisition of Nest completed: 'Nest to continue to innovate upon devices'

By 12 February 2014

Google's acquisition of Nest has officially been completed, following announcement of the deal in mid-January and subsequent regulatory approval. A filing with the SEC on Wednesday revealed the deal was officially closed for $3.2 billion on 7 February,... >>

What is Nest and why does Google want to buy it?

What is Nest and why does Google want to buy it?

By 14 January 2014

In a surprising move on Monday, Google announced the acquisition of Nest Labs, a home automation company that's made quite a name for itself in three years.  Why would Google, a company traditionally focused on a search engine, advertisements and Android... >>

Google acquiring company behind Nest thermostat for $3.2 billion

Google acquiring company behind Nest thermostat for $3.2 billion

By 13 January 2014

Google has announced on Monday that it is acquiring the makers of the Nest thermostat for $3.2 billion. Nest has been at the forefront of home automation since it launched to rave reviews in 2011, enabling users save money on heating and cooling thanks... >>

Nest Protect review
4 out of 5

Nest Protect review

By 27 December 2013

Nest, known in the United States for its intelligent thermostat system that can be controlled via your iPhone, has launched an intelligent smoke and CO2 detector called Nest Protect. We've installed one in the Pocket-lint office to see if a smoke detector... >>

Google reportedly testing 'EnergySense' Nest-like thermostats (Update: screenshot)

Google reportedly testing 'EnergySense' Nest-like thermostats (Update: screenshot)

By 17 December 2013

Google is testing a smart thermostat that enables users to keep track of their energy use, according to The Information. The thermostat, reportedly called EnergySense, allows users to view data and make smart energy use changes accordingly. Even with... >>

Tado: The smart heating system that turns the heating on before you get home

Tado: The smart heating system that turns the heating on before you get home

By 25 October 2013

Tado, pronounced Taydo, is a connected heating system that will be launching in the UK in the coming weeks promising to make your heating system intelligent and save you money in the process. Like Nest, Honeywell, and British Gas, Tado offers a system... >>