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Nest acquires Revolv, maker of smart home automation hub

Nest acquires Revolv, maker of smart home automation hub

By 24 October 2014

Google-owned Nest has announced it acquired a company that makes smarthome automation devices: Revolv. Although the terms of the acquisition deal were not disclosed, several reports have claimed Nest only wanted the Revolv team for its experience and... >>

Want smartphone-controlled heating? Here are some of your options

Want smartphone-controlled heating? Here are some of your options

By 9 October 2014

Clever heating systems have really come into their own recently, with a number of solutions already available and developing as both Honeywell and Tado have announced new thermostats this week, the former of which will allow you to talk to it when it... >>

Smart heating explained

Smart heating explained

By 7 August 2014

Everyone loves to save money. And right now, thanks to the latest advancements in home automation, there's a big competition between companies to see which can save you the most cash on your utilities bill. From energy suppliers like British Gas to startups... >>

Apple Homekit explained

Apple Homekit explained

By 5 August 2014

Hot on the heels of the home automation trend, Apple has introduced a new system called Homekit that will enable you to have wireless and electronic control of your home, household features, activities, appliances, and more. Although HomeKit is not yet... >>

Thread is the teamwork of Nest, Samsung, ARM and more to make the connected home smarter

Thread is the teamwork of Nest, Samsung, ARM and more to make the connected home smarter

By 15 July 2014

Thread has been developed by seven companies as a standard to allow for intelligent smart homes that work better. It will mean lower power consumption and smarter linked gadgets. Currently there are options like ITTT which causes on action, like opening... >>

Nest goes open source, your fitness band could turn on your heating when it detects you’re awake

Nest goes open source, your fitness band could turn on your heating when it detects you’re awake

By 24 June 2014

Nest has announced its Nest Developer Program to create a more connected home. That could mean a fully automated experience is not too far off. At the moment Nest is working with developers and brands to integrate the smart controls. Jawbone's UP24 band,... >>

Nest is about to start watching your home, acquires Dropcam

Nest is about to start watching your home, acquires Dropcam

By 23 June 2014

Nest, the Google owned smart smoke alarm, has announced it's buying Dropcam. It looks like it has plans to put robo-eyes in your home so you can check it from anywhere. Many security systems now offer a camera that allows users to check a snapshot or... >>

Nest Protect smoke alarm back on sale, but ditches key feature

Nest Protect smoke alarm back on sale, but ditches key feature

By 17 June 2014

The Nest Protect smart smoke and carbon monoxide alarm is back on shelves after being pulled two months ago, and it's had a price cut. Nest, owned by Google, pulled the alarm after it was found that the Nest Wave feature activated at the wrong time,... >>

Honeywell Lyric intelligent thermostat takes on Nest

Honeywell Lyric intelligent thermostat takes on Nest

By 10 June 2014

Honeywell is to take on Nest with a new heating product to complement its Evohome heating system offering already available in the US and UK. The new intelligent heating system, which isn't as comprehensive as the company's Evohome offering, will be dubbed... >>

Nest halts sales of Nest Protect smoke alarm due to Nest Wave silencing bug

Nest halts sales of Nest Protect smoke alarm due to Nest Wave silencing bug

By 4 April 2014

Uh-oh. The Nest Protect smoke alarm has a potentially fatal glitch. Nest has announced that its Nest Protect, a smart alarm for smoke and carbon monoxide, is no longer available for purchase. Nest, during one of its regular lab testings, apparently discovered... >>