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Nest Cam IQ is a new indoor security camera with facial recognition tech

Nest Cam IQ is a new indoor security camera with facial recognition tech

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Nest Labs has launched pre-orders for a new indoor security camera.Called Nest Cam IQ, the camera supposedly offers a range of intelligent features. It knows when your child has arrived home safely, for instance, or that there’s a stranger in your... >>

Apple HomeKit may soon support Nest smart home products

Apple HomeKit may soon support Nest smart home products

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You may eventually be able to control your Nest thermostat, smoke detector or security camera through Apple HomeKit following the company's recent comments to 9to5Mac. Apple HomeKit and Home app: What are they and how do they work? Apple HomeKit spec... >>

Apple HomeKit and Home app: What are they and how do they work?

Apple HomeKit and Home app: What are they and how do they work?

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Apple is trying to streamline home automation.In other words: Apple wants to make it easier for smart accessories - like Philips Hue lights, Wink lights, and other smart speakers, thermostats, detectors, plugs, blinds, locks, sensors, etc - to communicate,... >>

Nest Cam IQ vs Nest Cam Indoor: What's the difference?

Nest Cam IQ vs Nest Cam Indoor: What's the difference?

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Nest has announced a new smart home security camera to its line-up in the form of the Nest Cam IQ. The new device brings several advancements over the Nest Cam Indoor, though it also adds a few pounds to the price tag, which could make the decision between... >>

Nest Cam IQ 4K security camera can tell the difference between a burglar or a thing

Nest Cam IQ 4K security camera can tell the difference between a burglar or a thing

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Nest has announced a new indoor security camera to its portfolio in the Nest Cam IQ. The next-generation indoor security camera is able to differentiate between person and thing, and the company claims it offers best-in-class imaging and intelligent... >>

Nest might unveil new 4K indoor home security camera by end of May

Nest might unveil new 4K indoor home security camera by end of May

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Google-owned Nest will soon announce a 4K indoor home security camera, but it's not your typical 4K camera.It won't actually record in 4K, according to Android Police. Instead, it will use the 4K resolution to "power some cool zooming tricks". The sensor... >>

Nest might soon launch a cheaper thermostat and new security system

Nest might soon launch a cheaper thermostat and new security system

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Nest practically disappeared after it became an Alphabet company, but a new report has suggested it's coming back in full force.A report from Bloomberg claimed Nest is working on new connected products, including a home security system, a smart doorbell,... >>

Nest Cam Outdoor review: Secure enough as a security camera?
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Nest Cam Outdoor review: Secure enough as a security camera?

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Nest has made the move from indoor security, to offering all-seeing protection for the outside of your home. Say hello to the Nest Cam Outdoor.Boasting some of the same features as its indoor Nest Cam sibling, the outdoor version is touted as offering... >>

Nest is now available in four more European countries

Nest is now available in four more European countries

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Purveyor of connected home products Nest will be saying hallo, servus, ciao and hola to new customers after it announced it is expanding into four European countries. Customers in Germany, Austria, Italy and Spain will now be able to buy the Nest... >>

Best UK Boxing Day and January sales 2016/17 tech deals

Best UK Boxing Day and January sales 2016/17 tech deals

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Some people love shopping in sales, others hate it, but most people love a bargain.Luckily for those of you who don't like looking, we are here to help and there is no better time for us to lend a hand than Boxing Day. For those outside the British Isles,... >>

Best Cyber Monday and Black Friday UK smart home deals: Netatmo, Canary, Nest, Philips Hue and more

Best Cyber Monday and Black Friday UK smart home deals: Netatmo, Canary, Nest, Philips Hue and more

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend is brilliant news for anyone looking to make their home smarter with the latest technology but for a less than it would cost you the rest of the year.If you've been looking at investing in smart lighting or smart... >>

Best Smarthome Device 2016: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

Best Smarthome Device 2016: EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

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The Pocket-lint Gadget Awards will take place at the end of November and that means we will soon be finding out the winners of the 14 categories ranging from smartphones to smarthome. Each category has been narrowed down to between five and seven nominees... >>

Nest Cam adds Sightline, an innovative way to view your recorded video

Nest Cam adds Sightline, an innovative way to view your recorded video

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Nest has announced a new software feature for Nest Cam, Dropcam and the new Nest Cam Outdoor that will make it easier to skim through your recorded footage. Called Sightline, the new feature presents a live view from your Cam in the top third of the... >>

Nest Thermostat now comes in black, white and copper

Nest Thermostat now comes in black, white and copper

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Nest Thermostat looks good. It's hard not to spot it on the wall and appreciate the simplicity of the design, compared to the off-white plastic thermostat of yesteryear.Nest has announced that the Thermostat is now available in three more colours, in... >>

Nest Cam Outdoor: Full HD, Nest Aware connected, with talk and listen functions

Nest Cam Outdoor: Full HD, Nest Aware connected, with talk and listen functions

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Nest has announced a new connected camera, the Nest Cam Outdoor. As the name suggests, this is an outdoor camera, offering weatherproofing, but linking in to the rest of your Nest home.The new camera is designed for DIY installation, opting for a cabled... >>

How to make your bedroom smart

How to make your bedroom smart

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It's the bedroom, right? So do you need tech there, beyond an alarm clock? Well, sure you do.You'll be sleeping there so you can benefit from gadgets that really show you how well you're sleeping, or not. They can even help you get to sleep, and then... >>

Best intelligent thermostats available to buy now

Best intelligent thermostats available to buy now

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Intelligent heating systems are no longer something you find in the homes of the rich and famous, or those a step ahead of the curve.Over the last couple of years smart thermostats have really come into their own and there are now numerous options available,... >>

Nest 3.0 review: The smartest thermostat just got smarter
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Nest 3.0 review: The smartest thermostat just got smarter

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We had Nest 3.0, the smart learning thermostat, installed at the tail-end of 2015, replacing the 2.0 model installed in the summer of 2014. Since then it's been sensing and learning our heating habits. Good job, as the wintry cold spell has really stuck... >>

Nest Cam review: The next level in home security?
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Nest Cam review: The next level in home security?

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Wi-Fi based home security camera options are everywhere at the moment, with the Google-owned Nest Cam not the first product with its foot in the door, so to speak. We've already seen Withings Home, Netatmo Welcome and Panasonic Nubo to name but a few.Nest... >>

Nest major update: Phone geo-tracking added, family accounts introduced

Nest major update: Phone geo-tracking added, family accounts introduced

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Nest has introduced a major update to its app and services today, adding family accounts for up to 10 individual users per account and phone-based geo-tracking for smarter auto-home/away activation.As long-time users of the Nest Learning Thermostat, Nest... >>

Nest third gen with larger screen arrives in the UK bringing exclusive features

Nest third gen with larger screen arrives in the UK bringing exclusive features

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Nest Labs has already launched its next gen device with enhanced screen in the US, now it's arrived in the UK and Europe with exclusive features.The new Nest sports a slimmer form than its predecessor and a newly designed screen. Plus Nest says Europe... >>

Nest Weave makes Yale Linus smartphone controlled lock possible

Nest Weave makes Yale Linus smartphone controlled lock possible

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Nest has announced that as part of its Works with Nest system a new protocol will be introduced that makes everything more smart and secure. Enter the smart Linus lock from Yale that you can control with your smartphone.Nest Weave is the new system that... >>

New Nest announced: Third-gen is thinner, higher resolution and more

New Nest announced: Third-gen is thinner, higher resolution and more

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Nest, the smart thermostat backed by Google, now comes in an upgraded third-generation version.The latest Nest has managed to lose some girth making it thinner than ever. Despite this slimming down it's also managed to cram in an improved display.The... >>

What is Nest Aware?

What is Nest Aware?

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Nest has just announced a run of updates to its smarthome devices, including a new Nest Protect, a redesigned app, some new feature updates and Nest Cam, a connected home camera.Nest Cam offers a minimalist metal body, a magnetic base for easy mounting... >>

Nest Cam is now official: Dropcam gets redesigned

Nest Cam is now official: Dropcam gets redesigned

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Nest has today announced Nest Cam, its redeveloped version of Dropcam. However, Nest has added a lot of enhancements to the new Nest Cam.Firstly, the design is more versatile, using a zinc alloy stand, with new mounting options, including a standard tripod... >>

Second-generation Nest Protect announced

Second-generation Nest Protect announced

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A second generation Nest Protect has been introduced today, as Nest announced sweeping updates to its connected home devices.The second-gen Nest Protect comes with added sensors, to make it better at detecting fast and slow burning fires. Using what... >>

Nest is holding an event on 17 June: What might it unveil?

Nest is holding an event on 17 June: What might it unveil?

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Nest has just sent out press invites to an event scheduled for 17 June.The event is expected to be all about new products, and if that's true, it would be the first major event for the company since Google bought it over a year ago. Nest hasn't confirmed... >>

Ten IFTTT recipes that will make your life smarter and simpler at home

Ten IFTTT recipes that will make your life smarter and simpler at home

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IFTTT is an app and web portal that you may or may not have heard of, but if you haven't or you don't yet use it, you should start. The service works on the basic statement: If This Then That and there are numerous smarthome systems, products and devices... >>

Nest thermostats missed the British Summer Time clock change

Nest thermostats missed the British Summer Time clock change

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Nest smart thermostats aren't as clever as they claim after failing to adapt to the British Summer Time clock change.After the clocks changed by an hour this weekend Nest thermostat owners took to forums to register their complaints.The Google-owned... >>

If you got an old Dropcam, you can get a free upgrade to an HD one from Nest

If you got an old Dropcam, you can get a free upgrade to an HD one from Nest

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There's a lot of risk involved when it comes to being an early adopter of technology, but sometimes, it can also be rewarding. Nest, for instance, has announced a replacement program that's all about helping owners of the original Dropcam and Dropcam... >>

Nest's Tony Fadell to take charge of Google Glass as Explorer Programme shuts down

Nest's Tony Fadell to take charge of Google Glass as Explorer Programme shuts down

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The guy who cofounded Nest and is considered "the father of the iPod" has now taken control of Google Glass.Google Glass is leaving the experimental Google X unit and will become one of Tony Fadell's responsibilities, Fortune has reported. Ivy Ross, who... >>

Nest announces more third-party support as Works with Nest smarthome land grab continues

Nest announces more third-party support as Works with Nest smarthome land grab continues

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Nest has announced a new run of partners at CES 2015 that are all part of its Works with Nest programme.If you thought that Nest was just a smart heating controller you'd be wrong, as Works with Nest is designed to put the smart into your smarthome. Works... >>

Lenovo Cloud Camera set to be a Dropcam rival, FCC photos reveal all

Lenovo Cloud Camera set to be a Dropcam rival, FCC photos reveal all

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Lenovo looks ready to take on Dropcam, the cloud-connected smart camera that Google's Nest Labs bought earlier this year.A new home security camera called Cloud Camera has just passed through the Federal Communications Commission ahead of CES 2015, where... >>

You can now control Nest thermostat with your voice, if you own an Android phone

You can now control Nest thermostat with your voice, if you own an Android phone

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The smart thermostat from Nest just got a lot smarter, thanks to Google.Imagine feeling a little cold while sitting on your couch, but instead of getting up and turning up the heat or playing with temperature controls buried in a smartphone app, you could... >>

Nest acquires Revolv, maker of smart home automation hub

Nest acquires Revolv, maker of smart home automation hub

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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 knowledge... >>

Smart heating explained

Smart heating explained

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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... >>

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

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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

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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

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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 video... >>

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

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

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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

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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

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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... >>

Nest Learning Thermostat UK launch gets green light

Nest Learning Thermostat UK launch gets green light

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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 "complicated... >>

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'

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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 the Internet of Things and can it really change the world?

What is the Internet of Things and can it really change the world?

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You've probably heard the phrase "Internet of Things" and simply assumed it's a complex, nerdy term for a niche industry. Google's $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest proves it isn't niche.That doesn't mean Internet of Things isn't complex. The industry... >>

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

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

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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

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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
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Nest Protect review

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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... >>