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

  • High energy prices? Here are five intelligent heating systems looking to save you money
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    High energy prices? Here are five intelligent heating systems looking to save you money

    By 2 April 2014

    Clever heating systems seem to be all the rage at the moment, with Nest launching in the UK today and British Gas, Honeywell and Tado having all announced their respective offerings previously. The systems all look to make it simpler and easier to control...

  • Nest Learning Thermostat UK launch gets green light
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    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...

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

  • Internet of Things explained: What is it, and can it really change the world?
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    Internet of Things explained: What is it, and can it really change the world?

    By 15 January 2014

    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?
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    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
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    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...

  • A week in reviews: 23 - 27 December
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    A week in reviews: 23 - 27 December

    By 28 December 2013

    This week has been more reserved in the Pocket-lint offices. We blame the port. And the mince pies. What with it being Christmas, we've taken the liberty of hanging up our boots for a couple of days this week and focused instead on eating, drinking and...

  • Nest Protect review
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    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)
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    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...

  • Nest in the UK: Company says it's still working on it
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    Nest in the UK: Company says it's still working on it

    By 8 October 2013

    Nest has said that although it hopes to launch in the UK at some point it doesn't yet have a date for when that will be. "We are working on it," Erik Charlton, VP of business at Nest, told Pocket-lint, breaking the bad news. The move, which seems to have...

  • Nest Protect smoke and CO detector wants to intelligently protect your home
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    Nest Protect smoke and CO detector wants to intelligently protect your home

    By 8 October 2013

    Nest, looking for its next home gadget to target and improve,  is to launch an intelligent smoke and carbon monoxide detector in the UK, US and Canada in November. The new internet-connected device will cost £109 and be available in John Lewis, Amazon...

  • Nest officially coming to the UK
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    Nest officially coming to the UK

    By 8 January 2013

    At Pocket-lint, we’re big fans of Nest, a smart home thermostat that aims to save you money, while beautifying the tedium of adjusting the temperature of your heating. So when we saw the firm at a CES offshoot show, called The Digital Experience, we...

  • Nest learning thermostat pictures and hands-on
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    Nest learning thermostat pictures and hands-on

    By 17 January 2012

    Thermostats are dull aren't they? But they do control half of the money that you fork out every year on energy, so it pays to have a good one. And by good one we, of course, mean one that looks like HAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey. Unlike HAL though, the...