In a letter from Nest CEO Tony Fadell today, the company announced it would stop selling its Protect fire alarm while it reconsidered a key feature of the device: The ability to "wave to hush" a warning alarm.
You've probably wondered what it'd be like to stay in Sweden's Icehotel, or similarly frigid accommodations. But you may have neglected to consider the danger posed by fire in these facilities. How shortsighted of you.
What home appliance do you hate the most? Odds are good it’s the smoke detector—that incessantly chirping, totally inconsistent mess of beige plastic that we can only hope actually works when needed. That may be about to change: Today, Nest Labs unveiled Protect, a Wi-Fi connected alarm that lets you keep tabs on…
Just admit it. You suck at cooking. Therefore, that annoying little fire alarm over your head has probably saved your life a few times. So an alarm that sends out texts to emergency contacts sounds amazing right?
In this case the burning sensation is "delicious," not "first degree and could result in your death." And apparently it really works too, although the advertised "time to awaken" period seems a bit too long for my taste.