Nest Just Made Your Thermostat Smarter With a New Algorithm

It's been a while since we heard anything new about Nest's flagship product, the quiet elder brother to the attention-hogging Protect. But today the company is pushing a new software update to all existing devices this week, and it's using a clever new bit of software to make them far more efficient. » 11/04/14 3:01am 11/04/14 3:01am

Nest Adds an Army of New Products to Its Smart Home Ecosystem

Fitness trackers. Cars. Washing machines. Lightbulbs. Cameras. Nest might only really make two products, but it's spent the past year building up a sprawling ecosystem of devices and companies that can function in tandem with its products. Today it announced five more—as well as its acquisition of the connected home… » 10/24/14 3:00pm 10/24/14 3:00pm

Wink's New Touchscreen Smart Home Panel Belongs in the Jetsons' Foyer

When it introduced its ultra affordable hub a few months ago, Wink signaled that it wanted to win the smart home wars. Now, with the release of a touchscreen display and control pad called Relay, it's clear that the Quirky off-shoot is in a hurry, too. It's not like the home of the future is going to build itself! » 9/23/14 9:00am 9/23/14 9:00am

Here's How Nest Will Work Together With Your Dropcam Now

When Nest acquired Dropcam for $555 million earlier this summer, it seemed like an obvious move: Nest has sensors out the wazoo, but no camera. We hadn't heard much about integration between the two companies, though, until today, when Nest announced exactly how the devices will work together. » 9/09/14 9:00am 9/09/14 9:00am

Your Nest Protect Just Got a Whole Lot Smarter

It's been a tumultuous year for Nest's second product, Protect, a fire and CO alarm that's endured not only a halt in sales and recall, but also a price cut and return to the shelves. Yet in a low-key announcement today, Nest showed how powerful its product model can be: By introducing new functionality for devices… » 9/04/14 9:00am 9/04/14 9:00am

The 8 Coolest New Tricks Your Nest Can Do

Late last night, Nest announced its Developer Program: An initiative that's going to allow more than 5,000 developers to tinker and build new Nest functionality. To kick things off, it's launching with a handful of partner-enabled features, from your Benz telling your thermostat when you get close to home to your LIFX… » 6/24/14 9:21am 6/24/14 9:21am

Nest's New Developer Program Will Connect All Your Gadgets In One Place

In an announcement made late this evening, Nest announced the project that seems all but inevitable: The Nest Developer Program, a project that will open up Nest's platform to developers—and connect existing Nest products to a broad array of other smart devices, from smart watches to washing machines. » 6/24/14 12:00am 6/24/14 12:00am

Report: The Genius Behind the iPod Is Now In Charge of Google Hardware…

If you're curious about the future of Google hardware, just look at Nest. That's according to the Verge and the Information, which published a piece today claiming that Nest CEO Tony Fadell has been put in charge of Google's consumer hardware division. Fadell, it bears mentioning, was the lead designer of the iPod.… » 6/23/14 2:16pm 6/23/14 2:16pm

Nest Just Bought Security Camera Company Dropcam For $555 Million

It looks like it's full speed ahead at Nest: Just a few days after putting its Protect smoke and CO alarm back on the market, the company announced it will acquire Dropcam for $555 million. Eventually, Dropcam could become the eyes and ears in Nest's constellation of smart home systems. » 6/20/14 8:41pm 6/20/14 8:41pm

How Nest Is Already Using All That Data From Its Army of Smoke Alarms

The big news from Nest today is that Protect is back on the shelves. But lost in the shuffle is a more interesting tidbit from the company: Its first report on data culled from the alarms of hundreds of thousands of users. It's a glimpse at how Nest (and Google) can use their army of home-based smart hardware for the… » 6/17/14 4:20pm 6/17/14 4:20pm