Meet Nest's Protect, a Smart Smoke Detector That's Actually Exciting

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… » 10/08/13 9:00am 10/08/13 9:00am

This Is a Hot Deal on a Cool Nest Thermostat

The humble thermostat isn't the hottest gadget category, but the Nest thermostat has the right combination of attractive interface and smartphone integration to actually be lust-worthy. Instead of pokey up and down buttons, the Nest shows you the current temperature on an aluminum dial and glows either blue or red if… » 3/25/13 9:51am 3/25/13 9:51am