By now, the Nest Learning Thermostat needs no introduction. You probably already know that it almost never gets a meaningful discount outside of Black Friday, so if you've been waiting to get your hands on one, it's officially time to strike.
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.
There's a reason Google (among a number of other companies) has been pushing for the internet of things. Not only does it engrain Google in your daily life, but every extra screen it can slap on to your possessions means one very important thing—precious ad space.
The Information is reporting that Google is testing a new kind of internet-connected thermostat, which allows homeowners to track energy activity and adjust usage remotely.
Just like "close door" elevator buttons and press-to-walk street signs, hotel thermostats are a notorious public placebo. You see the rig on the wall and get to feel like you have some modicum of control, but in reality, that thermostat will only let you go to 72, maybe 70 if you're lucky. But after that, it's…
The smart thermostat from Nest just got a little smarter: by teaming up with utility providers, the device can now predict when power will be in high demand and price, and tweak your heating accordingly.
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…
Apple seems to be a big fan of the Nest learning thermostat. So much of a fan, in fact, that it's decided to start selling it in its physical and online stores.
Most thermostats let you make your house warmer or cooler. The fancier ones let you program it for various times during the day. But the Silverpac takes things to a whole new level.
With two products, a touchscreen thermostat and a wireless portable thermostat remote, Honeywell has changed how I control my heating and cooling forever. In a good way.