Here's Your Once-A-Year Nest Thermostat Discount

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. » 11/27/14 3:02am 11/27/14 3:02am

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

Google Wants to Put Ads on Thermostats (And Everything Else You Own)

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. » 5/21/14 10:40am 5/21/14 10:40am

Get a Rare $25 Discount on the Nest Learning Thermostat

There have been a few promo code tricks or gift card offers to get the price of the Nest Learning Thermostat down, but today we've got a straight $25 off. This is the best cash discount we've seen, and the best overall deal since Black Friday, so get it before it's gone. [Amazon] » 4/18/14 3:03pm 4/18/14 3:03pm

Rumor: Google Is Trialling New Smart-Thermostats

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. » 12/17/13 5:00am 12/17/13 5:00am

The Trick That Lets You Set Your Hotel Thermostat to Any Temp You Want

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… » 11/12/13 12:20pm 11/12/13 12:20pm

How Nest Will Save You More Money By Teaming Up With Utility Suppliers

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. » 4/23/13 5:29am 4/23/13 5:29am

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

Apple Likes the Nest Thermostat So Much That It's in the Apple Store

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. » 5/30/12 7:11am 5/30/12 7:11am

Silverpac Thermostat's 7-Inch Touchscreen Measures Electricity Usage

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. » 1/12/10 7:40pm 1/12/10 7:40pm

Honeywell Touchscreen Thermostat and Portable Remote Review

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. » 3/10/09 1:20pm 3/10/09 1:20pm

Digital Thermostat Faucet Is Exercise In Minimalism

When I was growing up I thought all faucets were going to be like this—all digital, electronic thermostat and sleekly mysterious. Nope: 99% of faucets I use are still the old twist'n'turn and get the bath-temperature wrong variety. Perhaps it's because designs like this one from Italian makers Treemme are slightly… » 11/19/08 7:31am 11/19/08 7:31am

Ecobee Smart Thermostat Can Adjust Home Temps Online

Winter is just around the corner and, with gas prices still unstable, it's now even more important to monitor your thermostat. That's tough and annoying though, which is why gadgets like Ecobee » 10/16/08 11:45pm 10/16/08 11:45pm are coming out on the market. Ecobee has an integrated programmable smart thermostat with a WiFi-enabled touchscreen that…