Report: The Genius Behind the iPod Is Now In Charge of Google Hardware (UPDATE)

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 2:16pm6/23/14 2:16pm


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 9:00am10/08/13 9:00am

Judge Orders Apple's New iPod and iPhone Chief to Stop Work Immediately

Mark Papermaster, a former IBM executive who's replacing retiring iPod chief Tony Fadell »11/08/08 11:20am11/08/08 11:20am, came to Apple with some heavy baggage—namely a one-year no-compete clause that IBM said he was violating by working at Apple. U.S. District Judge Kenneth Karashas sided with IBM for the time being in their lawsuit, to…

iPod Creator Tony Fadell Abandons His Children, IBM Chip Guy New Head of Devices

While you might think that Apple products emerge from Steve Jobs' head, fully formed and perfect like any other offspring of gods, the inventor of the iPod was actually Tony Fadell »11/04/08 12:49pm11/04/08 12:49pm (along with former Apple hardware chief of engineering Jon Rubinstein). Fadell, who took over the iPod division from Rubinstein in 2006,…