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Nest Labs inks patent agreement with Intellectual Ventures

Nest Labs inks patent agreement with Intellectual Ventures

Nest may be better known as a company that offers the Learning Thermostat, a device that is touted as being a next-generation thermostat. This means easy installation, the ability to adjust the temperature based on your habits, the ability to control the thermostat from outside of the home and more. What some may not realize though, is that Nest has been battling some other companies over patents.

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Apple Google Glass prototypes scrapped for lack of time

Apple Google Glass prototypes scrapped for lack of time

A revelation of sorts has appeared today courtesy of the CEO of Nest - former employee of Apple - in discussions about an Apple-made headset similar to what we're seeing now most famously in Google Glass. This week the folks at Co.Design have collected a set of quotes from former Apple employees and designers showing products that either didn't make it or weren't a big part of the marketing scheme Apple presented to the world as such, the chat with Tony Fadell being just one of them. In this chat, he suggests that - of course - Apple spoke about "something like Google Glass."

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Apple board member believes Google Glass is the start of an intimate tech era

Apple board member believes Google Glass is the start of an intimate tech era

During an internal event at Intuit, Intuit chairman and Apple board member Bill Campbell discussed with Intuit CEO Brad Smith his thoughts about the start of a more intimate tech era, as well as his thoughts on a couple of recent events in the tech industry. Campbell is renown in the tech industry as a "chief executive whisperer and corporate adviser," and hundreds of employees gathered to hear what he had to say.

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Tado takes on Nest with smartphone-controlled intelligent heating

Tado takes on Nest with smartphone-controlled intelligent heating

Smart thermostat company Nest has a new challenger hoping to heat your home, with German start-up Tado aiming to put smartphones and tablets in control of your HVAC. Rather than the iPod-educated, display toting wall box Nest is centered around, Tado relies on your mobile device for communication and control, and limits the thermostat to a few simple buttons. And, because you usually have your smartphone on you, Tado knows when to shut off the heating when you're leaving the house, or when to turn it back on when you're on your way home.

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Apple begins selling Nest thermostat

Apple begins selling Nest thermostat

There were several rumors last week that Apple was planning to sell the Nest thermostat in online and retail stores. The online Apple store went down not too long ago, sparking excitement as to what we might see, and it turns out that the Nest is indeed the culprit. The unit has been notoriously difficult to track down in retail stores in the past, so hopefully the inclusion in Cupertino’s glass sanctuaries will make it somewhat easier.

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Nest updates smart thermostat with new features

Nest updates smart thermostat with new features

Nest, the company behind the smart thermostat of the same name, has issued an update that brings several new software features. The company has been listening to customer feedback, and designed the update around some of the requests. The new features are aimed at saving you money, in line with the product's mantra of energy efficiency and ease of use.

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