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Nest’s big outage shows the IoT has a downside

Nest’s big outage shows the IoT has a downside

Nest's security and smart home platform unexpectedly went offline for around an hour last night, again highlighting some of the unexpected frustrations those heavily invested in the Internet of Things can find themselves facing. The problem saw Nest's app on iOS and Android, and the Nest web interface, go offline completely, affecting a variety of hardware.

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Nest Temperature Sensor finally available to buy from Google

Nest Temperature Sensor finally available to buy from Google

Last year, Nest unveiled a temperature sensor to join its existing smart thermostat products. Customers have been left waiting since, but the product has finally appeared to purchase online...and not as preorders. The sensor is a great addition to Nest's product line, one every smart thermostat owner should consider purchasing.

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Nest earmarks 1 million Thermostat E units for low-income homes

Nest earmarks 1 million Thermostat E units for low-income homes

Nest is helping address the energy burden in America with Power Project, an initiative that earmarks 1 million Nest Thermostat E units for low-income homes. The devices will be provided to needy homes in partnership with energy companies, non-profits, and housing agencies over the next five years, says Nest. Recipients are promised them "at little or no cost."

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Nest eyes Nokia’s health division to acquire Withings assets say sources

Nest eyes Nokia’s health division to acquire Withings assets say sources

Nokia's health division is up for sale and Nest has a strong interest in buying it, according to a new report. The purchase, should it happen, would score Nest, the Alphabet company, Nokia's Withings assets. The Withings product line is comprised of various consumer health products, including a smart bathroom scale, a wireless activity tracker, and more.

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Nest Cam IQ Outdoor Review

Nest Cam IQ Outdoor Review

Nest has built a name for itself for its sleekly-designed, premium-priced security cameras, thermostats, and other connected home tech, and the Nest Cam IQ Outdoor is no different. Latest in the Google-owned company's intelligence-toting cameras, it packs a surprising amount of smarts into an elegant housing.

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Nest Cam IQ owners are getting a free wall mount

Nest Cam IQ owners are getting a free wall mount

Nest is giving Nest Cam IQ indoor camera early-adopters a free wall mount, filling in one of the more commonly complained-about omissions in the box. The more intelligent version of Nest's indoor security camera, the Nest Cam IQ out-performed its predecessor in just about every way, aside from one: it didn't come with a wall mount.

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Nest x Yale Lock, Hello, and Temp Sensor make the smart home slick

Nest x Yale Lock, Hello, and Temp Sensor make the smart home slick

Nest is ramping up their efforts to be a full smart home security and smart assistant for all users this week with several new products and functionality. They're releasing the Nest Hello video doorbell, the Next x Yale Lock, and the Nest Temperature Sensor. They're also bringing the connections with each device working in concert with the rest - Nest top to bottom.

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Nest x Yale Lock lets people in after Nest Hello sees them

Nest x Yale Lock lets people in after Nest Hello sees them

The smart home security market is about to heat up. Amazon just recently acquired Ring, undoubtedly in direct opposition to Google who of course owns Nest. Not too long after the latter launched the Nest Hello, it is coming out with a complement to its smart doorbell camera. Partnering with famed lock maker Yale, the Google subsidiary has just revealed the Nest x Yale Lock designed to let people in without a key. With your consent, of course.

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Amazon’s Nest sales tipped to end soon as smart home rivalry grows

Amazon’s Nest sales tipped to end soon as smart home rivalry grows

The rivalry between Amazon and Google will result in an end to Nest sales through the online retailer, according to a recent report. Google's Nest team was reportedly informed by Amazon in recent weeks that it won't sell the newest Nest products, and as a result Nest will stop offering any of its products through Amazon. The decision came from "the top" of Amazon, the sources claim.

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Nest Cam IQ Google Assistant update makes camera a smart speaker

Nest Cam IQ Google Assistant update makes camera a smart speaker

The Nest Cam IQ indoor is gaining Google Assistant support today, along with new face recognition tools and the arrival of a cheaper subscription plan. The latest fruit of Google's decision to welcome Nest back into the fold, after it absorbed the formerly standalone Alphabet business earlier this month, it turns the connected camera into a smart speaker.

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Nest Cam IQ gets familiar face merging, better Activity Zone notification control

Nest Cam IQ gets familiar face merging, better Activity Zone notification control

This week Nest pushed out updates to its iOS and Android mobile apps, bringing new features for Nest Cam owners, as well as a new wiring guide for the Nest Thermostat. The new Nest Cam features are available in both versions of the apps, though owners will need a Nest Aware subscription to benefit from from the changes. Both app updates are available to download now.

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Nest rejoins Google to help Assistant take on Alexa

Nest rejoins Google to help Assistant take on Alexa

Google and Nest are rejoining forces, Nest has announced, bringing the Internet of Things brand back under Google's wing. Nest explains that its team will be joining the Google Hardware team, the end goal of this reunion being one where the two work together to bring Google Assistant to Nest products in a big way. Nest, for its part, saw its hardware portfolio double last year.

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