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31. August 2017

Nest Announces the Thermostat E With a New Design and a Lower Price

Nest today announced the $169 Nest Thermostat E, a more affordable version of its original $250 smart home thermostat from 2011 with most of the same features, but with a less conspicuous design.

Replacing the metallic look of its predecessor, the new HVAC energy-saving device features a soft-touch plastic white control ring around a black display, which lies behind a frosted screen to make the thermostat blend in to most home environments.

The display itself offers a more basic readout than previous Nest’s, showing the temperature only. When the frosted display is off, the screen is grey. When it’s on, it displays soft text and images that are [...]

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11. August 2017

Nest Will Automatically Pre-Cool Homes Participating in New ‚Solar Eclipse Rush Hour‘ Program

Smart thermostat company Nest this week announced a new energy saving initiative coming on the day of the total solar eclipse, August 21, 2017. During the eclipse, clean solar energy will be reduced and in some areas of the United States traditional power plants will have to fire up in order to cover the energy shortfall for a brief period of time.

Nest’s solution is a „Solar Eclipse Rush Hour“ setting that will be sent to thermostats across the U.S. days ahead of the eclipse. The program will help offset the drop in energy production during the eclipse by automatically pre-cooling homes ahead of time. Once users notice the message, and agree to [...]

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28. Juni 2017

Kamera mit Freund-Feind-Erkennung: Nest IQ

Die neue Überwachungskamera der Alphabet-Tochter Nest kann Gesichter erkennen und benachrichtigt über unbekannte Eindringlinge. iPhone&iPad

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16. Juni 2017

HomeKit Support for Nest Smart Products Unlikely Anytime Soon

Rumors that smart thermostat maker Nest is considering adding Apple HomeKit support to its product range appear to be premature, according to a report on Thursday. AppleInsider spoke to a Nest employee who apparently confirmed there are „no immediate plans“ to support Apple’s smart home platform and „no roadmap“ for such a migration.

The rumors were apparently stoked by Apple’s announcement at the Worldwide Developers Conference that it has taken steps to make it easier for third parties to integrate the smart home platform into their devices, followed by a comment recently attributed to Nest that it would „consider HomeKit„. [...]

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