Nest Stories March 19
Before last week, I had very little first-hand experience with smart home products. I guess it really depends on how you define a smart home product, as I’ve had ample time with smart speakers like the Google Home, mesh WiFi systems like the Google Wifi, and plenty of others. But prototypical smart home products, like the Nest Thermostat, Philips Hue bulbs, or the August smart lock, have been mostly foreign to me up to this point. Now, that’s changing.
I figured many readers here are probably in the same boat. You’ve heard of all these products, but maybe you live in an apartment that doesn’t let you make the necessary changes. Or maybe you’ve thought about diving in for a while, but have never been able to justify the costs. Regardless, I thought I’d share my journey with you, starting with the Nest Thermostat E.
Nest Stories March 15
Everyone can use an Echo Dot: Just $50!
Nest Stories March 4
Nest Stories March 2
As a result of Google and Amazon’s feud, YouTube is not available on the latter’s Echo or Fire TV devices. One area of contention is the availability of Nest smart home products and a new report today details the discussion between the two companies, and reveals possible involvement by Jeff Bezos.
Nest Stories February 8
Following yesterday’s news of Nest returning to Google and merging with the hardware division, chief product officer Matt Rogers announced today that he will soon be departing the company. Co-founding the company with Tony Fadell in 2010, he will help facilitate the transition and aid in future development before leaving.