Google Wants To Put Nest Hubs Into Hotel Rooms
If you’ve ever been to a hotel in the past few years, you might have noticed how some hotels have been upgraded to become “smarter”. This can come in the form of features like tablets, where guests can use the tablet to control various appliances like the lights, play music, set an alarm, control the curtains, and more.
Google Launches Its Second-Gen Nest Hub With Sleep Tracking
Google’s Nest series of smart devices range from smart speakers to and smart displays. If you’re looking for something in the latter category, then you might be interested to learn that Google has actually announced an update to its Nest Hub series where they have since unveiled the second-gen Nest Hub.
Older Nest Thermostats Can Now Monitor Your HVAC
A lot of our home’s energy is being used towards heating or cooling our homes, which is why there is a demand for smart thermostat systems like Nest, which can help us avoid unnecessarily wasting energy by making smarter decisions for us. One of the features of the new Nest Thermostat is HVAC monitoring, but the good news for those who own older models is that you won’t need to […]
Google Has Discontinued Its Nest Secure Device
Several years ago, Google introduced the Nest Secure. For those unfamiliar, the Nest Secure is an alarm system that actually fits in rather nicely with the company’s Nest series of smart home devices. It was also Google’s only Nest alarm system that they had not bothered to update for the past few years.
Google’s New Nest Thermostat Features A Cleaner, Sleeker Design
Thermostats have been around for decades, and for the most part they were largely functional and you didn’t really give too much thought about it. However, when Nest first introduced their smart thermostat with its circular design, it started to make many think that maybe thermostats could stand to be redesigned.
Google Could Have A Cheaper Nest Thermostat In The Works
It sounds like it would be fun to create a smart home, but at the same time, it can also be an expensive project. After all, a lot of these smart gadgets cost hundreds of dollars, and it can quickly add up. However, Google is hoping to make it a bit easier because according to a report from Bloomberg, the company could actually be developing a more affordable Nest Thermostat.
Google Just Launched Its New Nest Audio Smart Speaker
Earlier this year, we had heard rumors that Google was planning a new Nest speaker. Given that Google had been slowly transitioning some of its products to the Nest brand, and with the Nest Hub Max, it makes sense that they would have a new Nest speaker that would replace the old Google Home.
Google Reportedly Looking To Launch A New Nest-Branded Smart Speaker
Ever since Google acquired Nest, the company has been slowly rebranding some of its products with the Nest brand. For example, we’ve seen the company launch the Nest WiFi which effectively replaces the Google WiFi mesh router system, and we’ve also seen Google rebrand some of their Google Home lineup.
Google Testing Out New User Interface To Make Smart Displays Easier To Use
In recent years, we’ve seen companies start to transition from creating smart speakers to smart displays. These are essentially smart speakers that comes with a built-in display to allow for users to make video calls, watch videos, use it to see who’s at the door if you have a smart doorbell, and so on.
Google Is Slowly Requiring Nest Users To Use Two-Factor Authentication
Two-factor authentication is something that many companies recommend its users to use, but it is not always mandatory. However, if you’re a Nest user, it looks like the feature will soon become a requirement and Google has recently announced that they will be slowly implementing the feature.
Nest WiFi Will Have A ‘Gaming Preferred’ Mode That Will Favor Stadia
Google Stadia will be going live later this month and while it does away with the need to own high-end gaming hardware, what it will require more so than ever is enough bandwidth and a fast enough internet connection to ensure that your gaming sessions do not get interrupted. The good news is that if you own a Google or Nest WiFi device, it could be to your advantage.
Google Assistant Adds SiriusXM Integration
Google has been adding a lot of service integrations to make the assistant feature-rich in addition to being something more than a traditional digital assistant. Today, Google announced the SiriusXM radio integration with Google Assistant.With Google Assistant’s integration. SiriusXM shall be able to expand its availability to smart devices like Nest Mini, Nest Hub, and any other devices that support Google Assistant.It is not yet available but you can start […]
Google’s Nest Doorbell Will Now Be Able To Detect When A Package Has Arrived
How do you know when your package has arrived? Usually this is when the delivery person rings your doorbell, but what if you missed the bell? Then your package is sometimes left at your door, which is fine, except that there is also the problem of porch thieves who steal packages off people’s porches.
Google’s Nest Hub Max Will Be Released On September 9
A couple of months ago, Google announced a new smart home device in the form of the Nest Hub Max. If the device caught your attention and you wouldn’t mind getting your hands on it, then you might be pleased to learn that Google has confirmed that the device is currently set for a release on the 9th of September.
Nest Kills App Support For Apple Watch And Wear OS
Smartwatches are a pretty clever invention, especially since they allow us to do many things without having to reach for our phone. For example, we can send text messages, read notifications, get reminders, set alarms, and so on. There was even a point in time where we could control our smart home devices such as Nest.
Second-hand Nest Cam Owners Could Be Spied On By Its Original Owners
Buying a second-hand gadget is a good way to save money, but is it a good idea? As second-hand Nest Cam owners are finding out, maybe it’s not. This is because according to a report from Wirecutter, it has been discovered that there is a potential for owners of a second-hand Nest Cam to be spied on by the device’s original owners.
Production For US-Bound Nest Devices Reportedly Moving Outside China
In a bid to avoid tariffs as high as 25 percent, Google is reportedly moving the production of US-bound Nest devices and server hardware outside China. Tech companies like Google and Apple are having to make a call on this as the trade war between the United States and China has consequences for their businesses.
Google Accidentally Leaks Its ‘Nest Hub Max’ Smart Display
Ever since Google acquired Nest back in 2014, both companies have sort of continued to run as separate entities, with each company putting out their own set of products. However, it seems that could change because in a leak on its own website, Google might have accidentally revealed an upcoming product called the Nest Hub Max.
Pranksters Access Nest Camera To Broadcast Fake Missile Attack
Smart gadgets are wonderful things. They help us automate a lot of our lives, and provide us with even better and accessible home security than ever. However its security is really only as strong as your account’s password, which is what a family in Orinda discovered when their Nest camera was accessed and used to broadcast a fake message about North Korea firing missiles at the US.
Hacker Talks To His Victim Through His Internet Security Camera
While it is pretty cool to be able to hook up our various appliances and gadgets to the internet and be able to control them remotely, there is the question of security, where being connected to the internet means that your device is essentially open to the possibility of being hacked. Unfortunately for one Andy Gregg, that is precisely what happened.