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.
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.
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.
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 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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nest is a brand that many are familiar with in terms of smart home products like security cameras, thermostats, and smoke detectors. However it seems that despite the popularity of the brand and how well-known it is, it seems that Google (who owns Nest) could be considering rebranding it.