Tag Archive: Thermostats

Get $20 off for every $100 you spend at Target, including drones, Nest thermostats, and more

Time to do all your shopping in one day!

Target currently has an online sale for Green Monday where you can get $ 20 off for every $ 100 you spend. It’s cumulative, so if you spend $ 200 you get $ 40 off up to a maximum discount of $ 100. if you’ve got a bunch of items on your Christmas shopping list, you could knock it all out at a discount with no one ever knowing you  [Read More…]

Nest thermostats can now talk to Philips Hue, third-party smart locks and more

After launching the Works with Nest initiative last year, Nest is announcing a slew of new partnerships that include Philips, LG, Insteon, Withings and more. The new integrations mean that your Nest thermostat will be able to communicate with a wider range of devices and services.

Nest Thermostats get even smarter with Google Now integration

What you need to know about the new integration with Google and the high-tech thermostat

Google and Nest today quietly rolled out integration for the smart thermostat with the Google Now service. That means a couple things. First is that you’ll know be able to use your voice to raise and lower the temperature on the Nest Thermostat. (And presumably you’ll be able to adjust other aspects of it at some point.) Second is that Nest  [Read More…]

Nest CEO reassures us that their thermostats won’t show ads

Following the big hubbub about Nest connected thermostats potentially showing in-home ads after an SEC filing from Google, Nest CEO Tony Fadell has stepped forward to assuage any worries. Here’s what he said in a recent chat with Re/code.

“Nest is being run independently from the rest of Google, with a separate management team, brand and culture. … For example, Nest has a paid-for business model, while Google has generally had an ads-supported business model. We  [Read More…]

Nest Thermostats now available through Google Play

You can now buy a Nest Thermostat through Google Play. Price is the same as other retail outlets — $ 249 — and it’ll ship in 1 to 2 business days, Google says. And for every thermostat sold today, Google will plant a tree. Because Earth Day. It’s also available in the UK for £179.

The Nest Thermostat is a “learning” device that connects to the Internet (and other Nest products). It’s got a 1.75-inch display, controlled  [Read More…]