Nest’s New Security System Makes Me Feel Sad for Nest

Everybody seemed excited about Nest’s big event today. New products! Several of them! New direction! Much needed for a company plagued with security flaws, product defects, and loads of other problems. But the most innovative thing that Nest announced was an alarm. Literally, a box that makes a loud noise. It’s called the Nest Guard, and it does not feel like a comeback. Read More >>

The New Nest Thermostat Is Pretty

For the first time ever, Nest has redesigned its iconic smart thermostat. The new Nest Thermostat E basically does the same stuff the old thermostat did, but it’s not black and steel any more. It’s all white, like the front half of a classic iPod. Very pretty! Read More >>

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Watch the World’s Worst Child Ninja Try to Disable His Dad’s Home Security Cam

Because they use wide-angle lenses, home security cameras are able to capture much more of the scene than a conventional camera can. This is the kind of info you might wanna know before you try to secretly turn off one your dad has set up in the living room, as one YouTube user’s son recently tried—and utterly failed—to do. Read More >>

Nest Adds a Security Feature It Should Have Had All Along

Nest has finally added support for two-factor authentication to help give its user accounts greater security. On the surface, this is a good idea—and plenty of people have said as much—but it also begs a very obvious question: What the hell took them so long? Read More >>

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Hungry Mountain Lion Mauls Deer on a Family’s Porch

Don’t fuck with a mountain lion. Sadly, a small deer in Southern San Francisco learned that lesson the hard way when its neck was snapped on a family’s porch. Read More >>

Looks Like the Pixel XL Has Already Made it Into a TV Ad

We’ve been here before, haven’t we? Three years after Google sneakily revealed the Nexus 5 in an Android ad, it appears to have done the same thing with the upcoming Pixel XL. Read More >>

Nest’s New Outdoor Security Camera Doesn’t Sound Very Secure At All

Google-owned smart-thing maker Nest has revealed its latest product, and it's quite the tame step backwards for techkind in the form of a waterproof security camera. Read More >>

Why I Don’t Use a Baby Monitor

Like any person scared shitless about the prospect of keeping a fragile new human alive, as soon as I found out I was pregnant I started googling the important questions. Among them: “What is the best baby monitor?” Read More >>

These Crap Memes are More Embarrassing Than Anything Nest Has Done

Recode has obtained some exclusive memes that offered insight into how Google’s employees really feel about Nest’s many, many problems. But while these disgruntled tech workers are busy lamenting the damage Nest has done to the Google name, they’re hurting themselves — and everyone they’ve ever loved — far more severely. With their embarrassing, shit memes. Read More >>

Making a Stable Walking Robot Is a Lot Easier When It’s Just Legs

Getting a robot to balance and walk on two feet is a massive challenge, as the DARPA Challenge revealed. But it turns out it’s a little less tricky when you focus on just the legs, as the Alphabet-owned SCHAFT’s newest bipedal creation demonstrated by confidently walking out on stage at the New Economic Summit going on in Tokyo. Read More >>

Google is Reportedly Working on an Amazon Echo Rival

A new report from The Information says Google is working on its own personal assistant hub, similar to Amazon’s Echo. Only recently, through a series of updates and new hardware, has the Echo grown into a gadget worthy of its original transformative promise, and Google’s apparently taken notice. Read More >>

Nest Thermostats Are Having Battery Problems and There’s No Fix Yet 

If you own a Nest smart thermostat, you may be experiencing problems with the battery. Big problems with the battery. As in, the battery keeps draining and leaving you in the literal freezing cold. Read More >>

Researchers Say Google’s Nest Cam Never Turns Off

A team of researchers did a teardown of Google’s Nest Cam and discovered that even when the user turns it off, the camera continues to function. Read More >>

Nest’s Sexy New £199 Thermostat Controls Your Hot Water Tank, but Wait for Black Friday Before Buying it

Nest Labs has launched the third version of its Learning Thermostat, which is available right now. The smart-home-connected-Internet-of-Things-energy gadget has a bunch of new features, is compatible with more products than ever, and has been treated to a sexy redesign. Read More >>

IoT Being Damaged by Companies With Rubbish, Unsecure Products, Says Nest

The Internet of Things (IoT) is in danger of being ruined by companies trying to cash in on the trend with dodgy products, says Lionel Paillet, Nest Labs’ general manager for Europe. Speaking with Giz UK this afternoon, Paillet admitted that certain firms don’t take security seriously enough, and it’s having an effect on people’s attitudes to IoT. Read More >>