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Nest gets more colorful with three new options for its smart thermostat

Nest Parent company Alphabet announced this week that its Nest Learning Thermostat will soon be made available in three new, fancier colors: Mirror black, brass, and polished steel.
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Nest vs. Ecobee: Which is the better smart thermostat?

Ever wonder how the Nest Learning Thermostat stacks up against the ecobee4? From cost to voice-assistant integration, we break down the features of both devices to help you make a decision for yourself.
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Holy mistaken identity! Nest Hello doorbell pegs Batman T-shirt as intruder

A Nest Hello smart doorbell's camera mistook a homeowner's Batman shirt for an intruder and locked him out of his own home. Doesn't it know the real Dark Knight wouldn't use the front door?
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It’s tough to trust a smart smoke alarm, but Roost and Nest Protect won me over

Smart smoke alarms offer benefits like letting you silence a false alarm before the device starts blaring and getting notifications about dying batteries. As long as you buy a battery-operated one, it’s a great addition to a smart…
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I loaded my condo with tech — and discovered smart homes still need a lot of work

I’ve lived in the Digital Trends smart apartment for six months. I found things I loved about it -- and also things I loathed about it.
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Nest launches an investigation into its own smart doorbell glitches

Glitches aren't uncommon with smart home products but Nest just acknowledged a pretty major glitch that finds customers aggravated by delayed notifications, outages, random disconnects and more.
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The Nest x Yale smart deadbolt lock adds Google Assistant support

Nest is adding Google Assistant support to its smart deadbolt Nest x Yale Lock. Starting this week, the security tool will be compatible with the A.I. assistant so you can lock your door on the go with a voice command.
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Ward off porch pirates with these best outdoor security cameras

Worried about porch pirates stealing your packages, or intruders entering your home? Always be in the know about who or what is on your property by installing one of these outdoor security cameras.
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Know who's at the door at all times with these camera-embedded doorbells

When it comes to knowing who's at your door before you actually open it, there's nothing better than a video doorbell. Plus, you can "answer" the door even if you're not home. Here are some of our favorites.
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Nest will merge into Google’s home and living room team as CEO steps down

Nests' CEO has stepped down as Marwan Fawaz is reportedly no longer at the helm of the Google-owned smart appliance maker. Nest will now join Google's home and living room products team.
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Protect yourself: Here are some of best home security systems on the market

Looking for the best home security systems for your house? These systems offer the best mix of devices, smart features, monitoring services, and fees that you can afford (plus good customer service reports).
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Google and Nest pack more than 25,000 apartments with smart home tech

Smart apartments across the country are getting an upgrade from Alliance Residential, which plans to outfit more than 25,000 apartments with smart home technology, including a Google Mini.
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Our favorite smart thermostats let you stay warm without burning money

The right thermostat can do more than just adjust the temperature of your home, it can also learn about you and help you save money. Check out our picks for the best smart thermostats on the market right now.
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Take a look at Google’s mini-golf pop-up in New York City

Google has kicked off a new pop-up experience in New York City. What is it? Well, it's a mini-golf course, with each hole being by a different room in the home. The experience is built to promote Google's slate of smart home products.
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Nest’s network failed and people’s smart home devices went dark for 3 hours

For three hours starting before midnight on Wednesday, May 16, Nest smart home devices were offline. Door locks and thermostats were functional but only with manual control. Nest mobile apps and internet access to devices were disabled.
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Nest adds new $39 temperature sensors, now available for purchase

Nest has a series of new security solutions on the market, including the Nest Hello video doorbell and its new Nest Aware plan. Then, there's also the new Nest Temperature Sensor, now available for purchase.
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Nest will give smart thermostats to low-income families to help with energy costs

This Earth Day, Nest is launching an initiative called The Power Project, a national initiative to help Americans gain access to affordable energy solutions and local energy assistance programs.
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How to connect your smart home gadgets to your Amazon Alexa device

Love your smart home, but wish it didn't mean using so many different apps? This simple trick will make your life so much easier.