Nest Labs is a smart thermostat company that has acquired MyEnergy. Through the acquisition, Nest will be able to provide customers with information about their energy usage. MyEnergy monitors electric, water, and gas usage. This information is presented in an aesthetic dashboard. The terms of this deal was undisclosed.
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Nest is a company that has designed a sensor-driven, WiFi-enabled, and programmable thermostat. The company has two generations of the thermostat that is available on the market today. Nest is compatible with most standard HVAC systems that uses central heating and cooling. If you own a first or second generation Nest thermostat connected to WiFi, you will automatically get a software update in the next few days. This software version is 3.5 and below is a list of some of the new features.
The first-generation Nest device is now selling for $198 at Lowe’s this week. This is down $30 from the original price. This deal will be available from Thursday to Monday so that you have plenty of time to buy one. The first generation is a little bit thicker and the second generation works with more types of home heating and cooling systems. You can view the deal here.
After Nest launched the Nest Learning Thermostat, the company had received a lot of feedback and positive reviews. The company has just launched their next generation product with new features, more compatibility, more apps, and a new design. The 1st generation can still be upgraded to the same 3.0 software that the 2nd generation Nest Thermostat comes shipped with.
Apple’s online stores have started selling the Nest Learning Thermostat for $249.95. Nest charges $249 from their own website and installation is available through trained professionals. Nest creator Tony Fadell was one of the individuals that designed the iPod and the original iPhone. The Nest lets you control the temperature of your apartment, house, or condo from your Android and iOS app.
Nest Labs, the thermostat company founded by former iPod hardware designer Tony Fadell, was hit with a patent-infringement lawsuit filed by Honeywell recently. Nest formally responded to Honeywell’s claims and they have hired Richard “Chip” Lutton, a veteran at Apple Inc. that managed the company’s patent portfolio. Lutton will become vice president and general counsel at Nest.
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Tony Fadell designed the hardware for the iPod and he was the head of the iPod and iPhone division before he left his VP post to spend more time with his wife and kids. His family spent a year in Paris and then moved back to the U.S. While in Paris, Fadell decided what he wanted to do next: build a new high-tech thermostat.
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