Nest Labs is already well known by early tech adopters for its “smart,” energy-saving thermostats and smoke detectors. And it’s not only consumers that have taken notice: Internet giant Google acquired Nest Labs earlier this year for $3.2 billion dollars. But Nest, led by former Apple iPod executive Tony Fadell, says it is exploring a Continue Reading →
Google is reportedly planning a move into home security through Nest, its recent $3.2 billion acquisition that has put a high-tech spin on thermostats and smoke alarms. The company has considered acquiring connected camera startup Dropcam, according to The Information, though it’s not clear what stage any talks are at, or if they are still Continue Reading →
Nest Thermostat
Connected devices company Nest, now owned by Google, has been lauded — mostly, it must be said, by the tech press — for turning its attention to the utilitarian devices in your home. The ones no-one loves. The no-frills, (usually) beige plastic devices that squat on the wall or ceiling of your home doing one Continue Reading →
Apple plans to launch a new smart home platform at next month’s Worldwide Developer Conference that will allow iPhones and iPads to control a home’s lights, security system, and other connected appliances, according to a Financial Times report. The new “software platform,” which will be unveiled at WWDC on June 2, will be built into Continue Reading →
Toll Plaza
On May 15, 2014, the FCC voted to move forward with considerations on a proposal for new rules known as "Open Internet" rules -- the new name for Net Neutrality. If you are a provider of Internet services, nothing has changed. You still get to do business exactly the way you have been. If you are a concerned citizen wondering how you can compete and prosper in a world where ISPs charge for the "fast lane," you still have time to make your case. Continue Reading →
The Internet of Things
Are you curious why everyone is talking about the Internet of everything? Cisco CEO John Chambers gives 19 trillion really good reasons. Chambers believes the Internet of everything, also known as the Internet of things, will create $19 trillion (yes, that’s with a “t”) in economic benefit and value over the next decade. The Internet Continue Reading →