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Unread 2017-08-19, 09:28 PM   #151
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This could be the new Nest thermostat


One of the (many) obstacles to higher adoption of smart home technology is the expense. Back in March, Bloomberg reported that Nest was developing a sub-$200 smart thermostat. A recent tweet from Evan Blass, better known as @evleaks, may show the new device.
I might just move on from phones altogether... pic.twitter.com/6WyLEeUD6A
ó Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 19, 2017
Bloomberg initially said that the cheaper Nest thermostat would drop the metal edges and contain lower-end parts to keep the costs low. The leaked image certainly seems to match that description, with what appears to be a plastic face.
The new model is expected to be released sometime next year. Personally, I'm not a huge fan of this design, but the finished product could end up looking a bit different.
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I only paid 150, pretty much every power company was running the rebates all summer.
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.st0{fill:#EC008C;} .st1{fill:#0078FF;} Nestís Thermostat E has a new design, a cheaper price, and almost all the same features




Designed to be forgettable




Nest is debuting a new version of its thermostat today, the first truly different model since the product was introduced in 2011. Itís called the Nest Thermostat E, and it can do nearly everything the regular Nest Thermostat can do, except itís cheaper and housed in a brand new design ó one thatís intentionally much, much plainer.
Rather than a glossy metal ring with a big, bright screen in the middle of it, this version of the Nest Thermostat looks a lot more like other, duller thermostats. Itís a relatively plain white puck, and when itís on a wall, itís really easy to ignore.

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But thatís the point: Nest is trying to make a version of its thermostat with appeal beyond the gadget-loving crowd. It wants this to be a thermostat that you buy and forget about, but still get all the benefits that come with having some built-in intelligence. Namely, a reduced heating bill.
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But thatís the point: Nest is trying to make a version of its thermostat with appeal beyond the gadget-loving crowd. It wants this to be a thermostat that you buy and forget about, but still get all the benefits that come with having some built-in intelligence. Namely, a reduced heating bill.



To make the Nest Thermostat E more forgettable, Nest has hidden its display behind a frosted glass that blocks some light from coming through. Rather than a detailed interface, youíll see big, bubbly numbers and notches shine through when you spin the thermostatís ring around to set the temperature.
The simplified interface is really nice, although the display itself looks a bit fuzzy. I know itís ridiculous to complain about the sharpness of a thermostatís display (youíre going to stare at it for seconds of your life, at most), but between using a low-res 320 x 320 panel and then putting a piece of polarized glass on top to intentionally blur it, what you get is a softness that looks mostly stylized, and just a little bit bad. But again, itís not like youíre going to spend a lot of time looking at it.
Like other Nest Thermostats, this new one is connected to the internet and can also be controlled through a smartphone app. The thermostat will also use your phone to tell whether youíre home or away, so that it can adjust the temperature accordingly. Nest claims that its thermostats save homeowners between 12 percent and 15 percent on their heating and cooling bills on average each year, which is really the feature itís going to try to sell new customers on.
The only feature that the Thermostat E wonít have that Nestís higher-end thermostat has is a feature called ďfarsight,Ē which lets the thermostat tell when youíre across the room and then turn on its display to show you the time or temperature. I have no idea why anyone wanted this feature from a tiny thermostat screen in the first place, so youíre really not losing much.
Nest hopes to sell a lot more by making a less techy product
The Thermostat E will also be compatible with fewer heating and cooling systems (mostly higher-end ones, Nest says, like those that include a humidifier), but itís still supposed to be good for 85 percent of homes. The original Nest Thermostat is estimated to work with 95 percent of homes.
Otherwise, all of the traditional Nest Thermostat features are here, including presence detection and integration with third-party services through Works with Nest. That includes support for Amazonís Alexa and Googleís Assistant, though users of Appleís HomeKit platform are still out of luck.
The new model begins shipping tomorrow and sells for $169, while the traditional Nest Thermostat will remain on sale for $249 as a separate product line. In a briefing last week, a Nest representative said the company hopes to sell two to three times as many thermostats over the next four years, and much of that hope seems to rely on the cheaper Thermostat E ó which means itís going to have to make boring thermostats seem a lot more interesting.
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Nest sends out invitations to "big announcement" on September 20







Nest Labs, the home automation company behind the well-known smart thermostat, smoke detector, and other smart products, has just sent out press invitations to a "big announcement" on September 20 in San Francisco. This comes after just having announced the Thermostat E earlier today, which boasts a lower price tag and cleaner design.
It isn't clear what Nest plans to reveal at its press conference ó the invitation mentions popcorn and a couch, so maybe some sort of a TV remote or perhaps even a smart microwave? On the other hand, there's really no reason to assume that the invitation is even supposed to allude to anything, so your guess is as good as mine.
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Nest Secure : https://nest.com/alarm-system/overvi...nnounce%20post

Nest Hello:

https://www.engadget.com/2017/09/20/...ideo-doorbell/

Nest introduces Hello, its first video doorbell

It has person-detection and facial recognition as well.














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It was just a few weeks ago that Nest introduced the E, a budget version of its smart thermostat; just a couple of months before that it unveiled the new Nest Cam IQ. But the company isn't not done announcing new products just yet. At an event in San Francisco this morning, Nest unveiled another new product: the Nest Hello, its first-ever video doorbell.




Nest says the device records 4:3 aspect ratio HD video with HDR and a 160-degree field of view. It also has a microphone button, a speaker, a light ring, and a status LED. And, of course, it connects to your phone via Bluetooth LE. According to Nest, the camera in the doorbell can let you see the person at your door from head to toe, with an aspect ratio that accommodates both the wide and tall view.
What's more, the Hello incorporates some of Nest Cam IQ's smart tech, with both person-detection and facial recognition. That means it knows when your grandmother's at the door, as opposed to a stranger, and it'll notify you appropriately. The Hello also has Quick Responses built in so you can just say "Leave package at the door" if it's the mailman.
There's also a Nap Time mode, which is great if you have small children. This way, you won't risk the doorbell waking them up during that time. If someone does come to the door, you'll get a notification on your phone. If you want to look at just who came by your door in the past few days, there's a feature called Sightline, that lets you look through days of footage. And ,last but not least, the Hello has a light underneath, which lights up the doorstep to welcome you home.
Nest hasn't announced pricing just yet, but Hello should be available in the first quarter of 2018.
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Nest Cam IQ update includes full-duplex audio, improved person alerts, and image rotation


The Nest Cam IQ already has a lot of smarts built-in, but it's getting even smarter with a new update. There are some changes to video and person detection, but probably the most important new feature is full-duplex audio. No more walkie-talkie-style conversations with people on the other end of the video feed.

Here's the notification sent out to Cam IQ owners.
With full-duplex audio, you can simply press the audio button and have a normal conversation. The camera is capable of audio input and output at the same time. Previously, you'd have to hit the button to talk, then release it to listen. Cam IQ will also gain the option to rotate the image upside down. That allows you to mount the camera to the ceiling rather than sitting it on a flat surface of attaching it to a wall. Video processing algorithms have been tweaked as well, with the aim of making person detection better. At launch, the Cam IQ was a little too quick to identify an inanimate object as a person.
You don't need to do anything on your end for this update. The Cam IQ will update automatically to the latest software version.
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