Nest thermostat Stories February 11, 2016

expiredDaily Deals: Nest 2nd Generation Learning Thermostat $170, Netgear DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem $50, more

In this morning’s Daily Deals, Home Depot offers the Nest 2nd Generation Learning Thermostat for $169.99 shipped. That’s down from its regular price of $200 or more. We saw some holiday deals in the $160 range, but today’s price is the best in 2016 by $26. The Nest Thermostat is designed to automatically save you money by using your home’s energy more efficiently. Its auto-schedule and away functions detect your daily routines and adjusts the system accordingly. The system is slated to work with “95% of homes with low voltage systems” and is compatible with iOS/Android devices. Head over to Nest’s compatibility tool to see if your home is eligible. Rated 4.3/5 stars by over 4,200 Amazon customers.

Netgear DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem: $50 shipped (Reg. $60) | Amazon

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Nest thermostat Stories November 30, 2015

expiredMore Cyber Monday deals: 50% off The New York Times, 40% off GNC supplements, up to 50% off Travelocity hotels, more

The Cyber Monday deals are now in full swing with deep discounts on Apple devices, Nest Thermostat, and a massive list of apparel deals from some of the best brands around. There are also a number of other Cyber Monday deals going down that are a little harder to categorize, so we thought a list of some of the most notables options would be helpful:

Nest thermostat Stories November 17, 2015

In our continued coverage of the best Black Friday deals of the year, it is time to look at some items for around the house. While we haven’t seen as many smart home products as we would have liked (yet), Best Buy and Lowe’s will both be offering solid deals on Nest and Phillips products. We’ve also picked out some not-so-smart items for the kitchen and more: expand full story

Nest thermostat Stories May 14, 2015

With so many Internet of Things (IoT) devices dominating our homes, the ability to control them all continues to be a journey of trial and error. We continue to hear that Apple’s HomeKit is coming down the pipeline but its ultimate usefulness has yet to be seen. In the meantime, there is a Kickstarter project called Nuimo that plans on bringing all of the controls for SONOS, Philips Hue and others typically found in your iPhone to a physical knob and display. It has already blown past its goal in just a few days… expand full story

Nest thermostat Stories January 27, 2015

If you are interested in a better sleep experience, but find the Sleep Cycle app or an expensive mattress aren’t the answer, you may want to check out the Luna smart mattress cover. What was born out of an Indiegogo campaign is set to become a reality later this year. Instead of re-making an entire mattress, that would ultimately prove to be very costly, Luna is a mattress cover that fits many beds. It is covered in sensors, which helps track your movement, sleeping habits and interacts with your data to monitor your overall health.

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Nest thermostat Stories November 18, 2014

Home automation possibilities are endless and what our homes will be like in the coming 5, 10 or 15 years is truly unknown. It is a constantly evolving sector of the technology scene that continues to grow each day with every new product announcement. From WeMo to SmartThings, Z-Wave to ZigBee, someone somewhere has something that will satisfy your home automation needs.

The reality is that we are in a time of great change, with internet-connected offerings in nearly every product category, even coffee makers. It’s an industrial revolution happening in your home and with that comes a lot of trial and naturally, error. So how does one choose?

There seems to be two options, one for the basic consumer, which includes your WeMo outlets, Philips Hue, etc. On the flip side you’ve got the open source crowd that wants to tinker and tweak and create their own system, and this is where littleBits comes in. While most of the aforementioned products have structured ecosystems and physical designs, with the ability to communicate via If This Then That (IFTTT) or the like, littleBits has gone to the complete opposite end of the spectrum.

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Nest thermostat Stories November 12, 2014

At this point, we are all familiar with the Belkin WeMo line of products. They’ve been empowering consumers with home automation products for some time now, from light switches to its newly released coffee maker.

While the WeMo line performs a number of simple tasks, it has not necessarily provided the level of open source capabilities that some consumers long for. Today, Belkin has taken a step in that direction with its new WeMo Maker.

This new product empowers DIYers to create their own custom WeMo setup, the possibilities truly seem endless.

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Nest thermostat Stories July 24, 2014

Littlebits Electronics makes a large line of magnetic electronics modules (or Bits) that can be used to create a number of different gadgets and devices without the need to know how to code or to pull out a soldering iron. While there a number of different bundles that can be purchased, the Bits range from switches, light dimmers, sensors, small motors, and even Korg made a littleBits DIY synthesizer kit.

Until now, the prototyping and hobbyist platform didn’t allow for creations that were connected to the internet, so littleBits has decided to introduce the new cloudBit module.

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