Google buys 'smart' thermostat maker Nest for $3.2 bn
Google on Monday announced that it is buying smart thermostat start-up Nest in a deal valued at $3.2 billion.
Nest hopes to reinvent smoke alarms as it did the thermostat
When a group of former Apple Inc. employees announced that they had created a company called Nest to reinvent the thermostat, Silicon Valley did a double take.
Wireless, cable companies can't rest on their networks
Think of your car as a smartphone on four wheels. Or your smartphone as a wallet. Or your home as a connected network center where thermostats, video cameras, lights and televisions all "talk" to each other. That "talking" ...
Wireless connections creep into everyday things
A car that tells your insurance company how you're driving. A bathroom scale that lets you chart your weight on the Web. And a meter that warns your air conditioner when electricity gets more expensive.
Troy Wolverton: Dreaming of a smarter home
I have a decidedly dumb house. Don't get me wrong, I love my home. It's well insulated, quiet and comfortable.
Raspberry Pi user shows home-automation feats using iPhone
Living Smart: New thermostats can 'learn' home's routine
Programmable thermostats have long been considered an effective tool to help homeowners manage the operation of their heating and cooling systems.
Ford says software update will fix fire problem (Update)
Ford will update software on 2013 Escapes and Fusions to stop their engines from overheating, a problem that has caused a small number of fires.
Smart technology can help conserve energy use at home
Our homes are getting smarter. Smart technology that automates our homes' devices is becoming mainstream, making it convenient for us to rein in our energy use and cut our energy bills.
First the smart phone, now the smart home: Digital technology on verge of tending to household tasks
We have all heard of the smartphone and any day now, most of us will have one. Not far behind: the smart home.
New invention could ease winter blues
A device invented by two Newcastle University graduates could help keep people warm next winter and save on their fuel bills at the same time.
Comcast enters smart thermostat game
Big news in the world of energy-saving home automation:
The Nest: A thermostat that's eager to learn in order to help you save
Just in time for the high season of thermostat tweaking comes a nifty, energy-saving household gizmo with some serious tech cred: The Nest Learning Thermostat from Nest Labs, a Silicon Valley startup partially funded by Google ...
Apple alums give home thermostats a new twist
Nest Labs, a startup founded by former Apple engineers, hopes to do for home thermostats what their former employer did for smartphones -- make them hip and intuitive.