Research in Silicon Valley
Car giant Ford held the grand opening for its new Silicon Valley research center on Thursday. There, the company will work on…
On Thursday, the United States patent office published a patent application from Apple describing a system where a smoke detector pushes a notification to a mobile device, like an iPhone.
Will advertising creep onto the Nest thermostat now that it’s owned by Google? The Wall Street Journal reports that Google wrote a…
New innovative UIs can be a little tricky to commercialize.
Nest has had fans in the U.K. since it launched, but on Wednesday the thermostat-maker (recently bought by Google), started selling a…
Here’s a bit of advice on cleantech investing from a partner at Generation, a London-based firm founded by Al Gore and David Blood.
Here’s my take on who wins and who loses in Google’s planned $3.2 billion purchase of Nest, from investors to competitors to industries.
While Nest is looking to start shipping its new smoke detector soon, it’s hit with a second patent infringement lawsuit from BRK, which makes the First Alert smoke detector.
Tado and its location-based heating control app have gotten a refresh and a financial refueling.
A developer in Atlanta has made an unofficial Nest app for Google Glass. Nest goes wearable!
Many of the first apps for Google Glass will be about consuming and sharing content on the go. But what if Google Glass could unlock control over the world of the Internet of Things both inside and outside the home?
Nest learning thermostats are starting to rack up large collective savings, or more than 200 million kilowatt hours saved. Despite early sales volumes, the thermostats can save home owners 20 to 30 percent. In comparison Opower has saved over 1.6 billion kilowatt hours collectively. Energy savings battle!
The two thermostat systems won’t be clashing head-on anytime soon, as Nest only works in North America and Tado in Europe. But the newer system, from Germany, also offers an interestingly different approach to smart energy control.
James Dyson, the maverick engineer who created Dyson line of vacuum cleaners is donating $8 million of his money to an incubator that is based at London’s Royal College of Art. Its mission – create new physical products that solve modern society’s vexing problems.
The Nest learning thermostat is now winning over utilities, too. On Monday, startup Nest announced that Texas energy service provider Reliant has started offering its learning thermostat through one of its energy efficiency programs.
Thermostat giant Honeywell has slapped startup Nest, and retailer Best Buy, with a lawsuit over patent infringement for smart thermostat technology. I read the lawsuit so you don’t have to and here’s the details you need to know:
Thermostat giant Honeywell has filed a lawsuit alleging patent infringement by the buzzy Silicon Valley startup Nest, which makes a smart learning thermostat.