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How to Listen to Apple Music on a Google Home Mini or Nest Audio Speaker

Wednesday January 12, 2022 9:45 am PST by
When Apple Music first launched in 2015, playing it on anything other than an Apple device was impossible. Thankfully though, over the years Apple has made its streaming service available to access through third-party devices and speakers, including Amazon Echo and Google-owned speakers. This article focuses on Google devices. If you have a Google Home mini or a newer Nest-branded smart...

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Robotics and Machine Learning Expert Yoky Matsuoka Returning to Nest After Leaving Apple

Tuesday January 24, 2017 5:17 am PST by
Last May, Apple hired Nest's former Vice President of Technology, Yoky Matsuoka, to help run the company's health initiatives, but she ended up leaving Apple towards the end of 2016. Matsuoka is now joining the Nest team once again as the Alphabet-owed company has re-hired the robotics expert as the Chief Technology Officer for the Nest Learning Thermostat (via Bloomberg). In her new role, she ...
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Nest Smart Home Products Coming to Four More European Countries

Tuesday January 17, 2017 2:31 am PST by
Smart home brand Nest has announced it is making its products available in four more countries across Europe, with Spain, Italy, Germany, and Austria being added to its official retail roster. From February 15, customers in the above regions will now be able to buy the Nest 3.0 learning thermostat (249 euros), the Protect smoke alarm (119 euros), and the company's indoor and outdoor cameras...
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Nest Debuts New Colors for Smart Thermostat, Launches Nest Cam Outdoor in U.S.

Thursday September 8, 2016 5:33 am PDT by
Smart thermostat company Nest today announced three new colors for its flagship product, the Nest Learning Thermostat, now coming in white, black, and copper, in addition to the traditional stainless steel variant. The new colors are said to be available for a limited time only, but Nest didn't specify for how long they'd continue to go on sale. The purpose of introducing more colors and finishes ...
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Nest Update Lets Users Control Smart Thermostat From Their Apple Watch

Friday July 29, 2016 4:55 am PDT by
Hinted at by the company earlier in the month, Nest recently debuted a minor, but notable, update for its iOS app, introducing a few user interface tweaks and ways to share live videos from the company's indoor and outdoor cameras. For those users with a Nest Thermostat and an Apple Watch, the 5.6.0 update should be of particular interest, since it brings with it the ability to let you adjust the ...
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Nest Releases Outdoor Security Camera, Mobile App Update in the Works

Thursday July 14, 2016 2:42 am PDT by
Google-owned Nest has unveiled Nest Cam Outdoor, its first new product since co-founder Tony Fadell left the company. The outdoor home security camera is similar to last year's Nest Cam – now called the Nest Cam Indoor. The wired outdoor Cam captures 1080p HD video and features a two-way mic, 20-foot infrared night vision, and a 130-degree wide-angle viewing lens. In addition, the Nest ...

Nest Co-Founder Tony Fadell Leaving the Company

Friday June 3, 2016 1:30 pm PDT by
Tony Fadell, widely known as the "father" of the iPod and the creator of the Nest Learning Thermostat, today announced he is leaving Nest and Nest parent company Alphabet. Fadell, Nest's founder, has been with Google since it acquired Nest for $3.2 billion in 2014 and has worked on projects like Google Glass in addition to continuing to run Nest Labs. In a blog post, Fadell says he has...

Apple Ceases Selling Nest Products Online and In Stores

Thursday July 23, 2015 4:00 pm PDT by
Apple has stopped selling the Nest Learning Thermostat and the Nest Smoke Alarm in its stores and has confirmed to Mashable that it will no longer be carrying Nest products. The Nest thermostat was still available online earlier this month, but a search for the Nest thermostat or smoke alarm now redirects customers to other HomeKit products. Apple's decision to stop offering Google's Nest...

Nest Teams Up With Automatic for Energy Saving Temperature Tweaks Based on Vehicle Activity

Thursday January 8, 2015 12:05 pm PST by
During CES 2015, Nest announced a number of new partnerships, including one with auto accessory maker Automatic. For those unfamiliar with Automatic, the company produces an easy-to-use OBD port accessory that plugs into a range of different vehicles to provide at-a-glance car information on the iPhone. Automatic's Connected Car Adapter is now capable of interfacing with the Nest Thermostat,...