Company no longer taking new customers, team continues automation work
Nest Labs is investing further into home automation market with an acquisition announced last week. Revolv, a company that makes a smart hub to tie together Internet of Things (IoT) devices, said that it was purchased by the Google-owned connected device company. As a result, the team is folded into Nest for future product development, and sales of the Revolv hub are ending.
Nest Learning Thermostat auto-adjusts to habits
Key iPod architect Tony Fadell on Tuesday brought out an unusual follow-up in the Nest Learning Thermostat. Borrowing some of Fadell's learning from his time at Apple, the Nest Labs device is designed both with very simple rotary control and intelligence that auto-adjusts based on real habits. It uses humidity, motion, and temperature detection to automatically lower the temperature when the home is idle, and it can track patterns to tell when it's most likely to need to change the temperature.