Nest Officially Recalls Smoke Alarms, But You Just Need To Connect Yours To Web To Fix

Nest Officially Recalls Smoke Alarms, But You Just Need To Connect Yours To Web To Fix

Last month, the folks at Google-owned Nest alerted owners of the company’s Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide detectors that an software glitch could, under very specific circumstances, cause the device to delay sounding the alarm. Today, the company and the Consumer Product Safety Commission made it official with a formal recall announcement. [More]

Nest Halts Smoke Detector Sales Because Incredibly Convenient Feature Could Delay Alarm

Nest Halts Smoke Detector Sales Because Incredibly Convenient Feature Could Delay Alarm

If you like to cook, you probably know the hassle of flailing around with a towel, trying to quiet a smoke detector that has misinterpreted smoke from fat drippings as a sign of a dangerous fire. One of the big selling points of Nest’s recently released Protect smoke detectors is that they can be silenced with a wave of the hand. However, it’s this very convenient feature that has caused the company to stop selling new Protects pending a fix. [More]

Google Moves Into Home Electronics With Acquisition Of Nest

Google Moves Into Home Electronics With Acquisition Of Nest

A few years back, the folks at Nest came out of nowhere with their sexy, web-connected smart thermostats, treating a heretofore overlooked piece of home electronics with style. The company recently did the same thing for another necessary evil in the home, launching a line of equally sleek smoke detectors. Google apparently saw enough from these two product lines and has decided to buy Nest. [More]