Category: News

Honeywell Announces Lyric, a Nest-Like Smart Thermostat

The Honeywell Lyric has joined the growing chorus of smart thermostats! Update: Lyric is now available via and many other retailers and HVAC professionals! Honeywell, famous for many things including being the first to cram thermostat controls into a circular shape, is late to its own party. Nest (now owned by Google) has been there for a few years. While Honeywell sicced…
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The new Shortcut app is like Siri for your “Internet of Things”

Homeowners with a serious smart-thing addiction are going to love Shortcut! This freshly launched app aims to unite all your wi-fi and web-connected devices in one handy, voice-controlled app. Shortcut co-founder Duy Huynh likens it to “a Siri for the Internet of Things”, and that’s exactly what this central command hub is all about. Using…
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Google Purchases Nest for $3.2 Billion

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – January 13, 2014 Tech giant Google announced its $3.2 billion purchase of Nest Labs, the wildly successful home automation company behind the Nest Learning Thermostat (read our review here) and the Nest Protect ( link) smoke and carbon monoxide detector. Nest Labs, led by former Apple designer Tony Fadell, will continue to operate…
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