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April 1, 2018

Solar eclipse, meet the Nest Thermostat.


Well, that was worth the 99-year wait. As the solar eclipse traversed the United States, solar energy production dropped by thousands of megawatts (MW). That’s when our Solar Eclipse Rush Hour kicked in. Nesters across the country used less energy when the electric grid needed it most. And the results were almost as amazing as the eclipse itself.

More than 750,000 Nest Thermostats worked together to reduce energy demand by 700 MW during the eclipse. That’s around the same amount of power produced by seven gas-powered peaker plants. So together, it’s like we built a virtual power plant. There won’t be another eclipse for a while, but there will be many more [...]

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March 29, 2018

Nest Cam IQ heads outside.

Nest Cam IQ brought state-of-the-art smarts to indoor security cameras. And now, we’re bringing that same intelligence outdoors with the Nest Cam IQ outdoor security camera.

Like its indoor cousin, Nest Cam IQ outdoor can tell a person from a thing and send an alert if someone’s there. So you won’t worry needlessly about a swaying pine tree in the front yard or a petunia on your porch. And with Nest Aware, a subscription service that adds intelligence and video storage, Nest Cam IQ outdoor can recognize a familiar face and even help you spot strangers.1

It’s tough enough to stand up to rain, snow and wind with heavy-duty weatherproofing. And the power cable is hidden, [...]

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March 24, 2018

Welcome to the new Nest Community.

Today we’re relaunching the Nest Community.

The original Nest Community was a place where customers could connect with Nest and each other. But there were limitations. We listened to your feedback and took some time to create an even better experience. After going back to the drawing board, we designed an updated space with a modern look and feel that is even more relevant to our customers – and more representative of Nest.

Nest customers have some great things to say. So we want you to help each other and share updates on interesting technology and beautiful home design. We can’t wait for you to post your stories, photos of Nest products in your homes, and even [...]

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March 23, 2018

Nest to join forces with Google’s hardware team.

Smart homes are no longer just a thing of the future. They make families feel safer with connected security systems. They help you save energy and money with intelligent thermostats. And they offer hands-free help and answers to a universe of questions with voice-activated smart assistants.

Since Nest joined Google four years ago, the team has experienced incredible momentum. The company doubled its hardware portfolio last year—selling more devices in 2017 than the previous two years combined. Meanwhile, Google has sold tens of millions of products for the home in just the last year, as more people use the Google Assistant to listen to their favorite music, control their [...]

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