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Ayla launches with $5.4M to turn everything into a connected device
Hackers could use 'The Internet of Things' to turn everyday devices into paths of attack
AT&T's Digital Life home automation system launching in March
ZipCar, Google, cars and the inevitability of the Internet

3 things I learned about Node.js at Structure 2012

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(L to R) Dave Rosenberg, CEO, Nodeable; Jason Hoffman, Founder and CTO, Joyent(c)2012 Pinar Ozger pinar@pinarozger.com Node.js, the event-driven programming language that is the darling of the real-time web world, is many things: but it’s not a good business, nor is it applicable for all use cases, according to two...
3 things I learned about Node.js at Structure 2012

Google expands venture fund to $300 million, expects growth in deals

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Google has increased the size of Google Ventures’ fund to $300 million annually, up from $200 million, and the firm’s partners said they expect to increase their involvement in later investment rounds as they grow, Reuters first reported Thursday. We've increased our fund by 50% to $300MM a year. We...
Google expands venture fund to $300 million, expects growth in deals

The Super Cool Thermostat Startup Nest Rolls Out New Features To Save You Money

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Thermostat startup Nest is introducing a couple of new software features to make homes more efficient. Nest is the thermostat that was designed by the man behind the iPod, Tony Fadell. It basically looks like a thermostat if Apple made thermostats. The Nest went on sale at the end...
The Super Cool Thermostat Startup Nest Rolls Out New Features To Save You Money

Video: Gruber, Ihnatko and Snell on Apple after Steve Jobs

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One of the most fascinating panels on the Macworld stage during last week's Macworld | iWorld expo in San Francisco was a conversion about "The State of Apple" among Macworld editor Jason Snell, Daring Fireball's John Gruber and Chicago Sun Times columnist Andy Ihnatko. We've excerpted the part that interested us most: 5:40 about what...
Video: Gruber, Ihnatko and Snell on Apple after Steve Jobs

Apple alumnus to help Nest fight back

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The maker of an innovative thermostat is turning to Apple's former intellectual property chief in its battle with technology giant Honeywell. By Richard Nieva, contributor FORTUNE -- Nest Labs, the company that makes the wifi-enabled, self-adjusting Nest Learning Thermostat -- and was founded by two Apple alumni -- today added...
Apple alumnus to help Nest fight back
Smart thermostat maker Nest reportedly raises $80M with $800M valuation

Digital lighting: Here come the wireless, smart bulbs

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Everything’s going digital — and clearly lighting will one day be all digital, too. But before that day comes, there’s been an emergence of startups, company experiments, and DIY-ers making early versions of smart bulbs and digital lighting systems. On Monday a company called GreenWave Reality launched the next-generation of...
Digital lighting: Here come the wireless, smart bulbs
A thermostat that learns? Three months with the Nest

WiFi Chipmaker GainSpan Closes On $6.5 Million Funding, Looking To Raise $13.5 Million More

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GainSpan, a Silicon Valley company that deals in low power WiFi semiconductor technology, is looking to raise a total of $20 million in a new round of funding, according to a filing the company made today with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. GainSpan has closed on $6.47 million of...
WiFi Chipmaker GainSpan Closes On $6.5 Million Funding, Looking To Raise $13.5 Million More
Honeywell Fires Back At Nest In Patent Infringement Case, Denies All Accusations

Honeywell goes after Nest Learning Thermostat for patent infringement

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Honeywell International has filed a patent infringement suit against Nest Labs, claiming Nest's new Learning Thermostat infringes several Honeywell patents. The patents at issue in the case are apparently related to the operation and programming of "smart" thermostats. For its part, Honeywell has stated that "competition is good and...
Honeywell goes after Nest Learning Thermostat for patent infringement

Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat learns habits, matches your neon decor (video)

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Honeywell has had WiFi-capable thermostats on the market for some time, but few of them would be a great match for home interiors that have escaped 1980s beige chic. The company's new Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat is going a long way toward bringing that design fully into the present century....
Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat learns habits, matches your neon decor (video)

Apple Patents Hint of iPhone Equipped with NFC

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Near Field Communication technology could enable a future iPhone to act as a Universal Remote Control for cameras, game consoles, thermostats, and more....
Apple Patents Hint of iPhone Equipped with NFC

ARM forms UK group to foster an Internet of Things, put 50 billion devices online by 2020

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ARM isn't content with dominating the mobile space. It's been by the far the most vocal about an Internet of Things where everything is connected -- and to make that happen, it just established an industry forum in the UK that it hopes will establish common ground for all...
ARM forms UK group to foster an Internet of Things, put 50 billion devices online by 2020

"Hundreds of thousands" of Nest learning thermostats sold

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Startup Nest only launched its learning thermostat last October but the company tells the New York Time’s Bits Blog that it has sold in the “mid-hundreds of thousands,” of units range. The company — which is the brainchild of Tony Fadell, who helped design the iPhone and iPod for Apple...
"Hundreds of thousands" of Nest learning thermostats sold

Netatmo Urban Weather Station tells iOS users when it's safe to brave the great outdoors (video)

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We haven't seen weather stations garner the same level of clever mobile integration as other pieces of household gear -- like, say, thermostats. Netatmo wants its newly available Urban Weather Station to inject a similar dose of life into a category that some of us still associate with the...
Netatmo Urban Weather Station tells iOS users when it's safe to brave the great outdoors (video)

Broadcom introduces low-power WiFi and Bluetooth chips for the Internet of things

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The Internet of things -- that nebulous term usually associated with interconnecting everyday objects in a meaningful way -- is in the news again. Yesterday, Broadcom announced that it's launching a couple cost-effective, power-efficient wireless chips geared towards appliances, home automation and wearable devices. The first SoC, BCM4390, incorporates...
Broadcom introduces low-power WiFi and Bluetooth chips for the Internet of things

Nest Founder Matt Rogers Details Future Plans For Their Digital Thermostat, International Expansion In The Works

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Matt Rogers is the Founder and VP of Engineering at Nest and brought his latest thermostat – a steel-clad beauty with improved design and sensor placement – to our stage at CES 2013. This year at Nest has been full of changes. The company launched a new version in...
Nest Founder Matt Rogers Details Future Plans For Their Digital Thermostat, International Expansion In The Works

Nest's Tony Fadell Talks Thermostats, Apple, Kickstarter And Hardware Startups At LeWeb

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At LeWeb Paris this morning, Nest Labs‘ Founder and CEO Tony Fadell took the stage with the Iliad Group’s founder Xavier Niel to talk about his advanced thermostat and the Internet of Things. Fadell noted that, in the U.S., more than 10 million thermostats are sold every year. When he...
Nest's Tony Fadell Talks Thermostats, Apple, Kickstarter And Hardware Startups At LeWeb
Nest unleashes the power of its smart thermostat with data-driven services

Honeywell sues Nest to slow down competition

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Honeywell on Monday sued Nest Labs, makers of thermostats, for allegedly violating its patents in the US. Seven patents related to thermostat technology are in contention, with some focusing on methods of operating and programming the devices. The lawsuit also aims to involve Best Buy into it, which sells Nest...
Honeywell sues Nest to slow down competition
AT&T jumps into home automation and security with Digital Life
Apple Stores reportedly to begin selling Tony Fadell’s Nest Learning Thermostat

Nest makes its smart thermostat, er, smarter

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Smart thermostat maker Nest announced on Thursday that it’s done one of its biggest upgrades in terms of both software and hardware since it launched its thermostat five months ago. The move shows both how Nest is still a startup, and has been reiterating its design in a field that...
Nest makes its smart thermostat, er, smarter

AT&T Aims To Break Into the Home Security Business

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After hinting at opportunities in the automation and security markets, AT&T is just about ready to enter the fray. At CTIA on Monday, Ma Bell is announcing AT&T Digital Life, its competitor to ADT and other security services. The idea is that AT&T installs a home base unit that taps...
AT&T Aims To Break Into the Home Security Business

Beautiful Hardware That Won't Become A Reality Without Your Help

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People have been using crowdfunding tools like Kickstarter and Indiegogo to raise the money necessary to bring their ideas to life. For every smash success that meets its goal and raises all the money it needs, there are so many more that never get funded and don't even get off...
Beautiful Hardware That Won't Become A Reality Without Your Help
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