Nest Labs offers relatively good mobile and Web interfaces for controlling your Nest thermostat, but an app called Thessa promises to make Nest control even easier via a simple Notification Center widget. Check out our review to see if Thessa should become your preferred way of making Nest temperature adjustments from your Mac.
Nest Labs, creator of the Nest Thermostat and Nest Protect Smoke Detector, announced early Tuesday a new “Works with Nest” developer program, allowing other devices, appliances, and automobiles to integrate and communicate with Nest products for the first time.
After voluntarily halting sales in early April, Nest will return its Nest Protect smoke detector to store shelves in the next few weeks. The sales halt was due to an issue with the Nest Wave feature, which could be inadvertently triggered during an actual fire. Although it makes the product less convenient, Nest’s solution to the issue is to disable Nest Wave until a better solution can be found.
Nest is temporarily ceasing sales of its Protect smoke detectors, citing a potential safety issue related to the device’s motion control features. Nest CEO Tony Fadell made the announcement Thursday via an open letter on the Nest blog.
The Nest Thermostat will soon have another smart home device join the family: the Nest Protect Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector. The new device, announced today, features six sensors, Internet connectivity, and a built-in nightlight.