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Nest Now Integrates into the Orro Smart Home Platform

Orro, creators of the Orro Smart Living System, has announced the integration of Nest products to Orro. As a certified partner in Google’s Device Access program, this latest Orro integration allows homeowners to have seamless control and access to Nest thermostats and doorbells from any Orro Switch throughout the home – creating a single unified […]

Robert Archer · June 02, 2021

What Does Google Support for Matter Smart Home Protocol Mean?

Google to use the Matter smart home protocol across all Nest devices. What does that mean for professional integrators?

Jason Knott · May 24, 2021

Google Unveils New Nest Pro Awards Program

Nest Pro Virtual Summit stresses Google’s commitment to professional installation channel with exclusive product and loyalty program.

Jason Knott · May 21, 2021

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Sonos Confident of Victory in Google Patent Lawsuit

Sonos expects ITC decision in August. Meanwhile, German court ruling stops sales of Google Pixel smartphones, Nest speakers and YouTube music app.

Jason Knott · May 13, 2021

CE Pro Podcast 54 Google Nest Shelly Allterco

CE Pro Podcast #54: Google, Shelly Target Smart Home, Wellness

Google expands ‘Works with Google Assistant’ program while Allterco Robotics targets entry level with Shelly line of Wi-Fi solutions.

Jason Knott · April 30, 2021

$50,000 ‘Wellness Pod’ Outfitted with High-Tech Controls

Loxone controls climate, music and lighting in standalone WelPod wellness smart room with glowing Himalayan salt brick walls.

Jason Knott · March 23, 2021

Google Nest Moves into Wellness with New Sleep-Sensing Feature

New $99 Google Nest Hub includes Sleep Sensing wellness technology that tracks a person’s sleep using microphones.

Jason Knott · March 18, 2021

Google Nest Reopens API to Brilliant

Google turned off Nest’s API in August, 2019, shutting out certain other third-party devices from integrating with its thermostats.

Jason Knott · February 19, 2021

Google Creates First-Ever Co-Branded Nest Thermostat for Smart Home Installation Firm

Google will co-brand the Nest Thermostat E for Goodman Networks and its network of 2,000+ independent HVAC and smart home installers.

Jason Knott · February 09, 2021

Top 5 Home Tech Trends for 2021: Indoor Air Quality Looks to Clean Up Its Act

IAQ awareness is at all-time high, but can integrators develop business models around it in 2021?

Jason Knott · February 02, 2021