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Google I/O 2014: What to Expect

Google I/O 2014: What to Expect With the Google I/O 2014 approaching fast there are some mighty products and services in the pipeline. The target audience has great expectations from the big G.

Jun 23 2014, 12:18pm CDT

Google's Nest Acquires Dropcam

Google's Nest Acquires Dropcam Nest buys Dropcam for $555 million in cash.

Jun 20 2014, 9:39pm CDT

Smart Thermostats: Honeywell Challenges Nest with Lyric Smart Thermostat

Smart Thermostats: Honeywell Challenges Nest with Lyric Smart Thermostat Two smart thermostats, Google's Nest and Apple HomeKit partner Honeywell's Lyric are in competition with each other.

Jun 16 2014, 6:02am CDT

Nest Launches its Smart Thermostat in the UK for £179

Nest Launches its Smart Thermostat in the UK for £179 Nest smart thermostat was quite popular in the US. But now Nest is introducing its Learning Thermostat in the UK too. Nest smart thermostat is now available for £179 in UK.

Apr 2 2014, 11:45am CDT

Nest Team will be Google's Hardware Unit

Nest Team will be Google's Hardware Unit Nest team will remain intact

Jan 31 2014, 9:25am CST

The Good News Behind the Alarming Energy Headlines

The Good News Behind the Alarming Energy Headlines In Davos, Switzerland the confabbing tycoons at the World Economic Forum spent their Friday fretting over climate change.  The irony of the super-wealthy flying in their private jets to hang out in a luxurious...

Jan 29 2014, 3:05am CST

Google buys DeepMind

Google buys DeepMind Google is acquiring an artificial intelligence company called DeepMind Technologies.  The terms of the deal were undisclosed, but sources with Re/Code report that it was worth around $400 million. DeepMind...

Jan 27 2014, 2:04am CST

Amish Family Chemo Stirs Up Controversy

Amish Family Chemo Stirs Up Controversy An Amish family with a Leukemia-afflicted daughter went into hiding to avoid the long arm of the law. Their daughter was being given chemo treatment against their will. The decision to forgo the allopathic treatment has stirred up a lot of controversy. The whole question revolves around the jurisdiction and scope of the law in private matters.

Jan 22 2014, 6:37am CST

CES 2015 News
Check Your Smartphone, There Is A Shark Right Behind You

Check Your Smartphone, There Is A Shark Right Behind You Ever since Jaws hit theaters, the world has not been a safe place for ocean lovers, or for sharks, either. Western Australia has a neat solution where 338 sharks have been tagged with tracking devices that are connected...

Jan 22 2014, 4:44am CST

Endpoints Versus The Internet Of Things

Endpoints Versus The Internet Of Things Last week on Twitter, a few friends of mine, IT industry analysts and journalists, were tossing around the conversational ball.  We were debating terminology — The Internet of Things — that has come into common...

Jan 22 2014, 4:13am CST

What Does Google's Purchase Of Nest Mean For The Internet Of Things?

What Nest Takeover by Google For The Internet Of Things? The Internet of Things (IoT) seemed to be an underlying theme of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), with companies showing off cloud-connected Crock-Pots, heart monitors, and even bed mats that monitor how a...

Jan 20 2014, 1:18pm CST

Google Glass's Chief Pundit Reaches For The Doomed Word

Google Glass is Doomed Google Glass is becoming an enigma. Over the past week the fashion world, via hair care product vendor L’Oreal, made a bigger commitment to the, as yet, un-launched device. But at the same time uber-advocate Robert...

Jan 20 2014, 7:44am CST

Apple Loop: 'Great Things' Coming, iPhone 6 Rumor Roundup, Jobs' Biographer Says Google Rules, Mac Turns 30

Apple Loop: 'Great Things' Coming, iPhone 6 Rumor Roundup, Jobs' Biographer Says Google Rules, Mac Turns 30 Keeping you in the loop on just a few of the many things that happened around Apple this week. China Mobile starts selling iPhones – no line. After six years of negotiations between Apple and China Mobile, the iPhone...

Jan 18 2014, 8:16pm CST

The Reason Personality Tests Go Viral Will Blow Your Mind

The Reason Personality Tests Go Viral Will Blow Your Mind Please tell me the web personality quiz is NOT making a comeback. Maybe the popularity of these quizzes never even declined. After rolling my eyes many many times this week, I eventually caved in. I finally took...

Jan 18 2014, 7:26pm CST

Google Buys Nest Just As Internet Of Things Suffers First Global Cyber Attack

Google Buys Nest Just As Internet Of Things Suffers First Global Cyber Attack Following this week’s announcement that Google has agreed to purchase connected home device maker Nest for $3.2 billion there has been a lot of speculation about whether Google can be trusted with our home data. The...

Jan 18 2014, 11:16am CST

Because It's All About Virality - Dropbox Scores Funding At A $10B Valuation

Because It's All About Virality - Dropbox Scores Funding At A $10B Valuation Crazy you might say but WSJ is reporting that Dropbox has raised $250M in a deal that values the company at an incredible $10B making it one of the ore highly valued VC-backed companies out there. The world gasped at...

Jan 17 2014, 8:31pm CST

Why Investors Should Focus On 'Non-Financial' Issues

Why Investors Should Focus On 'Non-Financial' Issues Once a niche corner of the market, analysis of environmental, social and governance (ESG) trends is increasingly taking centre stage, as illustrated by the recent news that the US energy group FirstEnergy has agreed to...

Jan 17 2014, 11:11am CST

CES: Looking Back 25 Years

CES: Looking Back 25 Years While many felt that the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) lacked anything revolutionary, the change over 25 years is remarkable. Computer vendors and consumer electronics vendors once had separate shows. Today the...

Jan 17 2014, 5:31am CST

Digital Health Update: The Google Contact Lens

Digital Health Update: The Google Contact Lens Today, Google told the world about their experimental contact lens. The story in the official Google blog and can be read here.  It’s another part of the expansion of Google into health and wellness. We’re now testing...

Jan 16 2014, 8:06pm CST

I4U news

For Obama, NSA review a quest for public trust For Obama, NSA review a quest to regain public trust in surveillance operations WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with Edward Snowden's first leaks about the government's sweeping surveillance apparatus, President...

Jan 16 2014, 3:46pm CST

I4U news

Why It's Good Apple Didn't Buy Nest And Google Shouldn't Have Either Perhaps you’ve heard that Google bought Nest this week for $3.2 Billion (USD). The move doesn’t seem that unusual for Google—the company has massive mysterious barges off both coasts of the United States, and recently...

Jan 16 2014, 3:46pm CST

Will Tim Cook Be the Next Steve Ballmer?

Will Tim Cook Be the Next Steve Ballmer? History tells us “Yes.” Wearables will be his Rubicon. Apple CEO Tim Cook is already one of the most successful managers in the history of business. Yet one must wonder whether Cook will ultimately suffer the same fate...

Jan 16 2014, 10:26am CST

Google Buys Nest, The $3 Billion Distraction

Google Buys Nest, The $3 Billion Distraction One of the most surprising things about Google and its purchase of Nest is the price. Over $3 billion! That’s what you’d pay for a fast growing social network. But seriously, Nest hardly has the kind of defensible...

Jan 15 2014, 8:51am CST

I4U news

Google builds a 'Nest' for future of smart homes Google counts on latest acquisition to open doors as homes get smarter in digital world SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When our Internet-connected gadgets and home appliances all learn to talk to each other, Google...

Jan 15 2014, 2:41am CST

Year Of The Internet of Things

Year Of The Internet of Things “Internet of Things –” the theme of last week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and yesterday’s announcement from Google that it would buy its portfolio company Nest, which makes smart thermostats and smoke...

Jan 14 2014, 4:16pm CST

I4U news

Google Takes A Cue From The Apple Playbook With Nest Google’s acquisition of Nest Labs is being touted as a sign that it’s serious about putting itself at the center of the Internet of Things, a potential $19 billion market of opportunity for all kinds of connected...

Jan 14 2014, 2:36pm CST

Google Makes Private Messaging Someone Easier... World Freaks Out.

Google Makes Private Messaging Someone Easier... World Freaks Out. Google’s growing portfolio of sentient devices filled with sensors collecting information about the world includes its search engine, its Android phones, its Street View cars, its driverless cars, its new robots, and as...

Jan 14 2014, 1:06pm CST

Google's Nest Deal Vindicates Patent King Nathan Myhrvold

Google's Nest Deal Vindicates Patent King Nathan Myhrvold Google’s decision this week to buy high-tech thermostat maker Nest for $3.2 billion is creating more than just the usual  winners whenever a start-up cashes out for a big amount. Among the not-so-obvious beneficiaries...

Jan 14 2014, 1:06pm CST

Machine-To-Machine Market Poised For Take Off

Machine-To-Machine Market Poised For Take Off The machine-to-machine market (M2M) has been like that twinkling star that floats somewhere off in the distance. You know it’s there, but can’t really get your head around what it is or will mean to you. But, much like...

Jan 14 2014, 9:06am CST

5 Reasons Nest Sold To Google

5 Reasons Nest Sold To Google The big obsession yesterday was with why Google spent $3.2 billion on startup Nest Labs. But lost in the shuffle of the breathtaking price and lots of questionable speculation about whether this is relevant to Apple was...

Jan 14 2014, 7:56am CST

Why Nest Could Be A Nightmare For Google

Why Nest Could Be A Nightmare For Google Google’s headquarters in Mountain View and the California Public Utility Commission in San Francisco are only about 50 miles apart as the crow, or techie commuter bus, flies. But when it comes to style and outlook on...

Jan 14 2014, 1:46am CST

Nest finds a home in Google

Nest finds a home in Google Google has acquired Nest Labs, the maker of the popular learning thermostat.

Jan 13 2014, 9:51pm CST

Google's Acquisition Of Nest And Your Privacy

Google's Acquisition Of Nest And Your Privacy When Matt Rogers, co-founder of connected home devices maker Nest, tweeted a picture of himself with Larry Page after the company’s acquisition by Google for $3.2 billion, two responses stood out from the congratulatory...

Jan 13 2014, 8:41pm CST

Nest Gives Google Its Next Big Data Play: Energy

Nest Gives Google Its Next Big Data Play: Energy When Google bought Motorola in 2012, its mandate was to get more millions people on the mobile web. Now with its $3.2 billion purchase of Nest Labs, Google could get millions of homes connected to a different kind of...

Jan 13 2014, 5:51pm CST

I4U news

Google says it will buy Nest Labs for $3.2B Google says it will buy Nest Labs, maker of high-tech smoke alarms and thermostats, for $3.2B NEW YORK (AP) — Google will pay $3.2 billion to buy Nest Labs, which develops high-tech versions of devices...

Jan 13 2014, 5:11pm CST

I4U news

Google Acquires Smart Thermostat Maker Nest For $3.2 Billion Three years after redefining what thermostats are capable of, Palo Alto-based Nest is being bought by Google for $3.2 billion. “Google will help us fully realize our vision of the conscious home and allow us to change...

Jan 13 2014, 4:21pm CST

Look Out, Apple - Google Just Bought Nest For $3.2 Billion

Look Out, Apple - Google Just Bought Nest For $3.2 Billion In a deal surprising only for its enormous purchase price, Google has announced that it’s buying Nest Labs, the hot maker of tech-infused household devices such as thermostats and smoke alarms, for $3.2 billion in cash...

Jan 13 2014, 4:21pm CST

Google's Nest Purchase And The Plan To Become The 'Home OS'

Google's Nest Purchase And The Plan To Become The 'Home OS' Today Google launched yet another moonshot, buying connected device maker Nest for $3.2 billion. It’s a big move just days after CES, where Nest was one of the most sought after companies in the white hot smart home...

Jan 13 2014, 4:21pm CST

Beverly D’Angelo and Chevy Chase Get Together Again

Beverly D’Angelo and Chevy Chase Get Together Again While he left the last series he was acting in, Chevy Chase is about to make a reappearance in a new venue. Chase and Beverly D’Angelo are to get together again and play the role of husband and wife in an ABC program.

Jan 13 2014, 3:54am CST

I4U news

Gadget Watch: The desk that tells you to stand up Gadget Watch: Stir Kinetic desk tells you to stand up for a change, and moves with you LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sitting down all day is bad for you, or so doctors say. There's been a burst of interest in standing...

Jan 10 2014, 10:51am CST