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iPod creator's next quest: Making thermostats sexy

With startup Nest, the leader of the original iPod and iPhone teams and other Silicon Valley veterans have cooked up the Learning Thermostat, an entirely new approach to efficient home heating and cooling.

By Oct. 24, 2011


Smart thermostats to get smart cloud software

The familiar manual Honeywell thermostat will get a 21st-century upgrade by connecting over the Internet to Opower's home energy-efficiency recommendation service.

By Sep. 13, 2011


EcoFactor pings thermostats to save energy

Silicon Valley start-up launches a hosted business intelligence application for optimizing heating and cooling systems to a given home.

By Nov. 3, 2009


'Smart' thermostats to get test run in Texas

Start-up EcoFactor offers residents of the Dallas-Fort Worth area the option to regulate household climate using weather predictions, as well as a home's thermal characteristics.

By Jul. 8, 2010


Start-up Tendril pursues 'TiVo of thermostats'

Tendril is designing a home energy system aimed at people who aren't tech-savvy or willing to work hard on energy efficiency.

By Mar. 17, 2010


Google said to be considering a smart thermostat, again

Some companies, like Nest, have proven that home energy-use systems can be consumer-friendly. Maybe this is why Google is reportedly giving such a device another try.

By Dec. 16, 2013


Google closes $3.2 billion purchase of Nest

The acquisition brings with it the Learning Thermostat and the Protect smoke and CO detector as Google looks to make its mark in the smart home.

By Feb. 12, 2014


Canary raises $10 million for app-enabled home security

Khosla Ventures is among those that plowed funds into a startup that has already attracted a lot of attention on crowdfunding site Indiegogo.

By Mar. 5, 2014


Eversense: A programmable thermostat based on real-time behavior

Designed to react to people's actual behavior and not algorithms, the Eversense adjusts a home's heating or cooling based on when the last person leaves and the first person comes home.

By Jan. 6, 2013


Honeywell energy savings calculator counts the trees

Today Honeywell announced that it is providing a service on its Web site that gives an idea of the savings customers could potentially achieve by using a programmable thermostat.

By Jul. 31, 2013