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Nest's new platform means sharing 'limited' data with Google

The smart device maker announced integrations with brands like Whirlpool, Mercedes and Google -- which bought Nest in January. That means the company will now share some user information with its new parent.

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Google's Nest Thermostat talks to your car, washing machine

Nest Labs opens its platform so the smart thermostat and smoke detector can communicate with other appliances and apps. And Intel shows off a walking, talking 3D-printed robot anyone can build and program.

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Google's Nest Thermostat talks to your car, washing machine

Nest Labs opened its platform so the smart thermostat and smoke detector can communicate with other appliances and apps. And Intel shows off a walking, talking 3D-printed robot anyone can build and program.

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Nest Labs opens the door to devices from Mercedes Benz, Whirlpool, and Logitech

Nest's Developer Program puts Mercedes, Whirlpool, and other third party developers in touch with your smart thermostat.

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Google I/O to showcase new smartwatches

At Google's annual conference, expect to learn about new Android Wear smartwatches, Google Glass' future, and a Google Fit health app. Meanwhile, Google added Dropcam to its smart-home family of products.

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With Nest, Google homes in on smart-home blueprint

Commentary: Nest Labs' purchase of Dropcam may signal a future in which parent Google tries to balance licensing technology for and participating in the smart-home market.

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Google's Nest Labs acquires Dropcam for $555M

In deal independent from Google, smart-device maker buys startup to expand its brand into home security and video monitoring.

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Nest Labs wants to bring a little glory to the mundane world of household devices, and its new 2013 product, the <a href="http://reviews.cnet.com/smart-home/nest-protect/4505-9788_7-35828549.html">Nest Protect</a>, succeeds.
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The company's first product was a thermostat that comes with a slick screen and a smartphone app. This year, <a href="http://news.cnet.com/8301-11386_3-57606351-76/smoke-detector-smartened-so-nest-what-next/">Next expanded to the smoke detector market</a>. The Protect comes with novelties like voice alerts and gesture controls that let you hush its alerts if the smoke problem is just an overenthusiastic toaster.
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If you want to rid your house of electronic gizmos, the Nest Protect won't help. But smoke detectors are required, and the Protect's whirling dots and glowing status ring looks a lot better than a plasticky puck with a blinking red LED.
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You pay for the Protect's features and look; they cost $129 apiece. But if you have several, they can communicate. And if you have a Nest thermostat, then a Protect that detects too much carbon monoxide can work with it to shut down the furnace.
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After recall, Nest relaunches Protect smoke detector for $99

The Google-owned device maker is bringing back its smart smoke detector -- without the problematic feature that caused the company to pull it from retailers in the first place.

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Amazon may soon sell haircuts, babysitters

Amazon reportedly plans to sell local services, Honeywell's Lyric thermostat turns up the heat on Nest, and Ringly puts phone alerts into a smart ring.

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Amazon may soon sell haircuts, babysitters

Amazon reportedly plans to sell local services, Honeywell's Lyric thermostat turns up the heat on Nest, and Ringly puts phone alerts into a smart ring.

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Control your climate with these smart devices

From sensors to thermostats and even a connected ceiling fan, these gadgets can offer cooling smarts this summer.

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The Internet of Things sprouts in the garden

Edyn hopes to raise $100,000 for its smart Garden Sensor and Water Valve system, both of which allow gardeners to make decisions in real-time based on their specific conditions.

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