Nest takes it outdoorsNest's first product in a year isn't necessarily revolutionary, but it'll allow for Nest monitoring in an outdoor setting.
Nest takes it outdoors. Nest's first new product in a year isn't what you would call a revolution after reports that the company was quote, dysfunctional, and the departure of co-founder, Tony Fadell. Nest is releasing its first ever outdoor-only camera. The Nest Cam Outdoor, that's the official name, will go for $200 when it's released this fall. And feature a 130 degree field of view, 1080p camera, two-way talk, night vision and some more. It's basically a lot of the same stuff the current indoor cameras can do, but now the WiFi only camera is housed in a casing that can withstand the elements. It will also come with a magnetic backing and 25 foot power cable. And don't worry if you don't have anything magnetic to mount it on. Included is also a standard bracket. The one really interesting software feature that the outdoor cam is boasting though is facial recognition technology. Which should allow for the camera to tell the difference between a person and say a passing car. But not the difference between actual people. Users will have all the same access to the camera's speed via their phones and computers. And can pay more for premium monitoring services just like the current Nest pricing setup. That is it for this Tech News Update. I'm Jeff Bakalar and you can stay on top of all the biggest tech stories at cnet.com/update. [SOUND]