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Google's Nest thermostat becomes a faster learner with major software update

Zach Miners | Nov. 5, 2014
The update helps the device become more aware of how people use it and adjust automatically to fit customer needs.

Google acquired Nest earlier this year for $3.2 billion, and Nest subsequently bought video monitoring company Dropcam for $555 million.

The software update also includes a new viewing mode that aims to provide easier access to information about things like energy savings and the weather, and a new test mode to make sure the device is working as well as it should.

The software changes are only for Nest's thermostat, not its Protect smoke and carbon monoxide alarm.


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