Tag: Nest

Nest’s camera system was down for 17 hours this week

This week on Tuesday, Google’s Nest had a major outage which affected the entire cloud system for Nest cameras. Nest had an issue with a scheduled software update, which didn’t go quite right. “scheduled storage server software update that didn’t go as intended” The 17 hour outage obviously affected all of the Nest cameras, including the Nest Cam IQ cameras, the Nest Hello Doorbell and also, the Nest Hub Max. Update: […]

Nest will require two-factor authentication this spring

Smart home security is a hot topic at the moment, what with Ring having had some accounts comprised partly due to users reusing passwords from other accounts, not having two-factor authentication enabled and also contractors having had access to video feeds. Google’s Nest is planning on boosting its users security later this year by requiring that all new and existing users to enable two-factor authentication, but not SMS based as […]

Nest Hello now has Christmas and winter door chimes

Back in October for Halloween, Nest added some extra door chimes to the Nest Hello video doorbell and now as we are getting ever so close to Christmas, we now have some new ringtones for the Christmas holidays. You can now choose between ringtone versions of Deck the Halls and Joy to the World as well as some other wintery sounds. Starting today you can get a festive Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s, or wintry […]

Nest Hello doorbell now has Halloween style doorbell chimes

Google has updated the Nest Hello doorbell with some seasonal doorbell chimes, just in time for halloween. Google have added some new ringtones with an array of characters from a cackling with to a scary monster sound. Each one is different every time you press the button. Google has said it has plans to add more ringtones later in November, just in time for Christmas. If you don’t have a […]

Nest Cam IQ Outdoor is now available in Europe

Last year, late in the Autumm Nest launched its outdoor version of the Nest Cam IQ but only in the US, the Nest Cam IQ is s the company’s high end connected camera with facial recognition and built in 4K sensor but it has taken a a while to make it over the pond here to the UK and rest of Europe so today Nest has finally launched the new outdoor […]

Nest Secure can now be controlled with Google Assistant

Nest and Google have been attached for a few years now, while Nest has lived solo of Googles tie-ins since Google bought Nest, Google is now slowly integrating the Google Assistant into most of the products the company makes, in the last month or so the Nest IQ cam was updated to support Google Assistant and now, in the US at least the Nest Secure security system can now be […]

Nest accounts now support two-step security

Security on the the internet is becoming more important and surprisingly considering your Nest account has access to camera feeds, smoke alarm settings as well as thermostat the company is quite late to the game in adding two-step authentication to user accounts. But at least they have added it now, this week the Google owned company added the option to enable two-step authentication on accounts, but only via a text […]

Nest launches new outdoor security camera

Over the last few months the whole company structure at Nest has had mix up and as the CEO and founder Tony Fadell stepped down not so long ago there is quite a few people concerned as to what the Nest is going to do next with its product line up. Earlier today we sort of know, it isn’t anything new or different to what the company currently offers but […]

Nest moves into home security, with Nest Cam

Last week we reported that Droid-Life leaked further detail on to what Nest may be working on. Now Nest at its press event showed of the Nest Cam. Heavily based on what Dropcam had be making the Nest Cam is the company’s first move into home security. In many ways the Nest Cam is very similar to the past offerings from Dropcam with the ability to record video and store it in […]

Nest Thermostat got confused by British Summer Time

Over the weekend, a lot of Nest users realised that their thermostats didn’t adjust the time so users were left with a cold house come Sunday morning. The actual clock on the Nest had changed, but the heating schedules people had set never moved. While this was a bug that was in device – But after all it is the ‘Smart’ Learning Thermostat.