Nest

Google says new Nest cameras will launch this year

Google has said the range of Nest cameras will be expanded in 2021, saying “Nest will keep investing in new innovations” and that we will see a “new lineup of security cameras for 2021.” This news comes after the Nest Cam IQ Outdoor has stopped being available. So far Google is selling the Nest Cam IQ Indoor version as well as the Nest Cam Indoor and the Nest Cam Outdoor, […]

Have Spotify Premium? You could get a free Google Nest Mini

Spotify Premium users here in the UK are able to grab themselves a free Google Nest Mini speaker as of yesterday. A new partnership between Google and the streaming service allows premium users to get a Google Nest Mini free of charge (usually retailed at £49.99), and even the shipping is free! You can choose from four colours – Chalk, charcoal, coral or sky. Both existing and new premium users […]

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 […]