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[Update: Now $153] Deal Alert: Amazon has the Nest Cam Outdoor for $158 ($42 off)

The more that I hear about outdoor IP security cameras, the more I want one. Among the available options is the Nest Cam Outdoor, which is on sale over on Amazon for $157.50; that's $41.50 that you save. Keep in mind that this deal is for a single unit.

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Nest sends out invitations to "big announcement" on September 20


Nest Labs, the home automation company behind the well-known smart thermostat, smoke detector, and other smart products, has just sent out press invitations to a "big announcement" on September 20 in San Francisco. This comes after just having announced the Thermostat E earlier today, which boasts a lower price tag and cleaner design.

It isn't clear what Nest plans to reveal at its press conference — the invitation mentions popcorn and a couch, so maybe some sort of a TV remote or perhaps even a smart microwave? On the other hand, there's really no reason to assume that the invitation is even supposed to allude to anything, so your guess is as good as mine.

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Nest announces the Thermostat E with a cleaner design and lower price

Nest has long had the lead in smart thermostats, and it's looking to continue its dominance by enticing a different set of consumers to pick up a Nest thermostat. It's doing that with the Nest Thermostat E, which drops the full LCD display on the front, but keeps most of the features that have made the Nest so successful. It's also cheaper, which is what most people will care about.

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This could be the new cheaper Nest thermostat

One of the (many) obstacles to higher adoption of smart home technology is the expense. Back in March, Bloomberg reported that Nest was developing a sub-$200 smart thermostat. A recent tweet from Evan Blass, better known as @evleaks, may show the new device.

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Nest Cam IQ review: Impressive but expensive

Google-owned Nest gained notoriety for its smart thermostat, but Google's acquisition of Dropcam instantly catapulted Nest to the forefront of this product category. Nest has traditionally made very good cameras, and they come with a premium price tag to match. That's still the case with the new Nest Cam IQ, which packs a 4K image sensor, new software smarts, and a $300 price tag. You could get two cameras from another maker for that price, and I think most people probably will. However, the Nest Cam IQ is leading the pack when it comes to facial recognition and image quality. This might be the camera you've been waiting for in terms of features, but it also might be far too expensive as a long-term commitment.

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[Deal Alert] 3rd gen Nest Learning Thermostat $199 at most retailers (20% off)

It appears that there is an internet-wide sale going on today. Right now you can pick up a Nest Learning Thermostat for around $199 at the Google Store, Amazon, Best Buy, B&H Photo, Target, and even Ace Hardware. That's a savings of $50 off the normal price of $249. The Google Store made a post today on Google+ about it, and from the image, this promotion should be running through July 8th. 

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Nest app updated with Cam IQ support, better audio alerts, and more

The Nest app is getting an update today, which makes sense. The Nest Cam IQ is available for purchase, and the app needs some new smarts to keep up with this 4K security camera. Just grab the new version from the Play Store or APK Mirror, and you'll be able to set that camera up. There are a few other goodies as well.

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Nest Cam IQ camera is official with a 4K sensor and 'familiar faces' detection for $299 (or 2 for $498)

We posted some details of Nest's upcoming 4K camera last week, and now it's official. The Nest Cam IQ isn't just a tweaked version of the old camera, it introduces completely new features to the Nest lineup. The video is sharper, the software is smarter, and it's more expensive. That last part might not be your favorite, but $299 (or $498 for 2) is what it'll cost you to get this device.

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Exclusive: Nest is working on a 4K camera with advanced smart features

Google-owned Nest used to be one of the few companies selling WiFi home security cameras, but now everyone is doing it. While Nest still has a very polished solution, other companies are quickly closing in. So, what can Nest do to set itself apart? We've learned from a trusted source that Nest is on the verge of announcing a 4K home security camera, but it won't actually record in 4K. Instead, it uses the 4K resolution to power some cool zooming tricks.

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Nest app update adds Google Smart Lock, Nest Cam motion alerts, and more

Google-owned smart home company Nest has added yet more helpful new features to its popular app. Easily one of the best looking Android apps out there, Nest manages to introduce thoughtful, incremental improvements with each version bump. This time round we're treated to Google Smart Lock integration and new Nest Cam notifications.

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