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Nest is suffering another outage — two in as many days (Update: Fixed)

If you're having trouble connecting to your Nest Cam's live feed, adjust your Nest Thermostat, or set up a new Nest product right now, you aren't alone. The service is suffering (another) partial outage as we speak. Although cameras appear to be coming back, thermostats are still out.

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Google's service outage today was caused by... a router failure (Updated)

Reports have started to flood in that several Google services, including Gmail, Nest, YouTube, Drive, and even Search, are down for many. Outages appear to be mostly affecting the eastern US, though not everyone is affected.

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Enjoy a stable home-wide network with a Nest Wifi router + access point for just $199 ($70 off)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most of us have to stay quarantined at home. Whether you're working, catching up with friends and family, or relaxing and watching a movie, you'll need a stable connection throughout your home to avoid disruptions. Thankfully, Google's Nest Wifi, which is one of the best mesh networks on the market, is currently on sale, as the bundle that includes the router and an additional access point is down to $199, which is $70 less than the usual price.

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Some Google Nest cameras are still having issues following last night's outage

Starting last evening, Google's Nest cameras started suffering widespread issues with both live feeds and recorded video history. Although the issue resolved for many overnight, some are experiencing problems accessing video recordings and, in some cases, live feeds as well. Google currently claims a "small portion of cameras" are still having trouble, and it's working on a fix.

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Google apologizes for recent Nest camera outage, says video history wasn't collected (Update: Refunds)

If you noticed your Nest camera systems were on the blink yesterday, February 24, you weren't alone. A widespread outage affected a large number of users and caused cameras to completely stop working, which is naturally very concerning for people who rely on them to help them feel secure in their homes. Thankfully, all should be back to normal by now.

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Google broke Quiet Time on the Nest Hello doorbell again (Update: Fixed)

The Nest Hello video doorbell is an excellent product—it's one of the few smart home products that have genuinely improved my life. As with anything that relies on server-side features, it doesn't always work perfectly. Google appears to have broken the doorbell's Quiet Time feature after doing the same thing just a month ago.

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Google will require two-factor authentication for Nest accounts starting this spring (Update)

Account security is always important, but that's especially true when you're talking about security cameras. These devices offer a window into your home, and you don't want anyone else peering through them. Camera hacks resulting from lax password security often make the news, and Google is looking to avoid that with a new account security measure. Starting this spring, all Nest accounts will require two-factor authentication.

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Warm up your home in style with the Nest Thermostat E for just $135 ($35 off)

Nest has pioneered the smart thermostat industry since 2011. Although its Learning Thermostat is one of the best options on the market, it's amongst the priciest. Thankfully, the company later released the Thermostat E, which offers similar features for a more affordable price, at $170. With this Woot deal, you can grab one for even less, as it's currently down to just $135.

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Nest thermostats are learning to warn you before your furnace dies

A lot of smart home gadgets are little more than internet-connected versions of the "dumb" things we already had, but Google's Nest thermostats push the envelope with features like automatic scheduling, geofencing, and various weather-aware energy-saving options. Now, Google is testing a feature that could warn you before a small issue in your HVAC system becomes a major emergency. It's rolling out now, and you probably already have it enabled.

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The wired Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide alarm is $94 ($25 off) at Rakuten

The Nest Protect smoke detector can do a lot of cool stuff: on top of normal smoke and CO2 detection, it also sends an alert to your phone when it detects a problem and can be configured to light your way if you pass under it in the dark. If its $119 MSRP has been deterring you, you're in luck: you can get one for $94 today on Rakuten.

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