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Nest cam status lights can no longer be turned off in the name of privacy and customers are pissed

Nest security cam owners have received an email from Google on Wednesday that left many disgruntled, to put it lightly. The company is introducing a new policy that forces Nest Cam, Dropcam, and Nest Hello status lights to remain on permanently while recording and blink when users are looking at live footage – all in the name of privacy.

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Used Nest Cams risked exposing their new owners, but Google has since rolled out a fix

Smart home gadgets can get pretty expensive, and some might be tempted to pick up their hardware in used condition to save a bit of dough. Unfortunately for them, Wirecutter recently discovered that used Nest cams could provide the original owner with limited access to the new owner's feed, though the issue has since been fixed by Google.

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Google Home v2.9.65 hints at Talk and Listen mode, native support for Nest hardware, and more [APK Teardown]

The latest update to the Google Home app is out, but it's not going to give you much to look at in the form of live changes. Instead, this update appears to be largely focused on adding new hardware support for Nest security products, and possibly a few others. There's also a new feature in the works called Talk and Listen that could be a solid enhancement to the Broadcast feature.

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Get a Nest Indoor Cam 3-pack at an all-time low price of $279 at Target ($118 off)

Nest, the Google-owned smart home company, is known for making excellent (albeit expensive) products that integrate well in Google Home ecosystems. Target now has the Nest Indoor Cam 3-Pack on sale for $279 — 30% off its MSRP and the lowest price we've ever seen.

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Save $80 when you buy a Google Home Hub with select Nest products

Google Home Hub has some neat integrations with various smart home products. You can, for example, use it to adjust thermostats, or see who's at the front door. Google-owned Nest just so happens to make both smart thermostats and smart doorbells, among other things — and right now, you can save 80 bucks by buying a Hub with select Nest products on the Google Store.

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Best Buy will give you a free Nest Cam with your Verizon Pixel 3 purchase

As much as we like it, there's no escaping the fact that the $800-plus Pixel 3 is pricey. Bundles can help take the sting out of that sticker shock, though, especially when the freebie is a high-quality product. Right now, Best Buy is including just such a quality item: the Nest Cam is free with any Pixel 3 or 3 XL purchased and activated on Verizon.

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[Deal Alert] Nest Cam bundles being offered by Home Depot at over 20% off for today only

More and more people are buying smart security cameras these days, and if you haven't yet joined the wave, now might be the right time to. For today only, Home Depot is offering discounts of over 20% on three unique Nest Cam bundles at different price points. There are some good deals to be had here.

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Latest Nest app update lets you merge duplicate familiar faces of the same person, and more [APK Download]

Nest's been in the news a lot lately, with word that it's being folded into Google's hardware division closely followed by the announcement that its last remaining founder is leaving the company. Nest's in that position because of its great connected home products, and thanks to a new app update they stand to get even better.

If you have a Nest Cam IQ, you might have encountered an issue whereby you have multiple familiar face entries that it just doesn't understand are the same person. Thankfully, Nest has solved that problem in the latest update by allowing you to merge those duplicate entries together.

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[Deal Alert] Amazon discounts Nest Cam to $118 ($81 off), Cam Outdoor to $125 ($74 off), and Thermostat to $169 ($80 off)

Most of Nest's smart home devices went on sale for Black Friday, but today Amazon is making several Nest products even cheaper. The Nest Cam is down to a mere $117.99, the Cam Outdoor drops to $124.99, and the 3rd gen Thermostat is $169.

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[Deal Alert] Most Nest products are on sale including Nest Cam ($60 off) and Thermostat E ($20 off)

Nest's smart home products are overall very good, but the prices can sometimes be a little out of hand. Most Nest devices are a little cheaper today, though. You can shave $20-60 off the prices of Nest's cameras, thermostats, and other gadgets. These reduced prices are available at multiple retailers, so you can pick whichever suits you best.

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