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Google is working on a fix for the Nest app bug that's ruining your energy history

Google is working on a fix for the Nest app bug that's ruining your energy history

A number of users have been complaining of broken energy history data in the Nest app over the weekend. The thermostats themselves seem to be fine, but the app data is incomplete, which sounds like a real pain in the posterior. Thankfully, Google is aware of the issue and is currently working to fix it.

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Google is offering free Nest Thermostat Power Connectors for a limited time

Google is offering free Nest Thermostat Power Connectors for a limited time

Many of us (like me) lack a so-called common or "C wire" in our home's HVAC wiring. That's a complicated way of saying there's no way for a smart thermostat to draw continuous power separately from the wires that actually control stuff, and that means you might run into issues, like your heating system flipping on when it shouldn't to top up your thermostat's battery, or a non-rechargeable model like the new Nest Thermostat dying faster than expected.

It's all honestly pretty obnoxious to deal with, but thankfully Google just announced a new Nest Power Connector that you can install yourself to fix the problem.

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Google plans to certify a ton of its smart home products with Matter

Google plans to certify a ton of its smart home products with Matter

Last week, the Connectivity Standards Alliance — formerly known as the Zigbee Alliance — announced that its Matter protocol would finally arrive later this year to bring your smart home gear closer together. With Google I/O in full swing, the company delivered some more information on how its partnership with the CSA will improve your smart plugs, security cameras, and more.

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Jump on this great Nest Thermostat deal before it's too late

Jump on this great Nest Thermostat deal before it's too late

Nest got its start bringing smart thermostats to the masses, and last year's model went back to basics for its cheapest device yet. As long as you're okay with the switch to plastic and the lack of a rotating ring, Nest's newest gadget is a great way to upgrade to sync your house's temperature with Google Home. Its usual price is already a bargain, but several retailers have it marked down to just $99 today, a deal that you'll want to grab before it's too late.

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Nest Thermostat (2020) review, three months later: The smart home gateway

Nest Thermostat (2020) review, three months later: The smart home gateway

Nest kicked off the era of smart thermostats in 2011, and since then, there have been improved thermostats, new products, and a Google acquisition. Through all that, Nest's thermostats have remained at the premium end of the market. The company's previous "budget" thermostat was still $180 at launch. The new Nest Thermostat, however, is undeniably a budget device. There's the price, of course, at a mere $130. The hardware also looks much cheaper in real life, but that's not totally unsurprising given the price.

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How to troubleshoot and fix Nest Thermostat and Camera issues

How to troubleshoot and fix Nest Thermostat and Camera issues

Smart home gadgets are incredibly useful, but they can also be a nightmare to fix when and if things don't work as expected. While I'm sure Google would prefer if all its Nest hardware simply worked right all the time, that's not something you can always depend on. To help with the troubleshooting process, Google is rolling out a pair of new tools for its Nest Thermostat and Nest Cameras that promise to help make the usually frustrating process a little bit easier.

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How to give your phone the official Cyberpunk 2077 theme

How to give your phone the official Cyberpunk 2077 theme

Every Sunday, we assemble the latest headlines, editorials, and exclusive content into the Android Police Newsletter and send it out to thousands of readers. If you're not one of those readers, you could be missing out on the most important stories of the week, as well as content you'll only find in the newsletter, like the free wallpapers we're giving out from now through the end of the year. Here's all the important stuff featured in the Android Police Newsletter from November 29, 2020.

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Google's Black Friday deals start today: $50 off Pixel 5, $150 off Google Home Max, and more

Google's Black Friday deals start today: $50 off Pixel 5, $150 off Google Home Max, and more

We're fast approaching Black Friday, every major retailer's favorite day of the year. There are sure to be savings of all sorts popping up on the big day, but we've got the list of deals you can get on Google products starting today right here — and there are some deals you can't afford to miss.

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Ask us anything about the new Nest Thermostat (Q&A)

Ask us anything about the new Nest Thermostat (Q&A)

Google's Nest brand has seen a resurgence in recent years, introducing hot new products like Nest Wifi and Nest Audio. But as cool as these gadgets are, Nest's intelligent thermostats are still some of its most recognized products to date. Our Managing Editor Ryan Whitwam has been using the latest Nest Thermostat for a little over a week, and he's ready to answer your questions.

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Philips Hue is discontinuing integration with Nest products, but only temporarily

Philips Hue is discontinuing integration with Nest products, but only temporarily

Google and branding have a complicated relationship. The company has never been especially good at sticking with a single direction, often reversing course or renaming an entire product line after it's been released. The "Works with Nest" program is being replaced by "Works with Hey Google" program, and the transition might cause some confusion to customers using Philips Hue lights with certain Nest products.

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