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Google will now let any household member remove you from your own Nest account

Google has finally started the process of migrating Nest accounts to Google, and there's no going back after you merge. So, you ought to give it full consideration before proceeding. Something to consider is that Google will "democratize" your Nest products when you migrate. All family members can add and remove people from the home. They can even remove you.

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Grab a third-gen Nest Thermostat, a temperature sensor, and a Google Home Mini for $200 from Best Buy ($70 off)

Nest is the market leader when it comes to thermostats, thanks to their reliability, ease of use, and pleasing aesthetics. If you were thinking of getting one and weren't ready to take the plunge, now is a good time to do so. Thanks to a Best Buy offer, you can save $70 on a Nest thermostat plus temperature sensor bundle, which comes with a free Google Home Mini.

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[Update: Important warning] Nest devices will lose IFTTT support this August

Google purchased smart home accessory-maker Nest back in 2014. It announced tighter integration of the brand into its hardware division at Google I/O this year, including the rebranding of the Google Home Hub as Google Nest Hub and the announcement of the new, larger Nest Hub Max. That newfound closeness is coming at a cost, though: Nest accounts are migrating to Google accounts, and the company is retiring the Works with Nest API, consequently breaking direct IFTTT integration with Nest products.

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You can now migrate your Nest account to Google, but there's no way to go back

Google promised earlier this year it would give Nest users the option to migrate to more secure Google accounts, and the time has come to begin that process. The Nest app and website are both offering to migrate your account, but be warned, you cannot go back if you change your mind.

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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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Google Home v2.13 readies Nest account migration and support for Internet Radio [APK Teardown]

The Google Home got an update today with no immediately discernible changes to the UI. But as usual, there are some other interesting changes that speak to what we'll see happening in the future. Google is preparing the interface for users to migrate their Nest accounts to Google for improved security, there will be support for Internet radio, and it looks like a lightweight bottom navigation bar is in development.

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Nest Secure alarm kit down to all-time low of $210 ($190 off) for one day only

If you're looking at getting a home security system for the home you're trying to smarten up, you're spoiled for options. The Nest Secure alarm kit might be one you're considering, featuring a hub that doubles as a Google Assistant speaker, motion sensors, and tags along with an app that allows you to arm and disarm whenever and wherever you are. We've seen it come down in price with a few recent sales, but its once again down to its lowest price yet at almost half-off. You just have to make the purchase today.

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Google Nest is giving 100,000 Home Minis to people living with paralysis

The tagline for Google's smart home products, "A little help at home," resonates with many, but none more so than users with disabilities. The hands-free assistance offered by Google Home devices can go a long well to helping users feel more independent, and this is particularly true of people living with paralysis. Today, Google announced a partnership with the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation that will see 100,000 Home Minis given out to improve even more lives.

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Get a Nest Thermostat, a Home Mini, and 2 temperature sensors for just $190 ($102 off) from Home Depot

The third-generation Nest Thermostat has been out for several years now, but as the old saying goes, don't fix what ain't broke. This smart thermostat is still among the best of the best, and it's currently being bundled with a Home Mini and two temperature sensors for just $190.15 — a not-insignificant $102 off current prices elsewhere.

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Nest kills its Wear OS app in latest update

Developers have shown general disinterest in creating apps for Wear OS, but you'd expect Google to at least make an effort. Well, the Nest division is dropping all pretense of caring about wearables. The Wear OS (and Apple Watch) components are dead in the latest version of the Nest app.

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