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Google (GOOGL) – Get Report launched its latest Nest Thermostat, which monitors heating and cooling systems and can be controlled from anywhere via the Google Home app, Google Assistant, Amazon’s (AMZN) – Get Report Alexa, or other smart devices.
Using the Soli technology for motion sensing and a user’s phone location, the Nest Thermostat will prevent unnecessary heating or cooling by setting itself to an Eco temperature, the company said in a statement.
Nest Thermostat also monitors heating and cooling systems and ensures that an HVAC system is running smoothly.
The Google Home app feature Quick Schedule lets users set custom temperatures for different times and days.
It also alerts users through the Home app or email when something is not right, enabling them to schedule a technician visit through the Mountain View, Calif., search and tech giant’s partner Handy.
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Google’s Nest smart home division has a new smart thermostat available to order starting today. The new Nest Thermostat is a simpler model than the Nest Learning Thermostat or Nest Thermostat E and comes with a lower price, just $129.99. That’s $40 less than the Nest E and $120 less than the top-of-the-line third-generation Nest Learning Thermostat. It is available to pre-order starting today, and Google says it will be shipping in a few weeks.
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The new Nest Thermostat ditches the traditional rotating dial for a simpler, touch strip control system
Simpler is the theme with the new Nest Thermostat, and that starts with its design. Gone is the traditional rotating dial that’s been on every Nest thermostat for the past nine years. In its place is a touch sensitive strip on the right side that is used to navigate the interface and make adjustments. Instead of
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Google is getting ready to release a new $129 Nest thermostat that will apparently switch out some of the touch-based controls found on other Nest thermostats for hand gestures, according to a new Bloomberg report. Bloomberg gave the example of a user swiping their hand up and down near the thermostat to adjust the temperature.
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That tech sounds a lot like the motion controls you could activate with the Project Soli radar sensor in the now discontinued Pixel 4 and 4 XL. And while the newly announced Pixel 5 doesn’t have the Soli technology, Google hardware boss Rick Osterloh did say that the sensor and gestures would be used at some point in the future. He also suggested the tech was too expensive for the Pixel 5, which seems curious in light of Bloomberg’s report that a new low-end Nest thermostat
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IRVING, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ExxonMobil and Global Thermostat have expanded their joint development agreement following 12 months of technical evaluation to determine the feasibility and potential scalability of Global Thermostat’s technology that captures carbon dioxide (CO2) directly from the air.
“ExxonMobil’s scientists continue to research technology options aimed at reducing emissions at scale, which are key to achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement,” said Vijay Swarup, vice president of research and development for ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company. “Our work with Global Thermostat has shown promising signs in the development of direct air capture technologies that could be brought to scale. We look forward to seeing how new materials might accelerate this potential, while also continuing our research that captures CO2 from power generation facilities.”
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change has said that CO2 capture, use and storage “is a key technology