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How the Nest Learning Thermostat Works


Author's Note: How the Nest Learning Thermostat Works

I updated this article, and as a result, I'm very impressed with the Nest Learning Thermostat. I'll gladly try one out if my ancient HVAC system (and my wallet) can handle it. The new Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide alarm has piqued my interest, as well. The two devices can apparently communicate with each other so that they can react appropriately to developments in your home environment.

Innovative companies like Nest are providing some useful additions to the so-called Internet of things. Who knows what ubiquitous appliance will be next? I look forward to the day my refrigerator can text me that the milk has expired or tell me what I can make for dinner with its current contents. The Nest thermostat gets us one step closer to our wired homes of the future. -- BJ

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