Best answer: Of course! You can still access live footage from your Nest Hello product, and you'll still be able to use the Nest app whenever you get a notification, just to see who's at the door or if your product detects movement. You just won't get some useful features. Is Nest Aware important? While you can get by without it, Nest Aware is still a significant feature to have for your Nest Hello product. Nest Aware, to put it simply, is a subscription service that adds a ton of useful features to your Nest Hello. While you have 24/7 live footage with Nest Hello, none of it's recorded. This can be a deal breaker to some, especially depending on how safe you feel when it comes to your surrounding area. While you can argue that the Nest Hello does at least take screenshots of any important occurrences (such as someone coming to your door), those screenshots (saved and stored in the Nest app) only last three hours. That's not nearly enough time. Nest Aware features is a huge range of … [Read more...] about Can you use Nest Hello without Nest Aware?
If you're having issues with your nest devices right now, you aren't alone. By all appearances, the service seems to be in the midst of an outage. According to the company's Twitter account, and Twitter support account, it's looking into it. According to downdetector.com, reports are flooding in, but at the current time, there doesn't seem to be any actual explanation for the outage. Reports indicate it started within the last half hour (we started running into trouble ourselves around that time), and the outage is ongoing. What you'll see if you try to use the Nest app for Android right now. If Nest/Google release any additional information about the outage, its cause, or an expected timeframe for a fix, we'll be sure to update our coverage. In the meantime, your smart home might be just a bit dumber. Source: Twitter (1), (2) … [Read more...] about Smart home halt: Nest is down for many
Walmart-owned Jet.com is, of course, participating in this year's holiday shopping extravaganza. Check out the sale here. It recently released its Black Friday 2018 preview ad, and it's full of deals on all sorts of electronics. Some of the online-only deals start as early as Nov. 21, though the main Black Friday sale kicks off Nov. 22 at 12:01am ET. Here's a look at some of the best bargains we've spotted.Also: Best Black Friday 2018 deals: Business Bargain Hunter's top picksBest Jet Black Friday 2018 deals Walmart, obviously, has many of these same deals, as does their rival, Target. For instance, Target has the iPad 2018 (with 32GB) for $250, and it has Google Home Hub for $100. However, it's offering the Fitbit Versa for $20 more than Jet. We recommend checking out ZDNet's Black Friday hub here to see what other deals you can get on all these devices.After having combed through several online retailers and vendors, we think Jet's iPad deal, Home Hub deal, and Home Mini and … [Read more...] about Best Jet Black Friday 2018 deals: $195 Roomba, $70 off Nest Cam Indoor, and more
Newegg has released its Black Friday 2018 ad, and it has online-only deep discounts on everything from TVs like LG's OLED to smart office products like the Nest Thermostat and Indoor Camera. There are even sales on PC components and unlocked Android phones. Newegg's Black Friday sale kicks off Nov. 19 at 12pm ET, though many deals won't go live until Thanksgiving, and some will be exclusive to the day of Black Friday itself. Here are some of the best deals we've found on the site. For more great deals, seeZDNet's Black Friday hub. Also: Best Black Friday 2018 deals: Business Bargain Hunter's top picksBest Newegg Black Friday 2018 deals Starting Nov. 19: Starting Nov. 21: Starting Nov. 22: Starting Nov. 23: Newegg is one of the most active online retailers during the Black Friday shopping season, and 2018 is no exception. There are tons more deals worth checking out -- hundreds even. CNET: Black Friday deals 2018 | Best Holiday gifts 2018 | Best TVs for the holidays For … [Read more...] about Best Newegg Black Friday 2018 deals: $50 off Moto G6, $70 off Nest thermostat, and more
The holiday shopping season is here and, like us, you're probably holding out for the best Black Friday deals before you empty your wallet. Fortunately, we're on top of it, regularly adding new smart home and appliance deals right here so you can search through them easily. This time around, we're talking all about discounts on Google Assistant gadgets. That includes everything from a $25 Google Home Mini to a $99 Nest Thermostat E -- and even discounts on SimpliSafe security systems, Philips Hue LEDs and so much more. Scroll down for a comprehensive and continuously updated list of the deals that caught our eye on Google-Assistant-enabled products. Just bear in mind:CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page.We linked to the current listing at the retailer's website when one was available, but of course sale pricing won't be available until the sale begins. Anova Wi-Fi Sous-Vide Circulator for $100 (save $60) Tyler Lizenby/CNET … [Read more...] about Black Friday 2018 Google Assistant deals: $25 Google Home Mini, $99 Nest Thermostat E, $170 SimpliSafe security system and more