Google acquires Nest, but what is it and how does it work?

If may have come as a surprise to some when news broke announcing that Google had spent $3.2 billion (it’s not a surprise yet) on a company called Nest Labs, whose focus is on the eco-friendly future home and whose portfolio currently consists of a smart thermostat and smoke alarm (there it is). It’s the … Continue reading Google acquires Nest, but what is it and how does it work?

Smart Energy Report: The online guide to your energy habits

Regular readers will be aware that we’ve been working with the folks at British Gas to take a look at their new smart meters. So far we’ve covered how the meters work and the benefits they bring to individual households as well as the environment in general (through encouraging us to consider our energy consumption). … Continue reading Smart Energy Report: The online guide to your energy habits