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Nest heats up interest in the Internet of things with a new thermostat


Slimmed down: The new model has a thinner profile yet a larger, display that can sense people moving near it — AFP Relaxnews

Slimmed down: The new model has a thinner profile yet a larger, display that can sense people moving near it — AFP Relaxnews

After LG unveiled a new range of sensors that can make existing appliances like the washing machine and the fridge a little smarter in a bid to reignite interest in the connected home, Nest, the first Internet of Things poster child, has taken the wraps off its third-generation smart thermostat – a device that could well succeed in getting consumers to take notice.

The new model is more slender looking thanks to a thinner profile yet has a larger, easier-to-read display that can sense people moving near it and in doing so automatically display information such as temperature or settings.

   

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