Source: The Wall Street Journal
quote: Yes, now Google will know how warm you keep your house at what time of the day Muhahaha!!!
quote: OFC better integration is the goal here, wtf is wrong with you people?
quote: some people here are about as tech savvy as my late grandma.
quote: With NEST you cellphone call it and tell it to turn on the AC before leaving the office, just so that you can walk into a cool house. A timer does the same thing.
quote: Not as much interested in a smart thermostat as I am the whole package, whatever that package will be we'll have to wait and see.
quote: But she had enough sense to immediately take a cold shower on a hot day, and a hot shower on a cold day, when she came home.
quote: Technically Google doesn't need any thermostat data from its users
quote: you are not going to be spammed adds by Google because you turned on your heater
quote: It's funny watching you demonstrate your butthurt every time you latch onto my posts.So I guess when simple logic defeated your argument, all you had left was the ad homenum attack. How original and refreshing coming from you...Google doesn't need my support or defense. I'm simply tired of the FUD every time NEST is discussed. The horse is beaten and buried at this point.I think it's a pretty cool device that has lots of potential, but apparently that's a sin and you're a "fanboi" if you don't freak out over privacy. On a device you don't have to purchase.Your hate or strange man-crush, whatever, has blinded you to the sheer illogical nonsense most of the posts here are based on. It's funny in a sad way.
quote: Privacy concerns? Sure, but no "evil."
quote: Or why people think Google cares about how cold or hot your house is, or how that's data ANYONE cares about.
quote: or how that's data ANYONE cares about.
quote: Give it some time and I wouldn't be surprised to see CA pass a law limiting how cool you can keep your house in the summer as part of some carbon reduction act.
quote: Google already knows when you aren't at home because of your smartphone location data.