We’ve long been fans of the Nest thermostat. It’s smart enough to give people instant feel-goods when they make energy-efficient choices — and smart enough to learn their preferences, so that their homes never get too hot or too cold, but juuust right. And apparently Google agrees with us, because the company just spent $3.2 billion to acquire Nest.
It’s not really clear what that’ll mean in the long term, but Nest promises it won’t act creepy just ‘cause it’s joining Google. The Verge writes:
We applaud that. While we are interested in energy efficiency, we don’t really need to know who on our Google+ network is cold right now.