For those new to the Nest, you are looking at a thermostat that couples beautiful design with the ability to learn from your life to help save you money and make temperature control something less painful than it ever has been before. It can be controlled via mobile and web apps remotely, learns from your daily schedule, will set itself to auto-away if it doesn’t sense your presence, sends you monthly energy consumption reports, and can be easily installed by you. It’s an awesome product, even at its $249 price. (more…)
Once Google had acknowledged that it was acquiring Nest, the smart-home accessory manufacturer, we sort of wondered if they would ever use Google Play to help sell devices. While no announcement or movement has happened thus far, we noticed today that on Google Play’s support pages for available devices, they list Nest as being available on Google Play in the US, UK, and Canada. That is interesting for the simple fact that the device isn’t actually available on Google Play in any of those countries.
So we are now curious – is Google about to make the Nest available for purchase directly through Google Play? Tough to tell, but why else would they list the device as available in those select countries on a Google Play devices support page. (more…)
At this time, we are unable to install it, but we are seeing a brand new UI from the screenshots, along with lens Blur effects, high resolution panoramas, and a 100% viewfinder listed in the description. (more…)
Sure, we have heard NASA complain about space debris making missions hard, but what about the space cat epidemic? To protect our precious satellites, and help to find these abandoned space cats forever homes, Galactikitties lets you take a trusty ball of yarn into space and collect them. (more…)
Lost in the wave of app updates that we received yesterday, Google pushed out an update to the Play Movies and TV application. The changelog for this update might not be the flashiest, but it is full of solid features that will make watching your TV shows and movies on your Android device even better. (more…)
Were you intrigued by the launch of Google’s Opinion Rewards app, but unable to get in on the action due to your location? The small, yet awesome survey app that Google launched a few months ago has gone through more testing, and is now ready to branch out farther into the world.
When it was first introduced, Google was apparently only interested in the survey answers from the U.S. Today, however, the app expands to 3 more countries; Canada, Australia, and the UK. Once signing up and giving Google a few bits of information about yourself (age, sex, and occupation), you can start taking surveys that will get you credit to use on Google Play. (more…)
If you are still running version 4.6.17 of Google Play on your phone or tablet (and you are because it’s the newest), swipe out the navigation menu and see if you notice anything new. See it? That would be the new “People” section that just went live.
In the section, we are seeing recommendations based on people we follow through Google+, like +1s and reviews. Google is also using this to highlight featured content and recommend others that you should follow. You can even tap on individuals that you already follow to see what kinds of shared activity they have made available. (more…)