Pocketnow Daily: Google Pixel 4 Event was INTERESTING, Sort Of… (video)

On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about everything presented during the latest Google event that introduced the new Google Pixel 4 and more

We have an official date for the launch of the Google Pixel 4

We have an official date for the next Made By Google event that will present the new Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL devices to te world

Pocketnow Daily: Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Camera Specs LEAKED! (video)

On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the cameras in the next Samsung Galaxy Note 10, more information on Huawei’s new OS and more

Amazon acquiring eero to enrich its smart home, IoT strategies

The e-commerce platform giant has taken a financial liking to a mesh Wi-Fi network company. How will Amazon acquiring eero help its own position?

Nest Cam IQ with Google Assistant launched along with cheaper Nest Aware plan

Basically, this move could obviate the need for a Google Home speaker, unless users actually want decent speakers. Also, more flexibility for more features.

Prior to new year, YouTube app for Fire TV stops working

YouTube could not guarantee it being on Fire TV after January 1. But alas, Google’s ongoing spat with Amazon has resulted in an early blockage.

Amazon brings back Chromecast, Apple TV — will YouTube come back to Fire TV?

Google complained that its products weren’t being given any space on Amazon, but with these moves, could this bring YouTube back to Fire TV?

Fitbit Ionic smartwatch gets its first major OS update, 14 new apps from ‘top brands’ included

The $300 Fitbit Ionic still feels a tad pricey, also lacking the robust app support of some of its rivals, though its first OS update is pretty hefty.

Google pulls YouTube off Amazon devices again over Nest carriage

Retribution and attrition are both in this soup of conflict between Google and Amazon. And Fire TV users have reason to worry about YouTube.

T-Mobile Nest Secure pack available from November 10

The system costs $480, but customers pay it off on an EIP with a $240 down. Nest sensors, tags and a camera get help with cellular backup.

Low-cost Nest Learning Thermostat is all about plastic in ev-leaked render

There may finally be a new version of Google’s Nest Learning Thermostat around the corner, with a plastic build and more sensible pricing.

Black Friday? Time for Amazon’s Cyber Monday deals!

Just because it’s a different day doesn’t mean it can’t feel the same way. Plenty of the same rock solid discounts are on the schedule for next week.

Nest Apple Watch support finally happens

Android Wear watch owners have gotten the ability to adjust their Nest Thermostat for a while. Now, it’s the Apple Watch’s turn.

Nest CEO resigning as company looks for new direction

Tony Fadell is leaving Nest, but will continue to advise Alphabet CEO Larry Page. Nest is getting Marwan Fawaz as its new CEO.

Nest CEO wants to address work culture with Alphabet over lunch

But Tony Fadell also took the time to address Google and Alphabet staff of some concerning HR stories that painted a bad work culture at Nest.
Google Smart home powered by Nest

Nest may be disappointing Alphabet when it comes to cash

We’re learning that the Google-bought maker of connected appliances might be financially letting down Alphabet.

If you’re “Feeling Lucky” at home, you can play the Google Store Claw on Twitter

Stop by the Google Fiber Space at SXSW this weekend and have a crack at a free Pixel C, a Nexus or Android Wear. Not there? Play via Twitter!

Amazon may have won IoT as Nest connects to Echo, Fire TV

The Nest Learning Thermostat will be the first product to connect to Amazon’s voice assistance service as IoT partners continue to flock to Alexa.
Pocketnow Smart Home Series

Pocketnow Smart Home: the pros and cons of Nest

In recent years, our phones have evolved into the “universal remote control”…

Sevenhugs Smart Remote aims to free your smartphone from connected-home duty

The upcoming Sevenhugs Smart Remote looks to give users a powerful, compact way to control connected-home devices.
Google OnHub

Here’s what the Google OnHub should have been

OnHub is Google’s first foray into home networking. It gets a lot of things it gets right, but not everything. Here’s what’s wrong, and why it matters.

Nest Cam, new Nest app leak in advance of next week’s announcement

Get an early look at the Nest Cam, the new wireless camera expected to make its debut at next week’s Nest event.

New Nest hardware likely for June 17 announcement

Will we get a new smart thermostat in just a couple weeks? New Nest hardware has been tipped to make an appearance at the company’s June 17 event.

Google’s voice control learns to adjust your thermostat

“OK, Google, make it hot as all blazes in here.” Nest voice control arrives for Android and iOS.
Android Wear

4 awesome things you can do with Android Wear right now

Android Wear is so much more than just a wristwatch. With location & event-based triggers you can do some really neat things. Here are four of our favorites!