Mo Donegal, Nest, We the People prep for Belmont Stakes
Belmont Stakes contenders Mo Donegal, Next and We the People all worked out Friday in preparation for the third jewel of thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown in two weeks. Hall of Fame trainer Todd Pletcher had Mo Donegal and Nest work in company. Nest was ridden by Jose Ortiz and Mo Donegal was piloted by Irad Ortiz, Jr. The colts went five-furlongs in 1:02.99, followed by an extended three-eighths gallop out.news.yahoo.com
Surprise Skills: Bet you didn’t know your smart speaker could do all this
What can play music, secure your home, organize your household, get you in shape, and help you cook? It’s that smart speaker -- maybe the Amazon Echo, Google Home, or Nest -- that you received for the holidays. The experts at Consumer Reports have some tips to help you enlist your smart speaker as your home’s very own personal assistant. Your smart speaker can even walk you through a workout. Your smart speaker can also stand in for a basic security system.
Google announces new Nest Thermostat that uses radar to detect when you're nearby
Google on Monday announced a new $129 Nest Thermostat, its first update in two years. It's a little different than the $249 Nest Learning Thermostat and $169 Nest Thermostat E.Nest has become Google's in-home electronics brand and includes other products like an alarm system, speakers and security cameras. The Nest thermostat competes with similar products from companies like Amazon-backed Ecobee and Honeywell. The earlier Nest Learning Thermostats learned from a user's trends and automatically adjusted the temperature to help save on energy costs. The new model doesn't automatically learn and adjust your temperature, but it can recommend schedules to help users save on energy costs.cnbc.com
iPod inventor, Thiel Capital among backers of battery company Advano in new funding
A battery start-up that's backed by iPod inventor and Nest founder Tony Fadell, and which claims to have found a green and scalable way to make lithium-ion batteries more efficient, on Tuesday announced that it raised $18.5 million in its Series A funding round. Ever since Sony first commercialized the lithium-ion battery in 1991, scientists have been toiling over how to make these devices cheaper, safer and more efficient, and Advano is far from the first company to explore using silicon instead of graphite. Other companies developing these types of batteries include Sila Nanotechnologies, for example, which is valued at over $1 billion. "We're not trying to make the best battery in the world and figuring out how to make trillions of them. We're trying to economically improve the trillions of batteries that will exist," Girau said to CNBC.cnbc.com
Here's everything Google announced at its big product event
Google's event follows a flurry of hardware announcements from competitors like Microsoft, Apple and Amazon ahead of the holiday shopping season. But with its latest range of devices, Google is demonstrating that it still takes hardware seriously, from smartphones to smart home devices. Google's AirPods competitorRick Osterloh, SVP of devices and services at Google, discusses the new Google Pixel Buds ear pods during a Google launch event on October 15, 2019 in New York City. Drew Angerer | Getty ImagesGoogle unveiled a new pair of Pixel Buds, which start at $179 and launch in Spring 2020. The Pixel Buds also include a long-range Bluetooth connection, so that the headphones can continue to play music even when your smartphone is far away.cnbc.com
Woman wakes up in hotel room to find snake on her arm
KWCH, Mackenze Bullins/Nest via CNNMelinda Major was asleep in her hotel room in Memphis, Tennessee, on Friday morning when she felt something moving around on her arm. Major said she immediately jumped up and slung the snake off her arm. Hotel staff soon came up to her room and escorted her out, and Major said that the manager went back into the room shortly after and called pest control. Hampton Inn Walnut Grove confirmed the incident to CNN and said that "everything has been resolved." "It was a scary, scary situation," Major said.