Google's Nest gets a camera to watch your home

18 June 2015

nest We've referred to Google's Nest like it is the realisation of the Ultrahouse 3000 that is voiced by Pierce Brosnan and tries to kill Homer Simpson.

Well, the latest news from the Nest Labs isn't going to stop us from doing that, as they've announced the latest edition to their family of connected gizmos - the Nest Cam.

That's right! If you want a robot home, you can now add a home-monitoring camera, complete with microphone, speaker, motion sensors and night-vision... one made by Google, and all their lovely privacy practices!

It'll shoot video of your home in 1080p high-definition, with a wide-angle glass lens and three megapixel sensor, so it can capture all that scintillating footage of you sat on the sofa, scratching your can while watching dirty videos on your phone.

It'll cost you £199 and you can upload 10-30 days worth of continuous video to the Nest Aware cloud service, which itself, will cost you around £10 or £30 a month, depending on your storage option. There's also a new version of the Nest Protect device, which is a a fire, smoke and CO2 alarm.

Nest boss, Tony Fadell says: "At Nest, we always wanted to build more than a thermostat. Our vision was to create a thoughtful home, a home that takes care of itself and the people in it. Five years later, all the pieces are in place."

'A thoughtful home - a house that takes care of itself and the people in it'. This sounds like a strapline from  dystopian nightmare film where we all get devoured. Don't even pretend it doesn't. We'll all be killed by humdrum machines and there's nothing we can do about it, as Nest will probably tell the Google automated cars to drive us off cliffs for being insubordinate.

WE'RE DOOMED.

TOPICS:   Technology   Freebies

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