With $340 million in revenue, Nest is underperforming, and its future at Google is at risk

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With $340 million in revenue, Nest is underperforming, and its future at Google is at risk I’m not surprised. People that would buy these sorts of thingsĀ are nerdy like me. And people like me are more aware of privacy issues. I definitely don’t want Google monitoring my house, security cameras or anything so they can sell my data and use it to influence purchasing decisions. Even though they say they don’t do that with their Neat product line, I don’t trust that they never will. Find me a company that has no interest in my personal data and I’ll be […]

How to keep your house warm

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how to keep your house warm It’s going to be a cold winter like every year and if you live in a house with crappy insulation these tricks may just make you feel more comfortable. Faye and I on the other hand are moving out soon so we’re going to have to wait for January.

Fantastic iOS 7 review

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Really interesting article/review on iOS 7. A very honest review with some excellent technical explanations in real persons speak. He even covers the design in a technical manner without the ballshit vocabulary from Jony I’ve šŸ™‚ http://pxlnv.com/blog/ios7-review/

Email service used by Edward Snowden abruptly shuts down, to avoid ‘crimes against the American people’

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Email service used by Edward Snowden abruptly shuts down, to avoid ‘crimes against the American people’ http://www.theverge.com/2013/8/8/4602966/email-service-used-by-edward-snowden-abruptly-shuts-down-to-avoid I am so disgusted at what is happening on the web at the moment and with technology in general where our right to privacy because of a few individuals is being ignored. Unfortunately all we can do is protest and fight against it but how can we do this if the US and all the government’s are so secretive? Nothing stays secret forever but can do for long enough that it’s too late to actually make a change. Post made on mobile

Androids openness causing issues?

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BadNews bug hits Android app store This is seriously starting to sound like the beginning of the end? Users are used to installing virus protection on a Windows machine but on a phone? I see iOS and windows phone on the up if Google don’t address these issues. How about antivirus software be default on android? That would surely help. Or it may just be admitting defeat. Looking forward to seeing what happens in the next few years…

University of Kent to adopt Microsoft’s city of the future?

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I stumbled across a really interesting blog post on the Daring Fireball website from the Microsoft news siteĀ titled ‘How Microsoft quietly built the city of the future‘Ā which talks about the future of building maintenance and the office/campuses of the future. Wouldn’t it be great if the University adopted such a thing. With all the different buildings, with the amount of times we complain that the heaters are on full blast and it’s boiling outside wouldn’t be great if they could adjust temperatures on a building by building basis, from a central place, with regularly monitored temperatures to not only save […]

Credit where credit is due

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It is always interesting to see how a company can take an idea that has been done to death and change it to something that appears as of they made it themselves! I think what’s key is that Apple did not so much as create a new interface but instead revolutionised the way that we interact with that interface. Either way interesting screenshot comparisons below: http://mikecanex.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/simply-stupid/