in­ter­net of things

Australian T3 - - OPINION -

This year your home is go­ing to be­come a lot more com­mu­nica­tive, from con­nected fridges to heat­ing that you can tweak from the bath. Per­haps the big­gest suc­cess story so far is Nest Labs, the mak­ers of ap­p­con­trolled ther­mostats and alarms. Pur­chased by Google for $3.5bn, it’s an in­di­ca­tor of the fu­ture of home tech, as well as the fu­ture of big-money in­vest­ment. US$129, nest.com, out now

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