Your tech news digest, by way of the DGiT Daily tech newsletter, for Friday, 9 October 2020.
1. New Google Nest Thermostat with Soli
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman is usually hot on the heels of Apple news. Or, is busy talking about the Los Angles Lakers. But he had a Google scoop late yesterday: the company looks close to releasing a new, cheaper Nest Thermostat.
- Now this isn’t A1 news because, you know, thermostats.
- The original Nest Thermostats are a little bit special to me. I recommended them early on to some friends and colleagues, and each one raved about it more and more.
- It became a challenge to find someone who didn’t absolutely love the improvement over old-style thermostats.
- Being in Germany and stuck with incredibly terrible thermostats again, you come to appreciate what Nest created. Before Google stepped in and snapped them up, of course.
Anyway, Google is stepping