Users alarmed by undisclosed microphone in Nest Security System

Enlarge / You can’t see it, but there is actually a microphone in here. (credit: Nest) Google’s Nest smart home brand is in hot water this week after news surfaced (via Daring Fireball) that its home security system, Nest Secure, shipped with an undisclosed microphone. Google activated the microphone earlier this month for Google Assistant […]

Airstream’s Nest is a cozy, futuristic trailer

Even if you’ve never thought about splurging on a travel trailer, you’ve probably lusted after an Airstream. The aluminum homes away from home glisten as they are towed down highways and backroads and you can’t help yourself. You want one. But after decades of shimmering tubes, Airstream is changing things up with its latest offering, […]

How to Cope with Empty Nest Syndrome and Stop Feeling Lonely

Empty Nest Syndrome is not a mental disorder or clinical diagnosis. Instead, it is a term used to characterize the real feelings of deep sadness, angst, and loneliness that parents can feel when all of their children are grown and leave home. It is a very real and sad experience for many parents. Not all […]

What it’s like to use Wyze Cam, the $20 home security camera trying to take on Amazon and Nest

Avery Hartmans/Business Insider Seattle-based smart home startup Wyze has two goals: make a great home security camera, and make it cheap.  The company’s first product, Wyze Cam, is a tiny security camera that you can affix to virtually any surface in your house, or leave standing up on your table or countertop. It records video […]

‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ Director Milos Forman Has Passed Away at 86

Sad news arrived late last night with word that Oscar-winning director Milos Forman, the man behind the Best Picture winners One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Amadeus, had passed away at age 86. We remember the life and legacy of the filmmaker below. News of Milos Forman dead was reported by The New York […]

Video shows the 5.3-magnitude Channel Islands earthquake rocking a nest full of baby eagles

REUTERS/ Lucy Nicholson The 5.3-magnitude earthquake that struck in the Channel Islands region on Thursday afternoon did not cause any immediate damage or injuries, but it gave a pretty strong jolt to an eagles’ nest near the epicenter. Video from the National Park Service shows the treetop nest shaking violently during the quake. An adult […]

‘Brothers’ Nest’ is a Merciless Australian Thriller Cut from Coen Brothers Cloth [SXSW]

There’s no such thing as the perfect crime and this is doubly true in the movies. The Australian thriller Brothers’ Nest is built around a seemingly perfect criminal plot that turns out to be spectacularly imperfect once a rogue element or two enter the equation. You’ve seen this set-up before and you’ve seen it before […]

The New Love Nest for Western Pensioners?

When 70-year-old Swedish grandmother Mona-Lisa Larsson paraded her 19-year-old Ugandan lover, Aziz Maganda, on social media recently, their difference in age wasn’t the only thing that stunned many. Larsson married a 21-year-old local singer, Ronald Samawere — popularly known as Guvnor Ace — only about a year ago. After exchanging vows in Uganda, where she […]

Google tiff brings an end to Amazon selling Nest products

Amazon and Google probably won’t kiss and make up anytime soon. According to Business Insider, Amazon’s retail team told Nest on a call that the e-commerce website won’t be listing the Google-owned company’s newer products. Those include Nest’s new thermostats and its Secure home security system launched late last year. While the team didn’t say […]