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The NextMarket Report — Dropcam

Nest's New Camera Is Coming

Mike Wolf Dropcam Google Nest

I was just speculating last week about what Nest may have up its sleeve for its June 17th presser, and one of the first things I talked about was a new piece of camera hardware. And this week 9to5Google uncovered a FCC filing about the new device. You can see a snapshot from the filing here: Based on what we see, it looks like the new device will have the following radios:  Bluetooth LE.  This is just like the previous generation of Dropcam, the Dropcam Pro. The real question is whether it will be BT mesh-enabled and what exactly they...

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Smart Home Weekly: Nest's Next, HomeKit's 180 Million, Windows-AllJoyn

Mike Wolf Alljoyn Canary Dropcam Google HomeKit Microsoft Nest Weave Z-Wave

It's been a busy week at NextMarket as we launched our first event, the Smart Kitchen Summit. We did also manage to get our HomeKit Forecast report, which is part of our new Smart Home Insider service (email us for more info). But that will not keep us from providing necessary context and analysis for the smart home news. This week was an interesting one too, with the first HomeKit products shipping, news of Nest's presser and a few smaller bits and pieces. You can check out our takes below. Like always, if you haven't subscribed to our newsletter and...

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Let's Speculate About What Nest Will Announce on June 17th, Shall We?

Mike Wolf Amazon Echo Doorbell Dropcam Google Nest Security

Nest is having a press conference on June 17th. This means that the smart home hardware company is finally going to do something after sitting dormant for most of the past year-plus since getting acquired by Google.  What will they announce? A little speculation: New Thermostat, Protect and Dropcam hardware I think all three of their current product lines are overdue for refreshes, so I do think we'll see updates to one, two or even all three.   As far as each device goes, a quick thought about each: The Nest Thermostat used to be the only sexy smart thermostat...

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Smart Home Weekly: Intel-Lantiq, Dropcam Departures, Lockitron Bolt

Mike Wolf AllSeen Bluetooth Dropcam GE Honeywell Intel Lockitron Nest Smart Home Smart Home Show Smart Home Weekly SmartThings Wi-Fi Z-Wave

This is the Smart Home Weekly for the week ending February 6th, 2015. Overall there's been some interesting news the last week and a half. I'd say the biggest is news of impending new products from Dropcam (and their exec departures). Before we get to that, a few mentions of upcoming events and other cool stuff: We have a date for our Smart Home Panel at SXSW (the only smart home panel at the entire festival). It's Tuesday 3/17, 3:30-4:30 at the JW Marriott room 328.  Hopefully the SXSW folks will update their site and app with the details soon, but...

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