Thursday, 15 March 2018

Amazon's war with Nest is ridiculous. Here's why.

It's 2018, and my 2016 Alexa has finally started talking to my 2012 Nest. 

The bestselling voice assistant (technically the Amazon Echo, but who calls it that?) and the bestselling smart thermostat (from a company bought by, spun off from, and now re-absorbed by Google), have sipped from the same Wi-Fi for years. All that time, neither my wife (the household IT expert) nor I could get Alexa to acknowledge the Nest existed, let alone ask her to turn the heat up or down. So they sat silently a few feet from each other, like estranged spouses in a childish feud.

By Chris Taylor.

Full story at Mashable.

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