Ingress Leaving Google Family
As part of its recently-announced corporate restructuring, Google will be parting ways with Niantic Labs, creators of the Ingress and Field Trip apps. Google will now be part of the larger Alphabet parent company. While companies like Nest will remain under the Alphabet umbrella, Niantic will spin out to be a completely separate company. Niantic's Ingress is a multi-player game that uses augmented reality to make the real word the playing field. The company's Field Trip app offers crowd-sourced suggestions on local attractions and businesses.
Nest Cameras Gain Door Recognition, Apps Gain Better Notifications
Feb 14, 2017
Nest today updated its camera software and mobile app for Android and iOS devices with new features and tools for keeping homes safe. In conjunction with its line of indoor and outdoor security cameras and Nest Aware, the Nest mobile app has learned to recognize doorways.
Nest Returns to Roost with Google's Hardware Team
Feb 7, 2018
Alphabet today said it is putting its Nest and Google hardware teams together under a single roof. Since August 2015, Nest and Google have existed as separate entities under the Alphabet parent company.
Nest Thermostat Can Now Be Controlled by Apple Watch
Jul 29, 2016
Nest recently updated its iOS app and added support for the Apple Watch. With the update installed, Nest owners can control their Nest Thermostat from their wrist.
'Crowd Surf' Feature from Snapchat Seamlessly Merges Public Snaps
Aug 15, 2017
Snapchat hopes its latest feature, found within Snapchat Stories, will make live events far more interactive. Crowd Surf uses the audio captured at events such as concerts to create a seamless experience, allowing people to jump from viewpoint to viewpoint of all those sharing the experience in Snapchat.