Lauren Goode

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Honeywell to Nest: We Won’t Blink First

Honeywell has fired the latest shots in its patent-infringement lawsuit against Nest, denying Nest’s most recent counterclaims. In a statement, the industrials giant said, “We stand by our claims alleging infringement of the seven patents related to thermostat technology.” Honeywell goes on to call Nest’s counterclaims “self-serving characterizations of the Nest Thermostat” that are “irrelevant to Honeywell’s valid claims of patent infringement,” and accuses Nest of trying to divert attention from the core issues of the suit.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus