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Nest Labs to Introduce Partner Developer Program

Nest Labs, makers of the Nest smart thermostat, announced on Wednesday that it plans to introduce a Web application programming interface in 2014, ultimately giving outside companies and app makers the chance to integrate with Nest’s products in new (and mostly unforeseen) ways. Nest’s first partner, home-automation company Control4, is a natural fit. Expect the open call for partners to begin early next year.


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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