Ex-Apple Employees Rethink the Household Thermostat

Nest learns how you like to feel

Nest, a company of ex-Apple employees who saw their former employer redefine pointless gadgetry in the 21st century (I'm specifically referring to the iPad here), is giving a much-needed face-lift to something useful: the common household thermostat. According to their ad, Nest's thermostat is kind of like a TiVo for climate control, using a range of sensors and local weather data to predict what temperature your house needs to be.

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