Mr. Charles

Classroom Blogs

1. Google buys Nest

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Nest is a new company that makes smart home appliances (thermostats and fire alarms that know when you are home and can be controlled remotely through mobile devices).  Google just bought them for $3.2 Billion.  Some people worry that this will be an invasion of privacy (Google is in your home!).  Watch the video link from Nest’s website, then read the article on the buyout.  Questions to consider…

  1. Is this a scary invasion of privacy?
  2. Is this a positive step toward a simpler, more synchronized life where technology handles details for us?


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