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I’ve had a Nest for just under a month now. It’s too early to see whether it’ll really help with the energy bills, or if the only real benefit is having a working HAL 9000 hanging on the wall.

This morning I was thinking through possible next steps for that kind of technology, that maybe Siri 9.0 will figure out that I’m driving home for lunch today (which I only occasionally do) and automatically tell the Nest to crank up the heat, and it occurred to me that there’s no real reason to wait that long. The Nest app could request location change notifications from the OS, figure out that I’m getting closer to my house at a time that doesn’t match the Nest schedule, and raise an iOS notification asking if I want to go ahead and bump the nest out of “away” mode.

Anybody from Nest listening?

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