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Comment Re:Track your every move (Score 1) 257

Sure, they are expensive, but the auto-away feature alone (motion sensor sensing no movement for a set amount of time) has saved us a lot of cash over the past two years. It also knows the outside temperature and learns how long it will take your house to warm up/cool down based on that and adjust its on-times accordingly.

Quite the nice piece of adaptable hardware which has seen our energy usage drop ~15%. Of course it's impossible to say that was all Nest that can take the credit for that.

Comment Re:Here we go again... (Score 4, Interesting) 170

Raises hand.

My last company decided to Googleize just as I was leaving. The VeeP who set it in motion had a list of services he wanted. Thing is, we already provided nearly everything he wanted and none of the things he wanted were unique to Google's offerings. Even back then, there was a pretty significant list of services that Google had shut down and it was clear that it would be risky to heavily integrate anything beyond docs and email into our business practices. I have no idea how it turned out because my last day was in the middle of the transition.

Comment Re:Why not just multiple monitors. (Score 3, Insightful) 520

Wait for it...

60Hz is just starting to show up. Dell's got two monitors available now and 1 that should be available real soon now that do 4k at 60Hz over DisplayPort 1.2a. There are a couple other monitors out there that also do 60Hz and a TV with HDMI 2 that'll be out soon. Unfortunately there aren't many video cards that support it yet and firmware/driver issues are just starting to get ironed out. Give it another 6 months and you should be able to get a good setup for gaming. (Of course, then you might have trouble with 4k support in existing games.)

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