Who needs a $249 thermostat?

Google's purchase of uber-cool thermostat and fire alarm maker Nest for $3.2 billion isn't that difficult to understand: Internet of things = you need things, Internet-y things, to sell. Are we going to see Google, Microsoft and Apple now duke it out in the aisles of Home Depot?

Father of the iPod reinvents the thermostat

The creator of the iPod has developed a new must-have gadget, a - wait for it - thermostat.