25 Oct '11, 3pm

iPod inventor’s next trick: a smart thermostat:

I've said before that the next Steve Jobs would be in energy , not in information technology, but I had no idea that day would arrive quite so soon. As filmmaker and design critic John Pavlus reports at Fast Company , Tony Fadell, who invented the iPod, is working on a thermostat as intuitive and potentially revolutionary as … well, as an iPod. The key to Nest Labs' new smart thermostat is its simplicity. Unlike all other comparable systems on the market, which require that a user literally program in his or her preferences while optimizing for energy use, this thermostat has but one control: a wheel you turn to make your home warmer or cooler. A small leaf appears on the display when you're making the energy-efficient choice, making the relationship between your behavior and energy efficiency as plain as the much-ballyhooed MPG indicator on the original Toyota Prius. Nest...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-10-25-ipod-inventors-next-...

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