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Possible defect halts sales of Google's Nest smoke detector

April 9, 2014Tess Nacelewicz

It was big news early this year when Google decided to buy Nest Labs, a California-based maker of smart smoke detectors and thermostats, for $3.2 billion. But now it appears that Nest Lab's intelligent new smoke/carbon monoxide detector isn't as smart as billed. News reports say sales of the device have been stopped because it's possible users can deactivate it without meaning to do so. The smoke/CO detector, called Nest Protect, is so smart it can talk to home residents to warn them if there's...

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