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Google is a bald-faced IoT liar and its Nest pants are on fire

September 04, 2019 / Jason Perlow

On August 30, while I otherwise concerned myself with whether or not I would be blown off the face of the earth by an oncoming hurricane.  I received an email from Big Ass Fans, the company that makes a more modest wind producing device   the Haiku ceiling fans. I currently have two of these devices installed in my home   one in my living room, and one in my bedroom. In addition to being "smart" fans because they can sense movement in their immediate proximity -- allowing them to turn on and off by themselves, they are app-controlled IoT devices. When I originally purchased them, they were also notable for being part of Works With Nest -- a developer program that allowed partner companies that made other home automation devices to integrate with Nest's thermostat.