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I really don't need Google to spearhead royalty free CODEC.   They really haven't taken their product in a different area.     The darkhorse here is Daala    http://wiki.xiph.org/Daala   https://www.xiph.org/daala/   We'll see if Mozilla and Xiph can get this CODEC off the ground. 
I think wrt to Thermostats that "learning" if overdone.   Indoor location (WifiSlam, iBeacon etc) is going to trump software only solutions.  I don't want my thermostat guessing whether i'm home or away I want it to precisely know.  I also want smarter routing of the heat in my home with smart vents.   I'd love to have a Net Zero home. 
I believe 9 Billion was bandied about.   I'm not sure if that's a total amount expected to be levied across all Defendants but the number will be high.  Entering into this form of discussion was one of the most unethical things Steve Jobs has done.  Educations are expensive and these companies attempt to collude and thwart Free Enterprise illegally cannot go with a mere slap on the wrist.  Apple alone doesn't shoulder the blame nor should it pay the most but unfortunately...
All this acquisition has really done is exposed how little many understand about HA and IoT.    Nest has an inactive Zigbee radio which is great but unfortunately the momentum right now is with  Z Wave.    Google really isn't that much closer to gaining a strong foothold in the home anymore than Apple is.   Another  thing is the "sleight of hand" that goes on with technology.   iBeacon is marketed as a technology that is going  to help me find groceries in the...
Too much Android talk over there.   It's like sleeping with the enemy. 
 I second this.  Kaveri brings Quad Core performance, solid graphics with a 20% savings over Haswell.   
 Firstly the Nest product was done very well.  Secondly they chose a classic design Round.  Those of us kids of the 60s and 70s remember the round Honeywells Thermostats very well.   Thirdly they knocked it out of the park with simplicity.   Thermostats where right up there with VCR flashing 12:00 on their clocks with regard to lack of decent UI/UX.  Look at the Eversense from Allure Energy.  It's a bit overdone in features but they've got 5 patents on proximity features...
 I may make the move to Colorado in 5 years or so and the lady and I have chatted about what we want in our home.  Luckily she has family in the construction biz (GC) who are doing their home right now in Loveland CO I believe.   We're hoping we can build new construction or heavily remodel with their help.  We know we need a GC that will ensure the work is done correctly.    I'm also reading up more about LEED construction. We want to be Green where it makes sense.  ...
If Nest cared about energy they wouldn't have made their second product an overdone Smoke Detector.    They would have done this  http://econetcontrols.com/EV100.phpSimply tossing in a smartphone enabled thermostat doesn't make your home smart.   Ideally you'd want to control the entire flow of heat to rooms as you say Dick and have this automated. 
What got Nest purchased was 1.1 million homes sending their data up to Nest's Cloud.   When Fadell talks about scaling the product he's talking about turning on my Nest products and gather more lucrative data.   This data is Google's sweet nectar and potentially worth Billions.      If Google wanted IoT devices they could have purchased 20 companies for less money but most of these companies would have little to no dataset to start mining. 
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