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Nest’s Smart Thermostat Costs Just £99 in the UK

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Now that the Nest learning thermostat on sale in the UK, the Google-owned company is pulling out all of the stops to make it your go-to smart heating controller. On Thursday, it buddied up with its first European energy supplier to give Britons a more cost-effective solution (at least for now) to British Gas’ own Hive thermostat. npower, Nest’s partner in crime, is incentivising customers to switch over to its new dual-fuel tariffs (which fix energy prices until April 30th 2017) by offering a Nest for just £99 installed. That’s £100 less than the Hive and a third of the price of a standalone unit (with support) ordered from npower direct. You can, of course, still pick one up for £179 on Nest’s own website and Amazon, or online and in-store at Apple, John Lewis and B&Q, but it’ll be down to you to install it and make sure it works as it should.

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Shelly Palmer is the host of NBC Universal’s Live Digital with Shelly Palmer, a weekly half-hour television show about living and working in a digital world. He is Fox 5′s (WNYW-TV New York) Tech Expert and the host of United Stations Radio Network’s, MediaBytes, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment.