The "Internet of Things" is here. That means your home can now be the "home of the future," with smart TVs, connected washing machines, smart lightbulbs, even cars!
But there's a caveat to having everything connected to the Internet in your house. Things can be hacked, and products can be recalled for dangerous reasons.
That's what's happening with Nest. The company is recalling ALL of its 440,000 Nest Protect Smoke + CO alarms due to a "failure to sound alert" caused by a flaw in the "Wave" feature, which disables sounds with hand gestures.
No incidents have been reported, but Nest isn't taking any chances.
Do you have a Nest smoke detector? The company has released the following instructions for an update that fixes the problem and disables the Wave feature.