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Face to Face with Nest's smartest home security camera

November 7, 2017 | Telepresence Options

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Nest's new home security camera is supposed to be so smart that it can identify people it's been introduced to.

That skill comes from facial-recognition technology made by Nest's sibling company, Google. The Nest Cam IQ camera is so slick that it carries a premium price -- $300 -- plus a $10 monthly subscription to run the facial-recognition program and other features, such as 10-day video storage. That compares with Nest's $200 standard camera. Google's facial-recognition technology also is being added to a camera-equipped doorbell from Nest; a price hasn't been disclosed yet.

Apple is also embracing facial recognition, though with a different type of technology and goal --to unlock the just-released iPhone X .

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