Nest’s Tony Fadell on reinventing the smoke detector – and your home (Q&A)

PALO ALTO, Calif. – Tony Fadell, the man who is making home thermostats, well, cool, is at it again, this time with the release of Nest Protect, the company’s “smart” smoke detector.

Fadell, the founder and CEO of Nest who once ran Apple’s iPod division and was part of Steve Jobs’ inner circle, is trying one by one to reinvent devices around the house that, as he puts it, are “unloved.”

I met with Fadell at Nest’s headquarters here, to talk about Nest Protect and where the whole connected-home movement is going.

Nice writeup on Nest’s newest project over at CNET.