When Google acquired Nest, many were skeptical about its future. Initially, lots of users wondered if there was an effective way to integrate IFTTT, the simple IoT command suite, into the product to customize the controls. Now, even after Google’s purchase, Nest has listened, and has integrated IFTTT into its platform. It means that you’ll be able to control your thermostat with the ease of a text message, email, or phone call, if you wanted to get that granular. If the Internet of Things actually becomes as easy and reliable as people have wanted, perhaps the technology will finally take off to the extent that the industry has been predicting.