No, your eyes are not deceiving you. Your elaborate Nest Cam surveillance setup that’s perfect for spying on your neighbors as you shelter in place is a bit grainier than normal.
The Google-owned service emailed customers today to let them know that, as a result of lifestyle changes made necessary by the coronavirus (i.e., an increase in working from home and corresponding internet usage), it will reduce the default video quality setting for some of its customers.
“In response to community issues caused by COVID-19, we’re temporarily adjusting your camera quality and bandwidth in an effort to conserve internet resources,” reads the email in part. “During this time, it’s critical for us to work together to ensure we find ways to help the community at large.” Read more…
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