Friendly home robot Jibo started telling its owners that its servers were being shut down and its reactions would "be limited" afterwards - though more than a year later, it is still working Speaker firm Sonos had to reverse plans to "brick" older smart speakers, which will no longer receive updates and eventually stop working Smart home platform Wink recently announced that previously free features would be locked behind a monthly subscription, limiting functionality This week, it was announced the Mellow $399 sous-vide cooker will lose its smart functionality without a $48-a-year subscription Google made an early but ill-fated attempt to make smart glasses mainstream with its Google Glass product in 2013. … [Read more...] about Google offers refunds after smart glasses stop working
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How do I check if BT is down? Broadband issues are frustrating for customers at thousands of people continue to work from home. … [Read more...] about BT internet outage in Scotland leaves 100,000 customers unable to use the web
One frustrated customer tweeted today: "@virginmedia what a load of crap this company is! Wi-Fi never ever works, it’s down more times than it is on. Get through to customer services after an hour and half for them to say it’s fixed (for the millionth time), then 5mins later Wi-Fi isn’t working AGAIN!" … [Read more...] about Virgin Media down as customers struggle to access internet services
If you are under 21, studying for non-advanced education, such as A levels or a diploma, and you are without parental support If you or your partner are responsible for a child If you or your partner is a foster parent If you have a limited capability for work and are also receiving personal independence payments (PIP) or disability living allowance (DLA) If you have a partner who is not a student Or if you are taking time out from your course because of illness or caring responsibilities The Sun wants to Make Universal Credit Work … [Read more...] about Universal Credit Q&A – Will my benefits stop if I take out a student loan?
The survey found the heatwave increased demand for gardeners with job adverts increasing by 24.8%. There were also increases in postings for construction workers, up 15.8%, and an jump in demand for painters and decorators (up 14.1%), bricklayers (13.3%) and LGV drivers (14.0%). Responding to the increase in redundancies across the economy, the demand for debt collectors increased by 20%. … [Read more...] about Adverts for jobs related to internet sales surge by 46% in early August