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
My first encounter with one group of the new nomads came in 2013, at the Desert Rose RV park in Fernley, Nevada. It was populated by members of the “precariat”: temporary laborers doing short-term jobs in exchange for low wages. Its citizens were full-time wanderers who dwelled in RVs and other vehicles, though at least one guy had only a tent to live in. Many were in their 60s and 70s, approaching or well into traditional retirement age. Most could not afford to stop working – or pay the rent. … [Read more...] about Living in cars, working for Amazon: meet America’s new nomads
Get paid faster: The government must slash the time Brits wait for their first Universal Credit payments from five to two weeks, helping stop millions from being pushed into debt. Keep more of what you earn: The work allowance should be increased and the taper rate should be slashed from from 63p to 50p, helping at least 4million families. Don’t get punished for having a family: Parents should get the 85 per cent of the money they can claim for childcare upfront instead of being paid in arrears. Together, these changes will help Make Universal Credit Work. … [Read more...] about Universal Credit Q&A – Will my benefits stop if I take out a student loan?