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Nest to Shut Down Revolv Home Automation Hubs ➝

Rob Price, writing for Business Insider:

Just over a month ago, Revolv updated its website to announce that it is closing down completely, pulling the plug on its existing products in May. “We’re pouring all our energy into Works with Nest and are incredibly excited about what we’re making,” wrote Revolv founders Tim Enwall and Mike Soucie. “Unfortunately, that means we can’t allocate resources to Revolv anymore and we have to shut down the service.”

Shutting down Revolv does not mean that Nest is ceasing to support its products, leaving them vulnerable to bugs and other unpatched issues. It means that the $300 devices and accompanying apps will stop working completely.

This is a great example of why I’m avoiding this whole smart home trend. I don’t want a botched software update, an internet outage, or the manufacturer’s future decisions to effect the use of my home appliances.