Wink smart hub users get one week’s notice to pay up or lose access

[ad_1] Enlarge / I, too, leave my electronics artfully placed in the middle of my stylish living room for the cat to knock over. Wink A popular smart-home hub is suddenly a lot less popular with its users after making a surprise announcement that customers will have to start paying a monthly subscription fee next…

After prolonged service outage, Petnet shuts down, citing coronavirus

[ad_1] Enlarge / You’re just going to have to feed this furry friend the old-fashioned way. Before his sad eyes scour your soul. Cloud-connected, “smart” automated pet-feeder system Petnet has had a rough spring. The service not only went offline in February, but all its customer service vanished, too, leaving users in the dark until…