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Nest kills Revolv

Nest may refund owners of Revolv for “intentionally bricking” the home automation hub. As of May 15 the product and its controller app will stop working.

The Alphabet-owned firm quietly announced the Revolv's death sentence in February 2016. In response to mounting customer criticism yesterday, it told The Verge that it may compensate owners up to $300 on a "case-by-case basis".

This may be too late to avert PR disaster. "Which hardware will Google choose to intentionally brick next?," writes Arlo Gilbert, a Revolv owner, in an excoriating essay: The time that Tony Fadell sold me a container of hummus.

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