Smart home stupidity: Part 4

Smart home stupidity: Part 4

OK, one last part of the saga in Hive Home forcing me to buy a new hub, and hiding behind data privacy as a reason for not allowing me to use the perfectly functional one I have already. I sent…

Smart home stupidity: Part 3

Smart home stupidity: Part 3

OK, I promise I've stopped ranting about how Hive is forcing me to buy a hub that I already have. I now bought a new hub and two light bulbs for less than list price on Amazon. Trying to then…

Smart home stupidity: Part 2

Smart home stupidity: Part 2

After my blog post from two days ago, I left a one-star review of Hive on TrustPilot, just to finish venting my frustration at their bone-headed decision to not allow hubs to be re-used. I was a bit surprised to…

Smart home stupidity

Smart home stupidity

OK, time for a quick rant in today's "big companies being assholes" news: Our new house came with Hive smart heating preinstalled - it was even listed as one of the features in the sales brochure. It turns out that…