We’re all going to die eventually, and so will all our cloud-based gadgets

Not because the chips inside will become obsolete, or because your cat has almost finished gnawing through its power cable, but because Logitech will kill it.

By pulling the plug on the cloud-based service that keeps Harmony Link, Logitech will “brick” its own products.

Not surprisingly, the internet erupted in a furor after the announcement, and Logitech has since offered to replace soon-to-be-obsolete Harmony Links with newer Harmony Hubs. PR crisis averted! Yet even if you never dreamed of consolidating your 13 remote controls into an iPad with the Harmony Link, this should be an important wake-up call. Nothing that lives in the cloud is really “forever.”

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