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Spectrum discontinues home security service, leaving customers with bricked equipment

Craig C. Ewald

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In summary: cancellations of services are the norm in the technology sector, but they can still be quite frustrating for consumers. Spectrum Home Security customers are learning that lesson right away. In a recently published notice, Spectrum revealed that in February the service will “end” without ceremony and all billing will cease.

 

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According to Spectrum, vendors providing home security equipment or network services will “close or cease” their operations. Spectrum’s home security platform has provided customers with devices such as security cameras, motion detectors, window sensors and more.

Unfortunately, it appears that all those devices may be almost useless in the future, no matter how much customers pay for them. A home security client reported to a local news station that he had spent “nearly $ 900” on cameras, sensors and even a thermostat, none of which will be fully operational on February 5.

The news station in question, KSBY, says the “individual pieces” will technically continue to work. However, the client, Steve Rottinghouse, will no longer be able to access it from his smartphone or tablet, which actually makes them useless. After all, a security camera isn’t very good if it can’t verify the power and a door sensor doesn’t make sense if it can’t warn you when it detects something. According to reports, Spectrum is not giving refunds to users or company credit for equipment that will soon be extinguished.

To make matters worse, none of these devices can be transferred to other services (for now). Spectrum offers home security customers access to “exclusive offers” for similar Adobe and Ring offers to ensure “as smooth a transition as possible”, but will likely still need to purchase new security equipment (unless the offers include free of charge or to a large extent) discounted devices).

The latest Spectrum movement demonstrates the dangers of relying too much on technology companies in modern times. Companies can close and close services in the blink of an eye, sometimes on short notice. In this case, home security customers were not informed of the impending service sentence until last month, a painful pill for new subscribers.

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Westworld season three returns on March 15

Craig C. Ewald

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In summary: HBO launched its latest advance on YouTube over the weekend. While the clip doesn’t show any live action like previous offers did, it does provide what could be a possible plot pattern … or maybe it’s just an “announcement” made for Westworld and that’s just one of many scenarios including guests can choose. With Westworld, it’s difficult to say it anyway.
The third season of HBO Westworld will premiere on March 15, 2020, revealing a new twist.

 

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https://www.theverge.com/2020/1/12/21063130/westworld-season-three-premiere-date-teaser-trailer-dolores-man-black-maeve-blade-runner

 

Westworld’s first season was presented in late 2016 with excellent reviews. The long-awaited second season, however, has lost its mark and has been criticized for being … well, a disjointed disaster.

There is great hope for season 3, as it appears to represent life outside the park and attracts some strong hitters, including Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul.

 

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https://www.techspot.com/news/83520-westworld-season-three-returns-march-15.html

Unlike Netflix, HBO has mainly adhered to the old guard’s way of launching new episodes of a show: going out on television, pretty much. This means that every new episode will be released every week at a set time and you will have to tune in or record it on the DVR instead of being able to spend the whole season at once.

However, if the third season manages to recover some of the magic provided by the first, it will be worth it.

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GameCube Joy-Cons Now Exist Thanks to Modder

Roger T Wilson

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Building a better mouse trap: one thing I don’t like about Nintendo Switch is JoyCons. I find them extremely uncomfortable to use connected to the console. They are better off using disconnected, but still a little difficult to manage. If someone invented a more comfortable set of JoyCons …

 

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A modder who takes over from Shank has created a set of JoyCons for Nintendo Switch that look and feel like a GameCube controller.

He used the internal circuits of a true JoyCons set, so his mod has all the functionality of the Nintendo Switch controllers, except the IR sensor. Other than that, they work as expected. They also have small buttons on the connector side for sideways use in two player games.

Shank also created a central section to join them. This connector essentially makes it a GameCube WaveBird controller that works with the Nintendo Switch.

The chassis was created with a first WaveBird gamepad, which is Nintendo’s GameCube wireless controller. It may be obvious that Frankensteining with the two controllers was not as simple as emptying WaveBird, cutting it in half, hitting the JoyCon plates and gluing the connector parts.

Shank had to modify the interior of the controller with 3D printed parts in order to assemble the JoyCon components. There were also many other obstacles he had to overcome, including the conversion of the analog WaveBird buttons to digital ones. The entire project took several months to complete.

Shank has no plans to sell his mod because it was very difficult to do.

“These JoyCons are not for sale,” he said. “It was difficult to do them and I won’t do another set.”

However, he said he would eventually release the CAD files for those who wanted to create their own set, but he advised: “This is not a beginner’s project.” Shank is an expert modder and there have been many frustrating hours. assembly, testing, disassembly, desoldering, welding and repetition.

Of course, since you’ve already pioneered and stumbled across all obstacles, it should be easier to repeat the process. If you are smart in this way, it may be worth the effort. Shank says that WaveBird controllers are much more comfortable to use than standard JoyCon and look similar. Above all, they do not suffer from JoyCon’s drift.

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Amazon’s Kindle deals clearout has Black Friday prices

Maria M. Carrier

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In conclusion: do you still have holiday gift cards or extra money burning a hole in your pocket? We know the feeling, and Amazon too. On Monday, the e-commerce giant reduced the prices of its Kindle e-reader line to the levels of Black Friday in the hope that it would separate from the last trip of its holiday and that the offers could be too beautiful not to be missed.

 

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For a limited time, you can get Amazon Kindle Paperwhite for just $ 84.99, or a 35% discount (or $ 45, as you wish to see it), the normal $ 129.99 rate, and one of the lowest prices that We have never seen

The latest Kindle Paperwhite includes a six-inch anti-glare screen with 300 PPI that also stands out in direct sunlight. You can get it with 8 GB or 32 GB of local storage and in your choice of black or blue schemes. It has an IPX8 protection rating, which means it can withstand immersion of up to two meters of water for 60 minutes.

Those who want to part with a little less money can consider the standard Kindle for sale for $ 59.99, a 33% discount from the daily price. This cheaper variant does not offer waterproofing, has a less impressive display (only 167 PPI) and has only 4 GB of storage space, but it is a little cheaper.

It is difficult to make mistakes in every way, given the prices, but regardless of which one you choose, you need to act quickly, as these daily offers will expire in a few hours.

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