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  • Feb 13th, 2018 @ 5:23am

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    It's not every day that I read a post on the internet and the first two sentences are exactly what I think. And in this specific case, exactly what I repeat ad-nauseam when this subject comes in a discussion.

    IoT -- we're not there yet. No smart TV, bulb or whatever for me. I'd love that, but once the security concern is tackled. We're soooo not there yet, thanks to greed.

  • Apr 25th, 2017 @ 9:25am

    It could be something

    I don't know if someone, versed in SecureID card system, inspected the card closely.

    It could be that the picture is faking/protecting a contact port, while the NFC/wireless portion would still be working. If I'm not mistaken, contact gives more access than wireless, e.g. writing support.

    Just a thought. Or I'm just mistaken, I obviously didn't see the card either, but that's something I could come up with in a given situation...

  • Feb 3rd, 2017 @ 9:53am

    You can't have it both ways

    This app over a Roku is what we could call the first step toward CableBox replacement, is it not?

    This is at least how I read the new when I saw it on Slashdot.

    I am not so sure here about the analysis. CableBox competition is what is asked, and what is delivered. What's the bid deal?

    How did you think it would happen? Over-the-air? Of COURSE it will be on a network cable -- Fiber already does that btw, at least Bell here in Canada.

    This is not a circumvention of the Net Neutrality rule but a translation of service from a method to another -- over the same damn cable! A cable client just now use another method for receiving the same content. I don't read anything regarding prioritizing COMCAST-generated content over, say, HBO, FOX or other channels. The same content is delivered to a third party decoder, which is was has been asked and demanded for a time now. Hopefully, the app, or variants of, will be usable by other boxes after further tests on the Roku box.

    It's sad, in some way, that it had to come from COMCAST, but that's a huge step toward the phasing out of the classic decoder. That's an app, that's the point which seems to be missing its spotlight in this analysis.