Monthly Archives: August 2011

Shaw Gateway and Portal System Hands On – First Look

I got my first hands on look at the Shaw Gateway and Portal System today and overall was quite impressed with the look of Shaw’s Newest Cable Box. The Shaw Gateway and Portal System is Shaw’s competitive offering to Telus … Continue reading

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X10 Home Automation Systems Easily Hacked

Two computer researchers at this years DefCon Hacking Conference in Las Vegas demonstrated an X10 jammer which can be used to Hack Into home automation systems which run through power lines using the antiquated X10 protocol. According to Wired.com the … Continue reading

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Shaw Drops the Ball and Almost Loses $45,000 in Business!

It’s odd that a company in very competitive market, spending millions of dollars on marketing to attract new business is so quick to dismiss a new business inquiry by telling the person inquiring on the other end of the phone … Continue reading

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Netflix Canada Hits One Million Subscribers

Netflix Canada hit One Million subscribers on August 4th, 2011 only 10 months after it’s launch back in September 2010.  The One Millionth Canadian Subscriber named Amanda hails from Manitoba and receives a lifetime subscription to Netflix. On the surface … Continue reading

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Camping without Internet in Rural Saskatchewan

Whether we like to admit it or not we live in an ever increasing connected world.  This point was reinforced on my summer vacation camping at Peck Lake in north west Saskatchewan where there is No Cell Service and No … Continue reading

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