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Cut at least $10 per month off your current cable bill for just $30 on Amazon

Some cable companies go the extra mile in making sure you know nothing about an ideal method of shaving a $100 or more off your Internet bills per annum. If you use a modem provided by your Internet Service Provider (ISP), the company charges you a fee of $8 to $10 monthly to rent it. It is unknown to many that buying a personal cable modem and returning the rented cable from the ISP, is a complete termination of extra fee altogether. The D-Link DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem, sold on Amazon is just $38.95. Yeah, that’s right — all you need to do is purchase a $39.95 box and save $100+ per annum.

See features from the product page:

  • The D-Link DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem is compatible with Comcast Xfinity, Cablevision, Time Warner Cable, Charter, Cox, and more. Requires Cable Internet Service
  • Non-compatible with Verizon, CenturyLink, and AT&T,
  • Solely Cable Modem with no WiFi router**
  • Modem only. Router not included**
  • Highest upstream speeds: 30 Mbps (TDMA) / 35 Mbps (SCDMA) / up to 160 Mbps1

Highest downstream speeds: 30 Mbps (640QAM) / 43 Mbps (256QAM) / up to 320 Mbps across 8 channel bonding1.

  • Certified for popular US cable providers, Time Warner, Comcast and more

 

**If you prefer the modem option with a wireless router built in “For those who don’t have a router.” We strongly recommend the TP-Link N300 Cable Modem with Built in Router for only $69.98. You may feel these are steep prices, but I assure you, I have done all the shopping, and these were the lowest deals for both and will have you getting your return in just a few months.

Smartphone Manufacturers Will Do Away With The 3.5mm Jack

Mobile phones will slowly do away with the 3.5mm jack to replace with better tech.

Here are the true benefits of these changes, only engineers usually know and consumers really want the features the changes help with.

 

  1. Removing the 3.5mm headphone jack allows the phone manufacturer to:
  2. Reduce thickness of the phone, the 3.5mm jack plays a huge roll in this category and consumers want thin phones with larger screen real-estate
  3. More room for a larger battery allowing longer battery life
  4. Better waterproofing, when you have a 3.5mm jack, regardless of your waterproofing, there is not a full proof way of keeping water out of that area and the use of plugs will only make the phone bulkier and requires the phone to be thicker.
  5. Last but not least, it allows more space for better cameras which are a growing consumer demand.

There will always be the less expensive or off brand phone you can find with the 3.5mm jack but most of your top tech phones will do away with it completely. Obviously, change will be hard for some, but it’s necessary to make room for the future keeping up with consumer’s wants and needs.

 

by Joe Lovrek, News to Watch

Satya Nadella: Digital transformation is changing the face of manufacturing

A digital transformation is remaking companies and their factories, bringing the intersection of manufacturing and technology even closer, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said Sunday in his keynote address at Hannover Messe 2016, the world’s largest industrial technology fair, in Germany.

Enabling that transformation are systems of intelligence that help companies gain insight and take action from big data, optimize their operations and change the very nature of the business models around their industrial products, Nadella said.

Read more on what he had to say by visiting Microsoft News Center.

Article source: http://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2016/04/25/satya-nadella-digital-transformation-is-changing-the-face-of-manufacturing/

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