Technology


[FIX] SmartThings Hub Won't Find Z-Wave Devices


Z-Wave Logo

If you have a SmartThings hub and are having trouble getting it to pair with your Z-Wave devices, you may have an issue with your Z-Wave network preventing the inclusion process from starting. Unfortunately, the issue may not be very obvious especially if you're not already an expert with the Z-Wave protocol and methodologies.

Back Story

For me, the issue began when I was trying to pair 2 new Ecolink door/window sensors. I already

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[FIX] Windows 10 Update: Cisco VPN Client Removed


Windows 10 vs. Cisco VPN Client

Not what you're looking for? See my earlier post about Fixing Windows 10 after upgrading from Windows 7 or 8.

The saga of the incompatibility between Windows 10 and Cisco VPN Client v5.x continues on. After a rather pushy Windows Update, I reluctantly took the update and discovered that Windows was actually doing an upgrade to Version 1511, which took a while to complete. After waiting ages for it to install, I signed in

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[FIX] Windows 10 Upgrade: Cisco VPN Client Incompatibility


Windows 10

Now that Windows 10 has been released to the public, particularly as a free upgrade for many of us, there has been an influx of updates taking place the last few days. One could be sure that this pace will only intensify over the next several weeks. However, if your experience was less than palatable like mine was, you may have encountered a nasty bug where you have no network connections available after updating! I'll

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Connect Router to XFINITY WiFi


XFINITY WiFi

For the Comcast customers out there who have access to an xfinitywifi hotspot near your home or office, or maybe in your home, I have great news for you. If you're like me, you may have tried to connect an old router or travel router to XFINITY's hotspot to repeat the weak signal indoors and been sorely let down. The router shows it's connected but has no Internet access.

For the ultra-savvy, you'll realize that

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Monkey’s selfie at center of copyright dispute


Crested Black Macaque Selfie

In 2011, a Crested Black Macaque in Indonesia stole the camera of photojournalist David Slater taking numerous photos, one of which is the selfie seen above.

Slater is going at it with Wikipedia over the licensing of the photo, claiming Wikipedia is displaying the photo without permission. Wikipedia, on the other hand, believes the photo falls under the Public Domain because even though Slater owned the camera equipment, the photographer in fact was the macaque,

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