Christopher Donovan

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Turn an Old Monitor Into a Daily Status Board

My mirror doesn’t come to life and tell me about the rest of my day when I walk in bleary-eyed to the bathroom, as much as I wish it did. An …

The Simplest Way to Build A Raspberry Pi-Powered Amazon Echo

A while back we detailed how to make your own Amazon Echo device using a Raspberry Pi, but if anything went wrong with it, you’d have to manually …

Amazon offers Echo’s excellent voice recognition tech to other device makers

Amazon is making the technology that makes its Echo line of devices so good at picking up your voice commands available to third-party device makers. That includes the microphone array that helps Echo pick up speech even in a fairly noisy room, as well as Amazon’s own proprietary software for …

Top 5: Linux on a Chromebook, building DNS servers, VoIP on Raspberry Pi, and more

In this week's Top 5, we highlight putting Linux on a Chromebook, building your own DNS name servers, creating a VoIP (voice over IP) solution on a …

Raspberry Pi

Building iOS Apps with Xamarin and Visual Studio

When creating iOS apps, developers typically turn to the languages and IDE provided by Apple: Objective-C / Swift and Xcode. However, this isn’t the …

Software Development