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Why Rachel Carson Didn't Like the Organic Food Movement

Rachel Carson, who was born on May 27, 1907, and launched the modern environmental movement with her 1962 book “Silent Spring,” was a highly private …

Agriculture

We all thought having more data was better. We were wrong.

“Little data” is not exactly a sexy, attention-grabbing topic. But is more and bigger data really better?<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published at</i> <i>Tech.pinions</i><i>, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech industry.</i><p>For years, the mantra in the world of …

Where IoT Can Deliver The Most Value In 2018

• Harley Davidson reduced its build-to-order cycle by a factor of 36 and grew overall profitability by 3% to 4% by shifting production to a fully IoT-enabled plant.<br>• Rolls-Royce uses IoT to increase the fuel efficiency of jet engines, optimize flight paths, and improve maintenance. Attaining a 1% …

Data Warehousing

The Do’s and Don’ts of Industrial IoT

Your boss wants to start an IoT project—what next? Illustration: Nicholas Little Illustration: Nicholas Little <b>In a home or on</b> a manufacturing floor, …

Internet of Things

The Internet Of Things (IOT) Will Be Massive In 2018: Here Are The 4 Predictions From IBM

With the number of connected devices set to top 11 billion – and that’s not including computers and phones – in 2018, Internet of Things will clearly continue to be a hot topic.<p>I had the chance to speak to Bret Greenstein, VP of IBM’s Watson IoT Consumer Business, who highlighted four key trends. …

Internet of Things

IoT Must-haves And Failures. What Do You Need To Know To Create A Unique Gadget?

IoT startups pop up every day, along with VR and AI initiatives. If you want to join the fray, you need to learn critical factors that can make or …

Internet of Things

The ‘done is better than perfect’ mindset has carried this career guru to major success

You may not recognize the name Benjamin P. Hardy but if you are a regular Medium reader or have just Googled basic career or life advice in the past …

Self-improvement

Top 30 Resources for Hardware Startups and Makers

Hardware startups and makers can use all the help they can get. It can be difficult, however, to find resources for developing a physical hardware …

Startups

Easy Connect Sensors To The Internet And Cloud Using VegeHub

Hobbyists, makers and developers looking for an easy way to connect sensors to the Internet and cloud services such as ThingSpeak, io.adafruit, …

Microcontroller

Colour sensing with a Raspberry Pi

In their latest video and tutorial, Electronic Hub shows you how to detect colour using a Raspberry Pi and a TCS3200 colour sensor.Raspberry Pi Color …

Microcontroller

Solinius Sparrow Cellular Internet Of Things Development Board With Global Connectivity

Developers, makers and hobbyists looking for any 2G cellular Internet of Things development board with global connectivity without a “bloated …

Internet of Things

Feather And CircuitPython Data Logging Guide Published By Adafruit

Developers, makers and hobbyists interested in data logging applications may be interested in a new Feather and CircuitPython data logging guide …

Microcontroller

12 of the most awesome Raspberry Pi accessories | ZDNet

Pan-Tilt HAT<p>Forget having to use a fixed camera in your Pi projects by giving it pan-and-tilt motion using this ready-assembled module that fits …

Raspberry Pi

How to Strengthen Your Fret-Hand Pinky

451<p>SHARES<p>Have you found that your pinky is the biggest inhibitor to your improvement as a guitar player? Well, Gear Gods' Trey Xavier has the …

Electric Guitar

The Company Connecting Front Lawns to the Cloud

Rachio is a smart sprinkler that can schedule waterings and also help homeowners control how much water is used, says Chris Klein, the company's …

Home Ownership

Internet Of Things: The Role Of Mobile Apps

The Internet of Things (IoT) is no longer something that will come in time. It will likely be a significant part of our life, many everyday tasks easier. But what is IoT? As Eric Schmidt, the president of Google at the WEF (World Economic Forum), said, the IoT “will always be part of our presence”. …

Internet of Things

How a lack of data visibility is hurting industrial IoT

Though the IoT industry is continually growing, Cypress Envirosystems CEO Harry Sim explains why industrial IoT won't be able to live up to its …

Growing Agriculture with IoT

One of the basic human needs for the sustenance of life is food. What is the genesis for the food we consume on a daily basis? In a word – …

Farming

3 Ways Blockchain Will Transform the Internet of Things

There is no denying the power of the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT devices are already in 60 percent of U.S. homes using a broadband connection, and …

Internet of Things

How the Internet of Things is Changing These 5 Industries

With wireless technology and smart devices spreading and improving, business has entered the era of the IoT (Internet of Things).

Machine Learning’s ‘Amazing’ Ability to Predict Chaos

Half a century ago, the pioneers of chaos theory discovered that the “butterfly effect” makes long-term prediction impossible. Even the smallest …

WORLDVIEW: Hackers stole a casino database from a fish tank thermometer

Many tech gurus are betting that the so-called internet of things is the next big, well, thing. Simply put, IoT simply means that more and more …

The curious case of how a casino’s database was hacked by a fish tank

This week in the internet of things (IoT) space, we saw how Dublin’s four local authorities created the Smart Dublin initiative to use technology to …

Internet of Things

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This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>E-Lux (96% positive feedback lifetime) via Amazon offers a few motion sensor lights on sale. You can pick up a single 5W LED …

RFM69 radio node mini by OpenHomeSecurity on Tindie

Arduino compatible board with ATmega 328P@3.3V at 16MHz / 8MHz.<p>24.4 x 32.8mm (0.96 x 1.29 in).<br>• RFM69W/HW as option.<br>• USB charging for designed for 3.7 …

Rotary Encoders Become I2C Devices

Rotary encoders are the bee’s knees. Not only do you get absolute positioning, you can also use a rotary encoder (with a fancy tact button …

Arduino

The 5 Best Exercises For Burning Belly Fat

A flat belly is a badge of honour. It’s an outward sign that you keep fit and watch what you eat.<p>And beyond the vanity aspects, a more chiseled torso …

Workouts

LoRaWAN Gateway Build with Raspberry Pi

A few months back I built a full LoRaWAN gateway node for The Things network, and now I’m finally getting around to writing it up. I’d recommend this …

Microcontroller

50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

Literature

How to Install a Automatic Drip Irrigation System in a Raised Bed Garden