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21 Open Source Projects for IoT

The Internet of Things market is fragmented, amorphous, and continually changing, and its very nature requires more than the usual attention to …

First drops of Elixir

As part of my research for my book on reactive machine learning, I’ve been doing a bunch of research into things like supervision, concurrency …

Open source OBD-II Adapter

Automotive diagnostics have come a long way since the “idiot lights” of the 1980s. The current version of the on-board diagnostics (OBD) protocol …

MIT’s Amazing New App Lets You Program Any Object

The Reality Editor is a Minority Report style AR app that makes programming your smart home as easy as connecting the dots.<p>The end goal of the Internet of Things is to make every object in your life programmable. But our smart objects are still pretty dumb. They don’t talk to each other, and most …

Sensu - A Year in Practice

Nov 9, 2015<p>What!<p>I first tried Sensu at my last job roughly 2 years ago and loved it. After years of Nagios (yes, every distribution of) and the …

Upcycle Food Cans as Adorable Robot Toys

After you’ve had your pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving, why not make some metal toy robots from the left over cans. In the following project you’ll learn how to mockup, assemble, and embellish your robot designs. The bots are durable enough to give to the kids or perfect for your next electronics …

Building the most productive data science stack with Python

At Base, we are all about productivity. We’re building Base to make sales professionals and whole organizations 10 times more productive. But there …

Intro to Node on AWS Lambda for S3 and Kinesis

AWS Lambda is an on-demand computation service that allows you to write code that responds to events, and can be executed at scale within the AWS …

10 Uncommon Habits of Extraordinarily Productive People

Do what everyone else does and you get the results they get. Here are ways to be different -- and achieve differently.<p>Whatever your definition of success (each person's definition of "success" is and should be different), one thing is true for everyone: Success means getting things done.<p>Highly …

Watch Out Google, DARPA Just Open Sourced All This Swish 'Dark Web' Search Tech

Google appears to be an indomitable force. But, with today’s release from the US military’s research arm of its Memex search technologies and Europe’s competition investigation into the Mountain View giant, it might be a propitious time for tech-minded entrepreneurs to start building a Google …

JavaScript closer to the metal

<b>JavaScript</b><br>Closer to the Metal<p>@slsoftworks<br>BudapestJS, 2015.01.28.<p>Szmozsánszky István<p>POSSIBLE<br>UI Developer<p>Mozilla<br>Firefox OS Developer Engagement<p>How it …

10 jQuery plugins for data visualization on your website

People enjoy the visual representation such as bar graphs, pie chart, scatter pots and other web visualization more than the text. They are eye …

Data Visualization

13 JavaScript Libraries to Create Interactive & Customized Maps

We previously featured Google Map Maker and 10 other tools to help you build maps. However, if you prefer using Javascript libraries instead, have we …

Google Maps

Get 8 elite Mac apps including ScreenFlow 5 & Things 2 at 90% off – extended to March 11 [Deals]

Cult of Mac Deals is pleased to offer The Ultra-Premium Mac Bundle, a unique collection of 8 elite software titles that have never before been offered together as a bundle before. But, if you want it, you had better hurry. The availability of this package has been extended only for a short time, so …

Mac Apps

Stephen Wolfram writes nifty IoT data store for his nifty software stack

One of the challenges associated with the internet of things is figuring out where to put all that data. If you have dozens of connected devices …

Wolfram Alpha

Why Evolve OS could win you over to Linux and me away from Ubuntu

Jack Wallen has found the one take on Linux that could possibly move him away from his distribution of choice since 2006.<p>There are so many Linux …

Linux

Axiomatic CSS and Lobotomized Owls

At CSS Day last June I introduced, with some trepidation, a peculiar three-character CSS selector. Called the “lobotomized owl selector” for its …

ARM, IBM: We've Connected The Internet of Things To The Cloud

British computer architecture firm ARM has announced the ARM mbed IoT Starter Kit – Ethernet Edition. So what is this product? Well, it comes in a box if that’s what you mean.<p>More specifically, this combination of “hardware with specifically engineered and architected firmware intelligence” (my …

Internet of Things

MacTrast Deals: Sesame 2 Wireless Auto-Lock for Mac: Auto-Lock and Unlock Your Mac

- Feb 11, 2015<p>If you use your Mac in a public or office setting, it can be a real pain to lock and unlock your Mac every time you leave your …

QNAP 4-Bay Cloud NAS w/ HDMI, AirPlay and PLEX $350 shipped (Reg. $500+)

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>Newegg Flash offers the QNAP (TS-451) 4-Bay Personal Cloud NAS with HDMI, AirPlay and PLEX for <b>349.99 shipped</b>. <i>Note: You may have to</i> …

AirPlay

5 hot Raspberry Pi projects for Mac geeks

The credit-card-size Raspberry Pi has taken the tech world by storm. Thousands of geeky kids and adults use the tiny, low-cost computer boards to learn about coding and create fun projects like motion detectors, birdhouses that tweet when birds are present, and mini weather stations.<p>You, too, can …

Raspberry Pi

Top 10 Most Popular JavaScript Libraries for Developers

JavaScript is one of the most popular programming language, widely used for developing web applications. It is a client-side scripting language and …

JavaScript

The Arduino Audio Treasure Hunt

[youtube:http://youtu.be/CC1LJgOTENY]<p>Everyone loves treasure hunts. Running around on a quest to find your present makes any gift better. So just for fun, I designed my own variation of the game. I combined an Arduino microcontroller with an Adafruit Wave Shield to make an audio treasure hunt …

Arduino

Tint UI: Online Hexadecimal Color Tool

A Bonus Fonts Collection Today's bundle contains 50 script fonts, delivered in 10 different families that covers a wide variety of weights and …

A Shell Primer: Master Your Linux, OS X, Unix Shell Environment

On a Linux or Unix-like systems each user and process runs in a specific environment. An environment includes variables, settings, aliases, functions …

UNIX

Hear the Year 2014 Through a Data-Driven Sound Sculpture

Last year seemed to fly by, but you can relive every week with HUSH's sculptural infographic instrument.<p>"What does a year at HUSH look like?" asks the video presentation for introspective data visualization, <i>Made By Numbers: A Data Sculpture</i>. Created by HUSH, a design firm that specializes in …

POV Digital Storytelling Tools: Using Virtual Reality for Data Visualization | POV Films Blog | POV Blog | PBS

In a previous post, I introduced a representation of real cities in virtual reality. Flying around a city is a fun way to explore places that may be …

Apps for your house enabled by new Linux OS

Ubuntu could soon been powering all manner of connected devices and autonomous machines with the newly unveiled Snappy Ubuntu Core, which has been …

Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God

In 1966 Time magazine ran a cover story asking: Is God Dead? Many have accepted the cultural narrative that he’s obsolete—that as science progresses, …