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How + Why Meditation Works

Meditation is one of the most crucial aspects to cultivate more peace and happiness in life. It is literally the first thing I recommend to all my …

A Tool For Building Beautiful Data Visualizations

Visage makes infographics easy, and they customize palettes for free.<p>If you’re an art director at a media outlet, odds are you have to assign and commission each data visualization you publish. That gets time-consuming, even when the graphic in question is nothing but a small pie chart running …

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5 Ways Product Design Needs to Evolve for the Internet of Things

What does product design mean when products are no longer just physical goods? That’s the difficult question facing designers today. When machines are both connected and intelligent, they become a hybrid of products and services. Examples include pumps that anticipate when they will stop working, …

What you need to know when building for the Internet of Things

Matt Rogers, the founder of Nest labs, presented at the 2014 DEMO conference on designing for the Internet of Things. Here's what you need to know …

Internet of Things

Notable SSD market players: Fusion-io, Violin Memory and — wait for it — Google

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Violin Memory<p>Strapping young flash storage startups ate some of the incumbents’ lunch last year, according to new …

EMC Boosts Its Flash Cred With ScaleIO Buy

Storage giant EMC said today that it will acquire Israel-based ScaleIO, a company that builds software meant to manage flash-memory-based storage …

Flash News from the Summit

The industry’s focus on solid state storage at this week’s Flash Memory Summit was really impressive. The level of participation by IT professionals, …

OpenStack Storage and the Future of the Storage Industry

Robin Marcenac, Sr. Managing Consultant, IBM, Ross Ackerman, Dir. Digital Support Strategy, NetApp, Alex McDonald, SNIA CSI<p>Watson is a computer …

Stay on top of evolving cloud storage pricing models

Webinar<p>Sponsored by<p>Asigra<p>Featured Speakers<p>Jo Maitland Research Director, GigaOM<p>Mike Osborne Managing Director, Phoenix IT<p>Eran Farajun Executive Vice …

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Welcome to the Official DreamHost Blog - DreamHost

Don’t be so humble: you’ve spent a lot of time developing your website’s marketing strategy, right? Between developing social media posts (and …

Backblaze stores 75 petabytes on 25,000 drives, and most are still spinning

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Backblaze<p>Cloud backup provider is fast becoming one of my favorite companies in IT, if only because it shares so much …

Automating Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) for Readily Available, On-Premises Solutions

<i>By Matt Brown, NetApp on NetApp Program Lead, NetApp Information Technology</i><p><i>This is the first in a four-part blog series on automation. Here, we</i> …

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The Future Forecast of Flash & SDS

Jay states that “The flash market will see increased growth as the presence of mainstream enterprise storage companies validates this technology …

DIY PCB Using Liquid Photoresist

Introduction: DIY PCB Using Liquid Photoresist<p>I have been an avid electronics DIY guy for many years now, and I have spent a lot of that time …

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Proximity Sensing LEDs Can Add a New Dynamic To Your Projects

Looking for a fun and easy way to add a bit more interaction to your LED-laden projects? Why not turn them into proximity sensing LEDs?<p>Our hacker, …

Weekend Project: The “Three Fives” Discrete 555 Timer

article<p>https://blog.adafruit.com/2014/09/07/weekend-project-the-three-fives-discrete-555-timer/<p>My 6-year-old is a Circuit Playground fan. Although …

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Smart Home With Arduino

Introduction: Smart Home With Arduino<p>Hello.<p>I will show you how to build your own smart home. It shows the temperature both inside and outside, if the …

Build a giant countdown timer with Arduino

Our LED matrix DMD display boards have found a home in many applications, and another useful example has been documented by Darren yates from APCmag …

Spansion goes battery-less with tiny 'Internet of things' chips

Spansion says it can eliminate the need to put a battery in the tiny sensors that will deliver the measurements from the Internet of things.” That should make it much more affordable to deploy billions of such sensors.<p>The new solution uses chips that can harvest their own energy from the sun, …