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How to Snap Back to Reality when "Escapism" Becomes “Avoidance”

Life can be full of hardships, so it’s nice to take a step back from reality and get lost in the fantasies of our own minds. That’s why we read books …

25 things I've learned in 9 years of simplifying my life

For almost 9 years now, I've been learning to live a simple life.<p>A life uncluttered by most of the things people fill their lives with, and left with space for what really matters.<p>A life that isn't constant busy-ness and rushing, but contemplation and creation, connection with people I love and …

ADHD And Acceptance

One of the most needed commodities in the life of a person with ADHD, is acceptance. Many of us seem to crave positive social interaction.<p>Yet, when …

How I Broke Through My Own Mediocrity

I’m pretty mediocre. I’m ashamed to admit it. I’m not even being sarcastic or self-deprecating. I’ve never done anything that stands out as, “whoa! …

Raspberry Pi Humidity and Temperature Sensor and Dashboard

Connecting IoT sensor readings to a realtime dashboard was a pain, so we built EON, an open source JavaScript framework for realtime charts, maps, …

MIND MELD: Our Favorite SF Detective/Mystery Novels

<b>[Do you have an idea for a future Mind Meld? Let us know!]</b><p>Why settle for one genre when you can have two? The science fiction and mystery genres go …

41 Science-Based Actions For A More Meaningful Life

Happiness, resilience, connection, and kindness: these aren't just central qualities of a well-lived life, but "skills that can be taught and developed over time—with practice," according to UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center (GGSC).<p>Now GGSC has made learning these skills easier with Greater …

The 3 Best Hacking Techniques To Create A Security Breach

I find that good, law-abiding citizens are fascinated by what I do. I’m a penetration tester, a.k.a. “white hat” or “ethical” hacker. In other words, companies hire me to break into their systems for a living to demonstrate where there are vulnerabilities. (I can’t believe I get paid for doing …

Cybersecurity

7 reasons America will fail on climate change

I touched on this in my conversation with Ta-Nehisi Coates, but I'm a climate pessimist. I don't believe the United States — or the world — will do nearly enough, nearly fast enough, to hold the rise in temperatures to safe levels. I think we're fucked. Or, at the least, I think our grandchildren …

Pachube founder launches a Google-like search index for the internet of things

Here’s an interesting question. When we have tens of millions of connected devices, how will we find the ones we need? Not in our homes, but when …

The Battle For The Connected Home Is Heating Up

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Matt Turck is a managing director of</i> <i></i><i>FirstMark Capital. Follow him on Twitter at @mattturck.</i><p>Almost 15 years ago, a friend of mine at McKinsey spent a few nights writing a document called “The Battle for the Home”. The thesis at the time was that with broadband, the home PC was …

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How Data Can Forge a Stronger Bond with Your Board<p>Data belongs in everyone's hands<p>What's powering the growth of European Wax Center? Data.<p>Paying …

Facebook open sources its SQL-on-Hadoop engine, and the web rejoices

Facebook has open sourced Presto, the interactive SQL-on-Hadoop engine the company first discussed in June. Presto is Facebook’s take on Cloudera’s …

Presto

By Martin Traverso<p><b>Background</b><p>Facebook is a data-driven company. Data processing and analytics are at the heart of building and delivering products for …

IFTTT flexes its muscle with new SmartThings channel

The case for IFTTT as a site worth watching just got a little bit stronger, as it's announced a powerful new SmartThings channel that should help cement its place as a major player in home automation.<p>This isn't the first time that we've seen IFTTT, short for "If This, Then That," expand into home …

Home Automation

IFTTT adds SmartThings as a trigger connecting your house to the web!

The connected home hub SmartThings has connected with IFTTT (If This Then That) to let users start giving their connected home a bigger voice on the …

The TI Sensor Kit and the Internet of Things

By Rick Robinson | Small Business

ARM low power processors take us closer to the Internet of Things

The race for ever more powerful mobile processors may be keeping Qualcomm, Nvidia, and Samsung occupied for now, but ARM is focusing on another goal – designing ultra-low power processors. After years of research and various internal designs, the microchip company is now developing a new low-power …

Podcast: Here’s what’s wrong with the Internet of Things

With summer winding down, I decided to check in with my colleague Om Malik about his thoughts on the internet of things. After months of griping …

WigWag "If This Then That" Intelligent Sensor Completes Kickstarter Campaign With 9x Its Funding Goal

Like many digital innovations, WigWag occupies the space between facilitating necessary evolution and being a lazy person's wet dream. It's an "If …

Hacked baby monitor? Welcome to the security implications of the internet of things

The internet of things promises great things with its profusion of connected devices, but it also brings with it significant risks. My colleague …

Researchers invent wireless Morse code for the internet of things

One of the biggest challenges for the internet of things is batteries. As in, to communicate, sensors need them. That might be fine when you have one …

Breaking into the smart home of the future

You don’t need to follow technology very closely to know that startups are aggressively pursuing smart home products. Whether its locks, thermostats …