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4 Ways to Control Electronic Relays

I’ve always been fascinated with relays, they’re so absolute, so binary. Anyway, I’ve built a few projects using relays and thought I’d share what I learned to help make it easier for others to use relays in their projects. I’m not an expert, I’m just a coder who likes to play with hardware.<p>An …

Arduino

The Number

The first number that Tim Cook mentioned in the fourth quarter investor conference call was the number of active Apple devices. The 1.3 billion …

Population

Home Assistant

Current Version: 0.63.2<p>Released: February 14, 2018<p>Join The Community<p>We love to help & talk home automation.<p>Alexa, turn on the lights<p>Use Alexa to …

ESPEasy - Let's Control It

IMPORTANT<p>ESP-01S - Warning<p>At this time ESP-01S are sold with a flash chip marked "PUYA". These flash chips have a problem with using SPIFFS memory …

Raspberry Pi

How to Homebrew an IPA That's Worth Drinking

It takes some practice, but keeps these tips in mind so you can create an IPA to rival the very best.<p>Want to enjoy the big, hoppy IPA that beer nerds will stand in lines for hours to buy? Just brew one at home!<p>It's a little more complicated than brewing a cup of joe, but it's entirely possible to …

Build a Slick Little Miniature Weather Display Perfect for a Desk or Wall

Need an upgrade to that boring old thermometer outside the kitchen window? Adafruit put together a guide for a wonderfully compact little battery …

Starbucks' digital transformation: The takeaways every enterprise needs to know

As every enterprise goes digital it's worth dissecting Starbucks' digital strategy and pondering the key takeaways about mobile, 1:1 marketing and …

New York Times

How to Build This DIY Workbench

Smart design. Solid construction. On this workbench, you can build anything.<p>A DIY workbench can be utilitarian and thrown together or it can be beautifully handcrafted. Both can function about the same, but it's more likely the latter example will be a pleasure to use and to own.<p>When <i>Popular</i> …

Bushel: Manage and protect your Apple devices anytime from anywhere

Thanks to Bushel for being a site sponsor this week. Their MDM (mobile device management) service looks excellent. I’ll definitely be keeping it in mind for any of my day job clients who are deploying Apple devices.<p>The service’s key features include tracking of device inventory, easy distribution …

Smart TV

The Floyd Leg

Have an old door, tabletop or plank of wood laying around at home or at the office? Why not turn that flat surface into a table? The ingenious Floyd …

Furniture

Saddle height: How to get it right, and why it's so important (video)

Setting your saddle height correctly is crucial to comfort, injury prevention and performance – it’s the very foundation of good bike fit.<p>It’s not …

Road Bikes

Five Easy, Essential DIY Winter Tuneups

These quick maintenance jobs will keep your bike running smoothly in 2015<p>For cyclists, winter is a time to restore and recharge. But as much as your body needs some TLC, so does your bike. That doesn’t have to mean an exhaustive overhaul. These five quick maintenance jobs are easy enough for any …

Devialet’s Hi-Tech “Phantom” Implosion Stereo Sounds Better Than Speakers 20X Its Size

You need a big sub-woofer for big bass, right? Wrong. After 10 years of research, French acoustic engineers as Devialet just unveiled a giant step forward in audio that’s just one foot long. The Phantom is a petite, spherical, all-in-one amplifier and speaker that delivers what audiophiles think …

This Timelapse Will Make You Want to Visit Norway

This timelapse is the result of a 15,000 km road trip and tens of thousands of images taken over the last 5 months. The journey has covered all of …

Time-lapse Photography

Watch Apple’s massive cash hoard pile up in real time

Apple’s massive pile of cash is about to get even bigger this weekend as the the iPhone 6 triggers an avalanche of new upgrades after shattering Apple’s record for pre-orders in a 24 hour period.<p>Now you can watch Apple’s wealth grow dollar by dollar in real-time, thanks to U.K.-based payments …

Apple sets developer rules for HealthKit, HomeKit, TestFlight, and Extensions ahead of iOS 8 launch

Today, Apple has updated its official App Store developers Review Guidelines to outline the requirements for iOS 8 applications that will make use of the new HealthKit, HomeKit, TestFlight, and Extensions services. Today’s update indicates that Apple is nearing the release of iOS 8, the …

The Fastest Way To Crack A 4-Digit PIN Number [Infographic]

Good ol' 1234 accounts for about 10 percent of passwords. That's more than the bottom 4,200 combinations put together.<p>We know people default to bad passwords, whether for their computers or banking PINs. But, we have to stress this here, people are <i>really</i> bad at picking passwords. This infographic …

Here's A Giant Presentation That Tells You Everything You Need To Know About Apple Right Now

This is a must read for anyone following Apple. Dawson, who also blogs at Beyond Devices, has assembled all the most important data on Apple in a series of beautiful charts.

Neuroscience

Serious Android crypto key theft vulnerability affects 86% of devices

Bug in Android KeyStore that leaks credentials fixed only in KitKat.<p>Researchers have warned of a vulnerability present on an estimated 10 percent of …

19 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>Digital Photography School—</b> Read through this goldmine of articles to improve your photography skills; they're helpful even if you're a complete beginner. There's also an active forum where you can find a community of other photographers …

Learning

Unlike Android, iPhone users are totally safe from mobile malware

For years Macs have had the reputation of being less susceptible to malware than PCs. According to a new report, that also holds true when it comes to iPhones.<p>Research by Finnish security firm F-Secure looked at reports of mobile malware detected in the first quarter of 2014. Of the 277 new threats …

Symbian

Tails - Welcome to the Tails Installation Assistant

Installation Assistant<p>Thank you for your interest in Tails.<p>Installing Tails can be quite long but we hope you will still have a good time :)<p>We will …

Microsoft reveals its server designs and releases open source code | Ars Technica

Redmond joins Facebook's Open Compute, intends to make servers more efficient.<p>Microsoft has joined the Open Compute Project, a consortium that …

Why Apple’s iBeacon Is Under-Hyped

Apple products are usually over-hyped. But there’s one that’s radically under-hyped: Apple’s iBeacon positioning system.<p>So I’m here to turn up the noise on this quiet revolution. You really need to know more about this, because it’s going to change everything.<p><b>What Is iBeacon?</b><p>iBeacon is often called …

Labelmaking Enthusiasts, This Is Your Apollo 11

Unless you're obsessively organized, or love the iconic aesthetics of the old-school manual models, it's really hard to muster much excitement for a …

Former Windows Leader Steven Sinofsky Presents 10 Mega Trends In Tech For 2014

Sinofsky is one of the smartest people in tech. He's currently working a partner with venture firm Andreessen Horowitz, and as an executive in residence at Harvard Business School.

iPhone 5

Everything you need to know about iCloud Keychain

iCloud Keychain is Apple's attempt to bring password management to the mainstream. With it, your account names, passwords, and even credit cards …

Information Systems