Lyndon Blackman Barclay

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How the Location of Things is transforming cities, business, and more (VB Live)

<b>AI is making mapping devices smarter, and Location of Things navigation is becoming a reality. To learn more about how cloud-based, AI-powered location technology is bringing us closer to a world of autonomous cars, connected cities, and more, don’t miss this VB Live event!</b><p><b>Register here for …

Smart Cities

This is what it takes to build a model fish farm

In Summary<p>The farm hosts a small plant for making fish feeds, a hatchery, 32 fish ponds - liner and earthen – and 15 fish cages inside Lake Victoria. …

Embrace Smart Mirror - google while shaving (review)

Embrace smart mirror – Google while shaving (review)<p>The Embrace Smart Mirror is a motion activated, splash resistant, touch-enabled, smart mirror …

Top 10 Best Solar Backpacks of 2018

have you ever wondered how to charge your electronics while hiking? Maybe you’re a photographer or maybe you rely on your GPS device to navigate the …

Best drones to buy in 2018 - top picks from brands including DJI, Parrot and Xiro

While drones were once saved for skilled cinematographers, the gadgets have slowly but surely become more mainstream.<p>The flying gadgets capture …

Aquarium Maintenance & Water Quality: The Importance of Regular Water Quality Testing

It is imperative that you have an understanding of the water parameters that affect fish health, as well as the importance of water testing. Water …

How 500 fish are helping to grow 40 heads of lettuce

Pairing fish farming with hydroponics, company looks to make food locally and sustainably<p>Inuk Theriault's garage is not what you might expect.<p>Instead …

Prototype to production: Building your first PCB prototype (part 1)

This week, we’re excited to kick off a three part blog series about building your first PCB prototype. PCBs (printed circuit boards) are the heart …

Fabrication

5 incredible ways to use your smartphone's camera you never knew until now

Unless you’re a serious photographer, you probably don’t carry a digital camera anymore. There’s no need: A typical smartphone comes with at least one camera, and lenses are sharper and more dynamic than ever. Even pro photojournalists often turn to their Samsung Galaxy, and entire feature films …

Apps

Open Source turns 20: Here’s how it all started

In the dead of winter 20 years ago, Netscape — inspired in part by a treatise on Linux and free software development — released the source code for its Netscape Communicator web browser. The move was unprecedented. This was a publicly traded company that had just reported some disappointing …

Software

Indiegogo moves beyond crowdfunding to help startups with manufacturing

Indiegogo made its name as a crowdfunding site where startups could get cash for their big dreams. But the San Francisco company is moving beyond that idea to helping startups with design for manufacturing and hardware distribution.<p>In ten years, Indiegogo has raised $1.3 billion for 800,000 …

Startups

Instacart acquires Canada-based grocery ecommerce platform Unata

Instacart announced that it has acquired Unata, a Canadian startup that offers an all-in-one ecommerce platform for grocery retailers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.<p>Founded out of Toronto in 2009, Unata provides a cloud-based, white-label platform that brings together all the strands needed …

eCommerce

WEN’s best-selling 4-Stroke Gas-Powered Portable Generator for $404 shipped

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>Woot has the WEN 1600 Watts 4-Stroke Gas Powered Portable Inverter Generator (56200i) for <b>$399 plus $5 flat rate shipping</b>. That’s …

Portable

SKIIN Introduces Smart Underwear

Why Is This Important? Lord forbid you'd use a fitness tracker or smartwatch to keep track of your workouts like a peasant. Long Story Short SKIIN has unveiled a new line of smart underwear for both men and women, which they claim can help "track your health progress through sleep quality, heart …

This microchipped Bitcoin 'wallet' could be the future of cryptocurrencies

<b>Those looking to store their Bitcoin (BTC) and Ripple (XRP) in a vault more secure than an online wallet are in luck, as BiChip has released an</b> …

Microsoft launches super-speedy cloud networking out of beta

Microsoft gave its cloud customers a free speed boost today with the launch of an Accelerated Networking feature that’s been in beta for almost a year and a half. When customers turn it on, their Azure compute instances will get access to up to 30 Gbps of network throughput.<p>Accelerated Networking …

Networking

Amazon patents an AR mirror so you can try on virtual clothes

Augmented reality is getting ready to help you look your very best; Amazon has patented a mirror that dresses you in virtual clothes.<p>The patent, first spotted by GeekWire, provides a ‘blended reality’ view of yourself wearing stylish outfits in virtual locations. A camera at the top of the mirror …

This Award-Winning Camera Drone Can Fly Itself

Drones have become the gadget of choice for people who fancy themselves early tech adopters to tinker and pay with, and it’s not surprising. They’re …

6 Ways to Win $1 Million if You're Really, Really Good at Mathematics

These problems need solving.<p>In 2000, the Clay Mathematics Institute announced the Millennium Prize problems. These were a collection of seven of the …

Mathematics

Tributes pour in for late Kenyan scholar Calestous Juma

The Kenyan academic passed away in the US at the age of 64, drawing emotional responses in Kenya and the world.<p>Prominent Kenyan academic Calestous Juma has died in the United States at the age of 64, prompting an outpouring of grief and tributes on social media.<p>"Intellectual giant", "innovator", …

Comparing MongoDB & MySQL

Imagine finding a DBMS that aligns with tech goals of your organization. Pretty exciting, right?<p>Relational databases held the lead for quite a time. …

Google is working on Fuchsia OS support for Apple's Swift programming language

Google's in-development operating system, named 'Fuchsia,' first appeared over a year ago. It's quite different from Android and Chrome OS, as it …

Android Development

Linksys has a new tri-band range extender to eliminate WiFi dead spots

If you're not shopping for a new router but still need something to cover far-flung areas of your home (have you tried aluminum foil yet? Seriously.) check out the latest hardware from Linksys. This "Max-Stream Tri-Band AC3000 Wi-Fi Range Extender (RE9000)" brings all the bells and whistles needed …

Your complete guide to keyless locks

Forgot your keys? No problem.<p>Compared with standard locks, keyless locks are more convenient and secure. There are no physical keys to lose or would be thieves to copy. Nor is there an open keyway to pick from the outside. These gadgets are fun to operate too.<p>Installing a keyless lock, or any lock …

Home Automation

How to install Tor for Chrome for even more private browsing

If you want the anonymity of the Tor network, but would rather use the Chrome browser, you're not out of luck. Jack Wallen shows you how to make this …

This Little Box Can Make Even the Junkiest Laptop a Gaming PC

You are probably surrounded by more computers than you know what to do with, whether it’s the phone in your pocket, the old clunker at home, or the …

Uber AI Labs releases a programming language, its first public project

Uber is sharing the fruits of its research into self-driving cars and artificial intelligence in general, releasing a new programming language called …

Machine Learning

Lower Your Cable Bill by $120 & Speed up Your Internet With One Device

Who doesn’t want to pocket an extra $120 a month <i>and</i> speed up their internet at the same time? The editors at <i>Boy Genius Report</i> have found a couple of …

6 industries with massive potential for AI integration

Artificial intelligence represents a new way of interfacing with data. With the cost of sensors, data storage, and analytics plunging, nearly every industry can now produce exabytes of data concerning its daily operations, from the temperature of a computer processor to the vibration in a …

Artificial Intelligence