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Arduino unleashes a serious Internet of Things system for hardware hackers

Back in the old days hardware manufacturers felt safe in the knowledge that no mere hardware hacker could attempt to recreate their inventions. From Sony to Philips to LG to Samsung, the consumer electronics industry was locked up and no one could crack the case. Until those meddling Arduino kids …

Failing at Microservices.

Microservices are the new fad in software architecture, and while I think they are generally the correct philosophy to take with service design and …

Microservices, Hyper-Complexity, and Automation

Imagine building a human being one DNA codon at a time. Sure, you might be able to build a pretty awesome individual. But it would take a long, long …

Rhino Research - Blog

<b>Note that all blogs have been migrated to georgefairbanks.com.</b> Model minded development<p>Apr 25, 2015 | George Fairbanks<p>I gave a talk to the Princeton …

The Most Common Reason Why Outsourced Software Development Fails | Inc.com

While outsourced product development generally faces criticism over quality and deliveries, it's no better or worse than buying services locally.<p>The difference between good quality outsourced product development and one that fails is the knowledge that buyers have, or the lack of, about the …

Modern Apps & Microservices

Bio<p>Bob Familiar is the Practice Director for the Cloud & Services team at BlueMetal. He has been in the software industry for 29 years having worked …

Is the world running out of space?

In an increasingly crowded world, will we still be able to find respite from one another?<p>Sometimes it’s difficult to fathom that the world could actually become even more crowded than it is today – especially when elbowing through a teeming Delhi market, hustling across a frenetic Tokyo street …

Geography

Why all entrepreneurs should watch this movie about a rock music promoter

YouTube This summer I had the extreme pleasure of watching one of the funniest, funnest and most insightful documentaries in a long time: Supermensch. If I had one wish for all startup employees it would be that you watch this film.<p>It's not for everybody: it condones sex, drugs and rock & roll. But …

How to Clean Vinyl Records

<b>A surfactant is a solvent used to clean the surface of the record.</b> There are surfactants made specifically for cleaning records, and you should pick …

Analytics and Insights for the Music Industry

As such, it seems a pertinent time to step back and once again explore the state of the online music industry through the lens of data. How rapidly …

See Inside The Human Heart Like Never Before

Most of us envision the human heart as some 2-D illustration from a middle school science textbook, or maybe a crude animation from a Discovery Channel special.<p>This new heart simulation, created by researchers at University of Tokyo, is so accurate that it will at times make you queasy. It takes …

Snowflake Raises $45M Series C Round For Its Data Warehousing Service, Comes Out Of Beta

Snowflake, a novel data warehousing service that’s run by former Microsoft server and tools executive Bob Muglia, is coming out of beta today. In addition, the company today announced that it has raised a $45 million Series C round led by Altimeter Capital, with participation from previous …

The No. 1 mistake hackers hope you make

A strong password is a pain to create, remember and type. That's why far too many people settle for passwords that are weaker and easier to remember than they should be. But strong passwords are essential for keeping hackers and snoopers out of your online accounts.<p>Fortunately, I know a few good …

Stephen Hawking Predicts Humans Won't Last Another 1,000 Years On Earth

Renowned British physicist and author Stephen Hawking has a dire prediction for humanity: We will not survive another millennium unless we colonize another planet.<p>"I don't think we will survive another 1,000 years without escaping beyond our fragile planet," Hawking said in remarks delivered at …

Woz: We've made machines too important

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>I am writing this at the behest of my leader, the Lady Laptop.<p>For a number of years now, she has tried to explain to me who's boss. I have offered resistance. Ignorant resistance. She tired of trying to …

Steve Wozniak

California drought pits cities against farmers

Brad Gleason strolls between the orderly rows of almond trees in his San Joachin Valley orchard. He grabs a branch and plucks off a handful of green …

Spotify, Tidal, Taylor Swift, And The Coming Streaming Music Wars

The battle for listeners is about much more than one star’s catalog.<p>Once upon a time, on-demand, unlimited streaming access to a huge catalog of music for a monthly fee was an amazingly exciting idea, and Rhapsody was the only company doing it. Now services like Spotify and Deezer have dominated …

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

University of California

Moon Duo - Shadow of the Sun

Last year’s <i>Live At Ravenna</i>, the band’s sole live album, obsessively released to simultaneously announce and showcase the recruitment of drummer and …

Astronomy

Record Industry Announces Friday as Global Release Day

<i>Photo of Rough Trade NYC</i><p>The record industry is set to adopt Friday as the global release day for new albums, <i>Billboard</i> reports. The change will take place this summer.<p>Under the current system, a record typically has multiple release dates tied to each region. For example, Blur's new album, <i>The Magic</i> …

The music industry makes Friday new global release date for music

For many, the release of new music has been a shining light for otherwise insufferable Tuesdays. However, that’s about to change.<p>According to <i>Music</i> …

Growing Clean Energy

The recent massive snow storms provide a stark reminder of why we need more clean energy. The more fossil fuels we burn, the more global warming we …

How to Gather Quantitative Data on User Behaviors

For the closed card sort on Yelp’s homepage, we asked participants how often they used Yelp, and how often they used the search filters, so that we could filter our data based on users with more or less experience. Knowing how many people used search filters would also give us an insight into how …

It’s On: Asia’s New Space Race

While NASA and the European Space Agency gets most of the world’s attention, China, Japan and India are racing for the heavens.<p>The general public in …

Uber’s accelerated expansion pushes beyond geographical ambitions

When Peter Sims discovered that Uber was monitoring and displaying his trips without his permission, he expected the company to apologize. Instead, Uber's chairman unfriended him on Facebook.<p>The entrepreneur and former venture capitalist had been friends with some of Uber's earliest founders and …

Five tips for building your social media brand

<i>This column is part of Globe Careers' Leadership Lab series, where executives and experts share their views and advice about leadership and management. Follow us at</i> @Globe_Careers<i>. Find all Leadership Lab stories at</i> tgam.ca/leadershiplab<p>This New Year's Eve, as you celebrate with friends and reflect …