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Challenge yourself to do something new for 30 days

<i>This article originally appeared on Jason’s blog.</i><p>This article could stop there, but I’d like to give you a few more parameters and share a few 30-day challenge ideas you can do if you don’t have any ideas of your own.<p><i>*If you don’t need to read any further, but you want to share your 30-day</i> …

Fitness

Meet Node-RED, an IBM project that fulfills the internet of things’ missing link

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>If you play around with enough connected devices or hang out with enough people thinking about what it means to have 200 …

Researchers invent wireless Morse code for the internet of things

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: University of Washington<p>One of the biggest challenges for the internet of things is batteries. As in, to communicate, …

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

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>With summer winding down, I decided to check in with my colleague Om Malik about his thoughts on the internet of things. After …

Podcast: Are you ready for some (Internet of Things) Football? A data driven party?

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Jerry Sharp / Shutterstock.com" target="_blank">Jerry Sharp<p>Sensor-packed football helmets, camera-covered NBA stadiums …

How carbon nanotubes could save you from spoiled food

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Carbon nanotubes – tiny rolled-up sheets of carbon atoms – are one of the most intriguing new materials that could be used in a …

Capturing Value from Data in Motion in the Internet of Everything

Much has been written about the vast number and variety of things that will soon be connected to the Internet—from milk cartons and alarm clocks to sensors and trains. Already in 2008, that number exceeded the number of people on earth. By 2020, when the next incarnation of the Internet—aka the …

Internet of Things

Global Patent Map Reveals the Structure of Technological Progress - MIT Technology Review

Navigating the web in the early 90s was never an easy business. The complaint echoed from one user to the next was that it was next to impossible to …

Cisco forms Internet of Things group

Cisco has formed a business group to specifically address the Internet of Things opportunity -- sensors, industrial electronics, etc. -- which the …

News for nerds, stuff that matters

<i>The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed legislation to make it easier to penalize operators of websites that facilitate</i> …

Top Techies Weigh In on “Next Big Thing” at D11

What will emerge as the next big thing in tech over the next 12 to 18 months? I cornered top names in tech like Arianna Huffington, Tony Conrad and …

Tony Conrad

Arduino Announces Two new Boards: Galileo and TRE

Just before the launch of Maker Faire Rome, the Arduino team made a big splash by announcing two new Linux boards. The first is Galileo, which is made in collaboration with Intel:<p>Intel® Galileo board is the first product in a new family of Arduino Certified boards featuring Intel architecture. The …

The Thing System aims to Revolutionize Home Automation

Marshall T. Rose was recently at the O’Reilly Video Studio to discuss The Thing System, an open-source solution for both home automation and controlling the internet of things. It’s currently in alpha, but already boasts an impressive array of functionality with devices as varied as lightbulbs and …

First Look at the New Arduino Tre

As Maker Faire Rome kicked off earlier today Arduino announced two new boards: the Galileo in collaboration with Intel, and the Tre in collaboration with Texas Instruments and the BeagleBoard Foundation.<p>Top view of the new Arduino Tre board.<p>Bottom view of the new Arduino Tre board.<p>Both the …

Atheism starts its megachurch: Is it a religion now?

The non-religious Assembly is perhaps the fastest growing church in the world — and it’s coming to a mall near you<p>Organized Atheism is now a franchise.<p>Yesterday, The Sunday Assembly—the London-based “Atheist Church” that has, since its January launch, been stealing headlines the world …

A Student-Built Autonomous Drone Boat Is Crossing The Atlantic Right Now, And You Can Track It Online

The 12-foot craft is a mini-marvel of clever design combined with off-the-shelf components. One Mega Arduino microcontroller board handles navigation …

CodeBender.CC Makes It Crazy Easy To Program Your Arduino Board From Your Browser

The official Arduino IDE is a dour piece of software designed for uploading code to the ubiquitous and super-cool micro controller. It is a standalone, non-networked app that isn’t very pretty to look at. But what if you want to share code and upload programs right from your browser? That’s where …

OpenDesk.cc Is Like Ikea For Open Source Zealots

Furniture is probably the last thing on the mind of most open source proponents but now it doesn’t have to be. OpenDesk is a free, open source line of furniture that you can make yourself or order unassembled from a maker with a CNC machine. Not only is the furniture cheap – free if you have the …

How Much Do Average Apps Make?

The last few years have seen an unprecedented number of people rushing to develop mobile apps for iOS and Android. But looking at the installed user base on each platform and information on the payouts made by the different companies, it appears that the vast majority of developers will find …