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Four short links: 9 October 2014

By Nat Torkington
October 9, 2014

dash — offline access to API documentation. Useful for those long-haul flights without wifi … Gartner’s Top Trends for 2015 — ubicomp, IoT, 3d printing, pervasive analytics, context, smart machines, cloud computing, software-defined everything, web-scale IT, and security. Still not …

Four short links: 9 October 2014

By Nat Torkington
October 9, 2014

dash — offline access to API documentation. Useful for those long-haul flights without wifi … Gartner’s Top Trends for 2015 — ubicomp, IoT, 3d printing, pervasive analytics, context, smart machines, cloud computing, software-defined everything, web-scale IT, and security. Still not …

Inside Solid: what won’t drones do?

By Jon Bruner
October 8, 2014

Extrapolation is great fun — especially over technology, where Moore’s Law has conditioned us to expect exponentially falling costs and fast adoption. Applied to drones, extrapolation might lead us to conclude that they’ll fill the skies soon, delivering anything we want …

Inside Solid: what won’t drones do?

By Jon Bruner
October 8, 2014

Extrapolation is great fun — especially over technology, where Moore’s Law has conditioned us to expect exponentially falling costs and fast adoption. Applied to drones, extrapolation might lead us to conclude that they’ll fill the skies soon, delivering anything we want …

Four short links: 3 October 2014

By Nat Torkington
October 3, 2014

The Physical Web — a discovery service for physical things. Interesting to see a Google angle: the list of available things might be huge, so it’ll be sorted, and ranking long lists of results is a Core Competency. Unfixable USB …

Four short links: 3 February 2014

By Nat Torkington
October 3, 2014

The Physical Web — a discovery service for physical things. Interesting to see a Google angle: the list of available things might be huge, so it’ll be sorted, and ranking long lists of results is a Core Competency. Unfixable USB …

Four short links: 3 February 2014

By Nat Torkington
October 3, 2014

The Physical Web — a discovery service for physical things. Interesting to see a Google angle: the list of available things might be huge, so it’ll be sorted, and ranking long lists of results is a Core Competency. Unfixable USB …

Stop hacking random stuff. It’s getting trivial.

By Jon Bruner
September 30, 2014

I was gratified to read Dave Aitel’s rant about junk hacking last week [via Peter Lewis and abridged below]: “Yes, we get it. Cars, boats, buses, and those singing fish plaques are all hackable and have no security. Most conferences these …

Stop hacking random stuff. It’s getting trivial.

By Jon Bruner
September 30, 2014

I was gratified to read Dave Aitel’s rant about junk hacking last week [via Peter Lewis and abridged below]: “Yes, we get it. Cars, boats, buses, and those singing fish plaques are all hackable and have no security. Most conferences these …

Stop hacking random stuff. It’s getting trivial.

By Jon Bruner
September 30, 2014

I was gratified to read Dave Aitel’s rant about junk hacking last week [via Peter Lewis and abridged below]: “Yes, we get it. Cars, boats, buses, and those singing fish plaques are all hackable and have no security. Most conferences these …

Inside Solid: who will build the “god platform” for the Internet of Things?

By Jon Bruner
September 24, 2014

Everyone’s racing to build the “god platform” for the Internet of Things: the highest, most generalized layer of intelligence and user interface that ties together connected devices and web services. It’s tempting to look for analogy in mobile phone platforms, where …

Inside Solid: who will build the “god platform” for the Internet of Things?

By Jon Bruner
September 23, 2014

Everyone’s racing to build the “god platform” for the Internet of Things: the highest, most generalized layer of intelligence and user interface that ties together connected devices and web services. It’s tempting to look for analogy in mobile phone platforms, where …

Inside Solid: who will build the “god platform” for the Internet of Things?

By Jon Bruner
September 22, 2014

Everyone’s racing to build the “god platform” for the Internet of Things: the highest, most generalized layer of intelligence and user interface that ties together connected devices and web services. It’s tempting to look for analogy in mobile phone platforms, where …

Four short links: 16 September 2014

By Nat Torkington
September 16, 2014

The Epic Struggle of the Internet of Things — a Bruce Sterling Kindle single, a powerfully-written challenge to the presumed-benevolent technology-pervaded universe that we label “the Internet of Things”. The Internet of Things is not about a talking refrigerator, because …

Four short links: 16 September 2014

By Nat Torkington
September 16, 2014

The Epic Struggle of the Internet of Things — a Bruce Sterling Kindle single, a powerfully-written challenge to the presumed-benevolent technology-pervaded universe that we label “the Internet of Things”. The Internet of Things is not about a talking refrigerator, because …

Four short links: 2 September 2014

By Nat Torkington
September 2, 2014

Antilogs — There are companies before you who have done something like you want to do that you can copy from, and others who have also done something similar, but that you choose not to copy from. These are your …

Four short links: 2 September 2014

By Nat Torkington
September 2, 2014

Antilogs — There are companies before you who have done something like you want to do that you can copy from, and others who have also done something similar, but that you choose not to copy from. These are your …

Four short links: 2 September 2014

By Nat Torkington
September 2, 2014

Antilogs — There are companies before you who have done something like you want to do that you can copy from, and others who have also done something similar, but that you choose not to copy from. These are your …

Smarter buildings through data tracking

By Andy Oram
August 14, 2014

Buildings, like people, can benefit from lessons built up over time. Just as Amazon.com recommends books based on purchasing patterns or doctors recommend behavior change based on what they’ve learned by tracking thousands of people, a service such as Clockworks …

Smarter buildings through data tracking

By Andy Oram
August 14, 2014

Buildings, like people, can benefit from lessons built up over time. Just as Amazon.com recommends books based on purchasing patterns or doctors recommend behavior change based on what they’ve learned by tracking thousands of people, a service such as Clockworks …

Smarter buildings through data tracking

By Andy Oram
August 14, 2014

Buildings, like people, can benefit from lessons built up over time. Just as Amazon.com recommends books based on purchasing patterns or doctors recommend behavior change based on what they’ve learned by tracking thousands of people, a service such as Clockworks …

How to identify a scalable IoT network topology

By Mark Pacelle
August 13, 2014

Editor’s note: this article is part of a series exploring the role of networking in the Internet of Things. Three types of networking topologies are utilized in the Internet-of-Things: point-to-point, star, and mesh networking. To provide a way to explore …

How to identify a scalable IoT network topology

By Mark Pacelle
August 13, 2014

Editor’s note: this article is part of a series exploring the role of networking in the Internet of Things. Three types of networking topologies are utilized in the Internet-of-Things: point-to-point, star, and mesh networking. To provide a way to explore …

How to identify a scalable IoT network topology

By Mark Pacelle
August 13, 2014

Editor’s note: this article is part of a series exploring the role of networking in the Internet of Things. Three types of networking topologies are utilized in the Internet-of-Things: point-to-point, star, and mesh networking. To provide a way to explore …

Four short links: 1 August 2014

By Nat Torkington
August 1, 2014

Miso — Dataset, a JavaScript client-side data management and transformation library, Storyboard, a state and flow-control management library & d3.chart, a framework for creating reusable charts with d3.js. Open source designed to expedite the creation of high-quality interactive storytelling and …

Four short links: 1 August 2014

By Nat Torkington
August 1, 2014

Miso — Dataset, a JavaScript client-side data management and transformation library, Storyboard, a state and flow-control management library & d3.chart, a framework for creating reusable charts with d3.js. Open source designed to expedite the creation of high-quality interactive storytelling and …

Four short links: 1 August 2014

By Nat Torkington
August 1, 2014

Miso — Dataset, a JavaScript client-side data management and transformation library, Storyboard, a state and flow-control management library & d3.chart, a framework for creating reusable charts with d3.js. Open source designed to expedite the creation of high-quality interactive storytelling and …

Four short links: 31 July 2014

By Nat Torkington
July 31, 2014

Ocrad.js — open source OCR in Javascript, a port of GNU Ocrad software. HP’s IoT Security Research (PDF) — 70% of devices use unencrypted network services, 90% of devices collected at least one piece of personal information, 60% of those …

Four short links: 31 July 2014

By Nat Torkington
July 31, 2014

Ocrad.js — open source OCR in Javascript, a port of GNU Ocrad software. HP’s IoT Security Research (PDF) — 70% of devices use unencrypted network services, 90% of devices collected at least one piece of personal information, 60% of those …

Four short links: 31 July 2014

By Nat Torkington
July 31, 2014

Ocrad.js — open source OCR in Javascript, a port of GNU Ocrad software. HP’s IoT Security Research (PDF) — 70% of devices use unencrypted network services, 90% of devices collected at least one piece of personal information, 60% of those …

Jeremy Rifkin unveils a return to the local in an interconnected future

By Andy Oram
July 18, 2014

Jeremy Rifkin is always predicting an avalanche of change: substitutes for human labor in The End of Work, pervasive genetic engineering in Algeny, and so on. Several interlocking themes run through his latest book, The Zero Marginal Cost Society. Behind …

Jeremy Rifkin unveils a return to the local in an interconnected future

By Andy Oram
July 18, 2014

Jeremy Rifkin is always predicting an avalanche of change: substitutes for human labor in The End of Work, pervasive genetic engineering in Algeny, and so on. Several interlocking themes run through his latest book, The Zero Marginal Cost Society. Behind …

Jeremy Rifkin unveils a return to the local in an interconnected future

By Andy Oram
July 18, 2014

Jeremy Rifkin is always predicting an avalanche of change: substitutes for human labor in The End of Work, pervasive genetic engineering in Algeny, and so on. Several interlocking themes run through his latest book, The Zero Marginal Cost Society. Behind …

Four short links: 16 July 2014

By Nat Torkington
July 16, 2014

Inside bit.ly’s Distributed Systems — this is a 101 for modern web distributed systems design. Patent Trolls are Now 67% of New Patent Lawsuits in USA (WaPo) — data from PwC. Intel Made Half a Billion from Internet of Things …

Four short links: 16 July 2014

By Nat Torkington
July 16, 2014

Inside bit.ly’s Distributed Systems — this is a 101 for modern web distributed systems design. Patent Trolls are Now 67% of New Patent Lawsuits in USA (WaPo) — data from PwC. Intel Made Half a Billion from Internet of Things …

Four short links: 16 July 2014

By Nat Torkington
July 16, 2014

Inside bit.ly’s Distributed Systems — this is a 101 for modern web distributed systems design. Patent Trolls are Now 67% of New Patent Lawsuits in USA (WaPo) — data from PwC. Intel Made Half a Billion from Internet of Things …

Governments can bridge costs and services gaps with sensor networks

By Anni Ylagan
July 15, 2014

Contributing authors: Andre Bierzynski and Kevin Chrapaty. It’s not news to anyone who works in government that we live in a time of ever-tighter budgets and ever-increasing needs. The 2013 federal shutdown only highlighted this precarious situation: government finds it …

Governments can bridge costs and services gaps with sensor networks

By Anni Ylagan
July 15, 2014

Contributing authors: Andre Bierzynski and Kevin Chrapaty. It’s not news to anyone who works in government that we live in a time of ever-tighter budgets and ever-increasing needs. The 2013 federal shutdown only highlighted this precarious situation: government finds it …

Mesh Networking Extends IoT Reach

By Mark Pacelle
July 14, 2014

This article is part of a series exploring the role of networking in the Internet of Things. Today we are going to consider the attributes of wireless mesh networking, particularly in the context of our building monitoring and energy application. …

Mesh Networking Extends IoT Reach

By Mark Pacelle
July 14, 2014

This article is part of a series exploring the role of networking in the Internet of Things. Today we are going to consider the attributes of wireless mesh networking, particularly in the context of our building monitoring and energy application. …

Mesh Networking Extends IoT Reach

By Mark Pacelle
July 14, 2014

This article is part of a series exploring the role of networking in the Internet of Things. Today we are going to consider the attributes of wireless mesh networking, particularly in the context of our building monitoring and energy application. …

Governments can bridge costs and services gaps with sensor networks

By Anni Ylagan
July 11, 2014

Contributing authors: Andre Bierzynski and Kevin Chrapaty. It’s not news to anyone who works in government that we live in a time of ever-tighter budgets and ever-increasing needs. The 2013 federal shutdown only highlighted this precarious situation: government finds it …

Four short links: 11 July 2014

By Nat Torkington
July 11, 2014

Awesome Awesomeness — list of curated collections of frameworks and libraries in various languages that do not suck. They solve the problem of “so, I’m new to (language) and don’t want to kiss a lot of frogs before I find …

Four short links: 11 July 2014

By Nat Torkington
July 11, 2014

Awesome Awesomeness — list of curated collections of frameworks and libraries in various languages that do not suck. They solve the problem of “so, I’m new to (language) and don’t want to kiss a lot of frogs before I find …

Four short links: 11 July 2014

By Nat Torkington
July 11, 2014

Awesome Awesomeness — list of curated collections of frameworks and libraries in various languages that do not suck. They solve the problem of “so, I’m new to (language) and don’t want to kiss a lot of frogs before I find …

There are many use cases for graph databases and analytics

By Ben Lorica
July 8, 2014

The rise of sensors and connected devices will lead to applications that draw from network/graph data management and analytics. As the number of devices surpasses the number of people — Cisco estimates 50 billion connected devices by 2020 — one …

There are many use cases for graph databases and analytics

By Ben Lorica
July 8, 2014

The rise of sensors and connected devices will lead to applications that draw from network/graph data management and analytics. As the number of devices surpasses the number of people — Cisco estimates 50 billion connected devices by 2020 — one …

There are many use cases for graph databases and analytics

By Ben Lorica
July 8, 2014

The rise of sensors and connected devices will lead to applications that draw from network/graph data management and analytics. As the number of devices surpasses the number of people — Cisco estimates 50 billion connected devices by 2020 — one …

Four short links: 3 July 2014

By Nat Torkington
July 3, 2014

DropBox Opensources Go Libraries — including memcache and a general abstraction for caching layers. Transparency with Salaries (NPR) — Atkison has meetings like this all the time. He says it gives him a chance to explain why some employees make …

Four short links: 3 July 2014

By Nat Torkington
July 3, 2014

DropBox Opensources Go Libraries — including memcache and a general abstraction for caching layers. Transparency with Salaries (NPR) — Atkison has meetings like this all the time. He says it gives him a chance to explain why some employees make …


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