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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 …

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: 30 June 2014

By Nat Torkington
June 30, 2014

Interacting with a World of Connected Objects (Tom Coates) — notes from one of my favourite Foo Camp sessions. Security Considerations with Continuous Deployment (IBM) — rundown of categories of security issues your org might face, and how to tackle …

Four short links: 30 June 2014

By Nat Torkington
June 30, 2014

Interacting with a World of Connected Objects (Tom Coates) — notes from one of my favourite Foo Camp sessions. Security Considerations with Continuous Deployment (IBM) — rundown of categories of security issues your org might face, and how to tackle …

Four short links: 30 June 2014

By Nat Torkington
June 30, 2014

Interacting with a World of Connected Objects (Tom Coates) — notes from one of my favourite Foo Camp sessions. Security Considerations with Continuous Deployment (IBM) — rundown of categories of security issues your org might face, and how to tackle …

Four short links: 26 June 2014

By Nat Torkington
June 26, 2014

Charlie Stross on 2034 — every object in the real world is going to be providing a constant stream of metadata about its environment — and I mean every object. The frameworks used for channeling this firehose of environment data …

Four short links: 26 June 2014

By Nat Torkington
June 26, 2014

Charlie Stross on 2034 — every object in the real world is going to be providing a constant stream of metadata about its environment — and I mean every object. The frameworks used for channeling this firehose of environment data …

Four short links: 26 June 2014

By Nat Torkington
June 26, 2014

Charlie Stross on 2034 — every object in the real world is going to be providing a constant stream of metadata about its environment — and I mean every object. The frameworks used for channeling this firehose of environment data …

The Internet of Things’ inflection point

By Barb Edson
June 20, 2014

The term “Internet of Things” isn’t new. Some say it was coined in 1999 by Kevin Ashton to describe a world where “things,” which can be devices or sensors, are both smart and connected — meaning they have the ability …

The Internet of Things’ inflection point

By Barb Edson
June 20, 2014

The term “Internet of Things” isn’t new. Some say it was coined in 1999 by Kevin Ashton to describe a world where “things,” which can be devices or sensors, are both smart and connected — meaning they have the ability …

The Internet of Things’ inflection point

By Barb Edson
June 20, 2014

The term “Internet of Things” isn’t new. Some say it was coined in 1999 by Kevin Ashton to describe a world where “things,” which can be devices or sensors, are both smart and connected — meaning they have the ability …

Extracting value from the IoT

By Mike Barlow
June 20, 2014

The Internet of Things (IoT) is more than a network of smart toasters, refrigerators, and thermostats. For the moment, though, domestic appliances are the most visible aspect of the IoT. But they represent merely the tip of a very large …

Extracting value from the IoT

By Mike Barlow
June 20, 2014

The Internet of Things (IoT) is more than a network of smart toasters, refrigerators, and thermostats. For the moment, though, domestic appliances are the most visible aspect of the IoT. But they represent merely the tip of a very large …

Extracting value from the IoT

By Mike Barlow
June 20, 2014

The Internet of Things (IoT) is more than a network of smart toasters, refrigerators, and thermostats. For the moment, though, domestic appliances are the most visible aspect of the IoT. But they represent merely the tip of a very large …

Four short links: 12 June 2014

By Nat Torkington
June 12, 2014

Norbert Weiner (The Atlantic) — His fears for the future stemmed from two fundamental convictions: We humans can’t resist selfishly misusing the powers our machines give us, to the detriment of our fellow humans and the planet; and there’s a …

The role of Wi-Fi in the Internet of Things

By Mark Pacelle
June 12, 2014

This article is part of a series exploring the role of networking in the Internet of Things. In my previous post we evaluated a point-to-point networking technology, specifically Bluetooth, to determine its applicability to our building monitoring and energy application. …


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