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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. …

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. …

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. …

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. …

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 …

Four short links: 28 May 2014

By Nat Torkington
May 28, 2014

Maciej Ceglowski on Our Internet — If you haven’t already read this because someone pushed it into your hands, read it now. If these vast databases are valuable enough, it doesn’t matter who they belong to. The government will always …

Four short links: 20 May 2014

By Nat Torkington
May 20, 2014

Basics of Machine Learning Course Notes — slides and audio from university course. Watch along on YouTube. A Primer on Deep Learning — a very quick catch-up on WTF this is all about. 3D Printers Have a Lot to Learn …

8 key attributes of Bluetooth networking

By Mark Pacelle
May 16, 2014

This article is part of a series that began with 3 topologies driving IoT networking standards. Previously, we set out to choose the wireless technology standard that best fits the needs of our hypothetical building monitoring and energy application. Going …

Four short links: 25 April 2014

By Nat Torkington
April 26, 2014

UX of the Internet of Things — a Pinterest board of IoT designs and experience. parallax.js — Javascript library for tilt, shake, etc. interactivity on iPad. NICE demo. Gov.UK Local Government Dashboard Prototype is Live — not glorious, but making …

Four short links: 17 April 2014

By Nat Torkington
April 17, 2014

Playbook for Strategic Foresight & Innovation — MANY pages of framework and exercises. Good for what it is, but also as a model for how to disseminate your ideas and frame for the world to consume. Why I’m a Crabby …

Business models that make the Internet of Things feasible

By Andy Oram
April 8, 2014

For some people, it’s too early to plan mass consumerization of the Internet of Things. Developers are contentedly tinkering with Arduinos and clip cables, demonstrating cool one-off applications. We know that home automation can save energy, keep the elderly and …

Four short links: 7 April 2014

By Nat Torkington
April 7, 2014

Can We Design Systems to Automate Ethics — code in self-driving cars will implement a solution to the trolley problem. But which solution? My First Post on Medium (Andy Baio) — one or two glitches but otherwise fine demonstration of …

3 topologies driving IoT networking standards

By Mark Pacelle
April 4, 2014

There are a lot of moving parts in the networking for the Internet of Things; a lot to sort out between WiFi, WiFi LP, Bluetooth, Bluetooth LE, Zigbee, Z-Wave, EnOcean and others. Some standards are governed by open, independent standards …


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