Net Neutrality: It's regulation for the public good, not government takeover

Net Neutrality: It's regulation for the public good, not government takeover

#Net_Neutrality doesn’t mean that the government is taking over anything. When something becomes as crucial to the economic health of our culture as the #Internet has, it has moved from being a nice thing to have (like satellite TV)...

11/19/14

Nexia Home Intelligence: One of the best premises automation systems

Nexia Home Intelligence: One of the best premises automation systems

Over the last few months I’ve been testing Nexia Home Intelligence, a premises automation solution sold by Ingersoll Rand which also owns a number of other well-known brands including Schlage, Trane, and American Standard. Given...

11/16/14

The SWAMP: How to avoid the coming software armageddon

The SWAMP: How to avoid the coming software armageddon

It's not a question of if your applications and Web applications will be attacked but when and how much have you "hardened" your apps through assurance testing. The SWAMP, sponsored by the DHS, provides a large suite of hosted testing...

11/16/14

Ghost could scare off WordPress as the top blogging platform

Ghost could scare off WordPress as the top blogging platform

Ghost, a free, open source, fast, sleek, blogging platform based on Node.js

11/09/14

Why Big Data and analytics should care about my burning waterskis

Why Big Data and analytics should care about my burning waterskis

How you code data in your Big Data project has consequences, just take a look at ICD-10 which codes for things that will amaze you!

11/09/14

Mojio: Big Data on vehicles plus a open platform equals easy IoT analytic apps

Mojio: Big Data on vehicles plus a open platform equals easy IoT analytic apps

Mojio offers a device that plugs into the On Board Diagnostic II (ODB) connector and includes GPS and an accelerometer. It sends vehicle performance and location data to Mojio’s platform via AT&T’s 3G network in the US and the Telus...

11/08/14

Ten operating systems for the Raspberry Pi

Ten operating systems for the Raspberry Pi

The OSes the Raspberry Pi can run will amaze you!

11/03/14

goTenna: Give your smartphone long range messaging even if there's no cell service!
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goTenna: Give your smartphone long range messaging even if there's no cell service!

goTenna works with your smartphone and turns it into what amounts to a CB radio. This means that even when you have no cell service you'll be able to send and receive messages and location data to and from other people equipped with...

11/01/14

Krita Desktop: A free, open source painting tool, maybe as good as Photoshop
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Krita Desktop: A free, open source painting tool, maybe as good as Photoshop

Krita Desktop, a really impressive painting tool that rivals Adobe Photoshop for features and makes some ways of working much easier. Available as free open source software for Windows (Vista, 7, 8) , Linux (Ubuntu, Mint, Debian,...

11/01/14

Google's Inbox: Just more
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Google's Inbox: Just more "Nannyfication" of productivity

Google's new Inbox by Gmail app and Web interface takes email to places I don't want to go to ... and the iOS version has a serious bug (or oversight depending on your point of view). Bottom line: Inbox tries too hard.

11/01/14

Facebook does the unthinkable: Supports enhanced privacy by setting up home on the Tor Network!
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Facebook does the unthinkable: Supports enhanced privacy by setting up home on the Tor Network!

Facebook isn't usually though of as a champion of privacy but by setting up shop on the Tor Network and modifying some of the account setup and login details they've made it possible to do what was unthinkable: Access Facebook...

11/01/14

Endeavour: The Last Space Shuttle as she's never been seen before.
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Endeavour: The Last Space Shuttle as she's never been seen before.

Endeavour, NASA’s fifth and final space shuttle, is now on display at the California Science Center in Los Angeles and, if you’re at all a fan of space stuff, it's one of the most iconic and remarkable flying machines ever built. Here...

10/26/14

Apple: A pox on your house!

Apple: A pox on your house!

I had the Yosemite upgrade downloaded and ready to roll but I was putting it off until I had some time when I wouldn’t be using my iMac. Pages not being able to access iCloud pushed me over the edge …

10/23/14

A tale of Ransomware that will make your blood run cold ...
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A tale of Ransomware that will make your blood run cold ...

Ransomware that holds your data hostage unless you pay up is real and dangerous to your network's health ... here's a tale of what happened to one company

10/16/14

Lockheed Martin's CFR: A hot fusion breakthrough for power generation
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Lockheed Martin's CFR: A hot fusion breakthrough for power generation

Lockheed Martin announced today that the company has made a breakthrough in nuclear fusion and predicts that they’ll have a 100 megawatt power plant that will fit on the back of a truck within a decade.

10/15/14

ProduKey: Answers
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ProduKey: Answers "what's my @#$% Microsoft key?" (but not in Klingon)

Finding Microsoft Product keys at short notice is usually a complete and utter pain but it's even worse when you really need a key and you've misplaced the paperwork ...

10/14/14

Dronecode: A home for drones
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Dronecode: A home for drones

The drone world could have become a fragmented market of proprietary systems but Dronecode promises to deliver sophisticated, free, open source platforms

10/14/14

TCP Connected Lighting: Almost the future of
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TCP Connected Lighting: Almost the future of "smart" lighting

“Smart” lighting is, undoubtedly, the way of the future. It’s based on the idea that lighting should be optimized for power use and effectiveness as well as being customizable for aesthetic purposes. The TCP Connected Lighting System...

10/11/14

Better know an OS: Linux Mint 17.1
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Better know an OS: Linux Mint 17.1 "Qiana"

If you’re looking for an elegant, high-performance, easy-to-use, highly functional, stable, and maintainable desktop Linux that is a real alternative to Windows and perhaps the most user-friendly distribution available, Linux Mint 17...

10/11/14

Turning the Tabü LED bulb into an open system and bringing it into the IoT
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Turning the Tabü LED bulb into an open system and bringing it into the IoT

The Tabü LED bulbs are clever and very flexible but only over BLE from a smartphone app. Anne van Rosum figured out how to make this closed product open. Tabü should be grateful because Rossum may have given them an entry into the...

10/09/14

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