PixiePath to offer cloud platform for drone flight control
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PixiePath to offer cloud platform for drone flight control

A new startup, PixiePath, plans to become the flight control of the drone world by offering what the company calls a “Drone Fleet Orchestration Platform”. They address drone operators looking for drone fleet support, systems...

12/13/14

7 Chrome developer extensions I can't live without
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7 Chrome developer extensions I can't live without

Over the six years since Chrome’s launch I’ve tested literally hundreds of extensions for Google's Chrome browser and there are a handful of development-oriented add-ons that I now find I can’t live without …

12/06/14

Sites that don't like Chrome for no obvious reason

Sites that don't like Chrome for no obvious reason

For reasons I can't fathom, certain sites don’t seem to work with Google’s Chrome browser. I find this extraordinary and the site that annoys me most when it comes to not working properly with Chrome is Wells Fargo.

12/06/14

CuBox-i4Pro: A whole lotta Linux or Android for not a whole lotta cash
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CuBox-i4Pro: A whole lotta Linux or Android for not a whole lotta cash

You can use the CuBox-i4Pro as an Android machine, a general purpose Linux host with or without external storage, or run the open source media player XBMC. As a platform for OEM projects the CuBox-i4Pro is a clean, elegant, and...

11/29/14

"Reply All," "Startup," and TAL: Podcasts you need to hear ...

As a technical, well-informed Internet user you should be listening to the podcast Reply All, hosted by PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman and published by the newly-founded startup, Gimlet Media. Gimlet Media is CEO’ed by Alex Blumberg, an...

11/29/14

A3, Advanced Adaptive Applications: The end of server malware and hacking?

A3, Advanced Adaptive Applications: The end of server malware and hacking?

A3, a new container- and VM-based system promises to not only detect but also fix malware and hacking attacks

11/22/14

Forget your robot overlords: Watch out for Lethal Autonomous Systems that make mistakes

Forget your robot overlords: Watch out for Lethal Autonomous Systems that make mistakes

A new paper on artifically intelligent Lethal Autonomous Systems examines the possibility of them making mistakes and concludes they will and that the ethical and moral dangers of LASs are significant

11/22/14

App  o’ the week: Simplenote makes keeping and sharing lists easy (and free)

App o’ the week: Simplenote makes keeping and sharing lists easy (and free)

Simplenote, a program for making and sharing lists, is available as a free app for iOS, Android, OS X, and Kindle (but not for Windows) and can be accessed from the Web.

11/21/14

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

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