Immersion: The surprising history and connections in your messaging network
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Immersion: The surprising history and connections in your messaging network

MIT's Immersion is a browser-based service that connects to your email account on Gmail, MS Exchange, or Yahoo and, after grabbing your metadata, graphs your connections. It can show you who have been the top connections over your...

09/27/14

dtSearch: How to handle Big or even Biggish Data
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dtSearch: How to handle Big or even Biggish Data

Dealing with Big Data, or even just Biggish Data, isn't easy so if you've got a lot of content to search you're going to need something more powerful than the standard tools. dtSearch is just what you need: Fast, capable of indexing...

09/27/14

Bitnami: Making it easy and efficient to test server apps on your desktop and in the cloud

Bitnami: Making it easy and efficient to test server apps on your desktop and in the cloud

Bitnami Stacks are server-based open source applications packaged to a consistent standard with all of the app’s required libraries and dependencies, optimized for performance, and kept updated to the latest stable version. You can...

09/26/14

Predicting crime with Big Data ... welcome to
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Predicting crime with Big Data ... welcome to "Minority Report" for real

Crime has patterns just like everything else humans do when we're viewed as a large enough group. Thus, while individual behavior can be hard to predict, determining the average behavior of a population and then matching individuals...

09/20/14

QNAP Virtualization Station: Thoroughly and completely epically awesome
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QNAP Virtualization Station: Thoroughly and completely epically awesome

Want to run VMs securely and cheaply? QNAP's Virtualization Station add-on app does it all elegantly, efficiently, and for free

09/19/14

The Crazyflie Nano Quadcopter: Cheap, hackable, and thoroughly awesome
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The Crazyflie Nano Quadcopter: Cheap, hackable, and thoroughly awesome

There's one low-cost platform that will delight everyone who wants to do some serious quadcopter hacking: The Crazyflie Nano Quadcopter developed by Bitcraze. It's amazing not just in its design, specification, and performance but for...

09/18/14

A dozen real desks of a dozen real techies

A dozen real desks of a dozen real techies

How does your desk compare?

09/17/14

What would you do if you lost access to your Gmail account?

What would you do if you lost access to your Gmail account?

Hopefully you've enabled Google Two Factor Verification but even if a hacker doesn't steal your account, other things can go wrong and then poof! No more Gmail for you. You can do something about this and the answer is simple; backup...

09/13/14

GREmailRobot: Powerful email automation (and cheap!)

GREmailRobot: Powerful email automation (and cheap!)

GREmailRobot is a powerful SMTP and POP3 Windows utility that can perform sophisticated email filtering, modification, and routing tasks at an incredibly low price.

09/13/14

28 crucial checks to make before launching your Web site

28 crucial checks to make before launching your Web site

Every day you come across Web sites that are just plain wrong. Either they’re over-designed with way too much going on or they look like someone built the site with their eyes closed. And even if they’re well-designed there are...

09/08/14

Illustris: The most amazing (and biggest) computer simulation of the universe so far
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Illustris: The most amazing (and biggest) computer simulation of the universe so far

The Illustris simulation represents an unprecedented combination of high resolution, total volume, and physical fidelity … The calculation tracks the expansion of the universe, the gravitational pull of matter onto itself, the...

09/06/14

How-to: Automate image editing with GIMP
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How-to: Automate image editing with GIMP

I needed to remove the white background from several hundred images in PNG format and replace it with transparency. I know you can automate Photoshop but that’s like getting into a Sherman tank to go shopping at your local...

09/05/14

Amy, your personal AI-driven scheduling assistant (and I have accounts to give away!)

Amy, your personal AI-driven scheduling assistant (and I have accounts to give away!)

Scheduling meetings is a pain but x.ai's artificially intelligent assistant "Amy" makes it painless by interacting through email just as a human assistant would

09/05/14

Why there will always be leaked celeb nude photos

Why there will always be leaked celeb nude photos

Last week's leak of nude celeb pics from hacked iCloud accounts isn't surprising

09/02/14

Wally: A high-tech networked water leak detection system

Wally: A high-tech networked water leak detection system

The Wally system is a wireless sensor network that effectively addresses the problem of detecting water damage from broken or leaking pipes at a very reasonable price.

08/22/14

Is Wi-Fi killing us...slowly?

Is Wi-Fi killing us...slowly?

What would it take to get you to stop using cellphones and Wi-Fi completely? How about the threat of cancer against children?

08/21/14

Freeware: Febooti Hash & CRC verification utility.

Freeware: Febooti Hash & CRC verification utility.

Making sure what you download is what you think it is requires the publisher to publish a hash or checksum for each files and a tool to do the verification. Febooti has an answer and it's freeware.

08/20/14

Zipbuds: Earbuds with great sound, great design (particularly for travellers), and a great price

Zipbuds: Earbuds with great sound, great design (particularly for travellers), and a great price

You can spend a lot of money on earbuds but Zipbuds, currently a Kickstarter campaign, not only sound good, they're well-designed, and remarkably low-cost and great for travel

08/20/14

Fluid: Turning Web content into OS X apps

Fluid: Turning Web content into OS X apps

If you've got too many browser tabs open and it's hard to find the one you want why not make the Web content into OS X apps?

08/16/14

Get a handle on repetitive tasks with Febooti Automation Workshop for Windows

Get a handle on repetitive tasks with Febooti Automation Workshop for Windows

Repetitive systems tasks can suck away your time if done by hand and your patience if you try to perform task automation with scripting or (yech) batch files. On Windows, Febooti's Automation Workshop is a great answer.

08/16/14

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