LXLE: A Linux distro to give new life to old hardware

LXLE: A Linux distro to give new life to old hardware

LXLE: A fast, stripped down Linux distro designed to give new life to old hardware.

09/29/16

Building a Raspberry Pi-powered Barkometer, Part 3

Building a Raspberry Pi-powered Barkometer, Part 3

Capturing sound from a microphone on a Raspberry Pi isn't simple and which microphone you use will have a huge impact on the quality

09/15/16

Eero, my Wi-Fi hero

Eero, my Wi-Fi hero

Tired a patchy Wi-Fi coverage in your home or office? eero is the answer.

09/11/16

Down with idiotic disclaimer footers and dumb surveys!

Down with idiotic disclaimer footers and dumb surveys!

You can put whatever legalese you please in your email footer but it won't do you any good. And your endless surveys? Stop already!

09/10/16

What to do when Verizon won't close your email account

What to do when Verizon won't close your email account

A year ago I wrote about Verizon's awful email service and apparently it's not got any better. A reader asks what to do because Verizon won't close his email account.

09/04/16

Building a Raspberry Pi-powered Barkometer, Part 2

Building a Raspberry Pi-powered Barkometer, Part 2

Building a Raspberry Pi-powered dog bark monitor

09/03/16

Building a Raspberry Pi-powered Barkometer, Part 1

Building a Raspberry Pi-powered Barkometer, Part 1

My dog stands (sits) accused of barking too much so I'm using a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B to monitor his behavior.

08/28/16

The discerning nerd's guide to Raspberry Pi hardware (2016 mid-year edition)

The discerning nerd's guide to Raspberry Pi hardware (2016 mid-year edition)

If you don't know your Model A from your Zero from your generation 3 Model B, this is the guide for you.

08/26/16

IoT Engineering Tip: Simplifying SSH Host ECDSA Key Checking

IoT Engineering Tip: Simplifying SSH Host ECDSA Key Checking

If you keep wiping and re-installing the operating system on IoT devices such as Raspberry Pis, SSH will get cranky because the board's public key will change

08/20/16

Machine learning and forgery

Machine learning and forgery

A new algorithm from University College London researchers creates forged handwritten text that never was

08/19/16

Microduino mCookie; a platform for experimenting with the Internet of Things. Great idea but ...

Microduino mCookie; a platform for experimenting with the Internet of Things. Great idea but ...

Microduino mCookie; an experimental and educational platform for the Internet of Things. The hardware is great, the pricing is good, but the devil, as always, is in the documentation.

08/06/16

Bigfoot data: Disney patent to track visitors by their shoes

Bigfoot data: Disney patent to track visitors by their shoes

Disney plans to track you by your shoes ... and "The Happiest Place on Earth" might become "The Safest Place on Earth"

08/06/16

Initial State, powerful data capture and analytics for your IoT infrastructure

Initial State, powerful data capture and analytics for your IoT infrastructure

Just managing your IoT devices isn't enough; to get value from your investment in Raspberry Pi-, Arduino-, and Beaglebone Black-based IoT devices you need to capture the data they generate and slice and dice it. Initial State has the...

07/31/16

StayblCam, a cheap way to improve your crappy video technique

StayblCam, a cheap way to improve your crappy video technique

Simple, robust, and low cost, the StayblCam camera stabilizer will make your tracking video shots smooth and professional-looking

07/30/16

Big data paper shows stock market trades behave like light bulbs

Big data paper shows stock market trades behave like light bulbs

Big data paper shows once you remove noise from stock trade data, its patterns become surprisingly predictable, looks like light bulb failures

07/23/16

Enterprise encryption adoption up, but the devil's in the details

Enterprise encryption adoption up, but the devil's in the details

A new survey by the Ponemon Institute finds that enterprise-wide encryption strategies are accelerating but there are risks to consider

07/20/16

ChefSteps' Joule: Food meets tech. Result? Delicious!

ChefSteps' Joule: Food meets tech. Result? Delicious!

The Joule immersion circulator from ChefSteps cooks up sous vide with a big helping of technology for a great price

07/16/16

OS X code names for US election candidates

OS X code names for US election candidates

Apple marketing made OS X code names a 'thing' so why aren't they making point versions for the election candidates?

07/11/16

Houston, we have code!

Houston, we have code!

Apollo 11 went to the moon and back guided by a computer with 0.08% of the processing power of an iPhone 5s ... now you can read the code that drove the mission and try the simulator

07/10/16

Cayenne, how to manage a frustration of IoT devices

Cayenne, how to manage a frustration of IoT devices

You're deploying IoT devices like a fiend but what you've got is a management problem akin to herding cats. Cayenne from myDevices is a promising way to get them under control.

07/10/16

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