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Robots in the lab

Apr 23, 2014 3:34 PM
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In the new issue of BioCoder, Peter Sand writes about Hacking Lab Equipment. It’s well worth a read: it gives a number of hints about how standard equipment can be modified so that it can be controlled by a program. This … (translate)

iBeacons, privacy, and security

Apr 23, 2014 11:34 AM
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iBeacons and various BLE technologies have the potential to shake up many established ways of doing business by streamlining interactions. Although there are potentially many uses for iBeacons, much of the initial discussion has focused on retail. (I’ll follow up with … (translate)

Four short links: 23 April 2014

Apr 23, 2014 11:34 AM
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Samsung UX (Scribd) — little shop of self-catalogued UX horrors, courtesy discovery in a lawsuit. Dated (Android G1 as competition) but rewarding to see there are signs of self-awareness in the companies that inflict unusability on the world. Tools for … (translate)

The crowdfunding conundrum

Apr 22, 2014 11:35 AM
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There is widespread consensus that crowdfunding is a boon, an egalitarian means for bringing products and services to market without relying on banks, venture capitalists, or established financial angels. Myriad platforms now allow entrepreneurs and folks with a little (or a … (translate)

Four short links: 22 April 2014

Apr 22, 2014 10:58 AM
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PourOver — NYT open source Javascript for very fast in-browser filtering and sorting of large collections. LibreSSL — OpenBSD take on OpenSSL. Unclear how sustainable this effort is, or how well adopted it will be. Competing with OpenSSL is obviously … (translate)

Ask Tim O’Reilly about the Internet of Things on Reddit

Apr 21, 2014 5:35 PM
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Our new Solid conference covers a lot of ground: hardware, design, manufacturing, and, of course, software. At 10 a.m. Pacific Time / 1 p.m. Eastern Time tomorrow (Tuesday, April 22), Tim O’Reilly will take questions on these areas and how he … (translate)

Toward an open Internet of Things

Apr 21, 2014 1:32 PM
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In a couple of posts and articles, we’ve nibbled around the notion of standards, interoperability, and the Internet of Things (or the Internet of Everything, or the Industrial Internet, or whatever you want to call it). It’s time to say … (translate)

M2M, IoT, and the invisibility of ubiquity

Apr 18, 2014 11:24 AM
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I started writing this post to respond to the question: “What is the difference between machine-to-machine (M2M) and the Internet of Things (IoT)?” It turns out, a post answering that question isn’t really necessary. There is already a pretty good … (translate)

Four short links: 18 April 2014

Apr 18, 2014 11:24 AM
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16 Interviewing Tips for User Studies — these apply to many situations beyond user interviews, too. The Backlash Against Big Data contd. (Mike Loukides) — Learn to be a data skeptic. That doesn’t mean becoming skeptical about the value of … (translate)

Biomimicry in the real world

Apr 17, 2014 12:55 PM
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A couple of years ago, I visited the World Science Festival in New York and saw Festo’s robotic bird. It was amazing. I’ve seen things that looked more or less like a bird, and that flew, but clearly weren’t flying like a bird. … (translate)

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