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Alec Noller10/29/14
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The Future Possibilities of Twitter-Powered IoT

If you don't spend enough time on Twitter as it is, you may have a new excuse now: the Internet of Things. According to Sophie Curtis, Twitter is going to "power" IoT by providing a cheap and easy way to collect and funnel data to IoT devices. And this is already happening in a number of ways.

Alec Noller10/27/14
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The Visualization of Things: Real-Time 3D Representations of IoT Connections

What's interesting about the Internet of Things is not really the Things, of course - they're just a bunch of junk you can buy - so much as the connections between them. As a result, it can be a bit hard to visualize - what, among the things that surround you, is actually connected?

Troy Hunt10/27/14
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.NET Rocks Podcast: The Security of IoT

You know how you always wanted a fork with an ARM processor that could upload data wirelessly over the internet? C’mon, you know you want it and now you can get a HAPIfork.

Alec Noller10/26/14
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The Best of the Week (Oct. 17): IoT Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the IoT Zone (October 17 - October 24). This week's best include the results of Typesafe's Java 8 survey, wearables for your shoes, part 5 of the Akka notes series, and more.

Rick Delgado10/26/14
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How Machine-Learning-as-a-Service Can Help the Internet of Things Reach its Potential

Without machine learning, the Internet of Things would likely be dead in the water. And now that small businesses can take advantage of machine learning due to MLaaS, more innovations and creative enterprises will likely result.

Rob Sanders10/25/14
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Telstra BigPond 4G – Bypassing Device Registration

If you use a Telstra 4G Mobile Broadband dongle, you might occasionally have issues with it, as I have found out from time to time. Something seems to corrupt the local settings forcing a complete uninstall and reinstall of the device driver(s) and Mobile Broadband Manager software.

Alec Noller10/24/14
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How the Internet of Things Will Impact Your Employment

It's pretty clear: IoT is the future. If you're working in IoT or plan to be soon, it sounds like you won't have any trouble find a job - and getting paid, for that matter - but what does this future of employment look like for everybody else?

Erich Styger10/24/14
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Putting Code of Files into Special Section with the GNU Linker

The GNU Linker (ld) is very powerful. This time I wanted to put all my Processor Expert generated code into its own dedicated section. This is useful for example to have a bootloader or a library inside a special area in FLASH. It was not obvious how to do this with the linker, but with some trial and error, I finally managed it.

Erich Styger10/23/14
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How NOT to Solder Headers on a Board

When I asked all student groups to solder the headers on the Freescale FRDM-KL25Z board, I received one report that the board does not work any more. A quick inspection of the board showed this:

Alec Noller10/23/14
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Raspberry Pi's Ebon Upton Shows Off Upcoming Touchscreen and Pi-Top

If you've been fruitlessly poking at your Raspberry Pi and hoping for something to happen, you're in luck: a touchscreen display is coming.

Arun Manivannan10/23/14
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Akka Notes: Child Actors and ActorPath - 6

Actors are completely hierarchical. Whatever Actors that you create HAS to be a child of some other Actor. Let's analyze that a bit.

Arun Manivannan10/22/14
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Akka Notes: Actor Lifecycle Basics Part 5

he basic Actor lifecycle is very much intuitive. You could actually compare the basic Actor lifecycle with a Java servlet lifecycle with one special difference.

Alec Noller10/22/14
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The Insecurity of IoT: Product Liability in a Connected World

One of the major issues faced by the Internet of Things is the question of security. With a new world of devices from various vendors (of varying competence) connecting together, how are things being secured? According to Jeff John Roberts, the answer is simple: they aren't.

Ian Skerrett10/22/14
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IoT Unconference at EclipseCon Europe

At EclipseCon Europe, we will be hosting an IoT Unconference on Monday, October 27. This is a great opportunity for anyone to better understand what is happening in the Eclipse IoT community.

Alec Noller10/21/14
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There's No Place Like Feet: Wearables For Your Shoes

You're checking all the boxes on your IoT shopping list when you realize that something's missing: where are all the foot-wearables? Now there's Dorothy, a shoe-based IoT set-up consisting of the Ruby, which is a little trigger/device you slip into your shoe, and an iOS app to help you customize things.

Ian Skerrett10/21/14
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Why Your IoT Product Strategy Needs to Include Open Source

For the last two years, I have been talking about why open source will be critical to the success of the Internet of Things. The current state of IoT/M2M is a lot of propriertary platforms and protocols. This can’t last and won’t win in the long term.

Alec Noller10/20/14
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Java 8 Survey: The Results Are In

Typesafe ran a survey of Java developers in February, along with a follow-up in September - you might have seen that one on DZone - and together they present an interesting look at the uptake of Java 8 and other industry trends.

Erich Styger10/20/14
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User Interrupt on NMI Pin with Kinetis and ExtInt Component

While my beef brisket is smoking on ;-), I have time to investigate a problem I was running on in my lecture on Friday: for the Joystick shield on the FRDM-KL25Z board, I wanted to use an interrupt if I press the green button, but it didn't work.

Erich Styger10/17/14
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Cheap and Simple WiFi with ESP8266 for the FRDM Board

How cool would it be to add WiFi support to any projects or IoT? Why not use WiFi with a microcontroller which has only few KBytes of RAM and FLASH. For less than $5 US? Dreams came true, and intrigued by an article at Hack-A-Day, I searched a supplier for that ESP8266 module.

Alec Noller10/16/14
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IoT is Going to Steal All Your Stuff

Well, not steal your stuff exactly, but quietly shift ownership of your prized possessions to somebody else. As IoT grows and connected devices become ubiquitous, you'll own an increasing supply of snazzy electronics, but the makers of your toys may have more control over them than you do.

John Walter10/15/14
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The Best of DZone: Oct. 8 - Oct. 15

If you missed anything on DZone this week, now's your chance to catch up! This week's best include a tutorial for getting started building mobile apps with the Ionic framework, an editorial detailing how developers are integrating, an attempt at linear regression, and more.

Alec Noller10/14/14
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IoT is Coming to a Store Near You

If you're in a Best Buy sometime around November or December, you might come across a new department: Connected Home. And Best Buy isn't the only one embracing IoT.

Prabath Siriwardena10/13/14
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Revamping WSO2 API Manager Key Management Architecture Around Open Standards

One of the limitations we had in API Manager so far is its tight integration with the WSO2 Identity Server. WSO2 Identity Server acts as the key manager, which issues and validates OAuth tokens.

Alec Noller10/12/14
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The Best of the Week (Oct. 3): IoT Zone

Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the IoT Zone. This week's best include the announcement of ARM mbed, an infographic of the world's greatest programmers, a simple Java SSH client, and more!

Alec Noller10/10/14
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Poll Results Are In: The World's Greatest Programmers

You may have seen our recent poll about the world's greatest programmers - maybe you gave an opinion! Well, the results are in, and we've created this infographic to help you visualize the rankings as determined by DZone's audience.