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19
Jun

End Of Life Notice Issued For Intel Edison, Galileo, And Joule Development Boards

Intel Issues EOL for three IoT Development Boards

Early on the morning of June 19, 2017 news began to circulate that Intel has began the End Of Life (EOL) process for its line of maker-friendly development boards. The development boards in question are the Intel Edison, Joule, and Galileo. Dozens of articles were written about the impact these modules would have on the maker scene, but like many other “game changing” development products, the lack of libraries, community, and project tutorials prevented these modules from becoming mainstream hardware that was coveted by makers worldwide. Read more about End Of Life Notice Issued For Intel Edison, Galileo, And Joule Development Boards

27
Dec

Arduino Officially Releases Arduino IDE 1.8.0

 

Arduino Version 1.8.0 Is Here!

Arduino has officially released their long awaited "Unifying" IDE that brings both the .cc and .org variants of the company together into perfect harmony.  Version 1.8.0 of the Arduino IDE works out of the box with AVR boards, like the Uno, Mega, Yun, and Micro, among the most popular. Additionally, it supports the Arduino Leonardo Ethernet, Arduino Yun Mini,Arduino Industrial 101, and Uno WiFi... Read more about Arduino Officially Releases Arduino IDE 1.8.0

30
Nov

The Raspberry Pi Foundation issues security update for Raspbian

SSH Now Disabled By Default

I love the Internet of Things, so much so that I have built a career around writing about the so-called IoT for various websites, and for that I am thankful. Unfortunately, the IoT is not all fun and games as a lot of us would like to believe. As with everything that is connected to the internet, there are countless individuals in the world who dedicate their lives to finding a way to exploit the security flaws. Granted, not all of these individuals are nefarious in nature, and are just looking to find flaws so that they can be fixed, but their are a great number of individuals who are looking to utilize those internet connected things for malicious things... Read more about The Raspberry Pi Foundation issues security update for Raspbian

7
Jul

How To Make Your Wet / Dry Vacuum Filters Last 10x Longer.

Filterpal HD Review

If you own a workshop, have a vehicle, or have had to clean up after a large leak on your home, you have almost certainly used, if not owned a wet / dry vacuum. If you own a wet / dry vacuum that you have used to suck up particulate debris such as wood shaving, saw dust, ash, or drywal dust, then you know how fast it's pleated filter cartridge clogs up and renders the vacuum unusable. I recently purchased a new wet / dry vacuum from a big box store, and wanted to do something to slow down the filter replacment cycle. This is where a company called FilterPal comes in, and in the video below, I review their new FilterPal HD.  Read more about How To Make Your Wet / Dry Vacuum Filters Last 10x Longer.

28
Feb

FCC Documents Reveal Raspberry Pi 3 Featuring Onboard WiFi and Bluetooth

A New Raspberry Pi With Bluetooth and WiFi Is On The Way

It’s been a year since the Raspberry Pi Foundation released the Raspberry Pi 2, and it looks like the company is preparing to launch the third version of its Model B microcomputer. On February 26, 2016, submitted paperwork to the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) for approval of a new model of the Raspberry Pi. In the image above you can see that the board’s silkscreen says “Raspberry Pi 3 Model B V1.2”.  Read more about FCC Documents Reveal Raspberry Pi 3 Featuring Onboard WiFi and Bluetooth

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