Saturday, October 22, 2016

This Stranger Things Light Wall by @kyfast is Wearable and Awesome #ElectronicHalloween

from This Stranger Things Light Wall by @kyfast is Wearable and Awesome #ElectronicHalloween
by Noe Ruiz

Kylie Stradley shared with us her Stranger Things inspired wearable light wall on Twitter. We’ve seen a few folks recreate the iconic wall using an Arduino and Raspberry Pi, but Kylie may be the first to make it into a wearable.

The wall that I made is a 13.5″x11″ inch piece of cardboard with floral scrapbook paper glued to the front. I poked holes through the cardboard that I pushed the LEDs through and then taped down on the back. I attached a small button switch for easy access to open and close the circuit… The code runs on an Adafruit Flora running Arduino software and the whole thing is powered by 3 AA batteries.

GO check out her blog post for more details, BOM and code on github. Awesome work, Kylie!

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The #IoT and DNS | @ThingsExpo #BigData #IoT #M2M #DigitalTransformation

from The #IoT and DNS | @ThingsExpo #BigData #IoT #M2M #DigitalTransformation
When we talk about the impact of BYOD and BYOA and the Internet of Things, we often focus on the impact on data center architectures. That's because there will be an increasing need for authentication, for access control, for security, for application delivery as the number of potential endpoints (clients, devices, things) increases. That means scale in the data center. What we gloss over, what we skip, is that before any of these "things" ever makes a request to access an application it had to execute a DNS query. Every. Single. Thing.

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RTC's Impact on Communications | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #RTC #WebRTC

from RTC's Impact on Communications | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #RTC #WebRTC
P2P RTC will impact the landscape of communications, shifting from traditional telephony style communications models to OTT (Over-The-Top) cloud assisted & PaaS (Platform as a Service) communication services. The P2P shift will impact many areas of our lives, from mobile communication, human interactive web services, RTC and telephony infrastructure, user federation, security and privacy implications, business costs, and scalability. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Robin Raymond, Chief Architect at Hookflash, will walk through the shifting landscape of traditional telephone and voice services to the modern P2P RTC era of OTT cloud assisted services.

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[session] Legacy with #WebRTC | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #RTC #UCaaS

from [session] Legacy with #WebRTC | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #RTC #UCaaS
Fact is, enterprises have significant legacy voice infrastructure that’s costly to replace with pure IP solutions. How can we bring this analog infrastructure into our shiny new cloud applications? There are proven methods to bind both legacy voice applications and traditional PSTN audio into cloud-based applications and services at a carrier scale. Some of the most successful implementations leverage WebRTC, WebSockets, SIP and other open source technologies. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Dan Cunningham, CTO of ReadyTalk, will cover real world examples of how enterprises and vendors alike can modernize infrastructure without ditching existing investments.

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IoT Challenge and #FogComputing | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #BigData

from IoT Challenge and #FogComputing | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #BigData
Fog Computing is being touted as the data communication solution our Internet of Things (IoT) devices are asking for by bringing the power of cloud computing closer to the end user. The fact is, the number of connected devices is going to continue to grow exponentionally. In fact, Gartner predicts that by 2020 IoT will include 26 billion connected things. Consider the impact that amount of data collected and processed will have.

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[session] Chinese Internet | @CloudExpo @CDSGlobalCloud #SDS #DataCenter

from [session] Chinese Internet | @CloudExpo @CDSGlobalCloud #SDS #DataCenter
If you had a chance to enter on the ground level of the largest e-commerce market in the world – would you? China is the world’s most populated country with the second largest economy and the world’s fastest growing market. It is estimated that by 2018 the Chinese market will be reaching over $30 billion in gaming revenue alone. Admittedly for a foreign company, doing business in China can be challenging. Often changing laws, administrative regulations and the often inscrutable Chinese Internet combined with ICP registration, the Great Firewall, and BGPs have resulted in a limited foreign market in Mainland China.

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Thomas Jackson’s Emergent Behavior Features Man-Made Swarms in Nature #celebratephotography

from Thomas Jackson’s Emergent Behavior Features Man-Made Swarms in Nature #celebratephotography
by Stephanie


We are loving the striking juxtaposition Thomas Jackson has created in this series! From Colossal:

Photographer Thomas Jackson (previously) is intrigued by the movements and behaviors of swarms, something he seeks to replicate in temporary installations he constructs for the purpose of making a single photo as part of his Emergent Behavior series. From swarming locusts, to schools of fish or flocks of birds, the San Francisco-based artist recreates these self-organizing behaviors with common objects like plastic cups, party streamers, or hula hoops. Each piece is made as seen here using various methods of filament and other hidden structures that hold everything in place for the photograph—nothing is digitally edited and the pieces aren’t being thrown through the air.

Read more, see more from Thomas Jackson, and don’t miss this series at Miller Yezerski Gallery running 11/18-12/23


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