Last night I attended a Meetup on Cyber Security with a IoT context sponsored by Kerpashky Lab. It was a great night with hosted by a female with three well credentialed females as the guest panelists. There was a interesting presentation on Cyber Security followed by a Q&A with the panel. This rhetorical question occurred to me.
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Well it looks like Google is getting into the IoT business also. Microsoft has its IoT core platform that is basically a slimmed down version of its desktop Windows 10 offering targeted to the embedded Internet of Things market. Visual Studio 2015/2017 supports development for Windows desktop as well as IoT core using its universal platform strategy. Also included in VS is support for mobile phone development using Xamarin, which Microsoft acquired awhile back. Visual Studio through Xamarin has the ability write and debug IoS and Android mobile running on tablets and phones. Now that Google is in the IoT game also it will be interesting to see how their strategy pans out. Google, as expected, is leveraging all the Androids frameworks and middleware that makes sense for the IoT market. It is also extending libraries adding I2C, GPIO and UART interfaces to support user supplied hardware. As a simple test I built and tried to deploy a simple "hello world" Android mobile app, built with Visual ...
At THEORIS our server room temperature is controlled by an A/C unit, but we are facing two issues:
1- In summer the temperature may go above 30° C
2- If the power fails, the A/C unit needs to be restarted manually (button or IR)
We solved these two problems with a connected IoT solution based on an Educake from ICOP and an Azure Mobile Service for tracking.
At the center of the solution is a secondary A/C unit which is connected and monitored throught the Educake and Azure service. On power failure the Educake will restart as soon as power comes back and it automatically starts and tune the secondary A/C unit using infrared controller and current sensor. The current sensor was a mandatory input as infrared A/C order on the A/C unit is the same for ON and OFF.
The temerature of the room and the A/C power are monitored every 5 minutes to measure daily Min/Max which is reported the the Azure service.
A year of temperature monitoring on Azure &nbs ...
My Lumia 930, on the Windows Insider Fast Track started running hot and flattening the battery in about 4 hours, before Christmas after the most recent update.
I provided feedback but could not find a solution. Final solution I found that worked was to do a a Factory Reset. I backed up my data first. On reset I let it reinstall my previous apps that were installed etc.
The ms-iot Community Samples site is now open for business. You can list your existing projects on the site along with meta information making it searchable. http://www.sportronics.com.au/ms_iot_Community_Samples
As of early December, as per a partly relevant message a few days ago, you can’t use Custom Domains from Office Outlook and Windows Mail apps. You have to migrate to Office 365.
I got the following message when I tried to publish a web site from Visual Studio (2015 U3) and when I tried to restart VS after a reboot yesterday:
Microsoft Visual Studio '-84' is not a valid value for property 'Width'. The solution is simple.
Microsoft maintains a suite of sample IoT projects on GitHub at https://github.com/ms-iot/Samples.
Primarily it is a site for appropriate Microsoft staff to maintain the site by
The question is, do they want community contributions? The site was originally worded in its ReadMe it appeared to seek community contributions in all four areas. During a recent discussion I had with the repository principals, it was decided that going forward in the long term, for maintainability, community contributions would only be sought in 3., bug fixes.
To that end, I have created a GitHub repository where developers can deposit a ReadMe.MD (ReadMe replaced by the project name). The file will have a simple textual database record at the top listing project properties, including a relative link to the project’s GitHub repository. The website as discussed here, is then able to get the deposited project ,md files and extract the database records, It then can import them to the site’s database (actually a json file) and save the .md file (without the db record) for display via the web site. The web site is able to list the records (key properties only) which can be filtered/searched and sorted based upon these project properties. Users are then able to select a project and view the complete db record. From there they are able to view the complete project ,md file.
This sequence of blogs briefly discusses the techniques/technologies used for the web site which include:
Symptom: Cntrl Key and Fn Key don’t work
System: HP Probook 450G1
Without these keys you can’t do much development.
(Weird) Solution: ……….
Avnet has acquired Hacker . What does it mean about the openness of Hackster.IO which up to now has been platform and vendor neutral.