20 fantastic ways to find new music that you like (no Last.fm & Pandora inside) OK, everybody knows that Last.fm & Pandora are great services, but there are a lot of other tools that can help us to find new cool music. Some of them just expose daily musical goodies, others make recommendations based on your very own preferences, and others take the web interactivity ever further. Explore the best 20 ways to discover new music in a web 2.0 world. Live music discovery Wonderwheel Wonderwheel is a new tool that aims to help you find similar artists with the ones you like.
Windows vs Ubuntu – Usability « Roman Kennke's Blog A couple of days ago I received a new laptop, and it came with Windows (Vista). I thought I’d give it a try (haven’t touched Vista at all so far). This Windows thingy came preinstalled on this laptop, so I was thinking I could jump right into it.
Top 11 Cloud Platforms for Internet of Things (IoT) Here, we will look at the top, most-recommended cloud platforms used for IoT development. Let's get started! 1. OPEN SOURCE GOD: 480+ Open Source Applications Open source software is booming: here we round up over 480 open source applications for you to use or build upon. Feel free to add more apps in the comments. And don’t forget to subscribe to Mashable for the latest web news and resources. Also see the other entries in this series: ONLINE PRODUCTIVITY GOD, WORDPRESS GOD, ONLINE MEDIA GOD and FIREFOX GOD. Accounting Adaptive Planning Express - An open source solution enabling medium sized companies to automate budgeting and forecasting by moving beyond traditional applications like Excel.
eDonkey network The eDonkey Network (also known as the eDonkey2000 network or eD2k) is a decentralized, mostly server-based, peer-to-peer file sharing network best suited to share big files among users, and to provide long term availability of files. Like most sharing networks, it is decentralized, as there is not any central hub for the network; also, files are not stored on a central server but are exchanged directly between users based on the peer-to-peer principle. Currently, the eD2k network is not supported by any organization (in the past it was supported by the MetaMachine Corporation, its creator, which now is out of business) and development and maintenance is being fully provided by its community and client developers. There are many programs that act as the client part of the network.
25 Killer Websites that Make You Cleverer It’s easy to forget that we have access to a virtually limitless resource of information, i.e. the Internet. For a lot of us, this is even true at our fingertips, thanks to the ubiquity of smartphones and an ever-increasing push for online greatness by tech engineers all over the world. As a result, there are countless websites out there that are geared to make you smarter and more brilliant for either a low or no cost. Here are just 25 killer websites that may just make you more clever than ever before. 1. CableDialup This page describes how to use a cell phone and a USB cable to connect your pc to the internet. For this example I used: Ubuntu Breezy a Nokia 6021 cell phone a CA-42 cable an Italian Vodafone provider The instructions should be valid with minimal modifications also for a Bluetooth or infrared connection and for other providers. I used the packages wvdial and netenv, which can be installed by sudo apt-get install wvdial sudo apt-get install netenv
Sigfox IoT Network Spreads Across the Globe - Industrial IoT/Industrie 4.0 Viewpoints Sigfox is growing. Founded in France in 2009 by Ludovic Le Moan and Christophe Fourtet, the company behind the eponymous low power wide area network (LPWAN), now counts a staff of more than 200, numerous partnerships with operators and integrators, and offices across Europe, USA, and Asia. The latest (Series E) funding round in November 2016, which raised €150 million, will help accelerate Sigfox network deployment from the current 29 countries to 60 by next year. Investors in Sigfox include Air Liquide, Intel Capital, Salesforce Ventures, and Total. 5 Great Ways To Put Your Dusty Old iPod To New Use How long has your old iPod been in a drawer, unloved and dusty? Probably since the day you upgraded to a fancy new touch version or decided your smartphone would suffice from now on. But wait! Your old iPod is still a more than capable device that eats MP3s for breakfast and even takes advantage of a few old-school apps. If you’re short on uses for your old white chum these days, read on… First: Make It Awesome
Onswipe Imagine waiting for the train while picking out your groceries from a display case filled with products identical in size, scale and color to really grocery store shelves. If the first round of the digital revolution was about making the real virtual, this time it is about making the virtual real again. South Korean grocery chain Tesco was looking for a way to one-up their major competitor – impossible to do in terms of physical shops due to a lack of actual stores; hence, they turned toward the world wide web with a combination of mobile phone and QR code technologies.
IQ Test (Intelligence Test). More than 50 Intelligence Tests for all ages Have you ever asked yourself, what it intelligence? Intelligence can be described as the ability to have skills, necessary to face the requirements and challenges, which man is daily confronted with. According to the Webster’s Dictionary, “intelligence is a capacity to perceive and comprehend meaning, information, news”. Nowadays a new, more complex and extensive conception of intelligence has been developed, and the determination can be simply expressed as: Intelligence is a skill to solve complex problems in the changing circumstances. One cannot say, that IQ = Intelligence, because not all the aspects of the intelligence can be reliably measured.
Securing an Ubuntu Server « andrewault.net For more current information, see: Security is relative. Will these steps make your server “secure”? It will be more secure than it was before. And more secure than most servers. IIoT Re-Shaping Plant Information and DCS Architecture - Industrial IoT/Industrie 4.0 Viewpoints Through IIoT-enabled technologies and strategies, industrial users can collect and store data from almost anything at an extremely high frequency and incredibly low cost. This enables efficiencies in work and business processes that were not possible in the past. Distributed control systems (DCS) and programmable logic controllers (PLC) with process historians have been performing some elements of this for decades. While they still deal with sensors and computing, IIoT-enabled solutions can deliver very different outcomes than DCS- and PLC-based process automation architectures alone. Historically, process automation systems have been designed for a single purpose; to support process control based on the process design characteristics as spelled out on the process & instrumentation design (P&ID) diagrams.