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August 2012 This is the second post in a series documenting my investigation into data models for pervasive interoperability on the Internet of Things. Here I'm looking into the information architecture inside the data model. Previously, I mentioned that many sensors and devices already have the ability to connect to the internet. There is emerging a common way for devices and sensors to present themselves on the internet, which is through a RESTful interface. In short, Representational State Transfer is a style of communication that allows interfaces to be stateless and self-describing. Using REST allows two entities to exchange information is a well defined way without them having to know in advance what the other endpoint is going to do internally.

The Internet of Things What if your iron sent you an email because you left the house in a rush and forgot to unplug it? Or what if your new sweater tweeted when it was ready to be picked up at the dry cleaner? Prepare yourself for the Internet of Things — a not-so distant future in which inanimate objects have online profiles. Learning Resources: Computer Lessons, Hardware on the Inside - Kaboose.com Get past the marketing puffery on most computer manufacturers’ websites, and all you have left to compare are product images and hardware specs – which are great for the tech-obsessed buyers who understand what the names and numbers mean, but daunting for the majority of us who just want a computer that runs fast, gets us online, and doesn’t fall apart if we have to take it on a trip. What, for instance, is the difference between Intel‘s second-generation (i3, i5 and i7) processors, the previous Intel generation, and AMD‘s latest processor offerings? Is there such a thing as too much memory? And besides price, what would make someone choose integrated graphics over discrete graphics? Here, in plain English, we’ve rounded up the critical specs any new computer buyer needs to consider. Processor: Think of the processor, or CPU, as the heart and brains of your computer.

Serial ATA The first ATA hard drives appeared on the scene in the late 1980′s, and have evolved into the latest ATA100 and ATA133 standards. Also known as IDE (for integrated drive electronics), the ATA standard has gone through a number of iterations. Today’s ATA hard drives max out at 133MB/sec (Maxtor) and 100MB/sec (everyone else). The original ATA standard specified a connection speed of 3.3MB/sec. Early ATA drives offered 10-40MB of storage — a staggering amount at the time, but completely useless for most PC applications today. Capacities have evolved along with connection speeds, and we now have 320GB ATA drives available.

10 Team-Building Games That Promote Critical Thinking 10 Team-Building Games That Promote Critical Thinking by TeachThought Staff One of education’s primary goals is to groom the next generation of little humans to succeed in the “real world.” Yes, there are mounds of curricula they must master in a wide breadth of subjects, but education does not begin and end with a textbook or test. Other skills must be honed, too, not the least of which is how to get along with their peers and work well with others.

Integrating Netvibes, Pipes, AideRSS, Dapper for an intelligence dashboard Earlier today, Sam shared his executive dashboard that keeps him on top of our market’s information flow. I thought I would share some of the more technical details about integrating Netvibes, Pipes, AideRSS, and Dapper to create his dashboard. Defining our objectives We started this project with me interviewing Sam about the feeds in his reader.

2020 Predictions -Model for Future Innovations Filed under applications, consumer behavior, internet behavior, Internet of Things, location, mobile web, Predictions, purchase, Trend Spotting Behavior, trends, Trends Review Based on the concept of “The Internet of Things” TrendsSpotting has developed a working model for NPD. ”The ANA Model” was developed and implemented while working with tech companies, and allows us to predict future products and services. The “ANA Model” identifies the process where data is collected from reported “Actions”, then delivered to predefined monitor systems or professionals by “Notifications”. The outcomes can “Alert” people through a visualized system. Few daily activities are presented to reflect the process. The ANA model can not only predict potential products and services (shopping, health, transportation, advertising etc) but can suggest new professions to rise.

Kids Domain - Computers Lesson 1 Get past the marketing puffery on most computer manufacturers’ websites, and all you have left to compare are product images and hardware specs – which are great for the tech-obsessed buyers who understand what the names and numbers mean, but daunting for the majority of us who just want a computer that runs fast, gets us online, and doesn’t fall apart if we have to take it on a trip. What, for instance, is the difference between Intel‘s second-generation (i3, i5 and i7) processors, the previous Intel generation, and AMD‘s latest processor offerings? Is there such a thing as too much memory?

TechTV OK, so it's not exactly a vacation, but the "Man Games" is something that any athlete would consider a relaxing day. Did I say relaxing? Sorry, I meant absolutely brutal and awesome.

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