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an electronic product studio: blink(1) Check out the blink(1) intro video blink(1) is the world’s best indicator light, designed in the spirit of our favorite old school Unix tools: simple, flexible, and robust. It fits into the USB 1.0/2.0 port on nearly every device so you can connect cloud data sources or events on your computer to a full-color LED and know what’s happening. pulse when someone mentions you on Twitterglow red if your computer’s CPU is slammedflash when a web page has changedshow the status of your continuous integration builddisplay multiple information sources simultaneouslywork in parallel with as many other blink(1)s as you have USB ports…and hundreds of other things! blink(1) is a channel on IFTTT. Through IFTTT you can: Mac OS XWindows 7 and 8Linux (it’s great for server status!) We provide libraries for most common platforms (C, Java, and C#), and our users have created wrappers for Python, Ruby, Go and other systems. Q. Q. Q. Q. Q. BLINK(1) CONTROL : Mac OS X – Windows Set blink(1) to any color

Munjal Shah Munjal Shah is Co-founder and CEO of Riya Inc (makers of Together with Burak Gokturk and Azhar Khan, he co-founded the company in August of 2004. Munjal is a serial entrepreneur who focuses on building companies from zero to millions in revenue. Prior to Riya he was co-founder and CEO of Andale Inc, a provider of software to eBay merchants. While he was CEO, Andale grew from 0 to double digit millions in revenue. Prior to Andale, Baan, IBM, and a startup called Blaxxun Interactive. BusinessWeek declared Munjal one of the Top 10 up and coming CEOs in 2001. Munjal is very active in the Entrepreneurial community. He received his Masters in Computer Science from Stanford University and his Bachelors in Computer Science from the Universitay of California, San Diego. Recent Milestones Munjal Shah invested in Bridge U.S.. (3/26/14) Munjal Shah invested in ThirdLove. (8/1/13) Munjal Shah added a position as Co-founder at Covet. Investments Videos Sources

Knut: Stay Connected by Amperic Knut can be used to: Monitor the temperature of your home, aquarium, wine collection, home brewing operation all at the same timeMonitor the humidity in your basement or cigar collectionTell if someone has opened your liquor cabinet or refrigerator doorMeasure how much vibration a package experiences during shippingInsure you water your plantsThousand more uses that we haven't imagined yet - but you will Knut is controlled by an app installed on your computer or mobile device. This app will give you direct access to: Alerts GraphingData collection This app will be available for most computers (PC, Mac) and mobile devices (iPhone, Android). Setup Up Is Simple You can set up Knut using the Knut Interface app or a web page stored in Knut. How It WorksKnut spends the majority of the time asleep. The Knut Interface app periodically checks this email address and stores this data on the computer/mobile device. We plan to offer more sensors based on your suggestions.

lifx vs hue | This Nest Is Blessed One of the most intriguing and difficult to find solutions for a DIY smart home is light control. Not lamp control which SmartThings is a great solution for but light control. As in porch lights, ceiling lights, recessed lights, etc. Sure, you could tear out all of your analog switches and replace them with expensive home automation switches as seen here but with the kind of technology we have today shouldn’t there be a better solution? Back in January Katie and I found this guy (see below). I kept an eye on their stock status while hoping that other companies would eventually catch on and sure enough LIFX (a wildly successful kickstarter project) did. – Mind you, I am awful at patience (trust me, I’m working on it) so this was a great lesson in self-control, responsibility, and proved that waiting can in fact pay off. Now, what’s cool about LFIX is that they didn’t just settle for the status quo of wireless bulbs, no, they went above and beyond. The downside? What are your thoughts?

POP - The Intersection of Charging and Design by James Siminoff Thank you to all of our backers. For updated information about the project and future orders go to TechCrunch- "A delicious, high-capacity battery" ABC News- "Top 5 Gadgets of the Week" GigaOM- "A mobile charging solution that can top off multiple devices would be very useful" Mashable- "POP is a lot of bang for the buck" PandoDaily- "Say Goodbye to Ugly Portable Phone Chargers" Also seen in Business Insider, BiteMyApple, GameZone, MakerBot Blog, Ubergizmo, socalTECH, Shapeways Blog, POP – Power Where You Need It The batteries in our mobile devices have not been able to keep up with the increased usage. POP comes in two models: POP Station- Plugs into the wall and is great for areas where an outlet is close by. People like POP Station for its beautiful design, integrated cables and ability to charge multiple devices quickly. Battery Comparison Use POP - By the pool - On your coffee table - In the kitchen - At the beach Great for businesses Features POP TOP storage

Thingternet My Nest article got me thinking about smart metering. In my head, smart metering is all about energy efficient homes constantly connected to utility companies, controlling all my appliances to minimise my energy use. The reality is a bit different A few hundred thousand UK homes have had smart meters installed so far. Benefits to us are that smart meters should eliminate the massive variations that seem to exist in bills based on estimated usage. In theory, making energy meters into addressable, networked devices should be the start of a huge market. I think they’re making a mistake. Filed under Energy One of the hottest new items in the Thingternet is the Nest, a $249 home thermostat designed by Tony Fadell, co-creator of the first iPod. Nest is a very clever piece of kit. But it isn’t all this cleverness that will make Nest the first breakthrough Thingternet device for managing energy consumption, its the care and thought that has gone into every element of the Nest’s design. Does the internet of things need its own internet? — Mobile Technology News Features overview - tado° - The Heating App The tado° Smart Thermostat This box contains everything you need if you already have a wired thermostat. Simply replace it with tado° and start saving right away. You have more than one thermostat? Learn more Get started If you have more than one thermostat for multiple heating zones, you'll need to replace each of these with a tado° multi-zone thermostat. Buy 79£ or Rent 2.99£ per month

French Startup SigFox Has Developed a Wireless Internet Service for Gadgets and Appliances All of the apps, movies, and games consumed on tablets and phones are only available because cellular networks deployed wireless technology to connect people to the Internet wherever they are. French startup SigFox thinks it can help usher in a second mobile Internet boom—by building cellular networks to serve not people but, well, things. SigFox is focused on connecting cheap sensors and “dumb” home appliances to the Internet. The networks that serve humans are based on technology that isn’t suitable for sensors, says Thomas Nicholls, chief of business development and Internet of Things evangelism at SigFox. SigFox builds its networks in the same way as a cellular provider, using a system of connected antennas that each cover a particular area and link back to the operator’s central network. SigFox claims that a conventional cellular connection consumes 5,000 microwatts, but a two-way SigFox connection uses just 100.

Monitor and Find Everything in Your Home or Office from the Internet - Wireless Sensor Tags Battery-board-DHT22 This board is similar to our Battery-board-DHT11 product but replaces the DHT11 sensor by a more accurate DHT22 dual temperature/humidity sensor, also made by AOSONG. This sensor can read positive and negative temperatures (from -40°C to 125°C) with 0.1°C precision and ±0.5°C accuracy. It also reads humidities in the whole 0-100% range with 0.1% precision and 2-5% accuracy. Figure 1 : panStamp Battery-board-DHT22 for wireless applications In order to use Battery-board-DHT22, you only need to program a panStamp with our sample temphumpress application compiled with the TEMPHUM definition enabled from sensor.h. * Type of sensor. //define TEMP 1 // Temperature sensor (TMP36) #define TEMPHUM 1 // Temperature + Humidity sensor (DHT11 or DHT22) //#define TEMPPRESS 1 // Temperature + Pressure sensor = BMP085 #ifdef TEMPHUM //#define DHT11 1 // Temperature + Humidity sensor = DHT11 #ifndef DHT11 #define DHT22 1 // Temperature + Humidity sensor = DHT22 #endif * Uncomment if you are reading Vcc from A7.