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Apr
21st

Omesh Tickoo and Ravi Iyer’s Making Sense of Sensors (Apress)

Author: James Gray | Files under syndicated

In today’s data-driven world, we are surrounded by sensors collecting
various types of data about us and our world. more>>


Apr
14th

Android Candy: Facebook Everything?!?!

Author: Shawn Powers | Files under syndicated

When Facebook decided its messenger app would be an entirely separate
program from its regular app, I was ticked off. I didn’t want to have
a second application in order to send private messages. It seemed like
a needless extra step. And, I stuck by that opinion until I realized I could
integrate regular SMS and MMS messages into Facebook Messenger.
more>>


Mar
31st

Briggs and Stratton 8,000 Watt Elite Series Portable Generator with StatStation Wireless

Author: James Gray | Files under syndicated

Although Linux Journal readers might not equate Milwaukee with tech, a new
Briggs & Stratton product portends the bright future of smartened
“legacy” devices from the industrial heartland. more>>


Mar
22nd

Android Candy: That App Is for the Birds!

Author: Shawn Powers | Files under syndicated

Usually bird-related apps involve pigs and anger, but if you’re a bird
watcher like myself, there’s another bird app you must download. Cornell
Labs has released a free app called Merlin Bird ID that helps identify
birds you see in the wild.
more>>


Mar
21st

Hodge Podge

Author: Shawn Powers | Files under syndicated

For every article, I try to write something that is interesting, entertaining,
educational and fun. Sometimes I even succeed. Many other times I
have some things I’d like to talk about, but there’s not enough of it
to fill the space.
This time, I decided a disjointed
hodge podge would be the theme. So let’s just have a virtual nerdy talk
about stuff, shall we?
more>>


Mar
4th

Android Candy: Digital Funnies

Author: Shawn Powers | Files under syndicated

One thing I truly miss about the “old-school” way of reading the newspaper
is that I don’t get to read the funny pages. No, that’s not all I would
read (although admittedly it may have been the first page I turned to),
but a little levity always makes the day better. I’m not a big fan of
graphic novels or even comic books, but the daily funny pages are just
my speed.
more>>


Feb
29th

Android Candy: Quick Games

Author: Shawn Powers | Files under syndicated

The biggest problem I have with gaming is that it takes far too long to
get “into” games. I’m generally very busy, and my gaming time usually
lasts as long as it takes for the dentist to call me in from the waiting
room (or possibly how long it takes me to use the bathroom, but
eiw,
let’s not go there). more>>


Jan
26th

Don’t Burn Your Android Yet

Author: James Darvell | Files under syndicated

A few days ago, security firm Perception Point released the details of a
zero-day exploit in the Linux kernel, which has sparked a wave of panic as
the report indicated that millions of Android devices are vulnerable.
more>>


Dec
7th

Android Candy: How Clever We Once Were

Author: Shawn Powers | Files under syndicated

I freely admit I learned about this app from my wife. In fact, I saw a
few nostalgic posts on her Facebook timeline and investigated where they
came from. It turns out she had installed an app called Timehop. more>>


Nov
10th

Android Candy: If You’re Not Using This, Then Do That

Author: Shawn Powers | Files under syndicated

The “If This Then That” site has been around for a long time, but if you
haven’t checked it out in a while, you owe it to yourself to do so. The
Android app (which had a recent name change to simply “IF”) makes it
easy to manipulate on the fly, and you’re still able to interact with
your account on its Web site. more>>