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The Internet of Things will function like an organism, says Cisco exec | #Splunkconf

Today’s web is mostly the domain of people, but the Internet of Things is about to change all that, according to Cisco vice president of advanced services Sanjay Pol. Speaking on SiliconANGLE’s theCUBE at the recently concluded Splunk Worldwide Users Conference, … Continue reading ?

Don't Stop Her Now: Foxes Sings Queen's Classic Hit on 'Doctor Who'

Aboard the Orient Express during the latest Doctor Who episode, British singer Foxes plays a character who sings a bluesy rendition of Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now" amid the tuxedo-clad Doctor landing the TARDIS inside the train. The BBC...Show More Summary

Syncsort and Splunk cozy up to improve mainframe data analysis | #Splunkconf

Splunk Inc. provides a comprehensive platform for collecting and analyzing logs from a broad spectrum of devices ranging from the tiniest of sensors to the biggest and meanest enterprise servers. But the company’s definition of “comprehensive “didn’t extend to mainframes … Continue reading ?

Gillian Jacobs Discusses Her Upcoming Grace Hopper Documentary

Gillian Jacobs The namesake of last week's big women-in-technology conference, the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, was both a computer scientist and high-ranking naval officer who received plenty of accolades in her day. Show More Summary

To Apple, Copying Is Always “Stealing”—Unless It's Doing The Copying

Jony Ive, Apple vice president of design, at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit You know that saying about imitation being the sincerest form of flattery? It’s total hogwash, at least according to Apple’s Jony Ive. At the Vanity...Show More Summary

How to Stand Out in a World of Dull Podcasts

Think about this for a moment. Your favorite podcasts. This American Life. WTF with Marc Maron. Pat Flynn’s Smart Passive Income. Every single one of them started at the bottom. Every single one of them started in obscurity. Every single one of them started without an audience. Show More Summary

Lights off, nappies on! It's Alien: Isolation and The Evil Within

Fear, thinking and vulnerability abound Game Theory  H.R. Giger’s Necronomicon used to be my bedtime book of choice. There’s something about the design of the original Alien that left me with a pseudo sexual queasiness, all moist egg vaginas and huge phallic headed xenomorphs. Show More Summary

The week in hashtags: #WakeUpCall, #NHSstrike, #ThorneTravel, #GBBOfinal

#NHSstrike Today, thousands of NHS workers from across six different trade unions are striking in protest at the government’s refusal to give all staff a one per cent pay rise. Messages of solidarity have spread across Twitter, with celebs including Sue Perkins, Rufus Hound and David Schneider all tweeting their support for the strikers. Show More Summary

Mechanical Bird Actually Flies by Flapping its Wings

Turns out you don’t have to be a multi-million dollar corporation like Festo to create a remote controlled, flapping bird robot. [Kazuhiko Kakuta] is a medical Doctor of Allergy, and in his free time he likes to build flying mechanical birds with his son. It has just over a meter wingspan, weighs 193 grams, and it flies by flapping its wings. Show More Summary

Hackaday Links: October 12, 2014

Remember in the late 90s and early 2000s when everything had blue LEDs in them? Blinding blue LEDs that lit up a dark room like a Christmas tree? Nobel prize. There’s a good /r/askscience thread on why this is so important. The TL;DR...Show More Summary

!!RENEGADE!! – ACTION, ADVENTURE, ROMANCE all here for you in 3 minutes! [Short Film]

From Michael Cavanaugh: Renegade is an homage to the 1940’s American pulp magazines, like Thrilling Wonder Stories, Terror Tales and Thrilling Mysterys. These magazines featured cover art by artist like Rudolph Belarski, Tom Blame and Earle Bergey who often drew thinly clothed heros and heroines fighting off mad scientist, druids, henchmen and goblins. Renegade is […]

Build Your Own Stand Alone Web Radio

If you’re the type who enjoys passing idle time by keeping up with podcasts or listening to web stations but don’t always want to occupy your laptop or tablet, this Arduino based radio player will provide a base station for tunes. The...Show More Summary

Living Systems and The Information First Company

The post Living Systems and The Information First Company appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. One of the great joys of my career is the chance to speak at gatherings of interesting people. Sometimes it’s an unscripted, wide...Show More Summary

The New Snowden Documentary Is Utterly Fascinating — And Critically Flawed

Warning: Spoilers. Documentarian Laura Poitras spent a lot of time with Edward Snowden in his Hong Kong room from June 3 to June 10, and her new fi lm sets the stage for what may be the biggest national security leak in history. " Citizenfour"...Show More Summary

Watch This BASE Jumper Parachute Into a Rooftop Pool

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

I can't really think of a classier way to enter a party than to BASE jump off the 1,200-foot Kuala Lumpur tower, and then land in a rooftop swimming pool — assuming, of course, that he's got a Bond-approved tux under his skydiving outfit. Read more...

This Animation That Moves Across More Than A Dozen Phones, Tablets, And Laptops Will Mesmerize You

The band Brunettes Shoot Blondes created an amazing music video for their song Knock Knock where the animation moves across more than a dozen smartphones, tablets, and laptops.  At the beginning, you see a bunch of people pressing "play" on their phones at the same time. Show More Summary

Closed Tab Clearance Sale

Music & broadcasting  Copyright land grab by The Turtles threatens digital music, will not help young musicians — Tech News and Analysis  What to Do About Pre-’72s? | Future of Music Coalition  A Seismic Ruling On Pre-1972 Sound Recordings and State Copyright Law–Flo & Eddie v. Sirius XM Radio (Guest Blog Post)  Viacom threatens to […]

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