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Peter Hoddie Talks About His Internet of Things Construction Kit (Video)

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You remember Peter Hoddie, right? He was one of the original QuickTime developers at Apple. He left in 1002 to help found a startup called Kinoma, which started life developing multimedia players and browsers for mobile devices. Kinoma was acquired in 2011 by Marvell Semiconductor, whose management kept it as a separate entity. The latest creation from Peter and his crew is the 'Kinoma Create,' AKA the 'JavaScript-Powered Internet of Things Construction Kit.' With it, they say, you can 'quickly and easily create personal projects, consumer electronics, and Internet of Things prototypes.' EE Times mentioned it in March, and they're not the only ones to notice this product. Quite a few developers and companies are jumping on the 'Internet of Things' bandwagon, so there may be a decent -- and growing -- market for something like this. (Alternate Video Link)

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Deadspin Does The NFL Think Ray Rice’s Wife Deserved It?

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Cryorig’s H5 CPU Cooler is Highly-Compatible and Well-Priced

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Cryorig's new H5 CPU cooler will be available soon, and it's priced quite well.

Why Everybody Wants to Buy T-Mobile

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Why Everybody Wants to Buy T-MobileEveryone wants a piece of T-Mobile. First, AT&T came knocking in 2011. Three years later, Softbank's Masayoshi Son, the Japanese owner of Sprint, expressed interest . Now, bolstered by a growing number of subscribers and CEO John Legere's somewhat crazed antics, a French Telecom company called Iliad is making its play.

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Ask Slashdot: When Is It Better To Modify the ERP vs. Interfacing It?

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New submitter yeshuawatso writes I work for one of the largest HVAC manufacturers in the world. We've currently spent millions of dollars investing in an ERP system from Oracle (via a third-party implementor and distributor) that handles most of our global operations, but it's been a great ordeal getting the thing to work for us across SBUs and even departments without having to constantly go back to the third-party, whom have their hands out asking for more money. What we've also discovered is that the ERP system is being used for inputting and retrieving data but not for managing the data. Managing the data is being handled by systems of spreadsheets and access databases wrought with macros to turn them into functional applications. I'm asking you wise and experienced readers on your take if it's a better idea to continue to hire our third-party to convert these applications into the ERP system or hire internal developers to convert these applications to more scalable and practical applications that interface with the ERP (via API of choice)? We have a ton of spare capacity in data centers that formerly housed mainframes and local servers that now mostly run local Exchange and domain servers. We've consolidated these data centers into our co-location in Atlanta but the old data centers are still running, just empty. We definitely have the space to run commodity servers for an OpenStack, Eucalyptus, or some other private/hybrid cloud solution, but would this be counter productive to the goal of standardizing processes. Our CIO wants to dump everything into the ERP (creating a single point of failure to me) but our accountants are having a tough time chewing the additional costs of re-doing every departmental application. What are your experiences with such implementations?

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