Test Raspberry Pi Code on Your Primary Computer with VirtualBox and a Bit of Tweaking

The Raspberry Pi is great because it’s a low cost way to test all sorts of crazy electronics ideas, but sometimes you might want to test before you test. Virtual machines are a great way to do so, and Grant Winney has a guide for setting one up using VirtualBox.Read more…

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Ask HN: What is your go-to example for a good REST API?

Nice stuff.One nitpick: it always feel weird to me to have an error (or any other object) where the attributes are named like this: {
“errorCode”: “E0000001”,
“errorSummary”: “Api validation failed”,
“errorLink”: “E0000001”,
“errorId”: “oaeHfmOAx1iRLa0H10DeMz5fQ”,
“errorCauses”: [
“errorSummary”: “login: An object with this field already exists in the current organization”

Why have “error” in there at all?

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Skimmers Found at Walmart: A Closer Look

Recent local news stories about credit card skimmers found in self-checkout lanes at some Walmart locations reminds me of a criminal sales pitch I saw recently for overlay skimmers made specifically for the very same card terminals.
Much like the skimmers found at some Safeway locations earlier this year, the skimming device pictured below was designed to be installed in the blink of an eye at self-checkout lanes — as in recent incidents at Walmart stores in Fredericksburg, Va. and Fort Wright, Ky. In these attacks, the skimmers were made to piggyback on card readers sold by payment solutions company Ingenico.
A skimmer made to be fitted to an Ingenico credit card terminal of the kind used at Walmart stores across the country. Image: Hold Security.
This Ingenico “overlay” skimmer has a PIN pad overlay to capture the user’s PIN, and a mechanism for recording the data stored on a card’s magnetic stripe when customers swipe their cards

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Open source template for building static web sites with Prismic.io and AWS S3

Every so often, our clients need a good looking, highly customized web service. We’ve previously blogged on the modern use of Drupal and Prismic.io as the CMS systems. Since then, we’ve built at least five web sites using this common stack:

Managing content – text, images and some configuration – in a SaaS CMS, e.g. Prismic.io

Building the content as static web assets – e.g. with Metalsmith onHeroku

Serving static content – e.g. in AWS S3

This is why we decided to create the metalsmith-prismic-template open source project with these basic building blocks. We created the project in cooperation with our customers Finavia and Clear Funding as the basis for the services we built for them.

The template is open source, published in GitHub and licensed with MIT License. This mean that it can be freely used. Also, contributions via pull requests are appreciated.

The new Helsinki Airport WiFi landing page was built on metalsmith-prismic-template.How does it work? 


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Dropbox update introduces document scanning on Android, iOS

Dropbox has just announced a host of new features that will hopefully help the service retain its current users and possibly attract some new users as well. The company has added many new features to its cloud storage software, but the most notable is the ability to use a mobile device’s camera to scan documents. Receipts, articles, whiteboard drawings and other text found in the real world can be captured with the app and then saved to Dropbox as a digital copy. Optical character recognition (OCR) will allow Dropbox Business users to search through the text of any documents scanned… [Continue Reading]

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TeleRead 2.0: Why change matters

When I first started writing for TeleRead, it was all about ebooks. They were still a new thing. They needed their own platform. Over the years, TeleRead has evolved to cover other kinds of stories, targeting authors, educators and other tech users with a mix of news and how-tos.
This past year, our esteemed editor David Rothman has called for a return to the ‘ebooks only’ focus, in part to try and improve the site’s SEO and other techie specs. But as a contributor, I’ve really struggled with this change. I’ve found that as people shift their reading format to blogs, RSS feeds, social media and other platforms—and as their device use shifts to tablets, phones and other multi-purpose devices—it’s harder than it used to be to tell what is an ‘ebook story’ and what is not.
When I started writing for TeleRead, there was one place to buy ebooks, and it

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