Get started developing IoT solutions by building a simple home automation system

IoT 101: Getting started with IoT development This article is part of the IoT 101 learning path, a quick-start guide for IoT developers. IoT concepts and skills IoT hardware guide IoT networking guide IoT platforms Tutorial: Build a simple home automation system (this tutorial)
Sometimes the most effective home automation projects are the ones that solve very simple problems.
Here’s my simple home automation IoT solution. I have trouble hearing my door bell when I’m working upstairs wearing headphones, so I’m going to create a smart doorbell system:
I’m going to add a motion sensor to the front door of my house that will activate whenever someone is at the front door.
I’ll also add a temperature and humidity sensor that I can use to monitor the conditions outside my front door at any time, so I won’t forget my coat or umbrella when I leave the house if I need them.
I’ll use the


Original URL: https://developer.ibm.com/tutorials/iot-lp101-get-started-develop-iot-home-automation/

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The Soft-ish Launch Of A Unique Legal Technology News Site

I am thrilled today to announce the official launch of a website whose purpose is to provide broad coverage of legal technology news, reviews and insights, through a range of voices from throughout the United States and around the world.
LegalTech Monitor will aggregate and curate the best writing on legal technology — drawn from bloggers all over the world who are covering this essential field. Our hope is that LegalTech Monitor will bring their posts together in a site that will become a one-stop shop for all things legal tech.
Today is a soft launch of the site, with only a handful of blogs included so far. But now that the site is public, I hope that every blogger who writes about legal technology will add their feed and help us create a unique and valuable resource.
And let me be very clear here: There is no cost to add your site.


Original URL: https://www.lawsitesblog.com/2020/01/the-soft-ish-launch-of-a-unique-legal-technology-news-site.html

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Browser review: Microsoft’s new “Edgium” Chromium-based Edge

This is the first thing you see when you fire up the installer for the new Edge browser. [credit:
Jim Salter ]

Before much longer, every new Windows PC is going to have a new default browser: it will still be named Microsoft Edge, but it’s a completely different browser than the old version. Cue the jokes now about “the new browser everyone uses to download Chrome”—but we’re not sure that so many people will actually bother downloading Chrome anymore.
The old Microsoft Edge was a completely in-house Microsoft design, proprietary from the ground up. It wasn’t necessarily a bad browser, but it never really took off—by the time Edge became a thing, most of the people who cared about their browsers were so sick and tired of Internet Explorer they’d long since moved on to either Firefox or Chrome; and the people


Original URL: https://arstechnica.com/?p=1650098

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Linus Torvalds pulled WireGuard VPN into the 5.6 kernel source tree

Enlarge / It’s not likely to be an accident that “add WireGuard” is number one on this list. (credit: Jim Salter)
Yesterday, Linux creator Linus Torvalds merged David Miller’s net-next into his source tree for the Linux 5.6 kernel. This merger added plenty of new network-related drivers and features to the upcoming 5.6 kernel, with No.1 on the list being simply “Add WireGuard.”
As previously reported, WireGuard was pulled into net-next in December—so its inclusion into Linus’ 5.6 source tree isn’t exactly a surprise. It does represent clearing another potential hurdle for the project; there is undoubtedly more refinement work to be done before the kernel is finalized, but with Linus having pulled it in-tree, the likelihood that it will disappear between now and 5.6’s final release (expected sometime in May or early June) is vanishingly small.
WireGuard’s Jason Donenfeld is also contributing AVX crypto optimizations to the kernel outside the WireGuard


Original URL: https://arstechnica.com/?p=1649704

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Billie Eilish Won Multiple Grammys Using Budget Studio Gear, Logic Pro X

Longtime Slashdot reader SpaceGhost writes: Per Engadget, Ms. Eilish and her older brother (Finneas O’Connell) produced her massively popular album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? with minimal studio gear out of a bedroom studio in their parents’ house. They used equipment that many aspiring artists could afford (about $1,000 worth of Yamaha monitors for instance, and at first a $100 microphone.) The 18-year-old singer swept all four of the night’s biggest prizes — Best New Artist, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Album of the Year — along with honors for Best Pop Vocal Album.

According to a Pro Sound Network interview with O’Connell, their production setup included a pair of $200 Yamaha HS5 nearfield monitors with a $450 H8S subwoofer, a Universal Audio Apollo 8 interface and Apple’s Logic Pro X. The duo reportedly used to record with a $99 Audio Technica


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