• Good article, but here’s the real bit:

  • “The result was that creation of services by this specialist SOA team became a bottleneck for projects rather than the enabler that it was intended to be. This typically gave by association the centralized ESB pattern a bad name.“

  • Can’t have all those data points flowing into AWS!

  • Hmmm, Space you say?

    Lacuna Space uses a constellation of polar low-earth orbiting satellites to receive messages from sensors integrated with Semtech’s LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology) on the ground. At about 500km above the ground, the satellites circle over the poles of the earth every 100 minutes and as the earth revolves below them, the satellites cover the globe. The signals use a long range wide area network protocol, LoRaWAN, which is specifically designed to conserve battery power. The satellites store the messages for a short period of time until they pass over the network of ground stations. Data is relayed to an application on a terrestrial network or be viewed on a web based application. This is ideal for any Internet of Things (IoT) devices that need broader, continuous coverage including asset tracking and monitoring livestock.

  • This is pretty cool, and uses Thread

    Particle Mesh is a mesh networking technology built on Thread, and designed to connect the spaces in between existing Wi-Fi and cellular deployments with local networks that are low-cost, secure, and ultra-reliable.

  • I honestly think the first reason - there’s good legit options for content - is the main reason.


  • This article analyses, defines, and refines the concepts of ownership and personal data. It critically examines the traditional dividing line between personal and non-personal data and argues for a strict conceptual separation of personal data from personal information. The article also considers whether, and to what extent, the concept of ownership can be applied to personal data in the context of the Internet of Things (IoT). This consideration is framed around two main approaches shaping all ownership theories: bottom-up and top-down approach. Via these dual lenses the article reviews existing debates relating to four elements supporting introduction of ownership of personal data, namely the elements of control, protection, valuation, and allocation of personal data. It then explores the explanatory advantages and disadvantages of the two approaches in relation to each of these elements as well as to ownership of personal data in IoT at large. Lastly, the article outlines a revised approach to ownership of personal data in IoT that may serve as a blueprint for future regulatory and policy debates in the context of EU law and beyond.

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  • The glasses — which resemble Google Glass — are connected to a police database that can match passengers with criminal suspects. Since Zhengzhou railway police started using the eyewear earlier this year, they have identified seven people suspected of crimes ranging from human trafficking to hit-and-run accidents, according to the report.

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    Tags: NixieDIY

    They look like nixie tubes, but are LED driven rather than high voltage craziness.

  • It doesn’t really make sense to be training your competition in how to match your tech.

  • Note that this is an update, let’s say, to the previous issue that you could see where the bases were. Researchers found that by uploading a fake GPS running route, you could get the top-10 list of runners in the area. 

  • “Easy & Powerful Arduino Alternative? STM32 Beginner’s Guide” - 10 minute video on a pretty good Arduino alternative.