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Internet of Things in 2018: Trends, Impact in Industry, Medical Care and Consumer Market

The end of 2017 is coming soon, and with that, a new wave of innovative products comes to life. According to HAX Hardware Trends Report, based on a thorough analysis of more than 200 hardware startups, six key ways the world of connected devices evolved and will impact our lives in the coming years.

General Trends

If 15 years ago every technology innovation became a Revolution, today nothing surprise us anymore. Even so, the world as we now will be directly affected from home-living to big industries, construction, insurance or health systems.
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How Programming Helps Kids In Real Life – A Guide to get them started

Like me, probably most of you ask yourself the next questions:

I am a happy father of a two year old baby and this inspired me to write this article.

Why is important for our children to learn programming (also called coding or developing)

A fascinating way to grow a native developer mind

Kids of our era are not like us anymore. While for most of us technology has slowly been discovered during our life, and we’ve been forced to adapt, for nowadays children hi-tech is the present. They are born with it. Ever since they can stand and eat, technology become a part of their world and in no time everything gets natural.
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ESP32 – Cheapest IoT WiFi and Bluetooth ready module

Introduction

While ESP8266 is still one of the most used WiFi development board in handmade IoT projects, the new ESP32 is getting allot attention. Although its not so new, the ESP32 popularity has began to grow in the last year mostly because of its Bluetooth capabilities, but not only. The ESP32 comes now with almost 32 I/O pins and a powerful 32bits dual core CPU ready to process more complex jobs. Despite those new features, the ESP32 development board can still be bought with under 15$, but does it worth it?
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MAKERbuino – a DIY Game Console Arduino based

Yes guys, this is MAKERbuino! MAKERbuino is a handheld retro gaming device that you can build yourself. It’s 8-bit, fun, educational and hackable. While I write this article, this super retro device is evolving, being one of the most successful growing project on kickstarter.com. It has only 18 days to go and it raised about $22,000 while the goal was $10,000. So many people waiting for such a great accessory! Let’s see what MAKERbuino can do:
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First European Lab for Internet of Things opened by Microsoft

While most of Europe’s main industrial manufacturers attempt to modernize products with smart software and sensors, Microsoft Corporation also is trying to grab a piece of spending.

Microsoft Corp. get involved in Europe’s Internet of Things World

Microsoft, one of the giants U.S. software producer, is opening a new lab in Munich, Germany for customers investing in Internet of Things technology. The idea is to provide software and hardware so that everything from refrigerators to industrial robots will e connected to the web. Similar actions are done by Cisco Systems Inc. and IBM, who have also chooses Germany to locate their IoT technology labs. New labs are following to be launched in Washington, Redmond and Shenzhen (China).
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Internet of Things Security – A Real Threat that we need to be Aware

Have you ever thought that you put your life and your family in danger every time when you connect your things to the internet? Everyone nowadays knows what is Internet of Things (IoT) and more people look to implement it into their personal environment. Either is your TV, your car or your home heating system, once connected to the Internet it will be a gate for hackers to your private space. How should we prevent possible attacks? How can we reduce the risks? In this article you will find how experts think that Internet of Things Security can be achieved.

Probably the best books about Internet of Things Security

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Blynk Email and Push Notifications tutorial – ESP8266 Arduino Example

In this quick tutorial we are going to learn how to send emails and push notifications from the WiFi ESP8266 module, or any other IoT device, using Blynk Email and Push Notification APIs. For this demonstration we are going to build a simple thermometer project and then setup temperature Alarm points. Whenever the alarms will trigger, an email and a push notification will be sent.

Project difficulty

This project requires low to medium programming knowledge and medium electronics knowledge. To complete this project you will spend minimum 20 minutes.
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10 Most Common Security Attacks That Will Kill Your WordPress Blog

This is a guest contribution. Thank you Sarah Smith for fantastic illustrations. Having a blog requires more work than posting your content. You have to search on topics that your audience will find helpful or interesting. You should also engage with them and make your site more searchable to get more visitors.

Probably the best books to get started with WordPress

Ensure your WordPress Blog security by Preventing the Attacks

Another vital thing to remember when making or running a blog is to ensure your blog security. Like your house, office, or car, someone could barge in and attack your WordPress blog without proper security features. You don’t want this, especially if you want to make your site grow and become a hit.
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Blynk BRIDGE – Another way to Communicate between two ESP8266 modules

A new excellent method to communicate between Internet of Things modules, regardless the network or position on globe, is available now with the Blynk BRIDGE Technology provided by the IoT Blynk platform. You can now interconnect all your IoT projects using the Cloud Blynk Server as a live central transaction manager and the best part is that this feature is free. Also a big advantage is the simplicity and speed of development process thanks to the Blynk library which does all the hard work.

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Internet of Things for non-programmers with Arduino, Blynk and ESP8266-12F

The answer is NO! You don’t need to be a programmer to make Internet Of Things automation projects!

Many people ask me this days what is Internet of Things and can you make it without codding skills. In this article I will demonstrate how to control things via smartphone with ESP8266 WiFi Module and Blynk platform without writing any line of code. There are a lot of people eager to transform things into smart and connected devices, and that because people, in general, tend to control everything. I know, for instance at least five engineers over 40 years, very skilled in electronics but with almost zero knowledge in programming. Some of them didn’t had the chance to learn, other are simply not interested or not prepared, but everyone is very interested in controlling stuff over the internet. Also other friends with no interest in engineering are becoming attracted by the remote monitoring and control possibilities nowadays.
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