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IFTTT.com Maker Channel

I’ve been messing with micro controllers for a few years now and been a avid fan of ifttt.com. Now ifttt.com have released a new channel to their site which is a real game changer. This channel is ‘Maker’. You can basically trigger on ifttt.com an event by executing a web request (POST, GET or Curl). […]

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WigWag Home Automation

Recently there was a Kickstarter post on this new piece of tech called, ‘WigWag’. Basically it’s similar to other home automation product but packages up into a nice user friendly package. It also plays nice with other stuff on the market. The thing that most interested me was the ability to integrate with some of […]

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Garden Automation Project

I’ve been trying to get my vegetable garden going for a few years now with limited success. My main problem has been watering them at the appropriate times. I tried a water timer but did not satisfy need for better automation. So this is a story of my journey to smarter water automation :) I’ve […]

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Belkin WeMo Switches

The Belkin WeMo is switch that you can control through your iphone that turns power off and on. I been interested in getting these for a while now and Belkin have just released them in Australia. I got one last week to trial it out and so far I’m very impressed. It took me less […]

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Google Nexus 7

I must admit I have fallen in love with Apple products over the last few years. The iPad is the must ever used gadget I have owned. I have been getting a bit bored though with the iOS and want to try something new. The Google Nexus might just tempt me with its price point […]

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I’ve recently started playing around with Arduino. I started out with the beginners kits and have that has exploded a ton of ideas of projects I want to create. My first thoughts were to control my fan in my network rack with some logic to turn them on and off based on temperature ranges. After […]

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Energy Monitoring

I recently got Solar installed and can monitor how much it’s generating and how much power we are consuming in the house. It’s very addictive to try and get it down as much as possible.. esp when you can see in real time how much each extra light now is costing. I’m using this device: […]

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New Macbook Airs

Apple has just refreshed their Macbook Air range and they have some impressive specs. From what I have read they even out pace the recently refresh Macbook pro range. Very tempting :) Review Apple – Macbook Air

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Pricing Pages in Web Design: Getting Users to Sign Up

Interesting article on techniques you can use to drive user conversion. Pricing pages can sell a service, or scare people away. Obviously, the first is preferred. It can influence what service is sold, and help potential new customers navigate to what they need. Let’s look at a showcase of today of pricing pages in web […]

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Who Is Using Twitter, How Often, and Why?

Eight percent of U.S. Internet users are on Twitter. More than 20 million U.S. adults access Twitter at least once a month and more than 170 million tweets are sent every day. Younger users (ages 18-29) are more likely to use Twitter than older users. The service is also used more heavily by those with […]

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