Internet of Things

What are Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons?
February 2nd, 2017 | Beacons, Internet of Things
Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons are connected tech that doesn't get quite as much attention as other emerging tech like VR and AI. Beacons are often not understood, they're Bluetooth and we like Bluetooth... but what about having Bluetooth on a small device is that exciting anyway? Here's a look at what BLE beacons are and why they are actually pretty darn cool.
6 tips for using your Raspberry Pi in new ways
January 26th, 2017 | Internet of Things
The Raspberry Pi has so much potential that goes unnoticed. Here's a look at 6 tips for using the Pi in new ways that developers might want to try out to push their Pi to new heights!
Thank you to our IoT and AI inspirations of 2016
January 4th, 2017 | Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things
We had a pretty good 2016 in emerging tech! There were plenty of people in the industry who inspired the community to new heights. Dev Diner readers nominated their unsung heroes who they are incredibly grateful for — here are their heroes from the IoT and AI areas of emerging tech.
There’s a new way to set your Amazon Echo’s time zone — is Alexa going global?
January 2nd, 2017 | Internet of Things
Amazon appear to have provided a lovely gift for us this holiday season, allowing Amazon Echo users to set up their local time zone (outside the US or UK!) for Alexa without needing any crazy workarounds. This is very welcome news indeed. Here's how International Alexa fans can get her telling them the right time.
Is the Amazon Echo always listening?
December 30th, 2016 | Answers, Internet of Things
Is the Amazon Echo always listening? How does it work? Does it store its recordings? If so, can you delete them? Does it really only send audio to Amazon after hearing the wake word? I decided it was time to do some research and give a thorough answer to those questions and more.
How do I mount Raspberry Pi’s PIXEL on a PC/Mac?
December 26th, 2016 | Answers, Internet of Things
The team at the Raspberry Pi foundation recently released their new PIXEL distribution of the Raspberry Pi operating system as a bootable system for x86 PCs and Macs! If you've got an old laptop or Mac around that you don't really use anymore, you could use it to boot into Raspberry Pi PIXEL! Here's how.