dynamo weekly #11 - IRL (#InRealLife)

23.05.2014 Bild

No nerd conversation these days without at least the mentioning of 'the internet of things'

The Internet of Things 

iBeacons

Apple's (proprietary) take on NFC: iBeacons. 

A nice summary: https://medium.com/@hipolabs/de0c1afbd68e

Real life gaming

Since life is not all fun and games :) This is pretty scary: real-life firearms handle like computer games... 'with its wifi capabilities, it even streams footage of your kill to a smartphone or tablet near you'

http://sploid.gizmodo.com/watch-an-automatic-targeting-rifle-destroy-a-phone-one-1578763365

Twenty-first Century Bird Watching

Our ancestors could spot natural predators from far by their silhouettes. Are we equally aware of the predators in the present-day? 

http://dronesurvivalguide.org

Hands on (it's real life after all)

for those of you in Vienna: quite a lot of Internet-of-Thing goodness happening here:

http://www.meetup.com/IoT-Vienna/#calendar

IFTTT (#bestAbbreviationEver)

Get an email when your friends post a picture on Flickr (#yawn) or turn on the heating at home when you leave the office! Put the internet to work for you: https://ifttt.com/wtf