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Create Your First Arduino Program
By Richard Blum
Sep 15, 2014
Write your first program and watch it work! In this excerpt from Arduino Programming in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself, learn how to use the Arduino IDE software package to create, compile, and upload an Arduino program. You then learn how to interface your Arduino with external electronic circuits to complete your Arduino projects.
Xen PVH: Bringing Hardware to Paravirtualization
By David Chisnall
Jun 30, 2014
A lot of recent work in Xen and the operating systems that run atop it has been devoted to the new PVH mode. David Chisnall looks at what this adds for Xen guests and why it is important.
Increasing Storage Space on Boot/System SSDs for Mobile Devices
By Ed Tittel, Kim Lindros
Jun 18, 2014
Kim Lindros and Ed Tittel show you how to use the graphical disk analyzers WinDirStat and SpaceSniffer to free up space on disks, especially on SSDs where disk space is usually at a premium.
Reducing the Amount of Storage Space Required for Windows Driver Store
By Ed Tittel, Kim Lindros
Jun 11, 2014
Learn about the Refresh Your PC feature in Windows 8.1 by using the Windows RecImg command to make a custom recovery image of a computer's disk and an alternative: the Slimware Utilities' RecImg Manager application.
Introducing EAGLE, the Easily Applicable Graphical Layout Editor for Circuit Board Design
By Matthew Scarpino
Apr 2, 2014
This chapter provides a brief overview of EAGLE including its main features, installation, licensing, and additional EAGLE resources.
Using an Older iPhone (4/4S or 5) with a Prepaid Cellular Service
By Jason Rich
Feb 4, 2014
Jason R. Rich explains why you might want to sign up for a prepaid, month-to-month cellular service plan with no long-term contract if you have an unlocked iPhone 4/4S or iPhone 5.
What to Do with Your Old iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, or iPad Once You Upgrade
By Jason Rich
Feb 3, 2014
Jason R. Rich explores what you can do with your used iPhone or iPad after you upgrade to a newer model.
Using an iPhone to Configure and Control an Apple TV
By Paul Sihvonen-Binder
Jan 28, 2014
This article explains how you can use your iPhone (or other iDevice) to easily configure your Apple TV. You also learn two different ways you can control your Apple TV without using the remote that ships with it.
Before the PC: Remembering Kaypro and Osborne Computers
By Michael Miller
Jan 27, 2014
In this article, old-timer Michael Miller steps into the Way Back Machine to take a look at the CP/M operating system, the Osborne 1, and the Kaypro II. It was a different world back then!
Discover How the New iPhone 5S Technologies Can Impact How You Use Your Smartphone
By Jason Rich
Jan 27, 2014
Jason R. Rich takes a look at what new technologies have been incorporated into the iPhone 5S and explores how the new features and functions can impact how you use your smartphone.
Five Reasons to Upgrade to the New iPad Air
By Jason Rich
Jan 24, 2014
Jason R. Rich offers five compelling reasons why you should consider upgrading to the iPad Air, and offers an overview of this tablet's new features and functions.
Setting Up Wireless Connections on Your Arduino
By John Baichtal
Jan 20, 2014
This chapter explores the wireless networking tools that enable two or more Arduinos to talk together.
Customizing Your HTC One
By Craig James Johnston, Guy Hart-Davis
Jan 14, 2014
This chapter shows how to customize your HTC One to suit your needs and lifestyle.
Home Automation Made Easy: Introduction to Control Protocols and Automation Process
By Dennis C Brewer
Dec 23, 2013
This chapter explains why devices must talk to each other in home automation systems. It also covers how they communicate (the protocols) and what triggers events that lead to actions.
Comparing Notebook PCs: A 2013 Holiday Shopping Guide
By Michael Miller
Dec 16, 2013
In this holiday shopping guide, author Michael Miller walks you through the different types of notebooks available, and helps you choose the best for your own personal needs.
Comparing Tablet PCs: A 2013 Holiday Shopping Guide
By Michael Miller
Dec 16, 2013
In this holiday shopping guide, author Michael Miller explores all the latest tablets — from the new iPad Air to the appealing Nexus 7 to Microsoft's latest Surface 2 to the Kindle Fire HDX — and makes some recommendations for which you should put on your Christmas lists.
Raspberry Pi: I'm Ready to Get Started. Now What?
By Timothy L. Warner
Dec 4, 2013
Learn exactly what you need in order to become productive with your Raspberry Pi single-board computer.
Benchmarking Enterprise and Cloud Systems Performance
By Brendan Gregg
Nov 20, 2013
This chapter discusses benchmarking to find performance limits (system resources or application issues), providing advice and methodologies to help you avoid common mistakes and accurately test your systems.
A Tour of Raspberry Pi Peripheral Devices
By Timothy L. Warner
Nov 6, 2013
This chapter shares most popular peripheral devices - electronic equipment that is connected to the Pi by means of a cable instead of soldered directly to the board - that are available for the Raspberry Pi today.
Understanding Hardware Transactional Memory in Intel's Haswell Architecture
By David Chisnall
Nov 5, 2013
Haswell is the first mainstream architecture to include hardware support for transactional memory. David Chisnall describes how it works and what it means for developers.

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