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Building Open Source Hardware: Making a Derivative
This chapter from Building Open Source Hardware: DIY Manufacturing for Hackers and Makers gives an example of the source files and a physical object that you can copy, modify, make, and sell as a derivative under the Open Source Hardware Definition.
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By Alicia GibbJan 12, 2015
Personal Manufacturing in the Digital Age
This chapter from Building Open Source Hardware: DIY Manufacturing for Hackers and Makers gives an overview of personal fabrication and the considerations involved in going from an open source hardware design file to an actual physical object. This discussion is followed by the two case studies.
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By Alicia GibbJan 9, 2015
Handling Computer Hardware in a Computer Forensics Investigation
As an aspiring computer forensics investigator, you should develop an understanding of computer hardware, for a number of reasons. This chapter from A Practical Guide to Computer Forensics Investigations covers the importance of being able to recognize different types of computer hardware; the various disk drive interfaces that an investigator can encounter; the types of devices used to forensically extract data from different storage devices; the variety of storage media used and how this evidence should be handled and analyzed; and the use of storage media in actual investigations.
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By Darren R. HayesJan 6, 2015
Building Your First Bots with LEGO Mindstorms EV3
This chapter from Build and Program Your Own LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Robots looks at the currently available instructions for the LEGO MINDSTORMS home edition set.
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By Marziah KarchDec 30, 2014

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Brad YaleThe Rise of Communication through Haptic Feedback

For most of us, haptic feedback takes two forms - a vibrating phone in your pocket alerting you to an incoming message and key stroke vibrations when typing a text message/playing a game on your smart device. This though, is a shame because as Apple and Google engineers know, haptic feedback could be and should be used for so much more.

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By Brad YaleCommentsJanuary 14, 2015
Topics: Other Applications,Home & Office Computing,Information Technology,Web Services,Engineering,Information Management,Data,Mobile Application Development & Programming,Hardware,Communications Engineering,Cloud Computing
John  TraenkenschuhWell Played, Microsoft, Well Played

Microsoft has always found support for its platforms by providing an excellent development IDE.  Now, that IDE is free, in most circumstances.

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By John TraenkenschuhCommentsNovember 23, 2014
Topics: Upgrading & Repairing,Home & Office Computing,Windows Phone,Apple,eBay/Yahoo/Google,Programming,iOS,Microsoft Windows Desktop,Windows Programming,Visual Basic,Microsoft Windows Vista & Home Server,Mobile Application Development & Programming,Android,Hardware,Visual Studio,HTML5 & Web Standards,Operating Systems, Server
John  TraenkenschuhThank you for catching up, iPhone and others
How much actual technical progress are we making in today's mobile technology?

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By John TraenkenschuhCommentsSeptember 27, 2014
Topics: Human Resources,Upgrading & Repairing,Sales & Marketing,Information Management,Management & Strategy,Finance & Investing,Global Business,General Business,Hardware,Personal Development,Business Applications,Business & Management
Brad YaleInformIT Labor Day Programming Event

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By Brad YaleCommentsAugust 28, 2014
Topics: Home & Office Computing,Information Technology,Software Development & Management,Programming,Open Source,Web Services,Graphics & Web Design,Networking,Engineering,Web Development,Certification,Data,Mobile Application Development & Programming,Security,Hardware,Operating Systems, Server,Business & Management

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