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The Raspberry Pi Foundation issues security update for Raspbian

SSH Now Disabled By Default

I love the Internet of Things, so much so that I have built a career around writing about the so-called IoT for various websites, and for that I am thankful. Unfortunately, the IoT is not all fun and games as a lot of us would like to believe. As with everything that is connected to the internet, there are countless individuals in the world who dedicate their lives to finding a way to exploit the security flaws. Granted, not all of these individuals are nefarious in nature, and are just looking to find flaws so that they can be fixed, but their are a great number of individuals who are looking to utilize those internet connected things for malicious things... [node:read-more:link]

How To Make Your Wet / Dry Vacuum Filters Last 10x Longer.

Filterpal HD Review

If you own a workshop, have a vehicle, or have had to clean up after a large leak on your home, you have almost certainly used, if not owned a wet / dry vacuum. If you own a wet / dry vacuum that you have used to suck up particulate debris such as wood shaving, saw dust, ash, or drywal dust, then you know how fast it's pleated filter cartridge clogs up and renders the vacuum unusable. I recently purchased a new wet / dry vacuum from a big box store, and wanted to do something to slow down the filter replacment cycle. This is where a company called FilterPal comes in, and in the video below, I review their new FilterPal HD.  [node:read-more:link]

FCC Documents Reveal Raspberry Pi 3 Featuring Onboard WiFi and Bluetooth

A New Raspberry Pi With Bluetooth and WiFi Is On The Way

It’s been a year since the Raspberry Pi Foundation released the Raspberry Pi 2, and it looks like the company is preparing to launch the third version of its Model B microcomputer. On February 26, 2016, submitted paperwork to the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) for approval of a new model of the Raspberry Pi. In the image above you can see that the board’s silkscreen says “Raspberry Pi 3 Model B V1.2”.  [node:read-more:link]

Particle Prepares Its Electron Cellular-Based Development Board For Release Later This Month!

Particle's Electron Arrives Later This Month

After a year of crowd funding and development, Particle’s Electron development board is nearing release. Earlier this week Particle announced that it has began shipping Electron boards to its Kickstarter backers. Many of you might say, “Big deal, it's just another “Arduino,” but the Electron is way more than just another easy to use development board. Find out more after the jump!  [node:read-more:link]

Protostack Unveils Revised Medium-Sized Prototyping Board


Protostack Unveils Revised Prototyping Board. 


This week, Protostack unveiled the latest revision to its critically acclaimed, medium-sized prototyping PCBs that now allows users to easily work with SMD components, such as 802-sized resistors, capacitors, and LEDs. The new boards feature the same “Breadboard” style layout, but have revised copper traces on the top of the boards as well as updated screen printing.  [node:read-more:link]