Hey, Hardware Hackers! There's A WiFi-Enabled Arduino Now
Lets say you've come up with a brilliant idea for some shiny new piece of hardware. You brush up your coding chops, scratch out a design, and set out to build a prototype. First, you'll need a programmable chip to act as the brain. Because of the relatively gentle learning curve and friendly community, you go with the Arduino. The problem: your hardware idea requires WiFi. Until now, that's actually been a pretty complicated issue.
YouTube Turns Eight As Platform Surpasses More Than 100 Hours Of Video Uploaded Per Minute
YouTube turns eight years old today, reminding each of us in some odd way how young or old we really are. Remember, the company launched back in 2005, the same year that Michael Jackson was found not guilty of child molestation, and Lance Armstrong was winning his seventh Tours De France, and Arrested Development was still on the air. A lot has changed since then, but YouTube's growth remains strong as ever. YouTube announced that its community now uploads more than 100 hours of video to the platform every minute. Minute. That's the equivalent of four days worth of video every sixty seconds.
NetBSD 6.1 Has Shipped
Madwand writes "The NetBSD Project is pleased to announce NetBSD 6.1, the first feature update of the NetBSD 6 release branch. It represents a selected subset of fixes deemed important for security or stability reasons, as well as new features and enhancements. NetBSD is a free, fast, secure, and highly portable Unix-like Open Source operating system. It is available for a wide range of platforms, from large-scale servers and powerful desktop systems to handheld and embedded devices. Its clean design and advanced features make it excellent for use in both production and research environments, and the source code is freely available under a business-friendly license. NetBSD is developed and supported by a large and vibrant international community. Many applications are readily available through pkgsrc, the NetBSD Packages Collection."
The Evolution Of Hacker News
The idea of a VC having its own news aggregator was a bit outlandish in 2007. But Y Combinator was in an unusual position in those days anyway. Startup accelerators had been a highly visible part of the dot-com crash, and Silicon Valley was still skeptical of the concept nearly a decade later. So YC set out to be something different -- a community of hackers building companies on their own terms. Hacker News was initially built by YC co-founder Paul Graham as a demonstration of Arc, a new programming language he'd been working on. He quickly realized that it could help bring together the companies he was supporting and the rest of the folks who wanted in. With 1.6 million page views and 200,000 unique visitors on a given weekday, it's now a key part of the venture firm's success.
Chicago Teachers Kick Off Three-Day March Against Mass School Closings
Chicago Teachers are taking a stand once again in protest of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposal to close dozens of schools in low income Chicago communities—this time with a three day march for "education justice."