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Microsoft Azure Hardware Infrastructure

Microsoft Azure is the leading cloud solution for those that were living in a cave the last few years and haven’t heard anything In order to support millions of users Microsoft had to have really strong hardware resources. Dell is the major supplier and recently

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Multifetch – NodeJS performance boost

Just came across a library for NodeJs which can give a nice small boost to our apps. What actually happens is eg. you are making one single GET request but you are getting back multiple Json responses. This can save time and resources. Have a

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Arduino webradio circuit

Bill Serasidis posted in his website a really nice arduino webradio circuit, which actually connects to winamp.com for fetching the data and decodes the stream through a vs1053b module. From the schematic I can see that is not too complicate to build and I really like

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ESP8266 The cheapest WiFi module for your Arduino

The last few weeks there is a lot of buzz around a new module which gives WiFi access to your Arduino controller via serial port. the name of it is ESP8266 and its main advantage is the very low price. Less than 3$ dollars. Comparing that

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Add bluetooth control to a toy truck

Adding Bluetooth control is not a difficult task these days. Its really inexpensive too. The main component in this small project is the bluetooth module HC-05 that you can get it shipped from eBay for less than 5 us dollars. My son had a small toy

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Intro to Asp.NET MVC and Bootstrap

If you are in your first steps as a developer and you decided to take the .Net MVC path then you need to check these two video tutorials from the MS guys Jon Galloway and Christopher Harrison. Its a smooth introduction to these popular technologies

Intel Galileo Windows OS

Install Windows on Intel Galileo

Really good news this time from intel and microsoft. The first one just released a UEFI firmware for Intel Galileo board first gen which now makes possible to install windows on it instead of linux. Few days ago we learned that this custom non-commercial version

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Sharks Cove by Microsoft

Sharks Cove is Microsoft’s attempt to enter into the very competitive market of hardware for developers/students/makers/hackers. As you already know Raspberry Pi and Arduino are the major players. The main reason is the very low buying price and the not so steep learning curve. So