Tuesday, 10 April 2018

MiniLog - Weekend Stories #4






Thursday, 5 April 2018

Security ON

Protonmail.com - free & secure email.

Signal app - free & secure messaging.

Skype Private Conversation - free & secure calls.

VetVPN - free & private secure internet network

Zoom - free & secure videconferencing

PreVeil - free & secure drive storage.

pCloud Transfer - free & secure transfer of large files up to 5 GB

Cybrary - free security training

Rd - Bh - OSint

Sales Pitch

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Team Building - Game Simulation

Adventure Games

Our flagship programs such as SpyGame and Executive Challenge are based on strategy, communication, time management with risk vs. reward scenarios peppered throughout. Our sophisticated leadership programs are not based on a typical “race to the finish” model, but a core value strengthening exercise to reward those who think and plan strategically rather than those who can just run fast.

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Thursday, 29 March 2018

Powerful Streaming Service For Facebook Live

Go Live

Lightstream is a simple, free, web-based broadcast studio powered by the cloud.

It simplifies the streaming process so that anyone is able to stream what they're passionate about.

At the moment, they support Mixer, Facebook Live, Twitch, YouTube, YouTube Gaming and Hitbox.

For capturing your webcam through the browser, you need:

Web Browser

Google Chrome - Download

USB web camera or integrated laptop camera

Broadband connection to the internet

Minimum Upload - 750 kb/s

Recommended Upload - 3 mb/s

Any quad-core processor

Monday, 26 March 2018

Personal Information Access Request

The letter you can get regarding GDPR.

Dear Sir/Madam:

I am writing to you in your capacity as data protection officer for your company. I am a customer of yours, and in light of recent events, I am making this request for access to personal data pursuant to Article 15 of the General Data Protection Regulation. I am concerned that your company’s information practices may be putting my personal information at undue risk of exposure or in fact has breached its obligation to safeguard my personal information pursuant to .

I am including a copy of documentation necessary to verify my identity. If you require further information, please contact me at my address above.

I would like you to be aware at the outset, that I anticipate reply to my request within one month as required under Article 12, failing which I will be forwarding my inquiry with a letter of complaint to the .

Please advise as to the following:

1. Please confirm to me whether or not my personal data is being processed. If it is, please provide me with the categories of personal data you have about me in your files and databases.

a. In particular, please tell me what you know about me in your information systems, whether or not contained in databases, and including e-mail, documents on your networks, or voice or other media that you may store.

b. Additionally, please advise me in which countries my personal data is stored, or accessible from. In case you make use of cloud services to store or process my data, please include the countries in which the servers are located where my data are or were (in the past 12 months) stored.

c. Please provide me with a copy of, or access to, my personal data that you have or are processing.

2. Please provide me with a detailed accounting of the specific uses that you have made, are making, or will be making of my personal data.

3. Please provide a list of all third parties with whom you have (or may have) shared my personal data.

a. If you cannot identify with certainty the specific third parties to whom you have disclosed my personal data, please provide a list of third parties to whom you may have disclosed my personal data.

b. Please also identify which jurisdictions that you have identified in 1(b) above that these third parties with whom you have or may have shared my personal data, from which these third parties have stored or can access my personal data. Please also provide insight in the legal grounds for transferring my personal data to these jurisdictions. Where you have done so, or are doing so, on the basis of appropriate safeguards, please provide a copy.

c. Additionally, I would like to know what safeguards have been put in place in relation to these third parties that you have identified in relation to the transfer of my personal data.

4. Please advise how long you store my personal data, and if retention is based upon the category of personal data, please identify how long each category is retained.

5. If you are additionally collecting personal data about me from any source other than me, please provide me with all information about their source, as referred to in Article 14 of the GDPR.

6. If you are making automated decisions about me, including profiling, whether or not on the basis of Article 22 of the GDPR, please provide me with information concerning the basis for the logic in making such automated decisions, and the significance and consequences of such processing.

7. I would like to know whether or not my personal data has been disclosed inadvertently by your company in the past, or as a result of a security or privacy breach.

a. If so, please advise as to the following details of each and any such breach:

i. a general description of what occurred;

ii. the date and time of the breach (or the best possible estimate);

iii. the date and time the breach was discovered;

iv. the source of the breach (either your own organization, or a third party to whom you have transferred my personal data);

v. details of my personal data that was disclosed;

vi. your company’s assessment of the risk of harm to myself, as a result of the breach;

vii. a description of the measures taken or that will be taken to prevent further unauthorized access to my personal data;

viii. contact information so that I can obtain more information and assistance in relation to such a breach, and

ix. information and advice on what I can do to protect myself against any harms, including identity theft and fraud.

b. If you are not able to state with any certainty whether such an exposure has taken place, through the use of appropriate technologies, please advise what mitigating steps you have taken, such as

i. Encryption of my personal data;

ii. Data minimization strategies; or,

iii. Anonymization or pseudonymization;

iv. Any other means

8. I would like to know your information policies and standards that you follow in relation to the safeguarding of my personal data, such as whether you adhere to ISO27001 for information security, and more particularly, your practices in relation to the following:

a. Please inform me whether you have backed up my personal data to tape, disk or other media, and where it is stored and how it is secured, including what steps you have taken to protect my personal data from loss or theft, and whether this includes encryption.

b. Please also advise whether you have in place any technology which allows you with reasonable certainty to know whether or not my personal data has been disclosed, including but not limited to the following:

i. Intrusion detection systems;

ii. Firewall technologies;

iii. Access and identity management technologies;

iv. Database audit and/or security tools; or,

v. Behavioural analysis tools, log analysis tools, or audit tools;

9. In regards to employees and contractors, please advise as to the following:

a. What technologies or business procedures do you have to ensure that individuals within your organization will be monitored to ensure that they do not deliberately or inadvertently disclose personal data outside your company, through e-mail, web-mail or instant messaging, or otherwise.

b. Have you had had any circumstances in which employees or contractors have been dismissed, and/or been charged under criminal laws for accessing my personal data inappropriately, or if you are unable to determine this, of any customers, in the past twelve months.

c. Please advise as to what training and awareness measures you have taken in order to ensure that employees and contractors are accessing and processing my personal data in conformity with the General Data Protection Regulation.

Yours Sincerely,

MiniLog - Weekend Stories #3

It's monday, time for embedded tweets - interesting stories found on Twitter in the last 7 days.








Thursday, 22 March 2018

e-Commerce Revolution

Open for business
The real second-hand e-commerce started with eBay.

But the truly global and widespread success e-commerce will achieve with Facebook Marketplace.

Launched in October 2016 in the US, in August 2017 in Europe and in November 2017 in Croatia. Still young but very potent service.

Facebook Marketplace is not a facilitator, but a venue, and all sales details like price, shipping or meeting point are between the seller and the buyer. And, yes, both parts are absolutely free from paying a “rent”.

What user can do:

Search by location (spanning 100 miles away) or browse by a category. If you find something you want, you’ll see the seller’s approximate location, but not their exact address unless they tell you

View items for sale (including basic seller’s profile information)

Make an offer (haggling is also available)

Message a seller (for a meet-up arrangement or payment details as Facebook Marketplace doesn’t provide any payment or delivery options)

Save searches or specific items


How to sell on Facebook Marketplace:

Take photos of your item or add them from your camera roll

Enter a product name, description and price

Confirm your location and select a category

Post it

THE WORLDWIDE RETAIL ECOMMERCE SALES ARE ESTIMATED TO GROW FROM $1.915 TRILLION TO $4.058 TRILLION BY 2020.

Cooperative Principles

The co-operative principles are guidelines by which co-operatives put their values into practice.


1st Principle: Voluntary and Open Membership


Co-operatives are voluntary organisations, open to all persons able to use their services and willing to accept the responsibilities of membership, without gender, social, racial, political or religious discrimination.

2nd Principle: Democratic Member Control

Co-operatives are democratic organisations controlled by their members, who actively participate in setting their policies and making decisions. Men and women serving as elected representatives are accountable to the membership. In primary co-operatives members have equal voting rights (one member, one vote) and co-operatives at other levels are also organised in a democratic manner.

3rd Principle: Member Economic Participation


Members contribute equitably to, and democratically control, the capital of their co-operative. At least part of that capital is usually the common property of the co-operative. Members usually receive limited compensation, if any, on capital subscribed as a condition of membership. Members allocate surpluses for any or all of the following purposes: developing their co-operative, possibly by setting up reserves, part of which at least would be indivisible; benefiting members in proportion to their transactions with the co-operative; and supporting other activities approved by the membership.

4th Principle: Autonomy and Independence

Co-operatives are autonomous, self-help organisations controlled by their members. If they enter to agreements with other organisations, including governments, or raise capital from external sources, they do so on terms that ensure democratic control by their members and maintain their co-operative autonomy.

5th Principle: Education, Training and Information

Co-operatives provide education and training for their members, elected representatives, managers, and employees so they can contribute effectively to the development of their co-operatives. They inform the general public – particularly young people and opinion leaders – about the nature and benefits of co-operation.

6th Principle: Co-operation among Co-operatives

Co-operatives serve their members most effectively and strengthen the co-operative movement by working together through local, national, regional and international structures.

7th Principle: Concern for Community

Co-operatives work for the sustainable development of their communities through policies approved by their members.

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Mass-producible 3D Printed Electric Car

Expected to cost just US$9,450, the two-seater LSEV will have a maximum speed of 70 kilometres per hour and a range of 150km

I think the electric car is disrupting the automobile industry, but 3D printing may be the real revolution going on behind the scenes.

Polymaker, a developer of 3D printing materials, and XEV, an Italian car manufacturer, have unveiled a mass-producible 3D printed electric car.

The car, named LSEV, has seen all its plastic parts 3D printed in Polymaker Industrial materials. Production is scheduled to begin at the end of this year, with the first deliveries set to begin in Europe and Asia in the second quarter of 2019.

It has a top speed of 43 mph and a range of 90 miles. It weighs a featherlight 450 kilograms (992 pounds). That’s less than a Formula One car.

3D printing means a new car can be created in just 3 to 12 months versus the 3 to 5 years needed for a conventional car.

Nearly all its visible parts are 3D-printed except for its windows, tyres and chassis. The LSEV is essentially made of polyamide, commonly known as nylon.

A single production line – complete with 3D printers and assembly facilities – will be able to handle the building of 500 cars annually.

Cognitive Biases

Constant Motion

Moving pieces

To be in motion is constant need. Just move and do something, just do it.

Don't stand still when it's time to move.
Moving is important. Moving gives you agility.

As per definition:

In physics, motion is a change in position of an object over time. Motion is described in terms of displacement, distance, velocity, acceleration, time, and speed. Motion of a body is observed by attaching a frame of reference to an observer and measuring the change in position of the body relative to that frame.

Motion in legal context:

1. General: Proposal formally submitted to a meeting for discussion and possible adoption as a resolution.

2. Legal: Oral or written application to a court requesting it to issue an order to force performance of an action in favor of the applicant party (called the mover). Normally, the applicant must serve a notice of motion on the opposing party to forewarn it, but some motions (called 'ex parte') can be brought without such warning.

3. Legislative: Proposal on a specific issue, put for debate and voting under formal parliamentary procedure.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Print Buidings

Technology + Materials

Apis Cor

'' We are the first company to develop a mobile construction 3D printer which is capable of printing whole buildings completely on site.
Also we are people. Engineers, managers, builders and inventors sharing one common idea – to change the construction industry so that millions of people will have an opportunity to improve their living conditions.''

Monday, 19 March 2018

Cora.Aero

After almost eight years of exploring new frontiers, we had built the aircraft we had been dreaming of: Cora. An electric, autonomous fully fledged air taxi that takes off like a helicopter and flies like a plane. The first step to a world where the freedom of flight belongs to everyone.

MiniLog - Weekend Stories #2

It's monday, time for embedded tweets - interesting stories found on Twitter in the last 7 days.








Sunday, 18 March 2018

Watched: Atomic Blonde ( 2017 ) - 6,5/10

Female James Bond

Just after the fall of Berlin's wall in 1989, MI6 secret agent, Lorraine Broughton, is sent to Cold War Germany to meet her contact, station chief David Percival, after the murder of a fellow undercover agent. With the intention to recover an invaluable microfilm containing a list of the names of every British spy, Lorraine must battle with waves of KGB agents and lethal henchmen in the bowels of a city at boiling point. Under those circumstances, as both sides want the list desperately, whom can Lorraine trust?

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Weather and Mood

Weather can be sunny, stormy, dreary or unpredictable but then so, too, can your mood. The way you feel on any given day may actually be intricately tied to the weather forecast in ways science is only beginning to understand.

Friday, 16 March 2018

Portal - Your Europe

Doing business in Europe

Your Europe is an EU site designed to help you do things in other European countries – avoiding unnecessary inconvenience and red tape.

This can mean moving, living, studying, working, shopping or simply travelling abroad. Or, as a company, doing business abroad.

As an EU national – or national of Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway – you have certain rights in these areas. But they may not always be observed when a country hasn't yet fully implemented the relevant EU law.

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Vimsy.co

VIMSY.CO
For people with creative ideas and awesome content looking for a way to showcase, distribute or sell their videos.

Share your event recordings with a private group, such as the event's delegates, or sell them for extra income post-event.

Power up your training videos by using Vimsy to see who's been watching them, when they were watched, and how much of the video was watched.

Use Vimsy to benefit your clients and keep them coming back for more of your video services.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Google Digital Garage

Valuable certificate

Free online courses by Google guide you through everything from search engines, to social media and beyond. Valuable online resurce to get the digital skills you need (SEO, SEM, SMM, Email Marketing and more ).

After completition of the courses, you get official certificate of online proficiency straight from Google.

Reshot.com

Free stock photos

Reshot provides the world’s best emerging photographers with a beautiful platform for sharing a sampling of their best work for free use in creative projects. Creatives in need of visual content can freely explore and license some of the world’s best imagery.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Twitter Analytics For The Last 28 Days

Twitter impact and influence

I'm regular Twitter user. It's a non-commercial personal account. Over the period of the last 28 days:


- My 175 tweets earned 20.2K impressions over the last 28 day period,

- During this 28 day period, I earned 694 impressions per day,

- Had 37 replies on my tweets,

- Had 129 likes to my tweets,

- Had 12 retweets,

- Had 920 profile visits,

- Had 42 mentions,

- Had 17 link clicks,

- Had 12 retweets,

- Engagement rate of 1,1 %,

- Number of followers: 1.142

- my audience is 59 % male and 41 % female,

Monday, 12 March 2018

Minilog - Weekend Stories #1

Every monday, embedded tweets - interesting stories found on Twitter.








Sunday, 11 March 2018

Watched: Red Sparrow ( 7 / 10 )

Spygames

Red Sparrow movie.

A young Russian intelligence officer is assigned to seduce a first-tour CIA agent who handles the CIA's most sensitive penetration of Russian intelligence. The two young officers collide in a charged atmosphere of trade-craft, deception, and inevitably forbidden passion that threatens not just their lives but the lives of others as well.


Sunday, 4 March 2018

Movie: The Stanford Prison Experiment ( 8/10 )

Moving movie about human nature.

In 1971, twenty-four male students are selected to take on randomly assigned roles of prisoners and guards in a mock prison situated in the basement of the Stanford psychology building.



Thoughts that came up during the movie:

If you are weak you can't solve the problem.

The system mindfuck us.

Cigarettes and glass of water are privilige in prison.

If you are in prison you're not good citizen. You're criminal.

You don't know what you are capable of until you get in a situation.

Human nature is that we can all turn into beasts when in some hard situation.

If you are weak your reaction is to seek protection.

Good citizen is obidient.

You can take much more bullshit than you think you can.

Revolt the bully ! Set boundaries. Show him your teeths.

Don't take it personally.

Do not accept to be prisoner and therefore victim.

This guy is not sick. He's weak.

You break the law but must be aware of the consequences. If there's no penalty, you go on with anti-social behaviour.

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Webjets.io

Webjets is a visual tool that helps you collect, organize and share anything.

What if you had some kind of universal inbox, to just throw everything in? Out of sight, out of mind – to concentrate on what’s at hand. All you have to remember is that there’s a place where everything is being kept safely, for you to organize later.

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Super Skills

Hi, I'm Woebot

I'm ready to listen, 24/7. No couches, no meds, no childhood stuff. Just strategies to improve your mood. And the occasional dorky joke.

Motus

My Motuses getting in the way of motivation, draining motivation and sucking up the life.

I fight them every morning. They are trying to tight up my hands and legs. They laugh when I'm weak. But I fight them.

Motus is demotivational bird.

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Top Venture Capitalists - 2018.

The 100 top venture capitalists.

Several factors are examined:

An investor’s exits – the frequency/volume, size, and stage of entry

Network centrality – connectivity to other investors. Think of it as akin to Google Pagerank.

Illiquid portfolio company value – frequency, size, and stage of entry in high value (but un-exited) companies. Given relatively less weight as these are paper valuations.

Recency of performance – Our focus was on these metrics since 2008. As a result, we didn’t give a lot of credit to those who made glorious picks in the 80s, 90s, or early 2000s.

Text Magic For Twitter

Yaytext.com

Super cool unicode text magic. Use s̶t̶r̶i̶k̶e̶t̶h̶r̶o̶u̶g̶h̶, 𝐛𝐨𝐥𝐝, 𝒊𝒕𝒂𝒍𝒊𝒄𝒔, and 🅜🅞🅡🅔 on Facebook, Twitter, and everywhere else.

Business Models

Vizologi.com

A collection of modern business models with real-life examples.

Monday, 29 January 2018

Toshl App

Toshl Finance

- Fantastic finance management app with support for multiple currencies, ideal for people on the move

Global Production Team

Non-stop production around the World.

Digital Nomads - Everything



Contents

Travel Planning
Retreats
Flights
Accommodation
Getting Around
Communities & Social
Remote Jobs
Gear
Finance
Security & Backup
Communication
Languages
Food & Drink
Team Collaboration
Miscellaneous
Destination Guides

Travel Planning

Lonely Planet - The most recognised travel guides for over fourty years, start here for inspiration.
Nomad List - Search for your next base using digital nomad friendly filters such as internet quality, living costs, and places to work.
Atlas Obscura - The definitive guide to the world's wondrous and curious places.
Wikivoyage - Fantastic free travel guides that anyone can edit.
Triposo - Smart offline travel guides for your phone and tablet - iOS and Android.
Time Out - Worldwide guide to art and entertainment, food and drink, film, travel and more.
The Basetrip - Essential information for your next destination and how it compares to your home country.
DESTIGOGO - Planning a short trip away from work on a budget? Use this simple tool to discover destinations that fit your timeframe and budget.
VisaHQ - Easily find visa requirements for most countries around the world.
Numbeo - The world’s largest database of user contributed data about cities and countries. Find information such as cost of living, housing indicators, health care, traffic, crime and pollution for your next destination.
On The Grid - Neighborhood guides written by local creatives. Great for design-oriented travelers.

Retreats

Destination: Dev - Program that brings together 10 like-minded individuals for eight intense weeks of software development education and cultural immersion.
Hacker Paradise - Hacker Paradise have been organising three month long coworking retreats for developers, designers and entrepreneurs since 2014.
LiveWorkFit - A series of affordable one month retreats with a focus on mind and body health to maximize your business and personal potential.
Nomad House - Spend 10 days exploring a new location, working hard (anywhere) and connecting to a community built on shared values.
Unsettled - 30-day coworking retreats to take your work, life, and adventures beyond traditional borders.
WiFi Tribe - Coworking retreat which allows you to hop on or off at any point, stay a month, or a year to explore a whole continent with like-minded individuals, one country at a time.
Wifly Nomads - A brand new retreat launching in September 2017 designed to help fledgling nomads build startups, find remote work opportunities and learn nomadic lifestyle fundamentals.
Nomad Cruise - Join over 150 other remote workers, entrepreneurs and digital nomads on a 15-day coworking cruise across the atlantic.
Flights
Kiwi.com - Advanced flexible search tool for finding cheap flights.
Kayak - View pricing trends for journeys and set up price alerts.
AirWander - New kid on the block that helps you discover stopover destinations that'll save you money on your journey.
FlyOnward - Rent an onward flight ticket for $9.99 to satisfy immigration requirements in countries such as Malaysia and New Zealand.
App in the Air - Manage your upcoming flights and view your flight history - iOS, Android, and Windows Phone.
Flightfox - Online travel agent that guarantees to save you money on your trip.
SeatGuru - Aircraft seat maps to find the best seats for your flight.
SleepingInAirports - Detailed airport guides to make the most of your time in limbo.
Priority Pass - Gain access to over 1000 airline lounges worldwide with membership from US$99.
LoungeBuddy - Book airport lounge access from US$25 in over 200 lounges worldwide.
Hopper - Price prediction app that helps you choose the cheapest time to book your flight - iOS and Android.
GTFO - Get The Flight Out - In a hurry? GTFO lists the cheapest flights out of your home airport within the next 24 hours iOS.

Accommodation

Airbnb - Short term rooms and private apartments at affordable rates.
Kayak - Compare hotel prices across leading booking websites including Expedia, Booking.com, Agoda, and Hotels.com.
Hostelworld - Budget accommodation for nomads that prefer a more social environment or need to keep costs down.
Couchsurfing - The ultimate budget accommodation, meet new people and join in local experiences in exchange for a free bed or couch.
Colive.co - Find and organise coliving arrangements with other nomads.
Coliving - Find coliving spaces around the world to live with like-minded individuals.

Getting Around

Moovit - The worlds largest transit app supporting over 1,200 cities in over 70 countries - iOS and Android.
Citymapper - Arguably the best transit app available but limited to 40 cities. Use it when you can and fall back to Moovit if necessary - iOS and Android.
Rome2rio - Global trip planner which gets you from A to B using flights, ferries, trains and buses. Great for when you're moving between cities - iOS and Android.
Uber - The big daddy of ride sharing apps, it goes without saying this should be on your phone. Available in over 500 cities worldwide - iOS, Android, and Windows Phone.
Lyft - The largest competitor to Uber in the United States for people who want an alternative - iOS and Android.
Grab - Uber may be your go to taxi app for most of the world but, in SE Asia, Grab is king - iOS and Android.
Wikivoyage - When Rome2rio or Moovit fail to provide directions you may just find the information you need on Wikivoyage. Destination guides here typically have 'get in', 'get around' and 'get out' sections, useful in some of the more rural areas.
Maps.me - Offline maps and POIs to get you around on foot when you don't have an internet connection - iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire.
Waze - The world's largest community-based traffic and navigation app. Perfect for those brave enough to drive abroad - iOS and Android.
The Man in Seat Sixy-One - The ultimate guide to train travel around the world.

Communities & Social

Nomad List Chat - Connect with other nomads to get advice or organise meetups.
Digital Nomad Forum - Need advice from other nomads but don't have time to sit around waiting for answers in the chat room? Start a topic on the forum...
Couchsurfing - Couchsurfing isn't just for free sofas. Find groups and social events in cities around the world.
Meetup - Find and organise meetups in cities across the world.
Facebook Groups - Find groups for buying/selling, hiking, common interests, local advice and more.
Nomad List Radar - Keep track of your nomadic friends whereabouts and meet up for 🍻 when your paths cross.
Withlocals - Find paid tours and experiences with verified locals in over 20 countries.
Party with a Local - Find locals and travelers in your area that are down to party - iOS and Android.

Remote Jobs

Remote: Office Not Required - Great book by 37signals, which shows both employers and employees how they can work together, remotely, from any desk, in any space, in any place, anytime, anywhere.
We Work Remotely - Find your next remote gig with the companion website to 'Remote: Office Not Required'.
Remote Ok - Large directory of remote jobs from across the web.
Freelancer - The world's largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace by number of users and projects, connecting over 22 million employers and freelancers.
Toptal - Join an exclusive network of the top freelance software developers, designers, and finance experts in the world. Top companies rely on Toptal freelancers for their most important projects.

Workspaces

Workfrom - The most comprehensive directory of public and private workspaces across the globe.
Café Wifi - Find cafes nearby that are suitable for working from and details about them such as wifi speeds, power outlet availability and seating comfort - iOS.
Copass - Global network of over 500 coworking spaces accessed via a single monthly membership.
Hoffice - Find home offices to work from for free and meet new people in the process.
Work Hard Anywhere - A collection of 7800+ work-optimized spaces in the palm of your hand. Mobile. Easy. Constantly updated by your fellow entrepreneurs, freelancers, and creatives - iOS and Android.

Gear

Roost Laptop Stand - The original portable back-saving laptop stand.
Corsair Flash Voyager Mini - Compact and stylish USB key which packs up to 128GB of memory.
Tortuga Outbreaker Backpack - Pack smart with this second generation Tortuga carry on backpack.
Minaal Carry-on 2.0 - A (more stylish?) alternative to the Tortuga Outbreaker with similar features. Check them both out and see which you prefer.
Anker Portable Chargers - USB battery packs are an essential bit of kit these days and you can't go wrong with something from Anker.
Omnicharge - For a portable charger that packs a bit more punch, check out the Omnicharge with its universal power outlet that will let you charge devices such as laptops in addition to your phone and tablet.
Logitech MX Anywhere 2 - Logitech have a track record of releasing high quality peripherals and when it comes to portable mice they don't disappoint with the MX Anywhere 2.
UE Boom 2 - If you don't mind the extra weight then portable speakers are a great way to turn any room into a home. The UE Boom series consistently comes out top in reviews thanks to great sound, rugged protection and good looks.
JBL Clip 2 - If you mind carrying extra weight, the JBL Clip 2 is a good option with only 184g. Quality is not as good as a stereo speaker but it still does the job pretty well.
LaCie Rugged Mobile Storage - Keep your backups safe with a drive from the LaCie rugged series, trusted by professionals across the globe.
Bose QC20 Noise Cancelling Earphones - Public transport can be a noisy affair but if you have the cash to spare then the QC20s are the best around when it comes to noise cancelling headphones in a small package.
Google Chromecast - Chromecast is a media streaming device that plugs into the HDMI port on your TV. Simply use a compatible mobile, tablet or PC device and the TV in your accommodation to watch your favourite TV shows, films, music, sport, games and more on the big screen
Kindle Paperwhite - Highly portable, easy on the eyes, readable in sunlight, instant access to the worlds largest bookstore and capable of holding over 1,000 books – the Kindle Paperwhite provides a great combination of features and affordability.
Mountie - Clip your smartphone or tablet onto your laptop for a portable dual monitor set up. Works well with Duet Display.
Gerber Shard - Want to take a multi-tool with you but can't get traditional ones past airport security without checked baggage? The Gerber Shard is a great solution to this predicament, packing six useful functions into an airline friendly form-factor.
Finance
Revolut - Low fee travel money card with beautiful companion apps for iOS and Android.
xCurrency - Beautiful and easy to use currency converter - iOS and Android.
TransferWise - Easy to use, low fee, money transfer service supported in over 50 countries.
Toshl Finance - Fantastic finance management app with support for multiple currencies, ideal for people on the move - iOS, Android, and Windows Phone.
The Elements Of Investing - A timeless, easy-to-read guide on life-long investment principles that can help any investor succeed.
Quidco - The UKs largest cashback website, check here before booking flights and accommodation to see if you can get cashback on your purchases.
Neomy - Set-it-and-forget-it exchange rate tracking, straight to your inbox.
Moneytis - Compare foreign money transfer services to make sure you get the best deal.
Monzo - Smartphone-friendly UK bank with zero fees abroad.

Security & Backup

Avast Antivirus - The worlds number one free antivirus solution.
1Password - The gold standard of password management apps, you should be using a password manager anyway but it's especially important on the move.
Cloak - Having a secure VPN service is important when using public wifi networks. Cloak is a great choice in the Apple ecosystem with beautiful apps for Mac and iOS.
Dropbox - The best all-rounder cross platform cloud storage service.
Google Drive - The cheapest cloud storage service currently available.
BackBlaze - Low cost and easy to use cloud backup for Mac and PC.
SpiderOak One - Dropbox, Google Drive and Backblaze all take your data security very seriously but if you're especially concerned about privacy then check out the Snowden endorsed SpiderOak.
Authy - The best choice for cross platform two-factor authentication.
Ghostery - Fantastic extension for blocking trackers in all major web browsers.
Purify - The most efficient app for blocking ads & trackers on iOS.
Find My iPhone - If you're in the Apple ecosystem then be sure to enable Find My iPhone on all your devices.

Communication

Facebook Messenger - The best way to keep in touch with friends and family – chat, video, voice calls and group chat for free.
WhatsApp - Keep in touch with people you don't have on Facebook, it goes without saying that WhatsApp should be in your kit. Available for most platforms.
Skype - The defacto option for many when it comes to business video calling.
join.me - The easiest way to organise group conferences with support for scheduling, video, whiteboarding and screen sharing.
Slack - Slack has quickly become the go-to team communication tool for many businesses. Get your company on board the train if they're not already.
WiFi Map - Get access to over 100 million free wifi hotspots worldwide - iOS and Android.
Prepaid Data Sim Card Wiki - Find out information on prepaid sim cards in over 150 countries.
ChatSim - Unlimited chat using your favourite apps in over 150 countries for a single yearly fee.
Project Fi - One single low cost plan for all of your phone calls, SMS and mobile data worldwide - U.S Citizens on Android only.

Languages

Google Translate - The big daddy of translation apps with support for over 100 languages and 50 offline languages as well as photo translation - iOS and Android.
Point It: Traveller's Language Kit - Passport sized traveler's picture dictionary containing photographs of 1,200 items grouped into categories such as food and drink, accommodation, transportation, automobiles, entertainment, nightlife and health.
Food Allergy Translate - Mobile apps and physical cards to notify restaurants of your food allergies - iOS, Android, and Windows Phone.
Fluent In 3 Months - If you've always struggled with learning foreign languages then be sure to check out this great book by Benny Lewis.
Duolingo - The original and arguably most enjoyable language learning app with support for over 20 languages - iOS, Android and Windows Phone.
Memrise - Not quite as fun as Duolingo but still a solid contender on the language learning scene with support for over 200 languages - iOS and Android.

Food & Drink

Foursquare - Find the best places to eat, drink, shop, or visit in any city in the world - iOS, Android, and Windows Phone.
HappyCow - Find great vegetarian and vegan restaurants near you, Foursquare for animal lovers 🐮 - iOS and Android.
Don't Eat Alone - Make informal meal plans with strangers & friends – connect with people over a meal.

Team Collaboration

Standup Bot - Run your standup meetings remotely via Slack and have your meeting notes automatically organised for you.
I Done This - More than 160,000 people use I Done This’s easy daily check-ins and powerful progress reports to run more effective and productive teams.
Timezone.io - Keep track of 'when' and 'where' your remote team members are. Easily organise meetings at a time suitable for everyone involved.
Dropbox Paper - Collaborate on documents and ideas with your remote colleagues using this flexible workspace.
Trello - Trello’s boards, lists, and cards enable you to organize and prioritize your projects in a fun, flexible and rewarding way.
Basecamp - Basecamp organizes your projects, internal communications, and client work in one place so you have a central source of truth.

Miscellaneous

Noizio - Ambient sound mixer to help you focus in busy places. Parisian Cafe during a thunderstorm? Check! - iOS and Android.
Duet Display - Use your iPhone or iPad as an extra display for your Mac or PC - iOS, macOS and Windows.
One Way Ticket - A documentary looking at the rise of the digital nomad around the world. Through interviews with advocates, academics and authorities, this film examines issues surrounding the supposed "dream life".

Sunday, 28 January 2018

All In All

Important and awesome:
- artificial intelligence
- internet of things
- big data
- crypto/blockchain tech

Internet Of Things - Everything

Hardware
Arduino - Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for anyone making interactive projects.
BeagleBoard - The BeagleBoard is a low-power open-source hardware single-board computer produced by Texas Instruments in association with Digi-Key and Newark element14.
Dragonboard - The DragonBoard 410c, a product of Arrow Electronics, is the development board based on the mid-tier Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 410E processor. It features advanced processing power, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth connectivity, and GPS, all packed into a board the size of a credit card.
HummingBoard - HummingBoard is a family of three Linux- and Android-ready, open source SBCs based on 1GHz Freescale i.MX6 SoCs, with a Pi-like 26-pin I/O connector.
Intel Galileo - The Intel® Galileo Gen 2 board is the first in a family of Arduino*-certified development and prototyping boards based on Intel® architecture and specifically designed for makers, students, educators, and DIY electronics enthusiasts.
Microduino - Microduino and mCookie bring powerful, small, stackable electronic hardware to makers, designers, engineers, students and curious tinkerers of all ages. Build open-source projects or create innovative new ones.
Node MCU (ESP 8266) - NodeMCU is an open source IoT platform. It uses the Lua scripting language. It is based on the eLua project, and built on the ESP8266 SDK 0.9.5.
OLinuXino - OLinuXino is an Open Source Software and Open Source Hardware low cost (EUR 30) Linux Industrial grade single board computer with GPIOs capable of operating from -25°C to +85°C.
Odroid - The ODROID means Open + Droid. It is a development platform for the hardware as well as the software.
Particle - A suite of hardware and software tools to help you prototype, scale, and manage your Internet of Things products.
Pinoccio - Pinoccio is a solution to add mesh networking capability and WiFi-Internet access to all yout IoT devices, and it is Arduino compatible.
Raspberry Pi - The Raspberry Pi is a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It’s capable of doing everything you’d expect a desktop computer to do, from browsing the internet and playing high-definition video, to making spreadsheets, word-processing, and playing games.
Tessel - Tessel is a completely open source and community-driven IoT and robotics development platform. It encompases development boards, hardware module add-ons, and the software that runs on them.
UDOO - UDOO is a single-board computer with an integrated Arduino 2 compatible microcontroller, designed for computer science education, the world of Makers and the Internet of Things.
Software
Operating systems
Apache Mynewt - Apache Mynewt is a real-time, modular operating system for connected IoT devices that need to operate for long periods of time under power, memory, and storage constraints. The first connectivity stack offered is BLE 4.2.
ARM mbed - The ARM® mbed™ IoT Device Platform provides the operating system, cloud services, tools and developer ecosystem to make the creation and deployment of commercial, standards-based IoT solutions possible at scale.
Contiki - Contiki is an open source operating system for the Internet of Things. Contiki connects tiny low-cost, low-power microcontrollers to the Internet.
FreeRTOS - FreeRTOS is a popular real-time operating system kernel for embedded devices, that has been ported to 35 microcontrollers.
Google Brillo - Brillo extends the Android platform to all your connected devices, so they are easy to set up and work seamlessly with each other and your smartphone.
OpenWrt - OpenWrt is an operating system (in particular, an embedded operating system) based on the Linux kernel, primarily used on embedded devices to route network traffic. The main components are the Linux kernel, util-linux, uClibc or musl, and BusyBox. All components have been optimized for size, to be small enough for fitting into the limited storage and memory available in home routers.
Snappy Ubuntu - Snappy Ubuntu Core is a new rendition of Ubuntu with transactional updates. It provides a minimal server image with the same libraries as today’s Ubuntu, but applications are provided through a simpler mechanism.
NodeOS - NodeOS is an operating system entirely written in Javascript, and managed by npm on top of the Linux kernel.
Raspbian - Raspbian is a free operating system based on Debian optimized for the Raspberry Pi hardware.
RIOT - The friendly Operating System for the Internet of Things.
Tiny OS - TinyOS is an open source, BSD-licensed operating system designed for low-power wireless devices, such as those used in sensor networks, ubiquitous computing, personal area networks, smart buildings, and smart meters.
Windows 10 IoT Core - Windows 10 IoT is a family of Windows 10 editions targeted towards a wide range of intelligent devices, from small industrial gateways to larger more complex devices like point of sales terminals and ATMs.
Programming languages
This sections regroups every awesome programming language, whether it is compiled, interpreted or a DSL, related to embedded development.

C - A general-purpose, imperative computer programming language, supporting structured programming, lexical variable scope and recursion, while a static type system prevents many unintended operations.
C++ - A general-purpose programming language. It has imperative, object-oriented and generic programming features, while also providing facilities for low-level memory manipulation.
Groovy - Groovy is a powerful, optionally typed and dynamic language, with static-typing and static compilation capabilities, for the Java platform aimed at multiplying developers’ productivity thanks to a concise, familiar and easy to learn syntax. It is used by the SmartThings development environment to create smart applications.
Lua - Lua is a powerful, fast, lightweight, embeddable scripting language. Lua is dynamically typed, runs by interpreting bytecode for a register-based virtual machine, and has automatic memory management with incremental garbage collection, making it ideal for configuration, scripting, and rapid prototyping.
eLua - eLua stands for Embedded Lua and the project offers the full implementation of the Lua Programming Language to the embedded world, extending it with specific features for efficient and portable software embedded development.
ELFE - ELFE is a very simple and small programming language. While it is a general-purpose programming language, it is specifically tuned to facilitate the configuration and control of swarms of small devices such as sensors or actuators.
Frameworks
AllJoyn - AllJoyn is an open source software framework that makes it easy for devices and apps to discover and communicate with each other.
Apple HomeKit - HomeKit is a framework for communicating with and controlling connected accessories in a user’s home.
Blynk - Blynk is a platform for creating iOS and Android apps for connected things. You can easily build graphic interfaces for all your projects by simply dragging and dropping widgets (right on the smartphone). Supports Ethernet, WiFi, Bluetooth, GSM/GPRS, USB/Serial connections with wide range of prototyping platforms from Arduino, Raspberry, ARM mbed, Particle, RedBear, etc.
Countly IoT Analytics - Countly is a general purpose analytics platform for mobile and IoT devices, available as open source.
Eclipse Smarthome - The Eclipse SmartHome framework is designed to run on embedded devices, such as a Raspberry Pi, a BeagleBone Black or an Intel Edison. It requires a Java 7 compliant JVM and an OSGi (4.2+) framework, such as Eclipse Equinox.
Freedomotic - Freedomotic is an open source, flexible, secure Internet of Things (IoT) development framework, useful to build and manage modern smart spaces. It is targeted to private individuals (home automation) as well as business users (smart retail environments, ambient aware marketing, monitoring and analytics, etc). Written in Java, it can interact with well known standard building automation protocols as well as with "do it yourself" solutions.
Iotivity - IoTivity is an open source software framework enabling seamless device-to-device connectivity to address the emerging needs of the Internet of Things.
Kura - Kura aims at offering a Java/OSGi-based container for M2M applications running in service gateways. Kura provides or, when available, aggregates open source implementations for the most common services needed by M2M applications.
Lelylan - Lelylan is an IoT cloud platform based on a lightweight microservices architecture. The Lelylan platform is both hardware-agnostic and platform-agnostic. This means that you can connect any hardware, from the ESP8266 to the most professional embedded hardware solution and everything in between - and it can run on any public cloud, your own private datacenter, or even in a hybrid environment, whether virtualized or bare metal.
Mihini - The main goal of Mihini is to deliver an embedded runtime running on top of Linux, that exposes high-level API for building M2M applications. Mihini aims at enabling easy and portable development, by facilitating access to the I/Os of an M2M system, providing a communication layer, etc.
OpenHAB - The openHAB runtime is a set of OSGi bundles deployed on an OSGi framework (Equinox). It is therefore a pure Java solution and needs a JVM to run. Being based on OSGi, it provides a highly modular architecture, which even allows adding and removing functionality during runtime without stopping the service.
Gobot - Gobot is a framework for robotics, physical computing, and the Internet of Things, written in the Go programming language.
Home Assistant - Home Assistant is a home automation platform running on Python 3. The goal of Home Assistant is to be able to track and control all devices at home and offer a platform for automating control.
Lightweight MQTT Machine Network - LWMQN is an open source project that follows part of OMA LWM2M v1.0 specification and uses the IP-base Smart Object model to meet the minimum requirements of machine network management. It provides both server-side and machine-side libraries to make full-stack IoT development possible with JavaScript and Node.js. See also: IPSO Alliance Technical Archive.
Thingsboard IoT Gateway - Open-source IoT Gateway - integrates devices connected to legacy and third-party systems with Thingsboard IoT Platform using OPC-UA and MQTT protocols.
Pimatic - Pimatic is a home automation framework that runs on node.js. It provides a common extensible platform for home control and automation tasks.
IOTA - Open-source distributed ledger protocol for IoT. Uses a directed acyclic graph (DAG) instead of a blockchain.
Middlewares
IFTTT - IFTTT is a web-based service that allows users to create chains of simple conditional statements, called "recipes", which are triggered based on changes to other web services such as Gmail, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. IFTTT is an abbreviation of "If This Then That" (pronounced like "gift" without the "g").
Huginn - Huginn is a system for building agents that perform automated tasks for you online.
Kaa - An open-source middleware platform for rapid creation of IoT solutions.
Losant - Losant is an easy-to-use and powerful developer platform designed to help you quickly and securely build complex connected solutions. Losant uses open communication standards like REST and MQTT to provide connectivity from one to millions of devices. Losant provides powerful data collection, aggregation, and visualization features to help understand and quantify vast amounts of sensor data. Losant's drag-and-drop workflow editor allows you to trigger actions, notifications, and machine-to-machine communication without programming.
DreamFactory - DreamFactory is a free open source REST API Platform for mobile, web and IoT Applications.
I1820 - I1820 is a free open source platform which provides discovery, data collection and configuration services based on MQTT. I1820 implements a REST API for controlling the things and it stores all collected data in a Time-Series database named InfluxDB.
IOStash - IOStash is a high performance IoT platform that is free for DIY developers and non profit applications. It has multiple connectivity options and enables easy development of M2M or M2A applications. IOStash offers Nodejs and Android libraries for easy application creation.
Thingsboard - An open-source IoT platform. Device management, data collection, processing and visualization for your IoT solution.
Libraries and Tools
Cylon.js - Cylon.js is a JavaScript framework for robotics, physical computing, and the Internet of Things. It makes it incredibly easy to command robots and devices.
Luvit - Luvit implements the same APIs as Node.js, but in Lua ! While this framework is not directly involved with IoT development, it is still a great way to rapidly build powerful, yet memory efficient, embedded web applications.
Johnny-Five - Johnny-Five is the original JavaScript Robotics programming framework. Released by Bocoup in 2012, Johnny-Five is maintained by a community of passionate software developers and hardware engineers.
Pi4J - Pi4j is intended to provide a friendly object-oriented I/O API and implementation libraries for Java Programmers to access the full I/O capabilities of the Raspberry Pi platform.
WiringPi - WiringPi is a GPIO access library written in C for the BCM2835 used in the Raspberry Pi.
Node-RED - A visual tool for wiring the Internet of Things.
SmartObject - A Smart Object Class that helps you with creating IPSO Smart Objects in your JavaScript applications. See also: IPSO Alliance Technical Archive.
Miscellaneous
Amazon Dash - Amazon Dash Button is a Wi-Fi connected device that reorders your favorite item with the press of a button.
Freeboard - A real-time interactive dashboard and visualization creator implementing an intuitive drag & drop interface.
Nebula - A docker orchestrator designed to manage IoT devices
Protocols and Networks
Physical layer
- 802.15.4 (IEEE)
IEEE 802.15.4 is a standard which specifies the physical layer and media access control for low-rate wireless personal area networks (LR-WPANs). It is maintained by the IEEE 802.15 working group, which has defined it in 2003. It is the basis for the ZigBee, ISA100.11a, WirelessHART, and MiWi specifications, each of which further extends the standard by developing the upper layers which are not defined in IEEE 802.15.4. Alternatively, it can be used with 6LoWPAN and standard Internet protocols to build a wireless embedded Internet. - Wikipedia

IEEE standard 802.15.4 intends to offer the fundamental lower network layers of a type of wireless personal area network (WPAN) which focuses on low-cost, low-speed ubiquitous communication between devices. It can be contrasted with other approaches, such as Wi-Fi, which offer more bandwidth and require more power. The emphasis is on very low cost communication of nearby devices with little to no underlying infrastructure, intending to exploit this to lower power consumption even more.

- Bluetooth (Bluetooth Special Interest Group)
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard for exchanging data over short distances (using short-wavelength UHF radio waves in the ISM band from 2.4 to 2.485 GHz) from fixed and mobile devices, and building personal area networks (PANs). Invented by telecom vendor Ericsson in 1994, it was originally conceived as a wireless alternative to RS-232 data cables. It can connect several devices, overcoming problems of synchronization. - Wikipedia

Bluetooth is managed by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), which has more than 25,000 member companies in the areas of telecommunication, computing, networking, and consumer electronics.

- Bluetooth Low Energy (Bluetooth Special Interest Group)
Bluetooth low energy (Bluetooth LE, BLE, marketed as Bluetooth Smart) is a wireless personal area network technology designed and marketed by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group aimed at novel applications in the healthcare, fitness, beacons, security, and home entertainment industries. - Wikipedia

Compared to Classic Bluetooth, Bluetooth Smart is intended to provide considerably reduced power consumption and cost while maintaining a similar communication range. The Bluetooth SIG predicts that by 2018 more than 90 percent of Bluetooth-enabled smartphones will support Bluetooth Smart.

EC-GSM-IoT (EC-GSM-IoT Group)
Extended coverage GSM IoT (EC-GSM-IoT) is a standard-based Low Power Wide Area technology. It is based on eGPRS and designed as a high capacity, long range, low energy and low complexity cellular system for IoT communications.

The EC-GSM-IOT network trials have begun, with the first commercial launches planned for 2017. Supported by all major mobile equipment, chip set and module manufacturers, EC-GSM-IoT networks will co-exist with 2G, 3G, and 4G mobile networks. It will also benefit from all the security and privacy mobile network features, such as support for user identity confidentiality, entity authentication, confidentiality, data integrity, and mobile equipment identification.

- LoRaWAN (LoRa Alliance)
A LoRaWAN wide area network allows low bit rate communication from and to connected objects, thus participating to Internet of Things, machine-to-machine M2M, and smart city. - Wikipedia

This technology is standardized by the LoRa Alliance. It was initially developed by Cycleo, which was acquired by Semtech in 2012. LoRaWAN is an acronym for Long Range Wide-area network.

NB-IoT (3GPP)
NarrowBand IoT (NB-IoT) is a Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) radio technology standard that has been developed to enable a wide range of devices and services to be connected using cellular telecommunications bands. - Wikipedia

NB-IoT is a narrowband radio technology designed for the Internet of Things (IoT), and is one of a range of Mobile IoT (MIoT) technologies standardized by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP).

- Sigfox (Sigfox)
Sigfox is a French firm that builds wireless networks to connect low-energy objects such as electricity meters, smart watches, and washing machines, which need to be continuously on and emitting small amounts of data. Its infrastructure is intended to be a contribution to what is known as the Internet of Things (IoT). - Wikipedia

SIGFOX describes itself as "the first and only company providing global cellular connectivity for the Internet of Things." Its infrastructure is "completely independent of existing networks, such as telecommunications networks." SIGFOX seeks to provide the means for the "deployment of billions of objects and thousands of new uses" with the long-term goal of "having petabytes of data produced by everyday objects".

- Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi Alliance)
Wi-Fi (or WiFi) is a local area wireless computer networking technology that allows electronic devices to network, mainly using the 2.4 gigahertz (12 cm) UHF and 5 gigahertz (6 cm) SHF ISM radio bands. - Wikipedia

The Wi-Fi Alliance defines Wi-Fi as any "wireless local area network" (WLAN) product based on the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' (IEEE) 802.11 standards.[1] However, the term "Wi-Fi" is used in general English as a synonym for "WLAN" since most modern WLANs are based on these standards. "Wi-Fi" is a trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. The "Wi-Fi Certified" trademark can only be used by Wi-Fi products that successfully complete Wi-Fi Alliance interoperability certification testing.

Network / Transport layer
- 6LowPan (IETF)
6LoWPAN is an acronym of IPv6 over Low power Wireless Personal Area Networks. 6LoWPAN is the name of a concluded working group in the Internet area of the IETF. - Wikipedia

The 6LoWPAN concept originated from the idea that "the Internet Protocol could and should be applied even to the smallest devices,"and that low-power devices with limited processing capabilities should be able to participate in the Internet of Things. The 6LoWPAN group has defined encapsulation and header compression mechanisms that allow IPv6 packets to be sent and received over IEEE 802.15.4 based networks. IPv4 and IPv6 are the work horses for data delivery for local-area networks, metropolitan area networks, and wide-area networks such as the Internet. Likewise, IEEE 802.15.4 devices provide sensing communication-ability in the wireless domain. The inherent natures of the two networks though, are different.

- Thread (Thread Group)
Thread is an IPv6 based protocol for "smart" household devices to communicate on a network.

In July 2014 Google Inc's Nest Labs announced a working group with the companies Samsung, ARM Holdings, Freescale, Silicon Labs, Big Ass Fans and the lock company Yale in an attempt to have Thread become the industry standard by providing Thread certification for products. Other protocols currently in use include ZigBee and Bluetooth Smart. Thread uses 6LoWPAN, which in turn uses the IEEE 802.15.4 wireless protocol with mesh communication, as does ZigBee and other systems. Thread however is IP-addressable, with cloud access and AES encryption. It supports over 250 devices on a network.

- ZigBee (ZigBee Alliance)
ZigBee is a IEEE 802.15.4-based specification for a suite of high-level communication protocols used to create personal area networks with small, low-power digital radios. - Wikipedia

The technology defined by the ZigBee specification is intended to be simpler and less expensive than other wireless personal area networks (WPANs), such as Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. Applications include wireless light switches, electrical meters with in-home-displays, traffic management systems, and other consumer and industrial equipment that requires short-range low-rate wireless data transfer.

- Z-Wave (Z-Wave Alliance)
Z-Wave is a wireless communications specification designed to allow devices in the home (lighting, access controls, entertainment systems and household appliances, for example) to communicate with one another for the purposes of home automation. - Wikipedia

Z-Wave technology minimizes power consumption so that it is suitable for battery-operated devices. Z-Wave is designed to provide, reliable, low-latency transmission of small data packets at data rates up to 100kbit/s, unlike Wi-Fi and other IEEE 802.11-based wireless LAN systems that are designed primarily for high data rates. Z-Wave operates in the sub-gigahertz frequency range, around 900 MHz.

Application layer
CoAP (IETF)
Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP) is a software protocol intended to be used in very simple electronics devices that allows them to communicate interactively over the Internet. - Wikipedia

CoAP is particularly targeted for small low power sensors, switches, valves and similar components that need to be controlled or supervised remotely, through standard Internet networks. CoAP is an application layer protocol that is intended for use in resource-constrained internet devices, such as WSN nodes.

DTLS (IETF)
The Datagram Transport Layer Security (DTLS) communications protocol provides communications security for datagram protocols. - Wikipedia

DTLS allows datagram-based applications to communicate in a way that is designed[by whom?] to prevent eavesdropping, tampering, or message forgery. The DTLS protocol is based on the stream-oriented Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol and is intended to provide similar security guarantees.

- Eddystone (Google)
Eddystone is a beacon technology profile released by Google in July 2015. The open source, cross-platform software gives users location and proximity data via Bluetooth low-energy beacon format. - Wikipedia

Though similar to the iBeacon released by Apple in 2013, Eddystone works on both Android and iOS, whereas iBeacon is limited to iOS platforms. A practical application of both softwares is that business owners can target potential customers based on the location of their smartphones in real time.

- HTTP (IETF)
The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is an application protocol for distributed, collaborative, hypermedia information systems. HTTP is the foundation of data communication for the World Wide Web. - Wikipedia

The standards development of HTTP was coordinated by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), culminating in the publication of a series of Requests for Comments (RFCs). The first definition of HTTP/1.1, the version of HTTP in common use, occurred in RFC 2068 in 1997, although this was obsoleted by RFC 2616 in 1999.

- iBeacon (Apple)
iBeacon is a protocol standardized by Apple and introduced at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in 2013. - Wikipedia

iBeacon uses Bluetooth low energy proximity sensing to transmit a universally unique identifier picked up by a compatible app or operating system. The identifier can be used to determine the device's physical location, track customers, or trigger a location-based action on the device such as a check-in on social media or a push notification.

- MQTT (IBM)
MQTT (formerly MQ Telemetry Transport) is a publish-subscribe based "light weight" messaging protocol for use on top of the TCP/IP protocol. It is designed for connections with remote locations where a "small code footprint" is required or the network bandwidth is limited. - Wikipedia

The publish-subscribe messaging pattern requires a message broker. The broker is responsible for distributing messages to interested clients based on the topic of a message. Andy Stanford-Clark and Arlen Nipper of Cirrus Link Solutions authored the first version of the protocol in 1999.

- STOMP
Simple (or Streaming) Text Oriented Message Protocol (STOMP), formerly known as TTMP, is a simple text-based protocol, designed for working with message-oriented middleware (MOM). - Wikipedia

STOMP provides an interoperable wire format that allows STOMP clients to talk with any message broker supporting the protocol. It is thus language-agnostic, meaning a broker developed for one programming language or platform can receive communications from client software developed in another language.

- Websocket
WebSocket is a protocol providing full-duplex communication channels over a single TCP connection. - Wikipedia

WebSocket is designed to be implemented in web browsers and web servers, but it can be used by any client or server application. The WebSocket Protocol is an independent TCP-based protocol. The WebSocket protocol makes more interaction between a browser and a website possible, facilitating live content and the creation of real-time games. This is made possible by providing a standardized way for the server to send content to the browser without being solicited by the client, and allowing for messages to be passed back and forth while keeping the connection open.

- XMPP (IETF)
Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) is a communications protocol for message-oriented middleware based on XML (Extensible Markup Language). - Wikipedia

It enables the near-real-time exchange of structured yet extensible data between any two or more network entities. Designed to be extensible, the protocol has also been used for publish-subscribe systems, signalling for VoIP, video, file transfer, gaming, Internet of Things (IoT) applications such as the smart grid, and social networking services.

Technologies
This sections regroups a curated list of awesome technologies that are closely related to the IoT world.

- NFC
Near field communication (NFC) is the set of protocols that enable electronic devices to establish radio communication with each other by touching the devices together, or bringing them into proximity to a distance of typically 10cm or less. - Wikipedia

- OPCUA
OPC-UA is a not only a protocol for industrial automation but also a technology that allows semantic description and object modelling of industrial environment. Wikipedia

Standards and Alliances
Standards
ETSI M2M - The ETSI Technical Committee is developing standards for Machine to Machine Communications.
OneM2M - The purpose and goal of oneM2M is to develop technical specifications which address the need for a common M2M Service Layer that can be readily embedded within various hardware and software, and relied upon to connect the myriad of devices in the field with M2M application servers worldwide.
OPCUA - OPC Unified Architecture (OPC UA) is an industrial M2M communication protocol for interoperability developed by the OPC Foundation.
OCF - OCF, The Open Connectivity Foundation, develop standards and certification for devices involved in the Internet of Things (IoT) based around Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP).
Alliances
AIOTI - The Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI) aims to strengthen links and build new relationships between the different IoT players (industries, SMEs, startups) and sectors.
AllSeen Alliance - The AllSeen Alliance is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to enabling and driving the widespread adoption of products, systems and services that support the Internet of Everything with an open, universal development framework supported by a vibrant ecosystem and thriving technical community.
Bluetooth Special Interest Group - The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) is the body that oversees the development of Bluetooth standards and the licensing of the Bluetooth technologies and trademarks to manufacturers.
IPSO Alliance - The IPSO Alliance provides a foundation for industry growth by fostering awareness, providing education, promoting the industry, generating research, and creating a better understanding of IP and its role in the Internet of Things.
LoRa Alliance - The LoRa Alliance is an open, non-profit association of members that believes the internet of things era is now. It was initiated by industry leaders with a mission to standardize Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) being deployed around the world to enable Internet of Things (IoT), machine-to-machine (M2M), and smart city, and industrial applications.
OPC Foundation - The mission of the OPC Foundation is to manage a global organization in which users, vendors and consortia collaborate to create data transfer standards for multi-vendor, multi-platform, secure and reliable interoperability in industrial automation. To support this mission, the OPC Foundation creates and maintains specifications, ensures compliance with OPC specifications via certification testing and collaborates with industry-leading standards organizations.
Thread Group - The Thread Group, composed of members from Nest, Samsung, ARM, Freescale, Silicon Labs, Big Ass Fans and Yale, drives the development of the Thread network protocol.
Wi-Fi Alliance - Wi-Fi Alliance® is a worldwide network of companies composed of several companies forming a global non-profit association with the goal of driving the best user experience with a new wireless networking technology – regardless of brand.
Zigbee Alliance - The ZigBee Alliance is an open, non-profit association of approximately 450 members driving development of innovative, reliable and easy-to-use ZigBee standards.
Z-Wave Alliance - Established in 2005, the Z-Wave Alliance is comprised of industry leaders throughout the globe that are dedicated to the development and extension of Z-Wave as the key enabling technology for 'smart' home and business applications.
Resources
Books
Building the Web of Things: with examples in Node.js and Raspberry Pi (2016) by Dominique Guinard and Vlad Trifa [5.0]
A hands-on guide that will teach how to design and implement scalable, flexible, and open IoT solutions using web technologies. This book focuses on providing the right balance of theory, code samples, and practical examples to enable you to successfully connect all sorts of devices to the web and to expose their services and data over REST APIs. The book covers a number of web technologies for your IoT toolbox: GPIO, Raspberry Pi, Embedded Systems, REST and HTTP, WS, MQTT, CoAP, JSON-LD, Social Networks, Node-RED, IFTTT, etc.

Abusing the Internet of Things: Blackouts, Freakouts, and Stakeouts (2015) by Nitesh Dhanjani [5.0]
future with billions of connected "things" includes monumental security concerns. This practical book explores how malicious attackers can abuse popular IoT-based devices, including wireless LED lightbulbs, electronic door locks, baby monitors, smart TVs, and connected cars.

Using the Web to Build the IoT (2016) *by Dominique Guinard
and Vlad Trifa

Using the Web to Build the IoT is a free book built as a collection of six hand-picked chapters that introduce the key technologies and concepts for building the application layer of the IoT. Dom Guinard and Vlad Trifa, selected these specific topics to give you an overview of the Web of Things architecture, along with techniques for data ingestion, searching, security, and visualization.

Building Wireless Sensor Networks: with ZigBee, XBee, Arduino, and Processing (2011) by Robert Faludi [4.5]
Get ready to create distributed sensor systems and intelligent interactive devices using the ZigBee wireless networking protocol and Series 2 XBee radios. By the time you're halfway through this fast-paced, hands-on guide, you'll have built a series of useful projects, including a complete ZigBee wireless network that delivers remotely sensed data.

Designing the Internet of Things (2013) by Adrian McEwen and Hakim Cassimally [4.0]
Whether it's called physical computing, ubiquitous computing, or the Internet of Things, it's a hot topic in technology: how to channel your inner Steve Jobs and successfully combine hardware, embedded software, web services, electronics, and cool design to create cutting-edge devices that are fun, interactive, and practical. If you'd like to create the next must-have product, this unique book is the perfect place to start.

Getting Started with Bluetooth Low Energy: Tools and Techniques for Low-Power Networking (2014) by Kevin Townsend, Carles Cufí, Akiba and Robert Davidson [4.5]
This book provides a solid, high-level overview of how devices use Ble to communicate with each other. You'll learn useful low-cost tools for developing and testing Ble-enabled mobile apps and embedded firmware and get examples using various development platforms including iOs and Android for app developers and embedded platforms for product designers and hardware engineers.

Smart Things: Ubiquitous Computing User Experience Design (2010) by Mike Kuniavsky [4.5]
Smart Things presents a problem-solving approach to addressing designers' needs and concentrates on process, rather than technological detail, to keep from being quickly outdated. It pays close attention to the capabilities and limitations of the medium in question and discusses the tradeoffs and challenges of design in a commercial environment.

JavaScript on Things: Hardware for Web Developers (2018 - est.) by Lyza Danger Gardner [early access book]
JavaScript on Things is your first step into the exciting and downright entertaining world of programming for small electronics. If you know enough JavaScript to hack a website together, you'll be making things bleep, blink and spin faster than you can say "nodebot". This fully-illustrated, hands-on book shows you how to get going with platforms like Arduino, Tessel, and Raspberry Pi.

Articles
A Simple Explanation Of 'The Internet Of Things' (Forbes) - This article attemps to give an answer to what exactly is the “Internet of things” and what impact it is going to have on us.
IoT security. Is there an app for that ? - The Internet of Things World conference investigates IoT application development, security, and business models.
The IoT Testing Atlas - A testing methodology for managing the permutations of parameters while testing an IoT based product.
Papers
A Reference Architecture for the Internet of Things - This white paper introduces a Reference Architecture for the Internet of Things (IoT): this includes the devices as well as the server-side and cloud architecture required to interact with and manage the devices.
Developing solutions for the Internet of Things - Intel's vision in enabling secure and seamless solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT).
Evaluation of indoor positioning based on Bluetooth Smart technology - Master of Science Thesis in the Programme Computer Systems and Networks.
IoT: A Vision, Architectural Elements, and Future Directions - This paper presents a cloud centric vision for worldwide implementation of Internet of Things. The key enabling technologies and application domains that are likely to drive IoT research in the near future are discussed.
Realizing the Potential of the Internet of Things - A white paper from the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) written in the form of a set of recommendations to policy maker on leveraging and realizing the potential of the Internet of Things market.
The Internet of Things: Evolution or Revolution ? - This white paper compares the current Internet of Things market rise to other industrial revolutions, the challenges it introduces, as well as its consequences on our daily lives.