Bright Idea: Using Raspberry Pi as a Lamp Timer

The following is an excerpt from Getting Started with Raspberry Pi by Matt Richardson and Shawn Wallace.  Let’s say you’re leaving for a long vacation early tomorrow morning and you want to ward off would-be burglars from your home. A lamp timer is a good deterrent, but hardware stores are closed... Read more »

The Emergence of the Connected City

If the modern city is a symbol for randomness — even chaos — the city of the near future is shaping up along opposite metaphorical lines. The urban environment is evolving rapidly, and amodel is emerging that is more efficient, more functional, more — connected, in a word. This will affect... Read more »