Category Archives: Cloud

New cheaper and smaller AWS instance

I may have to review moving stuff back to AWS.  They intro’ed the nano instance class, which in theory will run under $5 a month to use. http://techcrunch.com/2015/12/16/aws-t2-nano-00065/?ncid=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29

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Amazon AWS and IoT

This is interesting, Amazon is offering a developer like kit for creating web services for IoT devices (in particular these kits).  There is TI Launchpad, Intel Edison, Arduino Yun included in the list of hardware kits.  I may have to … Continue reading

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Interesting cheaper cloud hosting

The company Scaleways is offering a decent system for about $3.40 a month (I think AWS for the same thing is around $10?).   How?  Basically they are using ARM based system that I think they designed.  Down side, I don’t … Continue reading

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Use Blynk to controll your device via your phone

I haven’t heard of Blynk before, but it apparently is another way to controll IoT remotely from your phone.  It woks with arduino, RPi, ESP8266, Particle Core (No Idea on that one). and other stuff.  The article of course mentions … Continue reading

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Can’t afford a gaming rig, use AWS

I have actually done something like this for running windows tools in Linux.  The author basically created an AWS instance with Windows 2012 server, added in the NVIDIA video card module, and streams the games from steam back to his … Continue reading

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AWS now has a way to testy your Android apps

I have a tough time keeping up with all the changes with the cloud.  This one caught my eye thought, Its Amazon’s AWS Device Farm, that will allow you to test your app on 200 unique devices.  You get the … Continue reading

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CoreOS is building a Docker Killer

Apparently there are those that already feel Docker is getting too bloated… So there is a new container runtime tool called Rocket in the works.  Looks interesting. https://coreos.com/blog/rocket/

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Amazon AWS now has a machine learning platform

Interesting how AWS goes in different directions.  It seems they are providing a platform for developers to use built in machine learning systems to help drive how applications react. http://techcrunch.com/2015/04/09/aws-wants-to-put-machine-learning-in-reach-of-any-developer/?ncid=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29

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A lightweight Ubuntu, Snappy

Ubuntu has a new flavor of its release called Snappy, which is a lightwieght version of its distro.  Its goal is for VM’s, cloud based servers, and Internet of Things of course. http://developer.ubuntu.com/en/snappy/

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Google Cloud now allows you to handle credit cards

So you want to handle credit cards thru your web service, well apparently if you are using Google Cloud, they will do it for you.  I wonder if AWS will have something like this rolling out soon…. http://techcrunch.com/2014/12/02/developers-can-now-use-googles-cloud-platform-to-handle-credit-card-information/?ncid=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29

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