Friday, April 18, 2014

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Review and Road Test - YouTube:

50 mpg

review includes details of interesting, advanced, hybrid drive system


2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Overview - Official Site

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Test – Review – Car and Driver
Just a few years ago, pundits were wondering how in the world 2025-model-year cars would achieve the government-mandated 54.5 mpg CAFE bogey. Now we know: without a transmission.
(one more lesson learned from Tesla Model S)

JSON-LD - JSON for Linking Data

JSON-LD - JSON for Linking Data:
"JSON-LD is a lightweight Linked Data format. It is easy for humans to read and write. It is based on the already successful JSON format and provides a way to help JSON data interoperate at Web-scale. JSON-LD is an ideal data format for programming environments, REST Web services, and unstructured databases "
JSON-LD logo
  "@context": "",
  "@id": "",
  "name": "John Lennon",
  "born": "1940-10-09",
  "spouse": ""

Used by, for example for "Thing > Action"

IOT WORLD VIEW - Internet of Things

IOT WORLD VIEW - Internet of Things - News - Key Insights - Wearables:

An aggregation web site about IoT.
Lead by Cisco push,  most of large companies are "on board"
for "post mobile" world...

Internet of Things or Smarter Things?

IOT WORLD VIEW - Internet of Things - News - Key Insights - Wearables | Do we need Internet of Things or Smarter Things?:

Will it be possible to make smarter decisions, in real time, with real time information....without any human interaction? SAP President Steve Lucas delivered a keynote at the Internet of Things World Forum, and he thinks that this is possible.

He showed a logistics/replenishment example, where a driver has to load vending machines with products. The vending machines, with their sensors, determine what they need and share it with the other vending machines. The network then make the decision of what is the optimal route for the driver, and changes the old route. The driver just follows the new instructions.

Interesting presentation... SAP helping automate decision making in complex systems. "Smart" everything, being even "smarter" by being connected, to increase profit from not-so-smart (or healthy) products...
Doable and starting to be done...

SAP Internet of Things - YouTube

IoT: MQTT protocol

MQTT: (MQ Telemetry Transport)"MQTT is a machine-to-machine (M2M)/"Internet of Things" connectivity protocol. It was designed as an extremely lightweight publish/subscribe messaging transport. It is useful for connections with remote locations where a small code footprint is required and/or network bandwidth is at a premium".

MQ Telemetry Transport - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Historically, the 'MQ' in 'MQTT' came from IBM's MQ message queuing product line.[4] However, there is no queuing in MQTT.[5] Similarly, although the term Telemetry is used in its title, the protocol is not widely used in the sphere of Telemetry.

Micrisoft Research "Orleans"

Orleans: a Platform for Cloud Computing - Microsoft Research:
"A Framework for Cloud Computing
Orleans is a project to simplify development of scalable cloud services."

Actors allow building a stateful middle tier that has the performance benefits of a cache with the data locality and semantic and consistency benefits of encapsulated entities via application-specific operations. In addition, actors make it easy to implement horizontal, “social”, relations between entities in the middle tier.

Actor platforms such as Erlang and Akka are a step forward in simplifying distributed system programming. However, they still burden developers with many distributed system complexities because of the relatively low level of provided abstractions and system services.

Orleans programming model and runtime, which raises the level of the actor abstraction. Orleans targets developers who are not distributed system experts, although our expert customers have found it attractive too. 11 submission public.pdf

Pocast: Microsoft Orleans with Richard Astbury @ .NET Rocks