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  • Spark.io Is Now Particle.io Because There Were Too Many Sparks

    Spark.io Is Now Particle.io Because There Were Too Many Sparks

    Zach Supalla, founder of Spark, has just announced they’ve changed their name to Particle. While this state of matter transfer from plasma to solid is uncommon in physics, this name change was necessitated by the fact that there were already plenty of companies – and tech products – named “spark.” “If you search ‘Spark’ on the USPTO’s… Read More

  • Spark Labs Raises $4.9 Million For An Internet Of Things OS

    Spark Labs Raises $4.9 Million For An Internet Of Things OS

    Spark Labs, the same folks who made this open-source Nest-like thermostat, has raised $4.9 million in Series A funding led by Lion Wells Capital, and with participation from O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, SOSventures, and Collaborative Fund, as well as a host of angel investors. Read More

  • Spark.io Hackers Make An Open-Source Nest Thermostat

    Spark.io Hackers Make An Open-Source Nest Thermostat

    Sure it’s not made of metal nor did it convince Google to give its creators billions of dollars, but dammit if this isn’t a cool hack. The folks at Spark.io, creators of the Spark Core, a unique Wi-Fi development board that allows you to add Wi-Fi controls to Arduino projects, have used their tech to create a Nest-alike with some of the same features as Tony Fadell’s popular… Read More