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It's Friday again and if you're wondering if this newsletter will be going on summer vacation for a few weeks, read more about that below. In the meantime, a little spoiler: I really can't stand the sun.

🏭 Our wonderful Shaun has written another article about monitoring Industrial IT. Here are three ways you can start bringing some aspects of the OT and IIoT infrastructure into your monitoring concept:

☀️ The usual awful midsummer days with high temperatures and high humidity, where every minute outside makes you feel like a fried chicken dunked into far too much barbecue sauce, is just another way for mother nature to show how much she loves us. To beat the heat, Sony has now created a wearable air conditioner. Can it live up the expectations?


👉 Sony’s wearable air conditioner is pretty cool


🌐 I'm moving into a new apartment soon and instead of worrying about what could go wrong with moving all my stuff, I worry about having reliable WiFi as soon as I arrive. This is the new reality of 2020, because without internet you won't get anything done. But even with existing WiFi connections, there are often problems, calls can drop out or things can get slow. So it's good to understand how WiFi as electromagnetic radiation (in the microwave band between radio waves and infrared) behaves in typical apartment scenarios:


👉 I mapped my entire apartment’s Wi-Fi signal


♟️ If you are interested in AI, then you're probably also interested in the essential milestones in the development of intelligent chess programs. The article below from our archive gives you an entertaining overview of this exciting topic. The whole matter is linked to a question: Because I currently have my hands on an SC2, a chess computer manufactured around 1981 in former East Germany, I'm making an offer to unscrew this socialist chess product and write an article about its construction. If you think that's a good idea, just hit reply to this mail and let me know!

🐜 If you missed it last week, here is Sascha's article about PRTG Network Monitor version 20.3.60. The new version contains 163 resolved issues, several security improvements, more options and improvements for SMS delivery and Amazon SNS notifications, and other really nice stuff:

Can you do without it for 2 weeks?


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