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Hands-on review: CuBoxTV running OpenELEC+Kodi and Android

Dec 20, 2014

This hands-on review takes a first look at SolidRun’s tiny CuBoxTV set-top box, running both its default OpenELEC/XBMC OS, as well as an Android 4.4.4 beta.

Google building full Android IVI stack, says report

Dec 19, 2014

Google is planning to expand its Android Auto project into a full-fledged “Android M” automotive stack within the next year or two, says Reuters.

Video: Headless ARM9 SBC boots Linux in less than a second

Dec 17, 2014

[Update to Nov. 26 post] — Technologic has posted a video demo of its fast-booting headless PC/104-expandable SBC, which runs Debian on a PXA16x SoC and includes a Lattice FPGA.

Qseven i.MX6 COM adds industrial temperature range

Dec 16, 2014

Aaeon’s first ARM-based COM — a Qseven-based “AQ7-IMX6″ module running Android or Linux on a Freescale i.MX6 — has added an industrial temperature option.

Low-power COMs run Linux and Android on Cortex-A5 SoC

Dec 16, 2014

MYIR introduced a pair of Linux- and Android-ready COMs and baseboards featuring Atmel’s low-power, 536MHz SAMA5D3 SoC, with LCD, GbE, and dual CAN ports.

Rugged COM Express module packs quad-core Haswell punch

Dec 14, 2014

Axiomtek’s new, Linux-friendly COM Express module offers 4th gen Core CPUs, triple displays, GbE, PCIe x16 and x1 lanes, and extended temperature operation.

Kontron’s COM Express Steppes up to AMD’s G-Series SoC

Dec 12, 2014

Kontron’s first AMD SoC-based COM Express module is a Type 6 Compact design, with a 2GHz quad-core “Steppe Eagle” G-Series SoC, plus up to 64GB eMMC flash.

Newborn Mini-ITX twins run Linux on Bay Trail SoCs

Dec 12, 2014

Aaeon launched two Mini-ITX boards powered by Intel Bay Trail SoCs, and featuring up to three video ports, one or two GbE ports, PCIe expansion, and more.

Google releases Cardboard VR viewer specs and SDKs

Dec 11, 2014

Google released open hardware specs and Android and Unity SDKs for its “Google Cardboard,” which turns smartphones into a low-cost stereoscopic VR viewers.

Hackable Roomba integrates Raspberry Pi

Dec 11, 2014

iRobot’s hackable $200 “Create 2″ version of its Roomba robot for STEM education can be programmed with a laptop, or via an onboard Arduino or Raspberry Pi.

Rugged SMARC module runs Linux on i.MX6

Dec 10, 2014

Adlink unveiled an “LEC-iMX6″ SMARC COM built around Freescale’s i.MX6, with up to 2GB soldered DDR3L and 64GB eMMC, plus -40 to 85°C temperature support.

Intel extends its Internet-of-Things ecosystem

Dec 10, 2014

Intel introduced a new IoT “end-to-end reference model” that includes a Linux-ready edge management platform, security, services, and ecosystem partners.

$35 quad-core hacker SBC offers Raspberry Pi-like size and I/O

Dec 9, 2014

[Updated Dec 10] — Hardkernel’s $35 “Odroid-C1″ SBC runs Android or Ubuntu on a 1.5GHz quad-core Amlogic SoC, and boasts 1GB RAM plus quasi-RPi-compatible 40-pin expansion.

Rugged, fanless box-PC runs Linux on Haswell

Dec 9, 2014

Aaeon’s “AEC-6638″ rugged box-PC offers 4th Gen Intel Core i5 or i3 CPUs, and features three display outputs, dual GbE, and fanless -10 to 60°C operation.

$6 quad core SoC targets low cost 4K set-top boxes

Dec 8, 2014

[Updated Dec 10] — Allwinner unveiled a $6 “H3″ SoC targeting $35 to $50 OTT STBs, featuring four Cortex-A7 cores, a Mali-400 GPU, 4K HDMI output, and 5MP camera support.

KitKat BSPs support TI Sitara and BeagleBone Black

Dec 5, 2014

Adeneo announced Android 4.4.4 (KitKat) BSPs for the TI Sitara AM335x and Sitara AM437x development platforms and the AM335x-based BeagleBone Black SBC.

Android motorcycle helmet open for pre-order

Dec 5, 2014

Skully announced a limited public pre-order round for its Android-based head-up display motorcycle helmet, available for $1,499 through Jan. 8.

Brewing machine hops to it with Linux

Dec 4, 2014

At Indiegogo there’s a Linux-based automated beer brewing machine called the Brewie, with 20-liter capacity, plus touchscreen, RFID, and mobile app access.

Linux/Android MIPS hacker SBC goes for $65

Dec 4, 2014

Imagination’s Linux/Android “Creator CI20″ hacker SBC, featuring a dual MIPS core Ingenic JZ4780 SoC, 4GB flash, WiFi, and BT 4.0, is now selling for $65.

Linux Foundation reveals 2015 lineup, adds new events

Dec 3, 2014

The LF released its 2015 schedule, with new storage and containers events, plus a “Drones, Things, and Automobiles” theme for the Embedded Linux Conference.