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Gaming oriented Nvidia Shield Tablet wins early praise

Jul 23, 2014
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The Android 4.4.3-based Nvidia Shield Tablet won early praise with its Tegra K1 SoC, Kepler-based graphics, new stylus, and WiFi Direct gaming controller.

Project fosters free, open, secure public hotspots

Jul 22, 2014
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The EFF’s Open Wireless Router project is developing an open source CeroWRT-based Linux stack for secure, WiFi routers that can publicly share data.

23-inch Android display shows HD digital art

Jul 22, 2014
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Electric Objects has achieved Kickstarter funding for its Android-based EO1, a wall-mounted, 23-inch HD signage computer for displaying digital art.

Atom-based industrial PC has five gigabit ports

Jul 21, 2014
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MPL’s CEC10 industrial PC is a fanless, Linux-ready Atom E3800 model featuring -40 to +85°C support, five gigabit ports, and numerous expansion modules.

$25 MIPS SBC extends Arduino with WiFi and OpenWRT

Jul 18, 2014
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The Arbor Linux Shield combines a V-Solution COM running Linux on an Atheros AR9331 with a baseboard that can act as a Linux SBC or as an Arduino shield.

Rugged SMARC module toughens up Atom E3800

Jul 18, 2014
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Adlink unveiled a ruggedized “LEC-BT” full-sized SMARC module based on the Atom E3800, featuring a camera interface and industrial temperature support.

New wireless mesh standard hatches from Google’s Nest

Jul 17, 2014
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Nest, Samsung, Freescale, ARM, and others have formed a Thread Group to foster a 6LoWPAN-based “Thread” wireless networking standard for home automation.

Heterogeneous multicore dev platform targets Linux

Jul 17, 2014
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Mentor Graphics has released a heterogeneous multicore development platform for combining Linux, Nucleus, and bare metal OSes on a single multicore SoC.

OpenWRT adds IPv6, preps for IoT future

Jul 17, 2014
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The OpenWRT project has released version 14.07 RC1 of its lightweight router and IoT oriented Linux distribution, adding IPv6 support and faster startup.

Cheery social robot owes it all to its inner Linux

Jul 16, 2014
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An MIT spinoff has launched an Indiegogo campaign for a $499, Linux-based “Jibo” robot billed as a social, self-learning companion for families.

Intel unveils second generation Galileo hacker SBC

Jul 16, 2014
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Intel announced an updated, slightly larger “Galileo Gen 2″ version of its Arduino-compatible Galileo SBC, and expects to start shipping it in August.

Rugged Android tablet boasts all-day battery

Jul 16, 2014
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Via’s “Viega” is an IP65-ruggedized, 10.1-inch tablet that runs Android 4.2 on a Via dual-core SoC, providing 9-hour battery life and optional 3G and GPS.

Tiny module runs Linux and LabView on ARM/FPGA SoC

Jul 15, 2014
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National Instruments unveiled a 2 x 3-inch module that runs real-time Linux on a Xilinx hybrid ARM/FPGA SoC, and can be programmed graphically with LabView.

$35 OpenWRT SBC targets educational uses

Jul 15, 2014
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On Indiegogo, DPTechnics is prepping an OpenWRT Linux- and Atheros AR9331-based COM and baseboard combo to create a $35 open source SBC aimed at schools.

“World’s first” iris recognition smartwatch runs Android

Jul 14, 2014
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IriTech has launched an Indiegogo project for an Android-based “Fidelys” smartwatch with iris recognition technology and a rotating-clicking bezel for I/O.

Raspberry Pi Model B+ adds USB ports, expansion pins

Jul 14, 2014
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The newly released Raspberry Pi Model B+ has the same CPU, memory, and $35 price, plus a new 40-pin GPIO header, two more USB ports, and a microSD slot.

First Tizen phone postponed indefinitely

Jul 11, 2014
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The Samsung Z smartphone unveiled in June as the first Tizen phone, was a no-show at its launch event in Russia, and Samsung offered no revised ship date.

Will Via’s 64-bit Isaiah II run both x86 and ARM code?

Jul 11, 2014
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Leaked benchmarks show Via’s 64-bit Isaiah II edging out AMD’s Kabini and trouncing Intel’s Atom Z3770, amid speculation it may run both x86 and ARM code.

Raspberry Pi Compute Module becomes Pico-ITX SBC

Jul 10, 2014
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On Kickstarter, Geekroo launched a “CoMo Booster” Pico-ITX baseboard for the Raspberry Pi Compute Module that adds WiFi, audio I/O, and wide-range power.

Android DLP projector doubles as a mobile hotspot

Jul 9, 2014
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Sprint has launched the “LivePro,” an Android-based, ZTE-built DLP projector and 3G/4G mobile hotspot shareable by eight WiFi-users, with a 4-inch display.