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Linux accessory adds web access to dumb cameras

Oct 31, 2014
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Lumera Labs is aiming to Kickstarter an open source Linux camera attachment for one-click transfers to the cloud via WiFi, plus GPS tagging, HDR, and 3D.

Atom-based Ubuntu Touch tablet specs leaked

Oct 30, 2014
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Specs have been leaked for a 10.1-inch Ubuntu Touch tablet called “UT One” that runs on an Intel Atom Z3735D SoC, with shipments expected in December.

COM Express Type 2 modules keep the legacy alive

Oct 30, 2014
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Adlink released two Linux-ready COM Express Type 2 modules running on Intel 4th Gen. Core and Intel Atom e3800 SoCs, respectively.

MXM2 module runs Linux on quad-core G-Series SoC

Oct 29, 2014
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Cogent’s Linux-ready, MXM2 “CSB1790″ COM gives you a choice of AMD G-Series SoCs plus PCIe and dual SATA ports, one of which can drive an onboard SSD.

Lightweight DBMS guides Linux-based cow feeding robot

Oct 29, 2014
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Ittia announced a design win for its lightweight embedded DB SQL database in Wasserbauer’s uClibc Linux based “Butler Gold” robot designed to feed cattle.

Tiny open source USB-stick SBC focuses on security

Oct 28, 2014
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Inverse Path is readying a tiny, open-spec “USB Armory” SBC that runs Linux or Android on an i.MX53, and offers Trustzone, secure boot, and USB emulation.

CyanogenMod Android adds universal sync and handoffs

Oct 28, 2014
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Nextbit unveiled a cloud-based “Baton” service for CyanogenMod’s Android builds that enables sync and handoffs between devices, plus backup and restore.

Mozilla preps Firefox OS for the Raspberry Pi

Oct 27, 2014
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Mozilla released an experimental “PiFxOS” build of Firefox OS optimized for the Raspberry Pi, with an early focus on robotics and media players.

Amazon launches stick version of Fire TV media player

Oct 27, 2014
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Amazon has launched the Fire TV Stick for $19, soon to rise to $39. This HDMI stick media player runs on a dual-core SoC and offers mirroring support.

Google’s Nest buys Linux automation firm, adds five partners

Oct 24, 2014
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Google’s Nest Labs acquired Revolv, a maker of Linux-based home automation devices, and announced five new Nest-compatible devices, including the Pebble.

LG’s first SoC debuts on 5.9-inch G3 Screen phone

Oct 24, 2014
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LG announced its first SoC, a Cortex-15 and –A7 octa-core “Nuclun” with LTE-A Cat.6 tech that debuts this week in a Korea-bound LG G3 Screen Android phone.

Ubuntu 14.10 ships, but not yet with convergence

Oct 23, 2014
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Ubuntu 14.10 moves to Linux 3.16, and offers performance and stability improvements, Netflix on Chrome support, and an easier loading process for the Android SDK.

Tiny Android SBC taps quad-core Allwinner A31s SoC

Oct 23, 2014
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Boardcon launched a 92 x 65mm “Compact A31S” SBC that runs Android 4.2.2 on a quad-core Allwinner A31s SoC backed up with 2GB of soldered RAM and 4GB flash.

Linux-based smart glasses keep it stylish

Oct 22, 2014
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Laforge is prepping a $399 beta version of its Linux-based Icis eyewear, as well as a $549 Bold model due in 2015 that adds a camera and higher resolution.

TI spices up Jacinto auto SoCs with ADAS support

Oct 22, 2014
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TI is prepping two OMAP5 based Linux-and Android-ready automotive SoCs with extra DSPs and imaging GPUs, to handle digital clusters, ADAS, and infotainment.

Rugged carrier serves rugged COM Express modules

Oct 21, 2014
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MEN Micro announced a rugged, industrial temperature “XC15″ carrier board for its Linux-ready Rugged COM Express modules, including a Core-i7 CB70C COM.

Stick computer runs Android on quad-core Atom

Oct 21, 2014
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Shenzhen Apec Electronics has launched a $110 Android stick computer built around a quad-core Intel Atom Z3735 SoC with 1-2GB of RAM and 16-32GB storage.

Android signage products tap Atom-based reference design

Oct 20, 2014
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RevelDigital’s Android signage software is shipping with the Atom E3815-based Intel EL-10 signage design and new Gigabyte and JWIPC systems based on it.

Linux-optimized IP core promises 4200 DMIPS

Oct 20, 2014
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Synopsis announced an “HS38″ version of its Linux-focused DesignWare ARC core IP with a new ARCv2 ISA and support for 2.2GHz, 4200 DMIPS speeds at 28nm.

Mobile pico projector does surround sound too

Oct 17, 2014
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A mobile, Android A/V robot on Kickstarter called the “Keecker” offers surround sound, a pico projector, a panoramic camera, sensors, and 1TB of storage.