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Indian Firefox OS phones start at $33

Aug 31, 2014
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Intex and Spice launched the first Firefox OS phones in India using a low-cost Spreadtrum design: the $33 Intex Cloud FX and the $38 Spice Fire One Mi-FX 1.

MIPS tempts hackers with Raspbery Pi-like dev board

Aug 28, 2014
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Hard to choose between Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone Black, and MinnowBoard Max? Now there’s another choice: the open source MIPS-based “Creator CI20″ dev board.

Mini-ITX board offers life after Marshalltown’s death

Aug 27, 2014
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Habey announced an enhanced replacement for Intel’s discontinued Marshalltown thin Mini-ITX board. It jumps up to a 2GHz quad-core “Bay Trail-D” Celeron.

Tiny COMs take Intel Atom SoCs into harsh apps

Aug 26, 2014
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X-ES announced a pair of rugged, Linux-ready modules based on Intel E3800 (“Bay Trail-I”) SoCs, including one built in the tiny COM Express Mini format.

$49 TiVo OTA and streaming DVR targets cordcutters

Aug 25, 2014
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TiVo introduced a Linux-based DVR for “cordcutters” who want to eliminate cable fees by obtaining their TV content from Internet streams and OTA broadcasts.

LinuxCon wrapup: Quips on ARM and Pi, IBM’s Power trip

Aug 22, 2014
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LinuxCon revealed a new Linux certification program, an expansion of IBM’s OpenPower program, and quips from Linus Torvalds on ARM and Raspberry Pi.

Linux Foundation launches certification program

Aug 22, 2014
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At LinuxCon Europe, the Linux Foundation rolled out a new Linux certification program, starting with LF Certified SysAdmin and LF Certified Engineer.

Unity adds native Android support for x86

Aug 22, 2014
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Intel and Unity Technologies are collaborating to bring native support for Android apps built with the gaming-oriented Unity platform to Intel processors.

Emulator brings x86 Linux apps to ARM devices

Aug 22, 2014
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Eltechs announced a virtual machine that runs 32-bit x86 Linux applications on ARMv7 SBCs and mini-PCs, and is claimed to be 4.5 times faster than QEMU.

Android-on-ARM mini-PC draws less than 7W

Aug 21, 2014
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Shuttle has introduced an Android 4.2.2 mini-PC with 6.26W consumption, 4GB of flash with SD expansion, plus WiFi, HDMI, GbE, RS232, and four USB ports.

Rugged mini-PCs have four gigabit ports, run Ubuntu

Aug 21, 2014
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Stealth.com has launched four rugged mini-PCs based on 3rd Gen. Intel Core CPUs, featuring four gigabit ports, Ubuntu, and optional PCI and PCIe expansion.

Android in-dash IVI device revs up in India

Aug 21, 2014
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MapmyIndia released an Android-based IVI and navigation system called the IceNav 701 with a dual-core processor, a 6.2-inch WVGA touchscreen, and NaviMap.

Firefox gets preliminary support for casting to Chromecast

Aug 20, 2014
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Mozilla is in the process of adding the ability to “cast” videos from Firefox to Chromecast devices, and you can try it now if you have the right hardware.

Wide-temperature SBCs tap quad-core Atom E3800 SoCs

Aug 20, 2014
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Commell’s three extended-temperature SBCs deliver Intel’s quad-core Atom E3800 and Celeron SoCs on Mini-ITX, Pico-ITX, and 3.5-inch form-factors.

Home automation hub runs Linux, offers cloud services

Aug 19, 2014
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[Updated 7:15PM] — Cloud Media launched a Kickstarter campaign for a Linux-based “Stack Box” home automation hub with cloud services and Raspberry Pi expansion compatibility.

Tiny COMs get capacitive multi-touch baseboard

Aug 19, 2014
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Gumstix is shipping a capacitive multi-touch ready, customizable baseboard for its Overo COMs that works with a new Overo Storm-P COM with enhanced WiFi.

Xen hypervisor targets automotive virtualization role

Aug 18, 2014
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The Xen Project’s Embedded and Automotive initiative will bring its hypervisor to a GlobalLogic IVI stack combining a fast-boot Android with Linux or QNX.

Embedded Linux Conference and LinuxCon Europe schedules posted

Aug 18, 2014
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The Linux Foundation announced the schedule for LinuxCon + CloudOpen + Embedded Linux Conference Europe, to be held Oct. 13-15 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Samsung SmartThings pickup could mean new role for Tizen

Aug 15, 2014
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Samsung is acquiring home automation firm SmartThings, setting up the potential integration with Tizen inside an upcoming Linux version of the SmartThings hub.

Project aims to build a “fully open” SoC and dev board

Aug 14, 2014
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A non-profit company is developing an open source, 64-bit “lowRISC” SoC that will enable fully open hardware, “from the CPU core to the development board.”