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Headless ARM9 SBC boots Debian in 0.87 seconds

Nov 26, 2014
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Technologic released a fast-booting headless PC/104-expandable SBC, running Debian on a PXA16x SoC, and with a Lattice FPGA and wide temperature operation.

Tiny quad-core ARM mini-PC runs Ubuntu with Cinnamon

Nov 26, 2014
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A startup is pitching a $129-$199 “Imp” mini-PC on Indiegogo based on a quad-core Odroid-U3 SBC, with HDMI streaming and an Ubuntu/Cinnamon Linux desktop.

Linux-based AUV maps Antarctic sea ice thickness

Nov 25, 2014
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Woods Hole Oceanographic used a Linux-based “SeaBED” AUV to build the first 3D map of Antarctic sea ice — and found it’s thicker than had been estimated.

Quad-core media player runs Kodi/XBMC on OpenElec Linux

Nov 25, 2014
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SolidRun’s tiny, $100 “CuBoxTV” media player runs OpenElec Linux and Kodi (formerly XBMC) on a quad-core i.MX6 SoC, and offers 100Mbps+ video decoding.

Android game console runs on quad-core Cortex-A17

Nov 24, 2014
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Ugoos announced a “micro game console” spin-off of its Android-based quad-core Cortex-A17 UT3 media player, and released an Ubuntu 14.10 build for the UT3.

Android drone tracks you by computer vision

Nov 24, 2014
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Kickstarter is showing an $899, Android-based “Mind4″ follow-me drone that tracks you entirely by computer vision, and interprets full-body gestures.

Android 5.0 dev kits simplify octacore Snapdragon designs

Nov 22, 2014
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[Updated 11:40pm] — Intrinsyc unveiled an Android 5.0 dev platform for the Snapdragon 810 SoC in phone, tablet, SBC, and COM versions that debut DDR4 and TransferJet tech.

Android projector offers 400 lumens on battery power

Nov 21, 2014
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AAXA’s Android-based M4 is claimed as “the world’s brightest battery powered projector,” with 400 lumens running on battery power, or 800 lumens plugged-in.

Linux-friendly COM offers a choice of Bay Trail SoCs

Nov 20, 2014
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Thirteen months after Intel debuted its “Bay Trail” SoCs, we’re still seeing new boards based on it emerge, as in the case of this Aaeon COM Express module.

Finnish Sailfish/Android tablet rivalry heats up

Nov 19, 2014
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Jolla quickly hit the Indiegogo goal for its first Sailfish-based tablet, with a quad-core Intel SoC, while Nokia tipped a similar Atom-based Android slate.

Intel to merge mobile and PC divisions amid mobile losses

Nov 18, 2014
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Intel is planning to merge its struggling mobile division with its PC division, and Rockchip released an ARM mobile SoC that was developed with Intel.

Intel’s MICA fashion bracelet features Linux and 3G data

Nov 18, 2014
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Intel and Opening Ceremony unveiled a $495, Linux-based “MICA” smart bracelet with 3G data, Facebook notifications, navigation, and “intelligent reminders.”

$199 Linux-ready zero client offers GbE connection

Nov 18, 2014
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Viewsonic and Userful announced a $199, 3.5W VDI client that lets up to 20 Linux or Windows sessions run from a single Linux server via gigabit Ethernet.

Thin Mini-ITX boards offer Atom and Core options

Nov 17, 2014
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Congatec announced two Linux-ready, industrial thin Mini-ITX boards measuring 25mm thick, featuring Intel Atom E3800 and 4th Gen Core SoCs, respectively.

Timesys tips LinuxLink support for Renesas RZ/A SoC

Nov 15, 2014
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[Updated Nov 21] — Timesys announced LinuxLink support for the Cortex-A9 based Renesas RZ/A SoC and RSK HDK. Renesas also tipped an RZ/A-based board for ARM Mbed development.

Qseven computer-on-module debuts 3W Atom

Nov 14, 2014
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Congatec announced a “Qseven Headless” module based on a new 1.33GHz Intel Atom E3805 SoC that lacks graphics, but has a TDP of only 3 Watts.

Shrunken SODIMM-style Cortex-A9 COM delivers the goods

Nov 13, 2014
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Variscite announced a reduced-sized, Linux friendly COM based on Freescale’s i.MX6, featuring extensive I/O including HDMI, GbE, WiFi, Bluetooth, and more.

Tiny MIPS COM aims Linux and Android at wearables

Nov 12, 2014
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[Updated Nov 13] — Ingenic’s tiny “Newton2″ wearables module is smaller and more power efficient than the original, and runs Linux or Android on a MIPS-based Ingenic M200 SoC.

Dev board runs Yocto Linux on Altera ARM+FPGA SoC

Nov 11, 2014
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Newark Element14’s “Lark Board” SBC runs Yocto Linux on Altera’s ARM/FPGA Cyclone V SX SoC, and offers USB Blaster II, camera, and expansion interfaces.

AMD’s Gizmo 2 SBC powers up with G-Series SoC

Nov 10, 2014
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[Updated Nov 11] — AMD’s GizmoSphere.org unveiled an updated version of its open-spec Gizmo SBC, with a dual-core G-Series SoC plus new HDMI, microSD, mSATA, and USB 3.0 ports.