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Cyanogen crosses the chasm from mod to pre-installed OS

Aug 28, 2015

CyanogenMod is rapidly evolving from being the most popular Android mod, to becoming a much sought after alternative, pre-installed OS on affordable phones.

Food processing panel-PCs boast IP69K ingress protection

Aug 28, 2015

Adlink’s latest 15-, 17-, and 19-inch resistive touchscreen panel-PCs for food processing run Linux on a dual-core Atom, and offer IP69K ingress protection.

Intel invests $60 million in drone venture

Aug 28, 2015

Intel is investing $60 million in UAV firm Yuneec, whose prosumer “Typhoon” drones use Android-based controllers.

Rugged Bay Trail Pico-ITX SBC has multiple expansion paths

Aug 27, 2015

Advantech’s COM-like “MIO-3260″ Pico-ITX SBC runs Linux on a Bay Trail SoC and offers a PCIe/mSATA slot, MI/O expansion, and optional -40 to 85°C operation.

Media player adds high-end analog audio and XLR out

Aug 25, 2015

Cloud Media has launched a dual-boot Linux and Android “Popcorn Hour A-500 Pro” media player with 3840 x 2160 video, high-quality analog audio, and XLR out.

IoT server is loaded with Linux “Candi”

Aug 24, 2015

Logic Supply’s Atom N2800 based “CC150″ industrial IoT gateway is loaded with a version of the Linux-based IoT Server software from Candi Controls.

Intel aims “5×5″ at gap between NUC and Mini-ITX

Aug 24, 2015

Intel showed off a 147 x 140mm “5×5″ SBC form-factor slotted between NUC and Mini-ITX, designed for socketable, LGA-based Intel Celeron and Core processors.

Jolla Tablet open for pre-sale at $300

Aug 21, 2015

Jolla has opened pre-orders on Jolla Tablets starting at $300. The 7.9-inch 2048 x 1536 tablet runs the Linux-based Sailfish OS 2.0 on a quad-core Atom.

Embedded controller adds CAN and serial hooks to Pi 2

Aug 21, 2015

Janztec has launched an embedded controller based on the Raspberry Pi 2, adding a 24-pin expansion connector with CAN, RS232/485, and industrial I/O.

Thin Mini-ITX SBC does Ultra-HD signage with Broadwell

Aug 21, 2015

JEHE’s Linux-ready “Giada MG-5200SL” Thin Mini-ITX SBC targets Ultra-HD resolution signage with a dual-core 5th Gen. Core CPU, SATA, mSATA, and mini-PCIe.

Rugged 10.1-inch panel PC has quad-core CPU, dual GbE

Aug 20, 2015

Aaeon has launched a rugged, Android- and Linux-ready “ACP-1104″ panel PC with a 10.1-inch WXGA touchscreen, a quad-core Celeron, and dual GbE ports.

Open source, Echo-like gizmo is halfway to Kickstarter gold

Aug 20, 2015

The “Mycroft” Kickstarter campaign is seeking funds for developing an open source, Snappy Core Linux- and Raspberry Pi 2-based alternative to Amazon’s Echo.

Mini-ITX SBC runs Linux on 2.4GHz quad-core Bay Trail

Aug 19, 2015

Axiomtek’s “MANO842″ Mini-ITX board runs Linux on a quad-core Bay Trail Celeron, and offers PCIe, mini-PCIe, SATA, and a choice of ATX 12V or 12V DC power.

Enhanced, open-source MinnowBoard makes a splash at IDF

Aug 18, 2015

[Updated: Aug. 20] — ADI announced a “Turbot” version of the MinnowBoard MAX hacker SBC at IDF, featuring a slightly faster CPU, regulatory compliance, and a few other tweaks.

Google’s WiFi router runs Linux, offers home automation hooks

Aug 18, 2015

Google and TP-Link unveiled a Gentoo Linux based “OnHub” WiFi-ac router for consumers with 13 antennas, Bluetooth, and ZigBee, controlled by a mobile app.

The Egg, a handheld Tizen webserver, emerges at IDF

Aug 18, 2015

Eggcyte is demoing its redesigned, handheld “The Egg” personal server device, which runs Tizen Linux on a quad-core Atom, and offers up to 256GB of storage.

Sub-$500 industrial PC runs Linux on 3rd Gen Celeron

Aug 17, 2015

Acnodes unveiled an under $500 “FES8685″ computer with a dual-core Ivy Bridge CPU, plus SATA, serial, USB, GbE, HDMI, VGA, mini-PCIe, and optional WiFi.

Samsung tips Android Phablets, round watch, Tizen for IoT

Aug 15, 2015

Samsung tipped two Android phablets, teased a round Tizen watch amid rumors of a “Z3″ Tizen phone, and touted a $100 million investment in Tizen for IoT.

Touch PC dual boots Android and Windows on Baytrail

Aug 14, 2015

PiPo has launched an “X8″ PC and media player with WiFi, Bluetooth, and a 7-inch touchscreen, that dual-boots Android and Windows on an Intel Atom Z3735F.

Android based IR gizmo creates touch enabled TVs

Aug 14, 2015

Touchjet’s Android-based, quad-core “Touchjet Wave” media player attaches to the top of your TV and IR scans your gestures to approximate touch control.