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Hackable media-streaming speaker does HiFi with tubes

Apr 23, 2014
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Tubecore’s “Duo” wireless media-streaming speaker embeds a Raspberry Pi or Udoo SBC, and features Bluetooth and WiFi, plus a 48v Class A analog-tube preamp.

Raspberry Pi-like boardset packs quad-core i.MX6

Apr 23, 2014
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SolidRun revealed a Raspberry Pi-like “HummingBoard” boardset for its Linux-ready CuBox mini-PCs, based on a Freescale i.MX6 SoC located on a tiny COM.

Wireless router garment runs on Linux threads

Apr 22, 2014
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The “BB.Suit,” a wearable wireless router garment prototype created by Dutch design house By Borre, runs OpenWRT Linux on a TP-Link router board.

Raspberry Pi clone beefs up CPU, adds SATA

Apr 22, 2014
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A $49 community-backed “Banana Pi” SBC is a Raspberry Pi lookalike, but uses a faster, dual-core Allwinner A20 SoC and adds SATA and several other features.

Android kitchen computers offer transparent touchscreens

Apr 21, 2014
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Cloudproject and Elam Kitchen have launched a line of Android-based home furnishings and appliances that feature transparent multitouch displays.

Rugged Linux box offers Ethernet access to serial gizmos

Apr 21, 2014
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Korenix unveiled a rugged, Linux-based “JetBox” industrial controller that offers two LAN and four serial ports, plus serial-to-Ethernet gateway functions.

Music streaming hotspot launches on Kickstarter for $30

Apr 18, 2014
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Fon has launched a Kickstarter project for a Linux-based “Gramofon” device that streams music from multiple mobile devices, and also acts as a WiFi hotspot.

Ubuntu 14.04 ships with tablet support and improved touch

Apr 18, 2014
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Canonical released Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, with five-year support, enhanced touchscreen support, and the first stable build of Ubuntu for Tablets.

Flight 370-hunting autonomous sub runs Linux

Apr 17, 2014
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The Linux-based Bluefin-21 automated mini-sub now leading the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 may need to be pushed beyond its 2.8 mile depth limit.

Amazon reportedly developing 3D-enabled Android phone

Apr 16, 2014
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Amazon reportedly will enter the Android smartphone arena later this year, with a device that makes some images appear to be 3D, similar to a hologram.

Samsung Tizen smartphones now slated for 2Q release

Apr 16, 2014
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Yoon Han-kil, senior VP of Samsung’s product strategy team, told Reuters that Samsung’s first Tizen phone will ship toward the end of this quarter.

BeagleBone Black doubles flash, embraces Debian

Apr 16, 2014
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BeagleBoard.org announced a slightly pricier Rev C version of the BeagleBone Black that doubles eMMC flash and switches from Angstrom to Debian Linux.

Rugged Android fleet computer offers 3G, GPS, CANbus

Apr 15, 2014
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Micronet announced a rugged touchscreen fleet computer that runs Android 4.x on a TI Sitara AM3715 SoC, and features optional GSM 3.5G, GPS, and CANbus.

Linux module controls micro-helicopters

Apr 15, 2014
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Gumstix announced an “AeroCore” MAV (micro air vehicle) controller board that runs NuttX on a Cortex-M4 MCU, plus Linux on a Cortex-A9-based DuoVero COM.

Atom E3800 powers Qseven and COM Express Mini modules

Apr 15, 2014
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Arbor has launched two COMs based on Intel’s quad- and dual-core Atom E3800 SoCs, and built on 70 x 70mm Qseven and 84 x 55mm COM Express Mini form factors.

Android TV box to run KitKat on quad-core Cortex-A17

Apr 14, 2014
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Ugoos is readying a “UT3″ media player mini-PC that will run Android 4.4 on a Rockchip quad-core, Cortex-A17 RK3288 SoC, and will support 4K video output.

Linux-ready boardset runs on 2 Watts

Apr 14, 2014
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Embedian has launched a 3.5-inch sandwich-style “SMART-MEN” SBC that combines a baseboard with a SMARC COM running Linux or Android on a 1GHz TI AM335x SoC.

Automotive i.MX6 SoC to include Cortex-M4 MCU

Apr 14, 2014
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Freescale announced an automotive focused version of its Cortex-A9 based i.MX6 SoC that integrates a Cortex-M4 microcontroller and supports Android and Linux.

Mini-ITX SBCs tap Intel Core and Atom chips

Apr 11, 2014
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Aaeon unveiled three Linux-friendly Mini-ITX SBCs fitted with Intel’s 4th Gen Core and Atom D2550 SoCs and aimed at a range of embedded and industrial apps.

Firefox OS 2.0 images show slicker UI

Apr 10, 2014
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[Updated Apr 11] — Mockups have been posted of Firefox OS 2.0, showing a much improved user interface for a new wave of devices due this summer.