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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 SBC 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.

Android IPTV set-top features 802.11ac, Marvell SoC

Apr 10, 2014
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Swisscom released a “Swisscom TV 2.0″ set-top box that runs Android 4.2.2 on a Marvell Armada 1500 Plus SoC, and also features a Marvell 802.11ac WiFi chip.

Leaked images and video show simplified Android TV UI

Apr 9, 2014
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[Updated Apr 9] — Leaked images and a CES 2014 demo of Google’s new Android TV user interface show a more streamlined and intuitive approach to the big screen than Google TV.

Fanless x86 mini-PC runs Debian on 2.3 Watts

Apr 9, 2014
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DMP announced a Linux-ready “Ebox-3100″ mini-PC, running on an x86-based, 400MHz Vortex86EX processor and offering 2.3 Watt consumption and a $95 price.

3.5-inch Atom E3800 SBC sports stackable expansion

Apr 8, 2014
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WinSystems unveiled a Linux-ready, 3.5-inch SBC35-CC405 board with an Atom E3800 SoC, plus industrial temperature support, and MiniPCIe and “IO60″ expansion.

Raspberry Pi morphs into $30 SODIMM-style COM

Apr 8, 2014
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The Raspberry Pi Foundation unveiled the $30 Raspberry Pi Compute Module, an embeddable computer-on-module version of the Pi, plus a companion baseboard.

Hackable home automation controller runs Android

Apr 8, 2014
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Habey has launched a Kickstarter project for a hackable, Android-based “HIO Wallpad” home automation controller that offers PoE for drop-in deployment.