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Google’s Nest buys Linux automation firm, adds five partners

Oct 24, 2014
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Google’s Nest Labs acquired Revolv, a maker of Linux-based home automation devices, and announced five new Nest-compatible devices, including the Pebble.

LG’s first SoC debuts on 5.9-inch G3 Screen phone

Oct 24, 2014
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LG announced its first SoC, a Cortex-15 and –A7 octa-core “Nuclun” with LTE-A Cat.6 tech that debuts this week in a Korea-bound LG G3 Screen Android phone.

Ubuntu 14.10 ships, but not yet with convergence

Oct 23, 2014
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Ubuntu 14.10 moves to Linux 3.16, and offers performance and stability improvements, Netflix on Chrome support, and an easier loading process for the Android SDK.

Tiny Android SBC taps quad-core Allwinner A31s SoC

Oct 23, 2014
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Boardcon launched a 92 x 65mm “Compact A31S” SBC that runs Android 4.2.2 on a quad-core Allwinner A31s SoC backed up with 2GB of soldered RAM and 4GB flash.

Linux-based smart glasses keep it stylish

Oct 22, 2014
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Laforge is prepping a $399 beta version of its Linux-based Icis eyewear, as well as a $549 Bold model due in 2015 that adds a camera and higher resolution.

TI spices up Jacinto auto SoCs with ADAS support

Oct 22, 2014
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TI is prepping two OMAP5 based Linux-and Android-ready automotive SoCs with extra DSPs and imaging GPUs, to handle digital clusters, ADAS, and infotainment.

Rugged carrier serves rugged COM Express modules

Oct 21, 2014
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MEN Micro announced a rugged, industrial temperature “XC15″ carrier board for its Linux-ready Rugged COM Express modules, including a Core-i7 CB70C COM.

Stick computer runs Android on quad-core Atom

Oct 21, 2014
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Shenzhen Apec Electronics has launched a $110 Android stick computer built around a quad-core Intel Atom Z3735 SoC with 1-2GB of RAM and 16-32GB storage.

Android signage products tap Atom-based reference design

Oct 20, 2014
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RevelDigital’s Android signage software is shipping with the Atom E3815-based Intel EL-10 signage design and new Gigabyte and JWIPC systems based on it.

Linux-optimized IP core promises 4200 DMIPS

Oct 20, 2014
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Synopsis announced an “HS38″ version of its Linux-focused DesignWare ARC core IP with a new ARCv2 ISA and support for 2.2GHz, 4200 DMIPS speeds at 28nm.

Mobile pico projector does surround sound too

Oct 17, 2014
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A mobile, Android A/V robot on Kickstarter called the “Keecker” offers surround sound, a pico projector, a panoramic camera, sensors, and 1TB of storage.

Modular smartwatch runs Tizen on Edison

Oct 16, 2014
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A startup is prepping a modular “Blocks” watch that runs Tizen on an Atom-based Intel Edison module, and houses modular components in the watchband links.

Android 5.0 debuts on phone, tablet, and Nexus Player

Oct 16, 2014
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Google unveiled a Motorola-made Nexus 6 phone, an HTC-built Nexus 9 tablet, and an Asus-made $99 “Nexus Player” Android TV device, all with Android 5.0.

SBC runs Linux on Sitara over industrial temperatures

Oct 15, 2014
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Forlinx’s open source Linux “OK335xS-II” SBC and soldered-on COM offer a TI Sitara AM3354 Cortex-A8 SoC, dual CAN ports, and industrial temperature support.

Tiny $51 Tor router runs OpenWRT Linux

Oct 14, 2014
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[Updated Oct 18] — A project called “Anonabox,” offering a tiny Tor router for anonymous Internet use, has been suspended by Kickstarter amid allegations of fraud.

Allwinner reveals new octa-core and 64-bit quad-core SoCs

Oct 14, 2014
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Allwinner unveiled octa-core, Cortex-A7 based “A83T” and “H8″ SoCs for tablets and media-streaming boxes, respectively, plus a quad-core, 64-bit “H64″ SoC.

Machine vision COM and cameras go Linux

Oct 13, 2014
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Vision Components has launched two Linux-based, smart machine vision cameras and a COM built around a Xilinx Zynq SoC, each supporting up to 4.2MP video.

Wind River Linux taps Yocto 1.7, adds binary option

Oct 13, 2014
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Wind River announced a new version of Wind River Linux based on Yocto Project 1.7 code, and featuring new binary deployment and security assessment options.

Open source “Dronecode” UAV platform project launches

Oct 13, 2014
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[Updated Oct 14] — The Linux Foundation launched a collaborative “Dronecode Project” aimed at creating a shared open source platform for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).

Ubuntu can now stream Netflix videos via Chrome

Oct 10, 2014
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Canonical announced official support for streaming Netflix videos on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS, and later, using Google’s Chrome browser v37 and later.

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