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Whipping up IBM Watson voice services with OpenWhisk

May 18, 2017 — 396 views

At ELC 2017, IBM developers showed off a Raspberry Pi voice activation demo that combined IBM’s “serverless” OpenWhisk platform with Watson.
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Tizen 4.0 unveiled with a Linux-like RTOS variant for IoT

May 18, 2017 — 1,094 views

Samsung announced Tizen 4.0 with .NET and Xamarin hooks, coming soon to its new Z4 phone, and revealed a “Tizen RT” RTOS that runs on a new Artik 053 module.
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Making minimalist apps for wearables with EFL

May 11, 2017 — 327 views

At ELC 2017, Samsung’s Cedric Bail shared tips about using the EFL toolkit for lightweight GUIs, and about optimizing apps for wearables in general.
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Congatec proposes API and middleware spec for COMs

May 10, 2017 — 255 views

Congatec has launched a “ComX” standard for computer-on-module API and middleware spanning COM Express, Qseven, and SMARC form-factors.
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Automotive Grade Linux takes center stage for open automotive standards

May 4, 2017 — 1,078 views

At ELC 2017, Walt Miner of Automotive Grade Linux explained how AGL differs from GENIVI, and surveyed the road ahead toward this July’s Daring Dab release.
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Google Assistant SDK preview brings voice agent to the Raspberry Pi

Apr 28, 2017 — 2,938 views

Google has released a Python-based Google Assistant SDK that’s designed for prototyping voice agent technology on the Raspberry Pi 3.
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Surveying Linux system update and integrity protection schemes

Apr 28, 2017 — 482 views

At ELC 2017, Intel’s Patrick Ohly explores the pros and cons of system update mechanisms and integrity protection schemes for Yocto Project.
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Mentor tips Azure IoT support and Linux-driven self-driving tech

Apr 24, 2017 — 438 views

Mentor announced Azure Certified for IoT compliance for Mentor Embedded Linux, and unveiled a Linux-based “DRS360” self-driving car platform.
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Open source group focuses on industrial IoT gateway middleware

Apr 24, 2017 — 719 views

The Linux Foundation has launched an open source, cross-platform “EdgeX Foundry” project based on Dell’s FUSE for standardizing middleware on IoT gateways.
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X-ES spins Enterprise Linux BSP for its x86 boards

Apr 21, 2017 — 700 views

X-ES launched a RHEL-compatible “X-ES Enterprise Linux” distro optimized for its x86 COMs and SBCs starting with its recent Xeon/Broadwell VPX and VME SBCs.
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Developing a wearable with Zephyr

Apr 20, 2017 — 632 views

At ELC, Fabien Parent and Neil Armstrong related how they used Zephyr to build a wearable. They praised Zephyr, but dinged the review tools and governance.
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Cutting Linux down to size

Apr 14, 2017 — 5,403 views

New tools like musl, toybox, and Clang are offering new techniques for shrinking the Linux kernel, file-system, and user space for IoT.
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Ubuntu convergence implodes

Apr 6, 2017 — 2,103 views

With Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Canonical will replace Ubuntu’s touch-enabled Unity8 “convergence” desktop with GNOME, thereby abandoning its mobile ambitions.
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