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Whipping up IBM Watson voice services with OpenWhisk

May 18, 2017 — 636 views

At ELC 2017, IBM developers showed off a Raspberry Pi voice activation demo that combined IBM’s “serverless” OpenWhisk platform with Watson.

Tizen 4.0 unveiled with a Linux-like RTOS variant for IoT

May 18, 2017 — 1,496 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.

Making minimalist apps for wearables with EFL

May 11, 2017 — 361 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.

Congatec proposes API and middleware spec for COMs

May 10, 2017 — 314 views

Congatec has launched a “ComX” standard for computer-on-module API and middleware spanning COM Express, Qseven, and SMARC form-factors.

Automotive Grade Linux takes center stage for open automotive standards

May 4, 2017 — 1,308 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.

Google Assistant SDK preview brings voice agent to the Raspberry Pi

Apr 28, 2017 — 3,269 views

Google has released a Python-based Google Assistant SDK that’s designed for prototyping voice agent technology on the Raspberry Pi 3.

Surveying Linux system update and integrity protection schemes

Apr 28, 2017 — 557 views

At ELC 2017, Intel’s Patrick Ohly explores the pros and cons of system update mechanisms and integrity protection schemes for Yocto Project.

Mentor tips Azure IoT support and Linux-driven self-driving tech

Apr 24, 2017 — 495 views

Mentor announced Azure Certified for IoT compliance for Mentor Embedded Linux, and unveiled a Linux-based “DRS360” self-driving car platform.

Open source group focuses on industrial IoT gateway middleware

Apr 24, 2017 — 873 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.

X-ES spins Enterprise Linux BSP for its x86 boards

Apr 21, 2017 — 719 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.

Developing a wearable with Zephyr

Apr 20, 2017 — 710 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.

Cutting Linux down to size

Apr 14, 2017 — 5,544 views

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

Ubuntu convergence implodes

Apr 6, 2017 — 2,172 views

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