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Google tips AI co-processor and IoT framework for Linux and Android Things gateways

Jul 25, 2018

Google unveiled a stripped-down “Edge TPU” version of its Tensor Processing Unit AI chip plus a Cloud IoT Edge stack for Arm-based IoT gateways that run Linux or Android Things. An NXP-based dev kit is due in October.
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Streamlining build environment management with Linux containers

Jul 20, 2018

At the Open Source Summit, Daynix Computing’s Yan Vugenfirer demonstrated his company’s open source “Rebuild” framework, which uses Docker containers to help streamline the management of build environments.
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As EU tightens screws on Android, Google focuses on a Fuchsia future

Jul 19, 2018

[Updated: July 22] — Google plans to replace Android with Fuchsia beginning with a smart speaker in 2021, says Bloomberg. Fuchsia could help Google sidestep Android-related legal threats from Oracle and the EU, which just slapped Google with a $5.1 billion fine.
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IIoT platform extends from the cloud to the depths of a mine

Jul 17, 2018

Advantech announced an IoT platform initially targeting mine safety that combines BTI’s “MIOTY” LPWAN sensor solution running on an Ubuntu-powered Advantech ARK-2250L gateway connected to a Hitachi IoT Service Hub running on Microsoft Azure.
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CAN-based passive telematics software hitches ride on the Raspberry Pi

Jul 11, 2018

On Indiegogo, Network Sorcery is pitching “UCAN” software for a CAN-equipped Raspberry Pi board that enables passive, real-time decoding of automotive telematics data over the CAN Bus. UCAN initially supports GM, Infiniti, and Nissan cars.
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Snapdragon 820 board gains Linux BSP

Jul 9, 2018

VIA has released a Yocto Project based Linux BSP for its previously Android-only SOM-9X20 module, which is sold along with a carrier board for $569. The module features a Snapdragon 820 with 4GB LPDDR4, 64GB eMMC, WiFi, BT, and GPS.
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AGL reveals virtualization stack for the software defined vehicle

Jul 4, 2018

The Automotive Grade Linux project has unveiled plans for a virtualization framework for its Linux-based automotive distribution that provides a flexible, mixed criticality bus architecture to plug in multiple existing hypervisors and partitioners.
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Raspbian wizard and app store toss a lifeline to newbies

Jul 2, 2018

Raspbian has been updated with a setup wizard and an app store. Meanwhile, Alpine Linux has added RPi 3 B+ support, BusyBox 1.29 has improved router support, and SUSE Linux has been sold again.
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Timesys launches security services for embedded Linux

Jun 29, 2018

Timesys has launched a “TRST” security solution for embedded Linux IoT devices to reduce the attack surface of products, harden devices, and and “maintain security at IoT scale.”
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Skylake module aces OSADL’s real-time Linux tests

Jun 21, 2018

Congatec has joined the Open Source Automation Development Lab, which has certified that the real-time Linux stack for the Skylake Xeon-E3 based Conga-TS170 COM Express module offers “excellent response times.”
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Automotive Grade Linux joins the Van Life with Mercedes-Benz Vans deal

Jun 21, 2018

[Updated: June 22] —Mercedes-Benz Vans has tapped the Linux-based AGL infotainment stack for next-gen vehicles equipped with cutting-edge connectivity and robotics technology.
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Google’s Fuchsia OS will support Linux apps

Jun 20, 2018

Google’s non-Linux-based Fuchsia OS has added an emulator for running Debian Linux apps. Like its upcoming Linux emulator for Chrome OS, Fuchsia’s “Guest” app will offer tighter integration than typical emulators.
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Debian variant offers safe homeland for systemd haters

Jun 13, 2018

[Updated: June 20] —The Devuan project has released a v2.0 ASCII version of its Devuan fork of Debian that replaces the systemd init with OpenRC, and let’s you load other inits of your choice. The release supports several major Linux hacker boards.
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NXP’s EdgeScale IoT management suite tapped for Linux gateways

Jun 7, 2018

NXP announced partnerships with Alibaba and six embedded equipment companies that are deploying its EdgeScale middleware for secure edge computing device management on Linux-driven devices based on NXP QorIQ Layerscape SoCs.
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