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$15 Orange Pi PC hacker SBC packs 1.6GHz quad-core SoC

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Shenzhen Xunlong tipped a $15 “Orange Pi PC” SBC with a 1.6GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 SoC, Pi-compatible expansion, HDMI, 100Mbit Ethernet, quad USB, and more. Late last year and early this year, Shenzhen Xunlong Software introduced a family of open-spec, Linux- and Android-ready “Orange Pi” single board computers. The first two, the $49 Orange Pi and […]

Cyanogen crosses the chasm from mod to pre-installed OS

Saturday 29th of August 2015 12:05:32 AM
CyanogenMod is rapidly evolving from being the most popular Android mod, to becoming a much sought after alternative, pre-installed OS on affordable phones. After many delays, all four major mobile Linux alternatives to Android have finally arrived on smartphones. Mozilla’s Firefox OS was first out of the gate two years ago, followed by Jolla’s Sailfish […]

Food processing panel-PCs boast IP69K ingress protection

Friday 28th of August 2015 07:52:07 PM
Adlink’s latest 15-, 17-, and 19-inch resistive touchscreen panel-PCs for food processing run Linux on a dual-core Atom, and offer IP69K ingress protection. Food processing plants use computerized equipment to help monitor and protect food against contamination. Yet they also have to ensure the equipment itself is not contaminated by food and disinfectants. To this […]

Intel invests $60 million in drone venture

Friday 28th of August 2015 06:44:11 PM
Intel is investing $60 million in UAV firm Yuneec, whose prosumer “Typhoon” drones use Android-based controllers. Intel Corp. CEO Brian Krzanich and Yuneec International CEO Tian Yu took to YouTube to announce an Intel investment of more than $60 million in the Hong Kong based company to help develop drone technology. No more details were […]

Rugged Bay Trail Pico-ITX SBC has multiple expansion paths

Thursday 27th of August 2015 06:14:57 PM
Advantech’s COM-like “MIO-3260″ Pico-ITX SBC runs Linux on a Bay Trail SoC and offers a PCIe/mSATA slot, MI/O expansion, and optional -40 to 85°C operation. Like Advantech’s MIO-2263, which was announced in May, the MIO-3260 is a 100 x 72mm Pico-ITX board that supports a quad-core Intel Celeron or dual-core Intel Atom from the 22nm […]

Media player adds high-end analog audio and XLR out

Tuesday 25th of August 2015 10:52:24 PM
Cloud Media has launched a dual-boot Linux and Android “Popcorn Hour A-500 Pro” media player with 3840 x 2160 video, high-quality analog audio, and XLR out. Formerly known as Syabas, Cloud Media has been selling Linux-based Popcorn Hour and Popbox media players for years. Last year, Cloud Media found Kickstarter success with its Linux-based Stack […]

IoT server is loaded with Linux “Candi”

Tuesday 25th of August 2015 06:11:01 AM
Logic Supply’s Atom N2800 based “CC150″ industrial IoT gateway is loaded with a version of the Linux-based IoT Server software from Candi Controls. The CC150 Internet of Things Gateway with Candi IoT Server is designed for “managing and controlling energy and operational data in commercial buildings and industrial sites with Internet of Things devices,” says […]

Intel aims “5×5″ at gap between NUC and Mini-ITX

Monday 24th of August 2015 06:54:28 PM
Intel showed off a 147 x 140mm “5×5″ SBC form-factor slotted between NUC and Mini-ITX, designed for socketable, LGA-based Intel Celeron and Core processors. Spurred on by the success of its reference design for 102 x 102mm (4.0 x 4.0-inch) NUC (Next Unit of Computing) mini-PCs, many of which run Linux, Intel showed off a […]

Jolla Tablet open for pre-sale at $300

Friday 21st of August 2015 08:41:22 PM
Jolla has opened pre-orders on Jolla Tablets starting at $300. The 7.9-inch 2048 x 1536 tablet runs the Linux-based Sailfish OS 2.0 on a quad-core Atom. The Jolla Tablet has been a long time coming for Indiegogo backers, but the participants will finally receive their tablets in September, says Finland-based Jolla. Now anyone can order […]

Embedded controller adds CAN and serial hooks to Pi 2

Friday 21st of August 2015 05:51:32 PM
Janztec has launched an embedded controller based on the Raspberry Pi 2, adding a 24-pin expansion connector with CAN, RS232/485, and industrial I/O. The emPC-A/RPI follows in a long line of emPC-branded industrial computers dating back to the Xenomai Linux supported emPC-M from 2008 when Germany-based Janztec went by the name Janz Automationssysteme AG. Janztec […]

Thin Mini-ITX SBC does Ultra-HD signage with Broadwell

Friday 21st of August 2015 03:54:16 PM
JEHE’s Linux-ready “Giada MG-5200SL” Thin Mini-ITX SBC targets Ultra-HD resolution signage with a dual-core 5th Gen. Core CPU, SATA, mSATA, and mini-PCIe. The MG-5200SL adds to the high-end range of 170 x 170mm Mini-ITX boards sold under the Giada brand from JEHE (Jiehe Technology Development Co.) of Shenzhen, China. This is a “Thin” Mini-ITX board […]

Rugged 10.1-inch panel PC has quad-core CPU, dual GbE

Thursday 20th of August 2015 10:59:54 PM
Aaeon has launched a rugged, Android- and Linux-ready “ACP-1104″ panel PC with a 10.1-inch WXGA touchscreen, a quad-core Celeron, and dual GbE ports. The ACP-1104 continues Aaeon’s long line of ACP-branded panel PCs dating back to at least 2011. Designed for factory automation and monitoring, machine vision, and other IoT applications, the device is very […]

Open source, Echo-like gizmo is halfway to Kickstarter gold

Thursday 20th of August 2015 10:30:41 PM
The “Mycroft” Kickstarter campaign is seeking funds for developing an open source, Snappy Core Linux- and Raspberry Pi 2-based alternative to Amazon’s Echo. The ambitious Mycroft Kickstarter campaign is now halfway to its $99,000 funding goal for developing what it calls “the world’s first open source, open hardware home A.I. platform.” Like Amazon’s groundbreaking Echo, […]

Mini-ITX SBC runs Linux on 2.4GHz quad-core Bay Trail

Wednesday 19th of August 2015 08:28:15 PM
Axiomtek’s “MANO842″ Mini-ITX board runs Linux on a quad-core Bay Trail Celeron, and offers PCIe, mini-PCIe, SATA, and a choice of ATX 12V or 12V DC power. The MANO842 is the latest of Axiomtek’s MANO-branded Mini-ITX boards, such as its Intel 4th Gen Core based MANO881. The new MANO842 opts for the Bay Trail generation […]

Enhanced, open-source MinnowBoard makes a splash at IDF

Wednesday 19th of August 2015 05:48:19 AM
[Updated: Aug. 20] — ADI announced a “Turbot” version of the MinnowBoard MAX hacker SBC at IDF, featuring a slightly faster CPU, regulatory compliance, and a few other tweaks. While crawling the expo at the Intel Developer Forum held in San Francisco this week, we were treated to a sneak preview of a new “MinnowBoard […]

Google’s WiFi router runs Linux, offers home automation hooks

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 08:41:32 PM
Google and TP-Link unveiled a Gentoo Linux based “OnHub” WiFi-ac router for consumers with 13 antennas, Bluetooth, and ZigBee, controlled by a mobile app. Google’s embedded and IoT horizons appear to be expanding beyond its own Nest subsidiary. The company, which is now technically just another company in the new Alphabet umbrella organization, has partnered […]

The Egg, a handheld Tizen webserver, emerges at IDF

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 04:35:07 PM
Eggcyte is demoing its redesigned, handheld “The Egg” personal server device, which runs Tizen Linux on a quad-core Atom, and offers up to 256GB of storage. On Oct. 29, 2014, Eggcyte cancelled its Kickstarter project for its somewhat ovoid shaped personal server device, dubbed The Egg. The project had only nipped at the edges of […]

Sub-$500 industrial PC runs Linux on 3rd Gen Celeron

Monday 17th of August 2015 08:19:24 PM
Acnodes unveiled an under $500 “FES8685″ computer with a dual-core Ivy Bridge CPU, plus SATA, serial, USB, GbE, HDMI, VGA, mini-PCIe, and optional WiFi. With the FES8685, Acnodes has taken a trip down memory lane, replacing the Intel 4th Gen Core “Haswell” CPUs of the FES8680 released earlier this year with a 3rd Gen “Ivy […]

Samsung tips Android Phablets, round watch, Tizen for IoT

Saturday 15th of August 2015 09:00:39 PM
Samsung tipped two Android phablets, teased a round Tizen watch amid rumors of a “Z3″ Tizen phone, and touted a $100 million investment in Tizen for IoT. Around the time of the iPhone’s 2007 release, Intel convinced OEMs to try out a new 4- to 6-inch tablet form-factor called Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs). These Linux- […]

Touch PC dual boots Android and Windows on Baytrail

Friday 14th of August 2015 09:44:45 PM
PiPo has launched an “X8″ PC and media player with WiFi, Bluetooth, and a 7-inch touchscreen, that dual-boots Android and Windows on an Intel Atom Z3735F. Chinese manufacturer PiPo sells a wide variety of Android and Windows tablets, as well as Windows notebooks, and Android phablets and media players. The new PiPo X8 is very […]

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