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Open source Linux-on-Zynq SBC debuts new FPGA add-on standard

Wednesday 22nd of November 2017 06:52:11 PM
Opal Kelly’s “SYZYGY Brain-1” SBC, which runs Linux on a Zynq-7012S, is a proof of concept for its SYZYGY standard for FPGA-driven peripherals. FPGA development firm Opal Kelly has gone to Crowd Supply to launch a development board to showcase its SYZYGY standard for FPGA peripheral expansion. SYZYGY bridges the gap between Digilent’s low-speed Pmod […]

Compact carrier turns Nvidia Jetson TX2 into an SBC

Tuesday 21st of November 2017 10:42:45 PM
Aetina’s “ACE-N510” carrier for the Linux-powered Jetson TX1 and TX2 measures only 87 x 50mm, and offers HDMI, 2x USB 3.0, 2x CAN, and optional -20 to 70°C. When Aetina recently unveiled its Nano-ITX (120 x 120mm) ACE-N261 carrier for Nvidia’s Jetson TX2 and earlier, pin-compatible Jetson TX1 COMs, it mentioned an upcoming ACE-N510 that […]

3.5-inch Apollo Lake SBC has dual mini-PCIe slots and triple displays

Tuesday 21st of November 2017 09:22:40 PM
Avalue’s Linux-friendly, 3.5-inch “ECM-APL2” SBC features Apollo Lake SoCs, 2x GbE, 4x USB 3.0, 2x mini-PCIe, triple displays, and optional -40 to 85°C. Avalue’s 3.5-inch, Apollo Lake based ECM-APL single-board computer was announced a year ago, shortly after Intel unveiled its Apollo Lake generation. Now it has followed up with an ECM-APL2 3.5-incher with a […]

Linux gizmo indexes photos and videos for visual recognition search

Monday 20th of November 2017 10:22:55 PM
Pimloc’s “Pholio” runs Linux on an Nvidia Tegra, and provides offline storage and search of images and video using visual and face recognition. Digital imaging has lived up to its promise of making it easier to take more images more quickly, but the promise that it would make it easier to find those images has […]

Linux/Android hacker SBC with hexa-core Rockchip SoC debuts at $75

Monday 20th of November 2017 05:38:52 PM
The Vamrs “RK3399 Sapphire” SBC is on sale for $75, or $349 for a full kit. Vamrs is also prepping an RK3399-based “Rock960” 96Boards SBC. Rockchip’s RK3399 is one of the most powerful ARM-based system-on-chips available on hacker boards, featuring two server-class Cortex-A72 cores clocked at up to 2.0GHz, as well as four Cortex-A53 at […]

DragonBoard gains a camera kit

Monday 20th of November 2017 02:23:38 PM
Arrow’s DragonBoard 410c Camera Kit combines the 96Boards SBC with D3’s DesignCore Camera Mezzanine Board OV5640 and a 5-megapixel camera module. D3 Engineering’s DesignCore Camera Mezzanine Board OV5640 is a 96Boards mezzanine add-on designed to work only with the Arrow Electronics/Qualcomm DragonBoard 410c. Arrow and D3 have now launched a kit that provides a DragonBoard […]

Raspberry Pi arrives on PC/104… sort of

Friday 17th of November 2017 11:50:46 PM
Crowd Supply is hosting a “Pi/104” carrier for the RPi Compute Module 3 featuring PC/104 OneBank expansion, a 40-pin RPi header, and -25 to 80°C support. Here’s something we haven’t seen before. Developer Adam Parker has launched a stackable PC/104 form factor carrier board on Crowd Supply designed to work with the Linux-driven Raspberry Pi […]

Compact DAQ systems offer a choice of 12- or 16-bit I/Os

Thursday 16th of November 2017 09:11:50 PM
Advantech’s Linux-ready “MIC-1810” and “MIC-1816” DAQ computers offer 12- and 16-bit analog I/O, respectively, plus 24x DIOs, Intel CPUs, and 4x USB ports. Advantech’s MIC-1810 and MIC-1816 are digital acquisition computers that run Linux or Windows 7/8/10 on Intel 3rd Gen “Ivy Bridge” processors. If the aging CPU is a turn-off, keep in mind that […]

Raspberry Pi 3 clone offers Allwinner H2, H3, or H5 SoCs for $9 to $29

Thursday 16th of November 2017 05:23:32 PM
Libre Computer’s open source “Tritium” SBCs run Ubuntu or Android on Allwinner H2+, H3, or 64-bit H5 SoCs, and have an RPi 3 like layout and 40-pin header. Earlier this year, Shenzhen-based Libre Computer successfully funded its quad Cortex-A53 Amlogic S905X based Le Potato SBC on Kickstarter for $25 to $35. Now, the company has […]

Wandboard.org launches i.MX8M-based SBC with RPi expansion

Thursday 16th of November 2017 03:15:41 PM
Technexion’s Wandboard.org unveiled open source “Wand-Pi-8M” SBCs that run Linux on a quad-A53 i.MX8M, and offer WiFi/BT, GbE, HDMI 2.0, and a 40-pin RPi link. Technexion and its Wandboard.org community project opened pre-orders on three successors to its i.MX6 based Wandboard and almost identical Wandboard Reload SBCs that tap NXP’s long awaited, quad-core, Cortex-A53 i.MX8M […]

Portable, open source retro game player runs Linux and Arduino

Wednesday 15th of November 2017 07:41:14 PM
Clockwork’s hackable “GameShell” retro game console runs Linux on a quad -A7 SoC, and offers a 2.7-inch LCD, gaming controls, GPIO, and Arduino links. Hangzhou, China based Clockwork has surpassed its Kickstarter funding goal for a handheld GameShell device that is billed as “the world’s first modular, portable game console with a GNU/Linux embedded operating […]

Linux-on-i.MX6 Pico-ITX SBC has 40-pin expansion

Wednesday 15th of November 2017 04:08:56 PM
Habey’s “EMB-2230” SBC runs Linux on an i.MX6, and offers LVDS and MIPI-DSI/CSI links, -10 to 60°C support, a 40-pin GPIO header, and optional PoE. Habey promotes its Pico-ITX (100 x 72mm) EMB-2230 SBC as being smaller and more expandable than its 3.5-inch (146 x 102mm) EMB-3200 SBC. Like the EMB-3200, the EMB2230 runs Linux […]

Compact COM Express-based subsystem packs plenty of DAQs

Tuesday 14th of November 2017 09:58:26 PM
Diamond’s rugged, Linux-ready “Zeta” subsystem combines a COM Express Mini Type 10 module based on Apollo Lake or Bay Trail SoCs with a DAQ-rich carrier. Diamond Systems has launched an Intel-based data acquisition SBC called the Zeta, which unlike most sandwich-style SBCs, has a top and bottom layer that match perfectly. The Zeta’s COM Express […]

Automation controller runs Linux on a NanoPi Neo SBC

Monday 13th of November 2017 11:42:07 PM
Techbase launched a “ModBerry M300” automation controller built on a NanoPi Neo, and added M-Bus and M-Bus Wireless support to its ESP32-based Moduino. Gdansk, Poland based Techbase has added another member to its Linux-driven ModBerry family of automation controllers. The latest ModBerry is built around FriendlyElec’s open source NanoPi Neo SBC. The company has also […]

In-vehicle computer runs Marshmallow on Snapdragon

Monday 13th of November 2017 04:50:43 PM
Advantech’s rugged “Trek-530” in-vehicle computer runs Android 6.0 on a Snapdragon 212, and features isolated DIO, CAN, J1708/J1587, WiFi, BT, GPS, and LTE. Trucks appear to be heading for a switch to fully autonomous technology, creating new opportunities while also decimating yet another segment of the traditional workforce. In the meantime, trucking companies are smartening […]

Omega2-based smart clock Bluetooth speaker has gesture controlled streaming

Friday 10th of November 2017 10:06:59 PM
Onion’s “Oboo Smart Clock” BT music streamer is built on its Linux-driven Omega2 COM, and offers 3W speakers, device charging, and WiFi-based info updates. Onion used Kickstarter to launch its original, Linux-driven Omega and last year’s Omega2 computer-on-modules, and it has returned for a KS three-peat with its Omega2 based Oboo Clock. The bedside smart […]

Apollo Lake based in-vehicle PC supports CAN or OBDII+ telematics

Friday 10th of November 2017 06:30:00 PM
Acrosser’s rugged, Linux-ready “AIV-APL1V1FL” in-vehicle PC has a quad Pentium N4200 with 2x SATA bays, 3x mini-PCIe, and CAN or OBDII+ J1939 telematics. Acrosser’s fanless AIV-APL1V1FL computer is designed for fleet management, much like earlier models such as the wider-frame AIV-HM76V1FL (Intel 3rd Gen Intel Core “Ivy Bridge”) and AVI-QM97V1FL (5th Gen Core “Broadwell”) computers. […]

New, tiny NanoPi SBCs debut with new Ubuntu Core based FriendlyCore OS

Friday 10th of November 2017 04:47:41 PM
FriendlyElec released two Samsung-based NanoPi SBCs with similar specs: a $28, quad -A9 Fire2A and an $35, octa -A53 Fire3, with new FriendlyCore distro. FriendlyElec’s open source, NanoPi Fire2A and NanoPi Fire3 SBCs are both very similar to the $29 NanoPi 2 Fire, which itself is roughly based on the old NanoPi 2. The two […]

Rugged, Linux-driven SBCs tap Cavium’s ARMv8 Octeon TX SoCs

Thursday 9th of November 2017 05:10:26 PM
Gateworks has launched a “Newport” family of SBCs that run OpenWRT and Ubuntu on Cavium’s dual or quad ARMv8 Octeon TX networking SoCs, starting with a 105 x 100mm “GW6300.” Gateworks, which sells a line of Linux-ready, NXP i.MX6-based Ventana SBCs, has moved to Cavium’s 64-bit, ARMv8 Octeon TX for its Newport family. Gateworks announced […]

Carrier board extends Linux-driven Jetson modules

Wednesday 8th of November 2017 06:22:12 PM
Aetina’s “ACE-N261” Nano-ITX carrier for the Jetson TX1/TX2 COMs offers GbE, HDMI, 2x USB 3.0, 2x CAN, 2x mini-PCIe, and optional -20 to 70°C support. In April, Aetina announced a Nano-ITX ACE-N620 carrier board for Nvidia’s Jetson TX2 COM, as well as its earlier, pin-compatible Jetson TX1. The company has now announced a more feature-rich […]

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    One more thing is coming to add to the capabilities of the recently released Firefox 57 aka Firefox Quantum. Mozilla is working on a new feature for Firefox, dubbed Breach Alerts, which will warn users when they visit a website, whether it was hacked in the past or not.
  • GCHQ: change your passwords now even if Uber says it contained the breach
    Uber claims to have paid $100,000 to secure 57 million accounts exposed in a breach last year, but the UK's spy agency, GCHQ, suggests consumers don't place too much faith in Uber’s claim. The GCHQ's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) on Thursday published guidance for Uber users, reminding those affected by the firm’s just revealed 2016 breach they should take precautionary action even if their personal details may not have been compromised. The agency warned that Uber drivers and riders should “immediately change passwords” that were used for Uber.
  • Drive-By Phishing Scams Race Toward Uber Users
    Indeed, hardly any time elapsed after Uber came clean Tuesday about the year-old breach it had concealed before crack teams of social engineers unleashed appropriately themed phishing messages designed to bamboozle the masses (see Fast and Furious Data Breach Scandal Overtakes Uber).
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    Multiple investigations prompted by Uber's admission that it concealed a hack could join together for one big mega-probe into the incident. An EU working group which has responsibility for data protection will decide next week whether to co-ordinate different investigations taking place in the UK, Italy, Austria, Poland and the Netherlands.
  • Intel Didn't Heed Security Experts Warnings About ME [Ed: Intel refused to speak about back doors until it became too mainstream a topic, then pretended it's a "bug"]
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