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Compact IoT gateway runs Yocto Linux on Quark

Tuesday 7th of July 2015 09:03:10 PM
Advantech is prepping an Intel Quark based IoT gateway that runs Yocto Linux and offers PoE support. mini-PCIe expansion, and web-based device management. Like Adlink’s recently announced Matrix MXE-100i, Advantech’s new “UBC-221″ is an Internet of Things gateway that runs Linux on a low-power, 400MHz Intel Quark x1000 processor. Whereas the Adlink product runs on […]

Speech recognition and synthesis shield runs Linux

Monday 6th of July 2015 10:39:27 PM
Audeme has gone to Kickstarter to launch a “MOVI” Arduino shield designed for offline speech recognition and synthesis that runs Debian on an Allwinner A13. A startup called Audeme has crossed the halfway mark on a $12,000 Kickstarter project for its MOVI (My Own Voice Interface) speech I/O shield for Arduino single board computers. An […]

Avalue debuts Braswellian COMs and an SBC

Thursday 2nd of July 2015 11:14:49 PM
Avalue unveiled three Linux-friendly embedded boards based on Intel’s 14nm Braswell SoCs: a Qseven COM, a COM Express Type 6 COM, and a 5.25-inch SBC. Avalue has launched an EQM-BSW Qseven computer-on-module, an ESM-BSW COM Express Type 6 Compact module, and an EBM-BSW 5.25-inch SBC based on Intel’s new Pentium- and Celeron-branded Braswell processors. In […]

Linux-based DAQ board has simultaneous ADC and DAC I/O

Wednesday 1st of July 2015 09:57:17 PM
Data Translation’s “DT7816″ data acquisition board runs Linux on a TI Sitara, and offers eight simultaneous ADC inputs, two DAC outputs, and 16 GPIO lines. The DT7816 is billed as a “real-time ARM-based, high throughput, high accuracy, simultaneous data acquisition module.” Its feature set is similar to the mainboard in Data Translation’s recent DT7837 device, […]

Tough, IP67-sealed box PC runs Linux on Atom

Wednesday 1st of July 2015 06:02:13 PM
X-ES unveiled a rugged, sealed embedded PC that runs Linux on an Atom E3800, and offers 4GB of ECC RAM, IP67 protection, M12 ports, and -40 to 70°C support. For its new XPand6903 embedded computer, Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES) returned to the same Intel Atom E3800 system-on-chip found in its Linux-ready XPedite8150 and XPedite8152 COM […]

Compact, rugged IoT gateway runs Linux on Quark

Tuesday 30th of June 2015 11:23:53 PM
Adlink’s “Matrix MXE-100i” gateway runs Wind River’s Linux-based IDP XT IoT gateway stack on an Intel Quark processor, and offers multiple wireless options. The Matrix MXE-100i is a spinoff of the Matrix MXE-200i gateway computer announced by Adlink in February. Like the MXE-200i, the identically sized, 120 x 100 x 55mm MXE-100i comes preloaded with […]

Media player mini-PC runs Android on 64-bit octa-core SoC

Tuesday 30th of June 2015 10:56:38 PM
Tronsmart unveiled a media player mini-PC that runs Android 5.1 on a 64-bit octa-core Rockchip RK3368 SoC and supports H.265 4K video at 60fps via HDMI 2.0. We no longer cover every Android media player or HDMI stick that comes around, but the new Tronsmart “Orion R68″ certainly caught our attention. (So did its similar […]

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Mozilla and Linux

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KDE and Akademy

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Mr. Robot TV Show Now Uses BackTrack Linux's Successor, Kali Linux for Hacking

I wrote an interesting editorial a while ago related to the Mr. Robot TV show that runs on the USA Network channel every Wednesday, starring Rami Malek as a computer hacker that goes by the name of Elliot. Read more