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First 64-bit distro for Raspberry Pi 3 is… SUSE?

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 09:46:17 PM
[Updated: Nov. 24] — SUSE released the first 64-bit distribution for the Raspberry Pi 3 with its SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. OpenSUSE, Fedora and Ubuntu should be there soon. When we reported on the potential for 64-bit Linux distributions supporting the Raspberry Pi 3 earlier this year, the server focused SUSE Linux was not even […]

Open source Raspberry Pi IoT HAT starts at $21

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 05:01:53 PM
The “RabbitMax Flex” is a RPi HAT board for IoT with an IR transceiver, relays, 5x cable slots for I2C sensors, and optional dev kits with LCDs and sensors. A growing number of Internet of Things add-ons are available for the Raspberry Pi SBC, including HAT add-on boards and other development kits, but most are […]

Embedded PC roll-out spans Apollo Lake and Bay Trail

Friday 18th of November 2016 07:14:00 PM
Advantech unveiled two rugged embedded computers built on Intel’s Apollo Lake SoCs, as well as an embedded PC with a Bay Trail Atom E3845. We recently covered the five SBCs and three COMs in Advantech’s announcement of products built around Intel’s 14nm Apollo Lake family of Atom E3900, Celeron, and Pentium SoCs. Here now are […]

Open source AI voice interface mounts on dashboards

Friday 18th of November 2016 04:09:12 PM
The Next Thing’s “Dashbot” is an automotive gizmo that offers voice control of a phone’s music, nav, and texts. Inside is a CHIP Pro module running Linux. A little over a month after announcing a computer-on-module version of the CHIP (Computer Hardware in Products) SBC called the CHIP Pro, The Next Thing went to Kickstarter […]

Particle Cloud IoT platform adds Raspberry Pi support

Thursday 17th of November 2016 10:41:32 PM
Particle announced Raspberry Pi support for its Particle Cloud IoT development platform, and has launched a $100 starter kit based on the Raspberry Pi 3. Particle is opening its Particle Cloud IoT development platform to integrate Raspberry Pi-based endpoints, expanding its lineup of prototyping hardware from MCU-based devices like the Internet Button to more advanced […]

Latest Banana Pi offers SATA and 2GB RAM

Thursday 17th of November 2016 10:30:00 PM
Sinovoip’s $48, open-spec “Banana Pi M2 Ultra” SBC updates the M2 with native SATA support and 2GB RAM, plus a new quad core Cortex-A7 Allwinner R40 SoC. Sinovoip’s Banana Pi project has launched the Banana Pi M2 Ultra on Aliexpress for $48, only $4 more than the Banana Pi M2 SBC, which similarly has a […]

Rugged, Linux-friendly SBCs tap Atoms of today and yesterday

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 05:04:49 PM
WinSystems unveiled the first PC/104 SBC to use Apollo Lake SoCs, featuring PCIe/104 OneBank and dual GbE, and launched an EBX SBC based on Bay Trail Atoms. WinSystems announced the PC/104 form factor PX1-C415 and EBX-style EBC-C413 — two SBCs featuring Intel Atoms from the current, 14nm “Apollo Lake” Atom-E3900 generation and the 22nm “Bay […]

Pico-ITX and Thin Mini-ITX SBCs run Linux on Apollo Lake

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 05:22:59 AM
Congatec’s “Conga-PA5” (Pico-ITX) and “Conga-IA5” (Thin Mini-ITX) SBCs feature Apollo Lake SoCs, -40 to 85°C operation, and Linux and Android support. The list of single board computers supporting Intel’s 14nm-fabricated “Apollo Lake” Atom E3900, Pentium N4200, and Celeron N3350 SoCs has grown longer with a pair of Congatec entries. The Conga-PA5 goes up against Advantech’s […]

IoT gateway runs Linux on Quark, expands with Arduino shields

Tuesday 15th of November 2016 09:30:14 PM
Siemens’s first IoT gateway runs Linux on an Intel Quark and offers Arduino shield compatibility and connectivity to the company’s MindSphere cloud. The Simatic IOT2000 gateway is designed for “collecting, processing and transferring data in the production environment,” says German industrial giant Siemens. The company’s first Internet of Things gateway joins a number of Intel […]

Rugged, expandable embedded PC runs Linux on Skylake SoCs

Tuesday 15th of November 2016 07:21:23 PM
Axiomtek’s latest, ruggedized eBox offers 6th Gen Core CPUs, 4x GbE, 2x mini-PCIe, SATA and mSATA, I/O expansion options, and up to 32GB DDR4. Axiomtek’s eBOX670-891-FL, which follows earlier Intel Core based embedded computers like the 4th Gen “Haswell” driven eBOX560-880-FL, joins other 6th Gen Core “Skylake” based embedded computers like Adlink’s MXE-5500 and slightly […]

IoT gateway offers choice of CAN and A/D expansion boards

Monday 14th of November 2016 08:03:50 PM
[Updated: Nov. 21] — Seco announced a “SYS-A62-GW” IoT gateway that runs Linux on an i.MX6 Solo SoC, and features WiFi, GbE, and two serial expansion board options. Seco’s SYS-A62-GW is a low-end Internet of Things gateway that runs a Yocto Linux based distribution on NXP’s single-core, 1GHz i.MX6 Solo. We have seen several i.MX6 […]

96Boards-like SBC offers wireless and Ethernet

Monday 14th of November 2016 04:53:44 PM
Geniatech’s “Development Board IV” is a 96Boards-like SBC that runs Android or Debian on a Snapdragon 410, and features 40- and 60-pin expansion connectors. Linaro’s 96Boards spec has taken off to the point that we’re beginning to see clones and near-clones that are not yet sanctioned by 96Boards.org with an official mark of compliance, as […]

Three more Apollo Lake COMs support Qseven and COM Express

Friday 11th of November 2016 09:14:24 PM
Advantech unveiled Intel Apollo Lake based modules with Qseven, COM Express Compact Type 6, and Mini Type 10 form factors. Advantech’s first three “Apollo Lake” computer-on-modules were part of a massive product announcement of products built around Intel’s new 14nm Atom E3900, Celeron N3350, and Pentium N4200 SoCs. Earlier this week, we covered five Advantech […]

720MHz OpenWrt modules offer dual-band WiFi

Friday 11th of November 2016 05:14:44 PM
8devices has launched two OpenWrt-ready “Rambutan” modules and a dev kit based on Qualcomm’s 720MHz, dual-band WiFi QCA9550 and QCA9557 SoCs. 8devices, which is known for its Carambola computer-on-modules and COM-like WeIO SBC, both of which run OpenWrt Linux on a Qualcomm Atheros AR9331 WiFi SoC, has launched two more advanced OpenWrt WiFi modules. The […]

Can Linux containers save IoT from a security meltdown?

Friday 11th of November 2016 03:31:19 PM
In this final IoT series post, Canonical and Resin.io champion Linux container technology as a solution to IoT security and interoperability challenges.     An Open Source Perspective on the Internet of Things Part 6: Can Linux containers save IoT from a security meltdown?   Despite growing security threats, the Internet of Things hype shows […]

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    Smartwatches may not have taken off like companies were hoping, but they have come quite far in terms of what they can offer and what sorts of features are available for the many different models of smartwatches that are out there. Even with the updated functionality of options like Samsung’s Gear S lineup and Android Wear platforms, though, smartwatches can still feel a little bit limiting, and part of this undoubtedly includes the reason that the operating systems aren’t as open as platforms like Android. That is now changing thanks to a platform called AsteroidOS which is an open source operating system for smartwatches.
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  • Red Hat Launches OpenShift Dedicated on Google Cloud Platform
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Financial Fedora/Community
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openSUSE Says Goodbye to AMD/ATI Catalyst (fglrx) Proprietary Graphics Drivers

openSUSE developer Bruno Friedmann, informed the community of the openSUSE Linux operating system about the fact that he's planning to remove the old ATI/AMD Catalyst (also known as fglrx) proprietary graphics drivers. Read more