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Brewing machine hops to it with Linux

Friday 5th of December 2014 12:21:09 AM
At Indiegogo there’s a Linux-based automated beer brewing machine called the Brewie, with 20-liter capacity, plus touchscreen, RFID, and mobile app access. There appears to be a high correlation between tech hackers and home brewers. Yet, just because you know Java or Yocto, or can explain the difference between RS232 and RS485, doesn’t mean your […]

Linux/Android MIPS hacker SBC goes for $65

Thursday 4th of December 2014 07:13:03 PM
Imagination’s Linux/Android “Creator CI20″ hacker SBC, featuring a dual MIPS core Ingenic JZ4780 SoC, 4GB flash, WiFi, and BT 4.0, is now selling for $65. Imagination Technologies unveiled its MIPS Creator CI20 single board computer in August without pricing or availability information. The community-backed, MIPS-based hacker board was supplied free of charge to several hundred […]

Linux Foundation reveals 2015 lineup, adds new events

Wednesday 3rd of December 2014 05:25:08 PM
The LF released its 2015 schedule, with new storage and containers events, plus a “Drones, Things, and Automobiles” theme for the Embedded Linux Conference. The Linux Foundation (LF) has announced its 2015 conference dates, including the Android Builders Summit + Embedded Linux Conference North America, scheduled for March 23-25. The nonprofit group chartered with hosting […]

First Quark-based SMARC module runs Linux on 2W

Tuesday 2nd of December 2014 11:58:46 PM
Kontron unveiled the first SMARC COM for headless, industrial IoT devices based on Intel’s Quark X1000 CPU. The Linux-ready module runs on just 2 Watts. This has been a big week for Intel’s low-power, x86-compatible Quark processor. First The Wall Street Journal claimed that the struggling Google Glass wearable was moving from a Texas Instruments […]

Tiny mini-PC boasts quad-core Cortex-A15 SoC

Tuesday 2nd of December 2014 06:11:20 PM
CompuLab unveiled a second-gen Ubuntu and Android ready Utilite2 mini-PC based on a quad-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon 600, that shrinks to 3.4 x 3.4 x 1.1 inches. With its Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 APQ8064 system-on-chip, also known as the S4 Pro, the Utilite2 is twice as fast as last year’s Freescale i.MX6 based Utilite mini-PC, claims Israel-based […]

Tiny i.MX6 COM and dev kit offer triple camera inputs

Monday 1st of December 2014 07:13:29 PM
E-Con released a Linux-friendly i.MX6 based COM with optional eMMC, WiFi, BLE, Ethernet, and -40 to 85°C support, plus a dev kit with triple camera inputs. The eSOMiMX6 follows a long line of E-Con Systems eSOM computer-on-modules featuring Linux support. Their latest COM uses the relatively new, 70 x 45mm “μQseven” form-factor to expand upon […]

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