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Linux-based hexacopter avoids obstacles using Intel RealSense

Monday 12th of January 2015 10:49:30 PM
Ascending Technologies demoed an enhanced “AscTec Firefly” hexacopter, running Ubuntu on Intel-based computers and featuring six Intel RealSense 3D cameras. One of the coolest demos at CES 2015 was the AscTec Firefly drone demo at Intel’s big IoT extravaganza. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich joined several members of the Ascending Technologies team to play a drone […]

Gen-2 SmartThings hub migrates to Linux

Monday 12th of January 2015 08:15:21 PM
SmartThings debuted a 2nd generation home automation hub that moves to Linux, and adds new sensors, battery backup, optional cellular, and premium services. Prior to Samsung’s acquisition of SmartThings last August, the company told us its next-generation home automation hub would likely move from an embedded RTOS (real-time operating system) to Linux. A SmartThings rep […]

Linux-enabled “smart fridge” invites hacker-created accessories

Saturday 10th of January 2015 06:00:08 AM
GE and FirstBuild announced a “ChillHub” fridge with Linux-based WiFi and USB connectivity, and an SDK for community-designed, 3D-printable accessories. We’ve seen some high-tech refrigerators and washing machines over the years including a Tizen-based Samsung fridge that did not seem to make the trip to CES this year. As with Dacor’s Android-based Discovery iQ oven […]

Linux-based gadget charges mobiles wirelessly at up to 15 feet

Friday 9th of January 2015 08:06:48 PM
Energous demoed a Linux-based “WattUp” device that uses WiFi-like beam forming technology to wirelessly charge compatible mobile devices at up to 15 feet. Energous received a lot attention for its WattUp long-distance wireless charging hub at this week’s CES show in Las Vegas. Now, a rep from the startup has confirmed to LinuxGizmos our suspicions […]

Intel HDMI stick runs Linux or Windows on quad-core Bay Trail

Friday 9th of January 2015 12:38:27 AM
Intel debuted an HDMI stick running Windows or Linux on a quad-core Atom SoC, with up to 2GB RAM and 32GB flash, plus WiFi, Bluetooth, and USB connectivity. Intel often comes out with reference designs that demonstrate the use of its silicon in typical consumer, industrial, or embedded formats. Accordingly, the company unveiled the “Intel […]

Harman brings Linux based IVI to entry-level cars

Thursday 8th of January 2015 06:58:26 PM
Harman’s Linux-based IVI system for entry-level cars integrates Aha Analytics, and supports Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and MirrorLink connectivity. A year ago at CES, Harman announced a Linux-based in-vehicle infotainment system featuring an HTML5 development environment, a type 1 hypervisor, and integration with driver assist functions. Now the company is offering a simpler IVI system […]

3D printer dev kit runs Linux on new Marvell ARMv7 SoC

Thursday 8th of January 2015 12:54:21 AM
Marvell announced the first Linux-based hardware/software development kit for 3D printers, built around a new, 533MHz “88PA6120″ ARMv7 SoC. Marvell’s 3D Printer SoC Solution, also known as the Marvell 88PA6120 3D Printer Development Kit, provides a complete reference kit for turnkey development of 3D printers, says Marvell. The hardware platform is built around a new […]

Firefox OS to fuel Panasonic TVs, Chromecast-like devices

Thursday 8th of January 2015 12:10:19 AM
Panasonic will embed Firefox OS in its 2015 smart TVs, and Matchstick announced a Chromecast-like Firefox OS platform, to be used by Philips/AOC and TCL. Aside from some modest success for Mozilla’s Firefox OS, Mobile Linux operating systems not called Android haven’t gotten very far on smartphones. Yet an assortment of Linux-based OSes — of […]

D-Link floats a raft of Linux-based home automation gizmos

Wednesday 7th of January 2015 08:12:02 PM
D-Link expanded its home automation line with a wireless hub, water leak sensor, siren, security cameras, and 802.11ac routers, all running embedded Linux. D-Link dipped its toes into the home automation waters years ago with its Linux-powered, surveillance-oriented Cloud Cameras. Earlier this year, the company waded in up to its D-knees with the similarly Linux-based […]

Mini-ITX and COM Express boards tap 5th Gen Core CPUs

Tuesday 6th of January 2015 10:28:14 PM
Congatec announced two Linux-ready boards based on Intel’s new 14nm 5th Gen Core processors. One is a Mini-ITX SBC, and the other is a COM Express module. Following yesterday’s release of Intel’s 5th Generation Core processors using the 14nm “Broadwell” architecture, Congatec stepped up with a Conga-TC97 COM Express Type 6 Compact computer-on-module and Conga-IC97 […]

Nvidia aims octa-core, 256-GPU, Tegra X1 SoC at smart cars

Tuesday 6th of January 2015 08:39:20 PM
Nvidia debuted a car-focused, octa-core Tegra X1 SoC with a 256-core Maxwell GPU and 15W consumption, and demoed Tegra X1-based autopilot and IVI hardware. At the Four Season’s Hotel in Las Vegas, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang announced the Tegra X1 as a next-generation mobile system-on-chip. The X1 carries the mantle from Nvidia’s earlier Tegra K1, […]

Intel debuts 5th Gen Core processors

Tuesday 6th of January 2015 12:03:01 AM
Intel revealed its 14nm 5th Generation Core (“Broadwell”) processors, as well as its first 14nm, 64-bit Atom (“Cherry Trail”) SoCs, which target tablets. Intel unveiled its first 14nm “Broadwell” chip architecture in September with a Core M trio of dual-core CPUs aimed at 2-in-1 laptops and high-end tablets. Now, the chipmaker has unveiled the dual-core […]

Parrot unveils two Android IVI systems

Monday 5th of January 2015 08:02:10 PM
Parrot tipped two Android IVI boxes: an aftermarket “RNB6″ with Android Auto support, and a “SOCA Simple Box” that uses your own Android tablet for display. Parrot, the French company known for its AR.Drone and BeBop drones, was one of the first companies to deliver an Android-based in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) system with its aftermarket Asteroid, […]

LG tips new 4K TVs running WebOS 2.0

Friday 2nd of January 2015 10:57:49 PM
[Updated 9:30pm] — Following up on its well-received first WebOS based smart TVs, LG has announced a new line of 4K ULTRA HD TVs, running v2.0 of the Linux-based OS. LG’s first-generation WebOS based Smart TV was one of the hits of CES 2014, and subsequently garnered rave reviews. Now, as we near CES 2015, […]

Samsung turns to Tizen for new Smart TVs

Friday 2nd of January 2015 09:53:04 PM
Samsung says it will use Tizen Linux in all of its 2015 Smart TVs, which will feature WiDi and BLE for content sharing and mirroring from mobile devices. The Linux-based Tizen OS project has long had a smart TV profile under development, and it seemed only a matter of time before Samsung would put Tizen […]

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