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Portable wireless speakers run Linux on a Raspberry Pi

Tuesday 16th of June 2015 09:47:03 PM
[Updated 5PM] — Axiom’s portable wireless 150W speakers stream music from the web, mobile devices, or USB, and include a WiFi access point and an optional battery pack. Speaker and home theater manufacturer Axiom has found Kickstarter success with its AxiomAir wireless speaker system, which has surpassed its $75,000 goal to reach $121,000, with 25 […]

PowerPC based IoT gateway COM ships with Linux BSP

Tuesday 16th of June 2015 08:07:52 PM
The rugged Arcturus “uCP1020″ COM for IoT/M2M gateways runs Linux on Freescale’s QorIQ P1020, with up to up to 64GB eMMC, three GbE ports, and a baseboard. With the uCP1020, Arcturus Networks has taken Freescale’s dual-core, 800MHz QorIQ P1020 system-on-chip and spun it into an 80 x 80mm computer-on-module supported with a full Linux BSP. […]

CompuLab debuts an x86-based COM Express trio

Tuesday 16th of June 2015 01:01:33 AM
[Updated: June 16] — CompuLab’s three Linux-friendly x86 COM Express modules include a Type 6 COM with 5th Gen Core CPUs and Type 10 COMs with Atom E3800 and AMD G-Series SoCs. CompuLab is known primarily for its mini-PCs, but it has also introduced a number of ARM computer-on-modules in recent years, including the SODIMM-style, […]

Pico-ITX Snapdragon 600 SBC upgrade adds features

Monday 15th of June 2015 07:36:09 PM
[Updated: 6PM] — Inforce upgraded its Inforce 6410 SBC to a “6410Plus” model, with the same Snapdragon 600 SoC, but with new GPS, MIPI-CSI, and MIPI-DSI features, and more. Inforce Computing has announced a major upgrade to its 100 x 70mm, Linux- and Android-friendly, Pico-ITX form factor IFC6410 single board computer, which it introduced in […]

Embedded Linux Conference Europe issues call for papers

Saturday 13th of June 2015 04:44:54 PM
The Linux Foundation has issued a call for papers for Embedded Linux Conference Europe, which this year joins LinuxCon + CloudOpen in Dublin from Oct. 5-7. Like last year, the Linux Foundation’s LinuxCon Europe show is being co-located with CloudOpen Europe and Embedded Linux Conference Europe, with a single registration. This year the show moves […]

Parrot unleashes 13 new Linux based mini-drones

Friday 12th of June 2015 10:08:35 PM
Parrot revealed 13 new Linux-based mini-drones including new jumping and airborne models with headlights, an airborne cargo quadcopter, and a hydrofoil. Parrot’s 13 new mini-drones expand upon last year’s similarly toy-like Rolling Spider and Jumping Sumo. The products are all selling for 199 Euros ($220) or less in France. By comparison, Parrot’s higher end AR.Drone […]

Sandwich-style dev board runs Linux on Zynq-7000

Friday 12th of June 2015 06:12:27 PM
MYIR’s new sandwich-style dev board mixes a Linux-ready, Zynq-based COM with 4GB eMMC with a carrier board that has USB, GbE, HDMI, PMOD, and FMC I/O. Like MYIR’s Z-Turn Board SBC, the MYC-C7Z010/20 computer-on-module, which plugs into a MYD-C7Z010/20 baseboard to form a sandwich-style SBC, runs Linux on a Xilinx Zynq system-on-chip. You can choose […]

Fanless box-PCs run Linux on Intel Haswell and Avoton

Thursday 11th of June 2015 11:33:16 PM
Logic Supply unveiled three fanless industrial PCs, including two using Intel 4th Gen Core processors and one with a quad- or octa-core Atom “Avoton” SoC. Logic Supply’s Linux-ready ML600 Series computers represent the next generation in the company’s ML series after last year’s ML400 Series. The systems are available pre-loaded with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit, […]

Raspberry Pi stays sky high in 2015 Hacker SBC Survey

Thursday 11th of June 2015 03:32:36 PM
Our 2015 Hacker SBC Survey has concluded, with 1,721 participants. Now it’s time to reveal 2015’s Top Ten Hacker SBCs, and the 20 winners of free boards. Last month, and the Linux Foundation’s community website sponsored a 10-day SurveyMonkey survey that asked readers of both sites to choose their favorite three Linux- or […]

Linux powers DARPA Robotics Challenge winner

Thursday 11th of June 2015 05:49:50 AM
A Xenomai Linux based robot from Korea’s Team KAIST called the DRC-Hubo won the $2 million DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals, one of only three bots to complete the course on time. Judging by Silicon Valley’s reigning “Failure rocks!” mantra, this week’s DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals held earlier this week in Pomona, California, was a resounding […]

COM Express Type 6 quartet sings Braswell’s praise

Wednesday 10th of June 2015 12:43:46 AM
[Updated: 7PM] — Adlink, MSC, Nexcom, and Portwell have all launched COM Express Type 6 modules built around 14nm Intel “Braswell” SoCs, and offering up to 4K video support. COM Express Type 6 is typically the first module form factor to launch with new x86 processors, and Intel’s new 14nm-fabricated “Braswell” Pentium and Celeron SoCs […]

Thin, rugged Linux computer targets commercial vehicles

Tuesday 9th of June 2015 06:04:39 PM
Acrosser’s latest ruggedized vehicle PC is only 35mm tall, runs Linux on a 3rd Gen Core with 16GB RAM, and offers extensive I/O including optional wireless. The AIV-HM76V1FL is said to be Acrosser’s first slim vehicle mount computer, and is aimed at taxis, police cars, ambulances, firetrucks, heavy duty trucks, buses, construction vehicles, and trains. […]

Free embedded Linux training materials demystify Buildroot

Tuesday 9th of June 2015 12:47:16 AM
Free Electrons has posted free detailed training materials for its course on building an embedded Linux project on a BeagleBone Black SBC using Buildroot. Last November, Linux training firm Free Electrons posted free training materials for a three-day training course on building an embedded Linux project using Yocto Project and OpenEmbedded. Now, the company has […]

Type 6 COM and 3.5-inch SBC harness new Braswell SoCs

Friday 5th of June 2015 07:32:16 PM
[Updated: June 9] — Nexcom launched a 3.5-inch SBC and COM Express Type 6 module featuring Intel’s 4K-ready, 14nm “Braswell” SoCs, and offering extended temperature operation. Nexcom’s 3.5-inch EBC 356 SBC and ICES 621 COM Express Type 6 computer-on-module are part of a new wave of embedded devices running Intel’s Braswell SoCs, including the Congatec […]

Intel and AMD roll out new processors at Computex

Thursday 4th of June 2015 09:33:19 PM
Intel announced the first embedded quad-core 5th Gen Core CPUs and shipped its first “Braswell” processors, and AMD tipped its 6th Gen A-Series SoCs. The Computex show held this week in Taiwan was mostly about new tablets and notebooks, but chip news rose to the fore as well. The biggest news arrived before the show […]

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today's leftovers

  • OpenVZ / Virtuozzo 7 Beta First Impressions
    There will eventually be two distinct versions... a free version and a commercial version. So far as I can tell they currently call it Virtuozzo 7 but in a comparison wiki page they use the column names Virtuozzo 7 OpenVZ (V7O) and Virtuozzo 7 Commercial (V7C). The original OpenVZ, which is still considered the stable OpenVZ release at this time based on the EL6-based OpenVZ kernel, appears to be called OpenVZ Legacy.
  • Libdrm 2.4.62 Is An Important Update For Open-Source GPU Drivers
    Libdrm 2.4.62 was released this week as a significant update to this DRM library for interfacing between the kernel DRM drivers and user-space.
  • X.Org Server Lands More Mode-Setting/GLAMOR Improvements, But No Sign Of 1.18
  • KDE Ships KDE Applications 15.04.3
    Today KDE released the second stability update for KDE Applications 15.04. This release contains only bugfixes and translation updates, providing a safe and pleasant update for everyone.
  • Global Shortcuts In KDE Plasma Under Wayland
  • KDE Marks Four Years In Its Process Of Porting To Wayland
  • KDE Plasma 5.3.2 Fixes Shutdown Scripts, Few Dozen Other Bugs
  • Qt 5.5 Officially Released
  • KStars Observers Management patched
    This update is a little break from my current GSoC project so i won’t talk about my progress just yet. I will talk about the current observers management dialog that is currently active in KStars. Basically, an observation session requires observer information like first name, last name and contact. Currently, an observer could be added only from the settings menu so i thought that it would be more intuitive if this functionality was placed in a more appropirate place and a proper GUI was to be implemented for a better user experience.
  • The Kubuntu Podcast Team is on a roll
    Building on their UOS Hangout, the Kubuntu Podcast Team has created their second Hangout, featuring Ovidiu-Florin Bogdan, Aaron Honeycutt, and Rick Timmis, discussing What is Kubuntu?
  • Road so far
  • July Update for KDE Applications 15.04
    Today, the KDE Community is happy to announce the release of KDE Applications 15.04.3. This release contains only bugfixes and translation updates, providing a safe and pleasant update for everyone.
  • KDE ActivityManager in Emacs
    Today I whipped up a small Emacs minor-mode to interface with KDE's ActivityManager system. It's my first minor-mode and it's janky as fuck right now, but I'm going to expand on it to eventually be able to filter, for example, to just buffers that are linked to your current activity, pushing me towards a long-standing goal of mine to create a system which flows with what I'm doing, rather than forcing me in to its workflow.
  • Convergence through Divergence
    This time around, I’m adding a mechanism that allows us to list plugins, applications (and the general “service”) specific for a given form factor. In normal-people-language, that means that I want to make it possible to specify whether an application or plugin should be shown in the user interface of a given device. Let’s look at an example: KMail. KMail has two user interfaces, the desktop version, a traditional fat client offering all the features that an email client could possibly have, and a touch-friendly version that works well on devices such as smart phones and tablets. If both are installed, which should be shown in the user interface, for example the launcher? The answer is, unfortunately: we can’t really tell as there currently is no scheme to derive this information from in a reliable way. With the current functionality that is offered by KDE Frameworks and Plasma, we’d simply list both applications, they’re both installed and there is no metadata that could possibly tell us the difference.
  • smarter status hiding
    In heavily populated IRC channels such as #debian on Freenode, a lot of idle IRC users are joining and leaving every couple of seconds. At the moment, we display a status message for every user in the room which in some cases results in a lot of visual noise.
  • Photos: future plans
    This is the third in my series of blog posts about the latest generation of GNOME application designs. In this post, I’m going to talk about Photos. Out of the applications I’ve covered, this is the one that has the most new design work.
  • West Coast Summit
    This is the last day of the GNOME West Coast Summit, and for the past three days we’ve been working and discussing topics...
  • OpenMandriva Lx 2014.2 "The Scion" Pays Tribute To Mandrake
    With Mandriva having been liquidated (allegedly due to employee lawsuits), OpenMandriva is paying tribute to it -- and its precursor, Mandrake -- with their new point release.
  • Good bye credativ [moving to Red Hat]
  • Hello Red Hat
    In my new position I will be a Solutions Architect – so basically a sales engineer, thus the one talking to the customers on a more technical level, providing details or proof of concepts where they need it.
  • Oracle Linux 6 Administration Professional Certification Now Released
  • Digital education presents new challenges and opportunities for IT
    At Red Hat, our IT organization is working with each of our business partners to help them develop digital strategies and solutions to enable them (and us) to be more effective. We’re investing in the deployment of new communication and collaboration tools in the organization. And we’re trying to better understand the needs of our end users as individuals rather than solely as a part of sales or as a part of marketing. We’re building an internal consulting capability so that we can help our end users be more efficient and effective in their jobs as a community of associates, in addition to being part of a business function.
  • RHEL for SAP HANA now on Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Ubuntu Touch OTA-5 Update Will Bring Interesting New Features
    As you may know, Canonical has released the Ubuntu Touch OTA-4 Update and while ago, and now is working at implementing new features for the OTA-5 Update, which should get released in mid-July, if it does not get delayed for some reasons.
  • The 1TB UbuTab Ubuntu Tablet Is A SCAM!
  • How to use PPAs to install bleeding-edge software in Ubuntu and Linux Mint
    Linux users install most of their software directly from a centralized package repository managed by their Linux distribution of choice. This is a convenient, one-stop shop place to get your software—but what if the repository doesn’t have the program you need, or you want a newer version? For Ubuntu and Linux Mint users, that’s where personal package archives come in.
  • Linux Mint 17.2 officially released
    Well, it’s here. Linux Mint 17.2 is now available for download. Currently only the Cinnamon and MATE releases are out and other editions will launch later. For users on 17.0 or 17.1 more announcements will follow next week when the update is made available for those users as an upgrade. It’s not clear yet whether 17.0 users will be able to choose to go to 17.1 or 17.2 or whether 17.2 will be the single destination those users can jump to.
  • Linux Mint 17.2 Officially Released With Cinnamon/MATE Flavors
    Just a few short weeks after the Rafaela 17.2 RCs, Linux Mint 17.2 has been officially released this morning in the form of the Cinnamon and MATE desktop spins.
  • Data Translation Offers Real Time ARM-Based Data Acquisition Module
  • Tough, IP67-sealed box PC runs Linux on Atom
    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.
  • Firefox 39 Has Been Delayed A Few Days Due To A “Last Minute Stability Issue”
  • Engine Yard's Deis Launches Support for its PaaS
    This year, Engine Yard bought Deis, an open source Platform-as-a-Service project. It provides a PaaS that can rub on public clouds, private clouds, or bare metal. Starting now, Engine Yard will offer its well-known support options to companies that want Deis support.
  • Elastic puts its open-source Big Data search engine in the cloud
    The Netherlands’ Elastic BV is ticking another item off the fairly narrow list of ways to monetize open-source software with the launch of new hosted implementations of its hugely popular free search engine for unstructured data that offer a simpler alternative to manual deployment. The launch couldn’t have come at a more opportune time.
  • Security advisories for Wednesday
  • What We Call Security Isn’t Really Security
    Well, it’s probably no shock to you that the security industry can’t agree on a definition of security. Imagine if the horse industry couldn’t agree on what is a horse. Yes, it’s like that.
  • UH OH: Windows 10 will share your Wi-Fi key with your friends' friends
    Those contacts include their (nee Hotmail) contacts, Skype contacts and, with an opt-in, their Facebook friends. There is method in the Microsoft madness – it saves having to shout across the office or house “what’s the Wi-Fi password?” – but ease of use has to be teamed with security. If you wander close to a wireless network, and your friend knows the password, and you both have Wi-Fi Sense, you can now log into that network.

Leftovers: Software