Linkwave’s “Pilot” is a Raspberry Pi HAT add-on with a Sierra Wireless HL 3G/HSPA radio, a SIM slot, as well as a GNNS location chip.
Sierra Wireless announced that Linkwave Technologies has released a $101 3G/HSPA wireless add-on for the Raspberry Pi. The Pilot board incorporates a Sierra Wireless HL module for 3G/HSPA cellular data service, plus a 3V micro-SIM lets you load a 3G card of your choice. The board complies with the Raspberry Pi HAT add-on spec, and can be powered separately or directly from the Raspberry Pi 2, 3, or Zero.
Phase three moves product design and manufacturing in house. We’re about to build the Model S of computers. Something so brilliant and beautiful that reviewers will have to add an 11 to their scores. Being that we’re System76 and we do things the System76 way, our design principles are polar opposite of the rest of the industry.
In looking to make their Linux-powered systems more appealing and original to the masses, System76 will begin their own product design and manufacturing.
First beginning with desktop computers and laptops further down the road, this system provider of Ubuntu-powered systems will begin their own original product designs.
The Linux Foundation’s open source Zephyr Project received considerable attention at this February’s Embedded Linux Conference (ELC). Although there are still no shipping products running this lightweight real-time operating system (RTOS) for microcontrollers, Fabien Parent and Neil Armstrong of the French embedded firm BayLibre shared their experiences in developing a wearable device that may end up being the first Zephyr-based consumer electronics product.
BayLibre’s device has an ARM Cortex-A SoC connected via an SPI bus to a Cortex-M4 STM32L4xx. This is linked via I2C to other, more lightweight Cortex-M cores. Parent and Armstrong could say no more about the design, but they explained why they chose Zephyr and discussed the project’s pros and cons.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the new kids on the block. It promises connection of sensors and actuators to the internet, for data to flow both ways, and once on the internet, to become part of new and exciting business systems, reaching up into the realms of big data and artificial intelligence.
IoT applications will rely on a large and complex system. One of the components in this will be the connections between sensors and actuators and the internet. This will most likely be wireless, and it will have to be low power. If you have a thousand sensors, they will most likely be running off batteries, and you will want those batteries to last years, not days.
There was a time when Linux was seen as an outcast operating system, and indeed one that was labelled as a ‘cancer’ by Microsoft’s former CEO Steve Ballmer.
Times have now changed as the 25-year-old operating system has made some serious inroads in the server market, then in the cloud – not forgetting that it underpins the most popular ecosystem out there: Android.
Linux. You have probably heard about this operating system over the years, but what is it really? What can you do with it? How do you get a copy?
Well, the answers are easier than you can possibly imagine.
Linux is a computer operating system that has been embraced by vendors, including Telos, Wheatstone and Orban. This operating system can be used to run almost any computerized hardware. It is used on phones, tablets, microphone processors, AoIP controllers and even your microwave oven.
Linux is used almost everywhere from cars to smartphones and one the most important are small devices that we actually can call a computer, and is being used widely, in robotics, can be connected to your TV and be used as computer with a big screen, IoT (the inter connection via the Internet of computing devices embedded in everyday objects, enabling them to send and receive data), on drones and many other good options that can be applied.
So for a distro hopper like me, one very useful tool is USB-ISO-MAKER. I always need to have these tools at my disposal as I am always testing out distros. For a long time, I have resorted to Rufus on Microsoft Windows as my most trusted USB ISO MAKER, and for all these times, I must confess, it has served me well. But the problem with Rufus, it requires Windows.
Google’s Pixel C tablet has some killer hardware under the hood, and thanks to XDA user Samt434, that killer hardware is able to run Arch Linux natively. Most implementations of Linux on Android run through an emulator or interpreter, but this method installs the ARM version of Arch Linux directly to the Pixel C’s internal drive, and has to wipe out Android entirely in order to make the device a Linux machine. A lot of things are still broken, but the fact that it’s booting at all is a minor miracle. If you would like to install this build despite that, Samt434 has provided a tutorial showing exactly how to do it, along with the files you’ll need.
It’s the $89 price tag that makes the Pinebook Linux laptop such a tempting purchase
But few real-world reviews exist for this cheap and cheerful device — until now.
Well, sort of.
Pine64, the company behind the 64-bit ARM-based Pinebook laptop, has begun to ship devices on a buy-to-order (BTO) basis.
And some these early units have landed in the hands of fans and the tech press.
Dell have been pretty good supporters of Linux with some of their systems in recent years and it's set to continue. They have announced their Precision Workstation 5720 All-in-One device that's now available with Ubuntu 16.04 or RHEL 7.3 (as well as Windows).
If you know where to look you can find many great Linux-powered laptops. Besides Dell's XPS 13, Dell also offers several other blazing-fast, Ubuntu-Linux powered laptops. System76 specializes in great Ubuntu laptops and ZaReason offers a variety of Linux distributions on laptops and desktops. A top-of-the-line, all-in-one desktop PC? That's much harder to find. Now, Dell is offering a no-compromises all-in-one called the Precision Workstation AIO 5720.