With a 2nd-generation Huawei Watch all but confirmed for MWC, the first images of the Android Wear 2.0 device have leaked (via VentureBeat). The new model drops the shiny, luxury watch look of the original for a “sportier” appearance, while also adding cellular capabilities.
What is Android’s next destination? Thanks to Qualcomm, it’s going to be used in untethered VR headsets.
Fedora 26 Linux Has Been Delayed by a Week, Should Now Land on June 13, 2017
It would appear that the upcoming Fedora 26 Linux operating system has been quietly delayed by a week, and it now looks like the final release will hit the streets on June 13, 2017.
Debian Project Releases Major Kernel Update for Jessie to Fix 14 Vulnerabilities
The Debian Project, through Salvatore Bonaccorso, announced the availability of a new kernel security update for the Debian GNU/Linux 8 "Jessie" operating system series that addresses a total of 14 vulnerabilities discovered recently and patched upstream.
Recent open source hardware trends, from SBCs to servers
At ELC Europe, Intel MinnowBoard SBC evangelist John Hawley surveyed open hardware trends, and their impact on OS-enabled device and system development.
When you mention open source hardware, people typically think about community-backed hacker boards. However, the open hardware movement is growing on many fronts, including medical devices, rocketry and satellites, 3D printers, cameras, VR gear, and even laptops and servers. At the Embedded Linux Conference Europe in October, John “Warthog9” Hawley, Intel’s evangelist for the MinnowBoard SBC, surveyed the key open hardware trends he saw in 2016. The full video, “Survey of Open Hardware 2016,” can be seen below.
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