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James Gosling Smartens up Floating Robot with Linux/Java "Regulus" OS

Java creator and Liquid Robotics' Chief Software Architect James Gosling discusses the company's latest "Wave Glider" autonomous aquatic craft. In addition to its energy harvesting marvels, the 9.5-foot, Wave Glider SV3 is also notable for being the first Linux-powered Wave Glider. With its Linux- and Java-based Regulus operating system, the floating robot is far more adept at autonomous navigation than the Wave Glider SV2, and can now coordinate with its siblings in fleet operations.

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Rackspace Launches Mobile Cloud Stacks, Courts Developers

Mobile cloud stacks are preconfigured offerings from Rackspace to allow developers to easily configure the back-end of a smartphone or tablet application.

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Software Adds Motion-Awareness to TV STBs

Movea’s motion-processing software now supports TV set-top boxes (STBs) built with STMicroelectronics “Orly Platform” STB SOCs (system-on-chips). The “SmartMotion Server” software can add gesture-based user interface features to TV STBs running Linux and Android. The SmartMotion Server motion-processing software is intended to ease the process of developing intuitive motion-based user...

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ODROID-U2 Part 2: Benchmarking the ARM Beast

Last week's article discussed some of the broad differences between the ODroid-U2 machine and other ARM offerings. While ARM CPUs offer wonderful computing power per watt, in this article we'll dig into just how fast the ODroid-U2 can perform various tasks. I'll throw in some benchmarks from large desktop machines so you can get an idea of whether the ODroid-U2 might be fast enough to perform your given workload.

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Spotlight on Linux-Ready Embedded ARM Modules

In a post at Linux.com, Eric Brown, former editor of LinuxDevices.com, presents a slideshow of 10 new ARM-powered COMs. The current boom in ARM boards is, in part, fueled by the continuing growth of ARM-friendly Linux, and more recently Android, in the general embedded market, he suggests. “Like their larger...

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