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Web App Development Lags Device Readiness, Says Analyst

ABI Research projects that by the end of 2013, about 1.4 billion devices in the wild will be equipped with HTML5-compatible browsers. Despite this tantalizing opportunity for new HTML-enabled web apps, however, the “vast majority” of developers continue to create “native model” apps rather than web apps, reports the analyst...

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5-Millionth Linux-Powered Roku Player Ships

In a blog post on the company’s blog today, Roku founder and CEO Anthony Wood announced that more than 5 million of the company’s iconic Roku players have now shipped. Wood provides a brief history of the Roku player, from its modest 2008 launch as “the Netflix player,” to the...

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Kit Aids Designs Based on AMD’s Embedded G-Series APUs

MSC Vertriebs has introduced a quick-start kit for embedded Linux system designs using AMD’s single- and dual-core Embedded G-Series APUs. The kit includes one of three MSC Qseven COMs (computer-on-modules), a baseboard, bootable Linux in flash, and (optionally) an XGA-resolution LCD. Built to Qseven v1.2 specs, the 70x70mm MSC Q7-A50M...

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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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