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Linux-Programmable 4G LTE Router Tracks Mobile Assets

CalAmp unveiled a 4G LTE cellular router and gateway for AT&T networks that runs embedded Linux on a 400MHz ARM9 processor. The LMU-5000LTE is equipped with LTE, HSPA, and EVDO routers, a 50-channel GPS, and multiple I/O, and features fleet tracking, as well as user-programmable PEG (Programmable Event Generator) monitoring...

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Robot Inspired By Sea Turtles Uses Flippers to Navigate Tough Terrain

Robots inspired by the animal kingdom are already being designed to mimic plenty of creatures, from speedy cheetahs to slithering serpents. Now, researchers are welcoming yet another bio-inspired robot to join the menagerie: a 'bot built to emulate the movements of baby sea turtles. In a new study published in...

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Department of Transportation Thinks Cars Should Stop You from Texting While Driving

Last month, scientists recommended that cars electronically disable cellphone functions while the vehicles are in motion, and now the Department of Transportation is co-signing the idea. In the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) guidelines released on Tuesday, the agency recommends blocking several common functions unless the car is stopped...

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Firefox OS Developer Phones Ship… Sell Out

Spanish online phone seller and Telefonica partner Geeksphone announced the availability of the first two developer phones running Mozilla’s Linux-based Firefox OS distribution. The $194 Peak smartphone offers a dual-core, 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and a 4.3-inch IPS display, with 8- and 2-megapixel cameras, while the $119 Keon has...

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Pico-ITX Boardset Runs Linux, Android on Snapdragon S4 Pro

Inforce Computing has unveiled a $149 Linux- and Android-friendly Pico-ITX boardset based on a 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 processor. The tiny IFC6410 module is equipped with 2GB of DDR3 RAM, and provides HDMI, LVDS, a MIPI-CSI camera interface, built-in WiFi/Bluetooth, and numerous other functions. The IFC610 100...

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