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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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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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