News Category: Embedded/Mobile

New IoT Security Regulations

It falls upon lawmakers to create laws that protect consumers. While the US government is largely absent in this area of consumer protection, the state of California has recently stepped in and started regulating the Internet of Things, or "IoT" devices sold in the state­ -- and the effects will...
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IBM’s Call for Code Prize Goes to a Team with 'Clusterducks'

It’s an intractable problem during natural disasters: telecommunications networks and power grids are often damaged or overwhelmed; without them, first responders struggle to help survivors, coordinate evacuations, and even count the dead. Project Owl proposes an elegant solution: an AI-powered...
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EdgeX dev kit
EdgeX Foundry has released its first developer kit, an Ubuntu-based kit built around an octa-core Samsung Artik 710 Starter Kit teamed with a GrovePi+ I/O board.

EdgeX Foundry’s First Dev Kit Runs Ubuntu on an Artik Board

The Linux Foundation’s EdgeX Foundry project for developing open source edge computing middleware has released its first developer kit. The Ubuntu-based kit is built around an octa-core Samsung Artik 710 Starter Kit teamed with a GrovePi+ I/O board. Future kits will include an Artik 530 kit, and...
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Xen
The Xen Project is now one of the most popular open source hypervisors and amasses more than 10 million users, and this October marks our 15th anniversary.

Celebrating 15 Years of the Xen Project and Our Future

In the 1990s, Xen was a part of a research project to build a public computing infrastructure on the Internet led by Ian Pratt and Keir Fraser at The University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory. The Xen Project is now one of the most popular open source hypervisors and amasses more than 10 million...
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Raspbian Linux Distribution Updated, But with One Unexpected Omission

New distribution images for the Raspberry Pi's Raspbian operating system appeared on their Download page a week or so ago. The dates of the new images are 2018-10-09 for the Raspbian-only version, and 2018-10-11 for the NOOBS (Raspbian and More) version. In a nutshell, this release includes: a...
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Mbed OS
Arm unveiled a new, IoT focused Mbed Linux OS distribution that combines the Linux kernel with tools and recipes from the Intel-backed Yocto Project.

Arm Launches Mbed Linux and Extends Pelion IoT Service

Politics and international relations may be fraught with acrimony these days, but the tech world seems a bit friendlier of late. Last week Microsoft joined the Open Invention Network and agreed to grant a royalty-free, unrestricted license of its 60,000-patent portfolio to other OIN members,...
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Airtame
Airtame 2 is a Linux-based content streaming device that features improved performance and a totally rewritten code base. (Image courtesy: Airtame)

Linux-Based Airtame 2 Offers an Enterprise Alternative to Chromecast

One category that often gets overlooked in the discussion of Linux computers is the market for HDMI dongle devices that plug into your TV to stream, mirror, or cast content from your laptop or mobile device. Yesterday, Google announced an extensively leaked third-gen version of its market-leading,...
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Auto Industry’s Thirst for Software is Quenched by Open Source

“It is very surprising to people just how much open source software is used in modern software development,” observed Jeff Luszcz, Vice President of Product, Management at US software specialist Flexera, during a recent Automotive World webinar. According to Flexera research, more than 50% of all...
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Raspberry Pi-based ZeroPhone Promises 'an Open-Source, Linux-Powered' Handset

A project to build the $50 phone has been launched on Crowd Supply, promising to deliver "an open-source, Linux-powered" handset with "no carrier locks, bloated apps, or data mining" and that "doesn't depend on big companies". Android smartphones have hit the headlines recently, first for Google...
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Zephyr
Zephyr is now certified to run 100 boards spanning ARM, x86, ARC, NIOS II, XTENSA, and RISCV32 architectures.

Zephyr Project Embraces RISC-V with New Members and Expanded Board Support

The Linux Foundation’s Zephyr Project, which is developing the open source Zephyr real-time operating system (RTOS) for microcontrollers, announced six new members, including RISC-V members Antmicro and SiFive. The project also announced expanded support for developer boards. Zephyr is now...
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