News Category: Embedded/Mobile

Google Releases Early Developers Preview of Android O

Google this week released a developer preview of Android O, the next version of its mobile operating system the includes several mostly incremental feature upgrades over the currently available version Android N also known as Nougat.  Key among the upgrades are those that are designed to improve...
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6 Hot Internet of Things (IoT) Security Technologies

 Last October, Internet service provider Dyn came under an attack that disrupted access to popular websites. The cybercriminals who initiated the attack managed to commandeer a large number of internet-connected devices (mostly DVRs and cameras) to serve as their helpers. As a result, cybersecurity...
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How to Deploy Kubernetes on the Raspberry Pi

When I became interested in ARM devices, and in the Raspberry Pi in particular, my first project was an OpenVPN server. By having the Raspberry Pi as a secure gateway to my home network, I could use my phone to control my desktop and remotely play Spotify, open documents, and a bunch of other fun...
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The Physical Computing Capabilities of the Raspberry Pi

While the Raspberry Pi is an excellent and affordable mini Linux computer with a stylish and functional desktop user interface, it has plenty of scope beyond that of a regular PC. Here's an overview of the physical computing capabilities of the Pi. GPIO pins Since 2014, with the release of the...
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Mike Anderson
Mike Anderson takes you step-by-step through the process of using a Raspberry Pi to register with Amazon Voice Services in this presentation from Embedded Linux Conference.

How to Turn Your Raspberry Pi Into a Voice-Enabled Amazon Alexa Device

One of the leading items on embedded developers’ to-do lists these days is to add Amazon’s Alexa voice agent to a hacker board or another Linux device. Of course, you could simply buy an Alexa-enabled Amazon Echo speaker system for $180 -- or a non-speaker Amazon Echo Dot for only $50 -- but what...
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802.Eleventy What? A Deep Dive into Why Wi-Fi Kind of Sucks

Just as everybody got used to the idea that 802.11b sucked, 802.11g came along. Promising 54 screaming Mbps, 802.11g was still only half the speed of Fast Ethernet, but five times faster than original Ethernet! Right? Well, no. Just like 802.11b, the advertised speed was really the maximum physical...
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Bittium
Bittium's new software build for their Android-based smartphone offers a secure, containerized dual-boot scheme to separate user space into Confidential and Public sectors. [Image courtesy of Bittium.]

Secure Bittium Android Phone Has Split Personality

As everyone who watches TV and movie thrillers knows, the best way to ensure smartphone security is to tear your phone apart after making an important call and then break it into pieces and toss them into various trashcans and sewer grates. This can get expensive, however, especially if you want a...
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How Embedded Linux Accelerates IoT Development

You'll find that the quickest way to build components of an IoT ecosystem is to use embedded Linux, whether you're augmenting existing devices or designing a new device or system from the beginning. Embedded Linux shares the same source code base as desktop Linux, but it is coupled with different...
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This Tiny Chip's 'Quantum Shot Noise' Could Revolutionize Mobile and IoT Security

Engineers at South Korea’s SK Telecom have developed a tiny chip that could help secure communications on a myriad of portable electronics and IOT devices. The chip is just 5 millimeters square—smaller than a fingernail—and is capable of generating mathematically provable random numbers. Such...
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John Hawley
John “Warthog” Hawley, Intel’s evangelist for the MinnowBoard SBC, surveyed key open hardware trends at the Embedded Linux Conference Europe.

Open Source Hardware: From SBCs to Servers

When you mention open source hardware, people typically think about community-backed hacker boards. However, the open hardware movement is growing on many fronts, including medical devices, rocketry and satellites, 3D printers, cameras, VR gear, and even laptops and servers. At the Embedded Linux...
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