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Raspberry Pi Foundation Unveils New LXDE-Based Desktop for Raspbian Called PIXEL

Today, September 28, 2016, Raspberry Pi Foundation's Simon Long proudly unveiled a new desktop environment for the Debian-based Raspbian GNU/Linux operating system for Raspberry Pi devices. Until today, Raspbian shipped with the well-known and lightweight LXDE desktop environment, which looks...
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What’s the Difference Between Consumer and Industrial IoT?

The Internet of Things is invading everything from consumer to industrial products, but all platforms are not created equal. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the latest product-development buzzword, akin to other terms like “the cloud” or “smart cities.” These terms are typically very nebulous, but...
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Intel's IoT-oriented Intel Joule module runs on the latest, 14nm “Broxton-M” Atom SoCs and is supported by the Yocto Project-based Ostro Linux.

Linux and Open Source Hardware for IoT

Most of the 21 open source software projects for IoT that we examined last week listed Linux hacker boards as their prime development platforms. This week, we’ll look at open source and developer-friendly Linux hardware for building Internet of Things devices, from simple microcontroller-based...
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This series on the Internet of Things will look at major open source products and projects, IoT-oriented hacker boards, security and privacy issues, and more.

21 Open Source Projects for IoT

The Internet of Things market is fragmented, amorphous, and continually changing, and its very nature requires more than the usual attention to interoperability. It’s not surprising then, that open source has done quite well here -- customers are hesitant to bet their IoT future on a proprietary...
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Cars Will Make Up 98% of Mobile-to-Mobile Traffic by 2021

Internet radio and information services will generate approximately 6,000 petabytes of data a year. In just five years, ever more sophisticated in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems that stream music and offer real-time navigation will generate up to 98% of mobile-to-mobile (M2M) data traffic,...
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Hitchhiker's Guide to IoT Standards and Protocols

When it comes to IoT protocols, there's no one clear winner. This article outlines communications protocols from MQTT and Wi-Fi to less well-known offerings. In this article, we focus on a framework of how you can think about this problem of standards, protocols, and radios.  The framework of...
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This series on the Internet of Things will look at major open source products and projects, IoT-oriented hacker boards, security and privacy issues, and more.

Who Needs the Internet of Things?

This week, the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced it has sold more than 10 million Raspberry Pi boards and celebrated the milestone by releasing a new Raspberry Pi Starter Kit. While many of these Linux-driven hacker boards were used for the foundation’s original purpose -- creating a low-cost...
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The Orange Pi series of machines lets you run a small Linux machine dedicated to a specific task for a very attractive price -- less than $20 for setup.

The Orange Pi: Linux on Quad Core for Under $20

The Orange Pi series of machines lets you run a small Linux machine dedicated to a specific task for a very attractive price -- less than $20 for setup. Some ideas for using an Orange Pi include adding network connectivity to an older printer, transcoding a USB webcam and sending it over the...
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Internet Of Things By The Numbers: What New Surveys Found

Things are looking up for the Internet of Things. 80% of organizations have a more positive view of IoT today compared to a year ago, according to a survey of 512 IT and business executives by CompTIA. “This reflects greater levels of attention from the C-suite and a better understanding of how the...
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Car Manufacturers Cooperate to Build the Car of the Future

Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) is a project of the Linux Foundation dedicated to creating open source software solutions for the automobile industry. It also leverages the ten billion dollar investment in the Linux kernel. The work of the AGL project enables software developers to keep pace with the...
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