News Category: Embedded/Mobile

Build a VR App in 15 Minutes with Linux

In 15 minutes, you can develop a virtual reality application and run it in a web browser, on a VR headset, or with Google Daydream. The key is A-Frame, an open source toolkit built by the Mozilla VR Team. Test it Open this link using Chrome or Firefox on your mobile phone. Put your phone into ...
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IoT security
In this final, future-looking segment of our IoT series, we look at two Linux-based, Docker-oriented container technologies that are being proposed as solutions to IoT security.

The Future of IoT: Containers Aim to Solve Security Crisis

Despite growing security threats, the Internet of Things hype shows no sign of abating. Feeling the FoMo, companies are busily rearranging their roadmaps for IoT. The transition to IoT runs even deeper and broader than the mobile revolution. Everything gets swallowed in the IoT maw, including...
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New IBM Platform Brings Watson to IoT

IBM unveiled today an experimental platform that allows developers to embed Watson functions and cognitive technology into various devices. The platform, dubbed Project Intu, can be accessed through the Watson Developer Cloud, Intu Gateway, and GitHub. More specifically, the goal is to simplify the...
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First 64-Bit Orange Pi Slips in Under $20

The open spec Orange Pi PC 2 runs Linux or Android on a quad-core -A53 Allwinner H5 SoC, and offers GbE, a 40-pin RPi interface, and three USB host ports.Shenzhen Xunlong is keeping up its prolific pace in spinning off new Allwinner SoCs into open source SBCs, and now it has released its first 64-...
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Open source automotive
Learn more about how Automotive Grade Linux and shared development are driving the auto industry forward. Join us Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016 at 11 a.m. Pacific for a free webinar presented by Dan Cauchy, Director of the AGL project at The Linux Foundation.

Free Webinar: How Shared Development Is Driving the Automotive Industry

The Linux Foundation’s Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project is hosting a free webinar called “Open Source Automotive: How Shared Development Will Drive the Industry Forward.” The hour-long event, which starts at 11am on Wednesday, November 9, will be led by Dan Cauchy, Executive Director of the...
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It’s Finally Legal To Hack Your Own Devices (Even Your Car)

Last Friday, a new exemption to the decades-old law known as the Digital Millennium Copyright Act quietly kicked in, carving out protections for Americans to hack their own devices without fear that the DMCA’s ban on circumventing protections on copyrighted systems would allow manufacturers to sue...
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The (Updated) History of Android

Android has been with us in one form or another for more than eight years. During that time, we've seen an absolutely breathtaking rate of change unlike any other development cycle that has ever existed. When it came time for Google to dive in to the smartphone wars, the company took its rapid-...
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Internet of Things
This fifth article in our IoT series looks at the many new open source operating systems that target IoT -- it all starts with the OS.

Open Source Operating Systems for IoT

Over the past decade, the majority of new open source OS projects have shifted from the mobile market to the Internet of Things. In this fifth article in our IoT series, we look at the many new open source operating systems that target IoT. Our previous posts have examined open source IoT...
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Using Wearables and Machine Learning to Help With Speech Disorders

A team from MIT and the Massachusetts General Hospital believe that machine learning can play a part in better understanding speech disorders. In a recent paper, they describe using a wearable device to collect accelerometer data to detect differences in people with Muscle Tension Dysphonia (MTD)...
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Debunking Unikernel Criticisms

The security and tooling worries around unikernels are vastly exaggerated, asserted Idit Levine, creator of the Unik, a unikernel compilation tool, as well as a cloud chief technology officer at Dell EMC. A relatively new concept, Unikernels could be thought of as stripped-down containers with only...
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