News Category: Embedded/Mobile

Pwnie Express Makes IoT, Android Security Arsenal Open Source

Pwnie Express has given the keys to software used to secure the Internet of Things (IoT) and Android software to the open-source community. The Internet of Things (IoT), the emergence of devices ranging from lighting to fridges and embedded systems which are connected to the web, has paved an...
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Google Beefs Up Linux Kernel Defenses in Android

Future versions of Android will be more resilient to exploits thanks to developers' efforts to integrate the latest Linux kernel defenses into the operating system. Android's security model relies heavily on the Linux kernel that sits at its core. As such, Android developers have always been...
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Facebook open sources “Surround360” video capture system, posting full specs and code on GitHub.

Facebook Open Sources 17-Camera Surround360 Rig with Ubuntu Stitching Software

In April, Facebook announced it had built a “Surround360” 3D-360 video capture system, but that it did not plan to sell it. Instead, the social networking giant promised it would open source both the hardware and the Ubuntu Linux-based software used to stitch together images from the camera into...
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Zephyr OS, a ‘Secure IoT RTOS,’ You Say?

Earlier this year, the Zephyr project was launched to a world justifiably skeptical of self-anointed “secure” technologies, jaded by the sloganeering of all things IoT, and seemingly saturated by the proliferation and fragmentation of no-size-fits-all microcontroller RTOS platforms. Given those...
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Linux kernel engineer Grant Likely describes his embedded hardware journey at the Embedded Linux Conference.

A Linux Kernel Wizard’s Adventures in Embedded Hardware

Sometimes the best tutorials come not from experts, but from proficient newcomers who are up to date on the latest entry-level technologies and can remember what it’s like to be a newbie. It also helps if, like Grant Likely, the teacher is a major figure in embedded Linux who understands how...
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The Automotive Grade Linux project has released the second version of its Unified Code Base (UCB) distribution for in-vehicle infotainment.

Automotive Grade Linux Releases 2.0 Spec Amid Growing Support

The Linux Foundation’s Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project, which is developing a “Linux-based, open platform for the connected car,” announced the release of the second version of its Unified Code Base (UCB) distribution for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI). The latest version adds features like...
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Open Source Linux a Step Closer to Automotive Use

The Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project announced the release of its Unified Code Base 2.0, implementing new in-vehicle entertainment support desired by automakers and drivers. The new code base adds support for audio routing, rear-seat entertainment systems and apps. It follows the version 1.0...
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The PocketC.H.I.P. Is the Handheld Linux Machine I've Been Looking For

The variety of ways people have found to cram the palm-sized Raspberry Picomputer inside a handheld device are some of my favorite Pi projects. But those projects are usually expensive, and some even require a 3D printer. The PocketC.H.I.P. isn’t nearly as powerful as a Pi, but it’s still the...
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ARM Ltd. kernel developer Mark Rutland explains the mystery of caches during his Embedded Linux Conference presentation.

Taming the Chaos of Modern Caches

“If you’re a bit tired, this is a presentation on cache maintenance, so there will be plenty of opportunity to sleep.” Despite this warning from ARM Ltd. kernel developer Mark Rutland at his recent Embedded Linux Conference presentation, Stale Data, or How We (Mis-)manage Modern Caches, it was...
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Atom-Based Gateway Taps New Open Source IoT Cloud Platform

Eurotech’s rugged, IP40 protected “ReliaGate 20-26” IoT gateway runs Red Hat Linux on a Bay Trail Atom, and has cellular, GPS, WiFi, and Bluetooth options. Eurotech’s ReliaGate 20-26 is the latest in a line of Internet of Things gateways, such as the ReliaGate 10-11, based on a TI AM3352 Sitara SoC...
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