News Category: Embedded/Mobile

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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Industrial Internet of Things Set to Rocket Towards 100bn Devices

The explosive growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) is most often discussed in terms of consumer devices and products. But if you take a second to consider the scale of the industrial products sector and its potential for device connectivity throughout the supply chain, then you can start to see...
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ResinOS Delivers Docker Containers for IoT Devices

Embedded devices, such as those used for internet of things applications, aren't known for being easy to program. ResinOS 2.0, from industrial internet software company, aims to change that by using a custom Linux distribution to run Docker containers on embedded devices. The operating...
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Despite some challenges, the smart home segment appears to be rebounding with the help of maturing technology and IoT interoperability standards. Mycroft (pictured here) offers an Echo-like hub that runs Snappy Ubuntu Core on a Raspberry Pi.

Smart Linux Home Hubs Mix IoT with AI

Industrial, rather than home, applications will likely dominate the Internet of Things (IoT) market in the years to come. Yet, in the early going, the home automation market has had the greatest visibility. And it hasn’t always been pretty. Despite steady growth, retail sales have yet to achieve...
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Technology Drivers for the IT Industry

The Internet of Everything, a fully networked and analyzed society, seeks to enhance the quality of life of all people and drive new technologies, products, services, and markets. But where are developments headed, and what are the driving factors, fields of application, and challenges? To begin,...
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The Most Important Coding Languages for IoT Developers

We have seen a changing of the guard in the past few years as software takes center stage and once-beloved hardware simply becomes a canvas for developers. The ability to code is an important skill for the production of any modern technology, especially a product that falls within the internet of...
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Google Open-Sources Cartographer 3D Mapping Library

Google today said that it’s open-sourced Cartographer, a library for mapping movement in space in both 2D and 3D. the technology works with the open source Robot Operating System (ROS), which makes the software easier to deploy in software systems for robots, self-driving cars, and drones....
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Two Arduinos Become One

The schism between two Arduino companies (that we covered in March 2015) has apparently been settled. The poster child for the open hardware movement is now under one company "Arduino Holding" and a new not-for-profit Arduino Foundation has been started. "Massimo Banzi, Co-Founder of Arduino LLC,...
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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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