News Category: Hardware

This Is How Much Hotter The Raspberry Pi 3 Gets Than The Raspberry Pi 2

As part of the numerous Raspberry Pi 3 benchmarks published this weekend, I had an article devoted to how the Raspberry Pi 3 gets rather warm under load. For those interested, here are some follow-up tests showing just how warm the RPi3 gets in comparison to the Raspberry Pi 2.  The result here is...
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Samsung’s Monstrous 15TB SSD Is Now Shipping

Samsung has announced that it is now shipping its PM1633a SSD. That's a boringly mundane name for a drive that's anything but: the PM1633a isn't just the biggest SSD around, it's straight-up the biggest drive around. At 15.36TB, it dwarfs other SSDs and surpasses the capacity even of the very...
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Open Source Gets an Official Spot at SXSW This Year

The famous festival SXSW is coming up in March in Austin, Texas and will hold a special event called SX Create, focused on cool gadgets and hardware projects. If you have a badge, this event will be open to you—plus, it's free and open to the public. How very open source of them. So, when I...
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Raspberry Pi 3 Has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, 64-Bit Chip, Still Just $35

The third major version of the Raspberry Pi will go on sale Monday, with the $35/£30 credit card-sized Raspberry Pi 3 Model B now sporting a 64-bit processor and embedded Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. In previous versions, the Pi needed USB adapters to get Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. Raspberry Pi 3...
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ARM Linux IoT Gateway Offers Cloud Services Support

Eurotech’s rugged “ReliaGate 10-11” IoT gateway runs Linux on a TI AM3352, offers numerous options, and is supported with an updated ESF 3.3 framework. Eurotech, which is known here mostly for its Intel Atom-based Catalyst computer-on modules, has announced a new version of its ReliaGate Internet...
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Canonical Makes the DragonBoard 410c Its Reference Ubuntu Core ARM64 Platform

Canonical has announced they are making a 64-bit ARM developer environment based on Ubuntu Core and will use the DragonBoard 410c as its reference platform. The DragonBoard 410c is Qualcomm's Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor powered development board as part of the 96Boards program. Canonical is...
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Intel Shows Budget Android Phone Powering Big-Screen Linux

MWC16 Intel is showing what it calls "Big Screen Experience" at Mobile World Congress, an Android smartphone which runs a full Linux desktop when plugged into an external display. The concept is broadly similar to Microsoft's Continuum for Windows 10 Mobile, but whereas Continuum devices are...
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Countless Computers Vulnerable to MouseJack Attack Through Wireless Mice and Keyboards

Countless wireless mice and keyboards can be hacked from 100 yards away leaving their host machines and the networks they are attached to open to malware, Bastille has discovered. The problem, which is being called MouseJack, affects Amazon, Dell, Gigabyte, HP, Lenovo, Logitech and Microsoft...
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NXP Unveils a Tiny 64-Bit ARM Processor for the Internet of Things

NXP Semiconductors has unveiled what it calls the worldâs smallest and lowest-power 64-bit ARM processor for the Internet of Things (IoT). The tiny QorIQ LS1012A delivers networking-grade security and performance acceleration to battery-powered, space-constrained applications. This includes...
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Five-Dimensional Glass Disc Can Store Data for 13.8 Billion Years

Scientists from the University of Southampton in the UK have created a new data format that encodes information in tiny nanostructures in glass. A standard-sized disc can store around 360 terabytes of data, with an estimated lifespan of up to 13.8 billion years even at temperatures of 190°C. That...
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