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OwnTracks
With OwnTracks, you can choose when and how to distribute your location information.

Keep Your Location Data Private with OwnTracks

Modern mobile phones have some very sophisticated methods of finding their location. With OwnTracks, you can distribute that information in any way you see fit. The OwnTracks project recommends that you run your own private server and not use any public server. This way, you are the one choosing...
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ELC and OpenIoT North America CFP
The deadline to submit speaking proposals for the 2017 Embedded Linux Conference and OpenIoT Summit is Dec.10, 2016.

Speak at Embedded Linux Conference and OpenIoT Summit 2017 in Portland

The Linux Foundation is seeking developers and systems architects interested in sharing their knowledge, expertise and ideas at the 2017 Embedded Linux Conference and Open Internet of Things (IoT) Summit North America. The co-located conferences, to be held Feb. 21-23 in Portland, Oregon, bring...
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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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Smart tv
Android for Pine64 doesn’t come with Google apps preloaded so you will have to install a few apps to get things set up.

Turn Your Feature TV Into A Smart TV For $30

Do you have an HDMI-enabled dumb TV sitting around that needs a dedicated set-top box or game console to be used? Are you planning to buy a new smart TV? Stop. Here is a tutorial that will turn your current TV into a great Android Linux powered smart TV. At most, you have to spend $30 on it. What...
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Marc Merlin
Respect for licenses is key to open source software development, said Marc Merlin in his talk at LinuxCon North America. Image copyright: Swapnil Bhartiya

How Google Uses and Contributes to Open Source

Engineer Marc Merlin has been working at Google since 2001 but has been involved with Linux since 1993, in its very early days. Since then, open source adoption has dramatically increased, but a new challenge is emerging: Not many companies care about the license side of open source, Merlin stated...
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Maru OS Mixes a Custom ROM with a Dockable Debian Desktop, and Now it's Open Source

The idea of a smartphone that magically turns into a full PC has been something of a pipedream for a while now. Motorola tried it with its Atrix laptop dock, Canonical is trying something similar with its Ubuntu Unity phone OS that can dock into a monitor. Even Microsoft is giving it a go with...
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Linux Bug Leaves 1.4 Billion Android Users Vulnerable to Hijacking Attacks

An estimated 80 percent of Android phones contain a recently discovered vulnerability that allows attackers to terminate connections and, if the connections aren't encrypted, inject malicious code or content into the parties' communications, researchers from mobile security firm Lookout said Monday...
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Google Waves Goodbye to Linux for New IoT OS Fuchsia - Coming Soon to Raspberry Pi

Google has started building a new open-source operating system that doesn't rely on the Linux kernel. While Android and Chrome OS have Linux at their heart, Google's new OS, dubbed Fuchsia, opts for a different kernel to create a lightweight but capable OS, suitable for running all Internet of...
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SoC
MediaTek has revealed the upcoming Helio X30 system-on-chip that will likely be one of the first 10nm fabricated SoCs to arrive when it ships in mid-2017.

MediaTek’s 10nm Mobile-Focused SoC Will Tap Cortex-A73 and -A35

MediaTek has revealed an upcoming Helio X30 system-on-chip (SoC) that will likely be one of the first 10nm fabricated SoCs to arrive when it ships in mid-2017. The deca-core mobile SoC will also be one of the first to use ARM’s new Cortex-A73 successor to the Cortex-A72, according to PhoneRadar,...
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KDE Kirigami UI Framework Makes First Debut

The previously talked about KDE Kirigami UI framework has now experienced its first public release. The Kirigami UI framework is designed for mobile and convergent applications written in Qt. Today's announcement explains, "Kirigami is not just a set of components, it is also a philosophy that...
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