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Acme CM3-Panel
Eric Brown looks at six Raspberry Pi based touch panel computers, including the Acme CM3-Panel shown here. (Image courtesy Acme Systems)

6 Industrial Touch-Panel Computers Based on the Raspberry Pi

In the smart home, voice agents are increasingly replacing the smartphone touchscreen interface as the primary human-machine interface (HMI). Yet, in noisier industrial and retail IoT environments, touchscreens are usually the only choice. The industrial touch-panel computer market has been in full...
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Linux-Friendly Arduino Simplifies IoT Development

Arduino’s support for Linux IoT devices and single-board computers (SBCs) announced at the Embedded Linux Conference+Open IoT Summit NA in March cemented Arduino’s focus on cloud-connected IoT development, extending its reach into edge computing. This move was likely driven by multiple factors —...
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Introduction to Security and TLS

IoT (Internet of Things) is all about connecting to the internet and even more about security. Without security and encrypted communication, everyone can possibly see what I send or receive. And this is especially bad if passwords or user names are sent in an unencrypted way. So, encryption and...
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Did You Know Linux Is in Your TV?

From humble beginnings, Linux has been adopted for everything from low-power electronics to supercomputers running in space. It is able to do this because of its versatility and the openness of the Linux community to entertain new use-cases. The multiplier effect of community software development...
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Reliable IoT Event Logging with syslog-ng

As I wrote above, the syslog-ng application is an enhanced logging daemon with a focus on portability and central log collection. Daemon means syslog-ng is an application running continuously in the background; in this case, it's collecting log messages. While Linux testing for many of today's...
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How to Build Something ‘Useful’ With a Raspberry Pi

In honor of Pi Day, Chaim Gartenberg and I cooked up a tiny little Raspberry Pi project for yesterday’s episode of Circuit Breaker Live. We started with a simple concept: a button that says “Why?” when you press it, in honor of our favorite podcast. So we knew we’d need a button, some sound files,...
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Plasma Mobile
Jack Wallen takes an early look at Plasma Mobile, the joint effort of Purism and KDE to bring mobile Linux to the masses.

Plasma Mobile Could Give Life to a Mobile Linux Experience

In the past few years, it’s become clear that, outside of powering Android, Linux on mobile devices has been a resounding failure. Canonical came close, even releasing devices running Ubuntu Touch. Unfortunately, the idea of Scopes was doomed before it touched down on its first piece of hardware...
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Review: 6 Slick Open Source Routers

If you want to buy a router specifically to be modded, you might be best served by working backward. Start by looking at the available offerings, picking one of them based on the feature set, and selecting a suitable device from the hardware compatibility list for that offering. In this article. I’...
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A Fast-Evolving New Botnet Could Take Gadgets in Your Home to the Dark Side

Satori is built to turn routers, thermostats, and other household devices into zombies. There’s a new botnet in town. Since December, security researchers have been tracking an insidious piece of malware called Satori, which hijacks internet-connected devices and turns them into “zombies” that can...
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What is the IoT? Everything You Need to Know About the Internet of Things Right Now

What is the Internet of Things? The Internet of Things, or IoT, refers to billions of physical devices around the world that are now connected to the internet, collecting and sharing data. Thanks to cheap processors and wireless networks, it's possible to turn anything, from a pill to an aeroplane...
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