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ELC
Paulus Schoutsen originally created Python-based Home Assistant as a simple script to turn on the lights. Learn how it has grown in this presentation from the 2016 Embedded Linux Conference.

Home Assistant: The Python Approach to Home Automation

A number of home automation platforms support Python as an extension, but if you’re a real Python fiend, you’ll probably want Home Assistant, which places the programming language front and center. Paulus Schoutsen created Home Assistant in 2013 “as a simple script to turn on the lights when the...
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New Raspberry Pi A+ Board Shrinks RPi 3B+ Features to HAT Dimensions

A HAT-sized, $25, Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ will soon arrive with the same 1.4GHz quad-A53 SoC, dual-band WiFi, and 40-pin GPIO of the RPi 3B+, but with only 512MB RAM, one USB, and no LAN.As promised, Raspberry Pi Trading has revived its old mini-size, four-year old Raspberry Pi Model A+ SBC with a...
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Linux IoT Landscape: Distributions

Linux is an Operating System: the program at the heart of controlling a computer. It decides how to partition the available resources (CPU, memory, disk, network) between all of the other programs vying for it. The operating system, while very important, isn’t useful on its own. Its purpose is to...
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Khem Raj
"This is a good time to port Linux applications to RISC-V,” said Comcast’s Khem Raj at an Embedded Linux Conference Europe presentation last month.

RISC-V Linux Development in Full Swing

Most Linux users have heard about the open source RISC-V ISA and its potential to challenge proprietary Arm and Intel architectures. Most are probably aware that some RISC-V based CPUs, such as SiFive’s 64-bit Freedom U540 found on its HiFive Unleashed board, are designed to run Linux. What may...
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Automotive Grade Linux

Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) is a collaborative open source project that is accelerating development of a fully open software platform for automotive applications. Read more 
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Raspberry Pi: Hands-on with Kali, openSUSE, Fedora and Ubuntu MATE Linux

It has been nearly two years since I tried Fedora, Manjaro and Ubuntu MATE on the Raspberry Pi 2 & 3, and there have been a lot of changes since then. Most for the better, such as the introduction of the Pi 3B+, but a few for the worse, such as the end of the Manjaro Pi development. So I think...
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Android Pie
The ninth iteration of Android has brought about a far more satisfying user experience; get details from Jack Wallen.

An Overview of Android Pie

Let’s talk about Android for a moment. Yes, I know it’s only Linux by way of a modified kernel, but what isn’t these days? And seeing as how the developers of Android have released what many (including yours truly) believe to be the most significant evolution of the platform to date, there’s plenty...
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EdgeX dev kit
EdgeX Foundry has released its first developer kit, an Ubuntu-based kit built around an octa-core Samsung Artik 710 Starter Kit teamed with a GrovePi+ I/O board.

EdgeX Foundry’s First Dev Kit Runs Ubuntu on an Artik Board

The Linux Foundation’s EdgeX Foundry project for developing open source edge computing middleware has released its first developer kit. The Ubuntu-based kit is built around an octa-core Samsung Artik 710 Starter Kit teamed with a GrovePi+ I/O board. Future kits will include an Artik 530 kit, and...
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New Security Woes for Popular IoT Protocols

Researchers at Black Hat Europe will detail denial-of-service and other flaws in MQTT, CoAP machine-to-machine communications protocols that imperil industrial and other IoT networks online. Security researcher Federico Maggi had been collecting data – some of it sensitive in nature – from hundreds...
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Raspbian Linux Distribution Updated, But with One Unexpected Omission

New distribution images for the Raspberry Pi's Raspbian operating system appeared on their Download page a week or so ago. The dates of the new images are 2018-10-09 for the Raspbian-only version, and 2018-10-11 for the NOOBS (Raspbian and More) version. In a nutshell, this release includes: a...
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