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Demonstrating the Future of IoT

Yesterday was a special day. It would be a nightmare day for most tech executive. I was a keynote speaker for OpenIoT Europe / Embedded Linux Conference from The Linux Foundation and was asked to demo IoT in front of more than a thousand [potentially multiple thousands] experts. If there is one...
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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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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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ROS robot
ROS is an open source framework for creating advanced robots; it sits on top of an existing OS such as GNU/Linux.

ROS: An Open Source Robotics Platform on Linux

ROS is an open source framework allowing you to create advanced robots. Using ROS takes much of the tedious work out of creating useful robots because it supplies code for navigation, arm manipulation, and other common robot tasks. ROS allows various software components to communicate between one...
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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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What’s the Difference Between Consumer and Industrial IoT?

The Internet of Things is invading everything from consumer to industrial products, but all platforms are not created equal. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the latest product-development buzzword, akin to other terms like “the cloud” or “smart cities.” These terms are typically very nebulous, but...
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OpenIoT Summit Europe

The new OpenIoT Summit is a technical event created to serve the unique needs of system architects, firmware developers, software developers and application developers in this emerging IoT ecosystem. Learn more
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IoT boards
Intel's IoT-oriented Intel Joule module runs on the latest, 14nm “Broxton-M” Atom SoCs and is supported by the Yocto Project-based Ostro Linux.

Linux and Open Source Hardware for IoT

Most of the 21 open source software projects for IoT that we examined last week listed Linux hacker boards as their prime development platforms. This week, we’ll look at open source and developer-friendly Linux hardware for building Internet of Things devices, from simple microcontroller-based...
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Industrial IoT Group Releases Security Framework

The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) , which was founded by AT&T, Cisco, GE, IBM, and Intel, released a common framework for security that it hopes will help industrial Internet of Things (IoT) deployments better address securityproblems. Security is critical to industrial IoT because...
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