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OS Summit and ELC Europe
Check out the conference schedules for OS Summit and ELC Europe 2017, featuring more than 200 sessions presented by experts from Comcast, Docker, Red Hat, Siemens AG, Amazon, and more.

See Session Highlights for Upcoming OS Summit and Embedded Linux Conference in Prague

Check out the newly released conference schedules for Open Source Summit Europe and the co-located Embedded Linux Conference Europe, taking place simultaneously October 23-26 in Prague, Czech Republic. This year’s lineup features more than 200 sessions presented by experts from Comcast, Docker, Red...
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Spyware Backdoor Prompts Google to Pull 500 Apps with >100m Downloads

At least 500 apps collectively downloaded more than 100 million times from Google's official Play Market contained a secret backdoor that allowed developers to install a range of spyware at any time, researchers said Monday. The apps contained a software development kit called Igexin, which makes...
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Innovation
The sky's the limit for The Linux Foundation's Dronecode project, whose innovator Lorenz Meier made MIT's prestigious "Innovators Under 35" list.

This Week in Open Source News: Dronecode's Lorenz Meier Receives MIT Accolades, Docker Valuation Hits $1.3B & More

This week was a busy one for open source enterprise wins! Read the latest installment of our weekly digest to stay on the cutting edge of OSS business beats. 1) The Linux Foundation's Dronecode project receives accolades for the creator of its PX4 project; Lorenz Meier has been recognized by MIT...
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How Materials Science Will Determine the Future of Human Civilization

One of the extraordinary features of the microelectronics revolution is its ability to scale, a featured captured by Moore’s Law. That has led to a rapid and massive increase in computing capacity—today’s top-of-the-range smartphones have the computing power equivalent to the world’s most powerful...
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JANUS
One of the first JANUS acoustic modems was built around Linux code running on a BeagleBone Black. Image: NATO.

The Internet of Underwater Things: Open Source JANUS Standard for Undersea Communications

Open standards exist for all manner of wireless and terrestrial communications, but so far none has emerged for underwater communications. Below the waves, submarines, autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), and undersea sensor stations use a hodgepodge of incompatible proprietary technologies...
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A History of Microprocessor Debug, 1980–2016

Since the dawn of electronics design, where there have been designs, there have been bugs. But where they have been bugs, there inevitably was debug, engaged in an epic wrestling match with faults, bugs, and errors to determine which would prevail -- and how thoroughly. In many ways, the evolution...
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MQTT for IoT Communication

MQTT stands for Message Queue Telemetry Transport. As its name suggests, it’s a protocol for transporting messages between two points. Sure, we’ve got Messenger and Skype for that; but what makes MQTT so special is its super lightweight architecture, which is ideal for scenarios where bandwidth is...
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Auto Grade Linux
Toyota has adopted the AGL platform for its next-generation infotainment system, debuting in the 2018 Toyota Camry in the United States. (Image: Courtesy Automotive Grade Linux)

Automotive Grade Linux Moves to UCB 4.0, Launches Virtualization Workgroup

The Linux Foundation’s Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project released Unified Code Base (UCB) 4.0 (“Daring Dab”) for Linux-based in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems, and added seven new members. The open source group also launched a new virtualization working group that will enable new UCB...
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Daqri smart eyewear
Daqri Smart Helmet and Smart Glasses are among the intriguing eyewear devices examined in this roundup. Image: Courtesy of Daqri.

10 Linux or Android Based Smart Eyewear Devices

Recently, Google umbrella firm Alphabet announced a new enterprise version of the Google Glass smart eyeglasses. Over the past two years, Glass Enterprise Edition (Glass EE) has been tested at more than 50 companies including Boeing, DHL, GE, and Volkswagen, and is now more widely available via a...
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EdgeX
The open source EdgeX Foundry project is developing a standardized interoperability framework for Internet of Things (IoT) edge computing.

IoT Framework for Edge Computing Gains Ground

In April, The Linux Foundation launched the open source EdgeX Foundry project to develop a standardized interoperability framework for Internet of Things (IoT) edge computing. Recently, EdgeX Foundry announced eight new members, bringing the total membership to 58. The new members are Absolute,...
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