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Holiday Lights that Harmonize Around the Globe

Make this festive season one to remember with a project you can build for around $25 over a weekend and share in with your your friends and family. Grab a mince pie and a cup of coffee as we build your very own Festive Lights decoration that is powered by a Raspberry Pi Zero W and Docker containers...
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Linux for the Industry 4.0 Era: New Distro for Factory Automation

NXP Semiconductors, a world leader in secure connectivity solutions, just announced a Linux distribution that is intended to support factory automation. It's called Open Industrial Linux (OpenIL), and it's promising true industrial-grade security based on trusted computing, hardened software,...
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Matt Porter
Konsulko’s Matt Porter (pictured) and Scott Murray ran through the major components of the AGL’s Unified Code Base at Embedded Linux Conference Europe.

Inside AGL: Familiar Open Source Components Ease Learning Curve

Among the sessions at the recent Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE) — 57 of which are available on YouTube -- are several reports on the Linux Foundation’s Automotive Grade Linux project. These include an overview from AGL Community Manager Walt Miner showing how AGL’s Unified Code Base (UCB)...
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Set Up a Raspberry Pi Wireless Access Point

Set up a wireless access point with a Raspberry Pi 3, Ubuntu Core, and snaps. Router coverage gaps often have different causes, which repeaters and access points (APs) can remedy. A repeater usually connects to the router over WiFi and amplifies the signal into areas where the router alone is not...
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The Open-Source Driving Simulator That Trains Autonomous Vehicles

Self-driving cars are set to revolutionize transport systems the world over. If the hype is to be believed, entirely autonomous vehicles are about to hit the open road. The truth is more complex. The most advanced self-driving technologies work only in an extremely limited set of environments...
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Arduino Create
Arduino has extended its Arduino Create development environment to support Linux on x86 platforms

Arduino Create Expands to Support Linux on Intel Chips

When we talk about open source hardware, we often think about the Raspberry Pi and other community-backed single board computers running Linux. Yet all these communities were modeled on the success of the 14-year-old Arduino project, in which Linux has been only tangentially involved, and only over...
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Project Treble Brings Extended Linux Kernel Security Support to Combat Fragmentation

One of the major issues for Android over the years has been device fragmentation. The Android version and Linux kernel version a device are on can have a massive impact on the device’s security and usability, and Google is making a concerted effort to improve Android’s update lifecycle with Project...
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Embedded Linux Conference

The Embedded Linux Conference (ELC) is the premier vendor-neutral technical conference for companies and developers using Linux in embedded products. For the past 13 years, ELC has had the largest collection of sessions dedicated exclusively to embedded Linux and embedded Linux developers. Learn...
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The Origin Story of ROS, the Linux of Robotics

Ten years ago, while struggling to bring the vision of the “Linux of Robotics” to reality, I was inspired by the origin stories of other transformative endeavors. In this post I want to share some untold parts of the early story of the Robot Operating System, or ROS, to hopefully inspire those of...
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Pi-top
The newly revised Pi-top is a hackable Raspberry Pi based kit aimed primarily at education.

Linux Laptops Get a Boost from Hacker Board Projects

Recently, Linux desktop usage has grown from 2.14 percent to 3.23 percent according to NetMarketShare. Much of this increase appears to have come from Linux-based Chromebooks, which are likely undercounted due in part to their widespread use in schools. Yet, there are signs of Linux desktop life...
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