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How to Deploy Kubernetes on the Raspberry Pi

When I became interested in ARM devices, and in the Raspberry Pi in particular, my first project was an OpenVPN server. By having the Raspberry Pi as a secure gateway to my home network, I could use my phone to control my desktop and remotely play Spotify, open documents, and a bunch of other fun...
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SparkFun Blocks let you quickly add functionality to your Intel Edison board.

Interact with the Intel Edison Using SparkFun Blocks

In the previous article, I looked at the Intel Edison -- how fast it was, and how much power it needed. This time, I will show how to start getting the Edison board to interact with surrounding electronics with the help of SparkFun Blocks (Figure 1). edison-blocks2.jpg Figure 1:...
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Intel Edison
The tiny Intel Edison begs to be the brain of your next electronics tinkering project.

The Intel Edison: Linux Maker Machine in a Matchbox

The Intel Edison is a physically tiny computer that draws a small amount of power and breaks out plenty of connections to allow it to interact with other electronics. It begs to be the brain of your next electronics tinkering project, with all the basics in a tiny package and an easy way to connect...
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The Physical Computing Capabilities of the Raspberry Pi

While the Raspberry Pi is an excellent and affordable mini Linux computer with a stylish and functional desktop user interface, it has plenty of scope beyond that of a regular PC. Here's an overview of the physical computing capabilities of the Pi. GPIO pins Since 2014, with the release of the...
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10 (Mostly) Easy Linux Distros for Newbies

A fresh look at some of the more popular Linux distros (plus one non-Linux OS), and an impression of their ease of use. Linux has a bad rap as a daily driver – the programs aren’t written to run on Linux, it’s tricky to install stuff, and so on. But it might surprise people who think along those...
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Mike Anderson
Mike Anderson takes you step-by-step through the process of using a Raspberry Pi to register with Amazon Voice Services in this presentation from Embedded Linux Conference.

How to Turn Your Raspberry Pi Into a Voice-Enabled Amazon Alexa Device

One of the leading items on embedded developers’ to-do lists these days is to add Amazon’s Alexa voice agent to a hacker board or another Linux device. Of course, you could simply buy an Alexa-enabled Amazon Echo speaker system for $180 -- or a non-speaker Amazon Echo Dot for only $50 -- but what...
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Asus Tinker Board Review: First Impressions

The Asus Tinker Board is a new ARM-based single-board computer (SBC) which stands out from the crowd. It’s tiny, affordable, with strong performance, and targeted at the DIY/hobbyist market. Essentially a complete PC — motherboard, CPU, GPU, system memory and more — all in one package, it is priced...
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Litebook Launches $249 Linux Laptop

A company called Litebook has released a new Linux laptop that is priced to compete with Chromebooks -- if not as cheap as the $89 Pinebook. That's because the Pinebook is bare-boned when it comes to specs, using an ARM CPU, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of built-in storage. The Litebook, on the other hand...
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What's The Fastest Linux Web Browser?

Firefox is easily the most popular Linux web browser. In the recent LinuxQuestions survey, Firefox took first place with 51.7 percent of the vote. Chrome came in second with a mere 15.67 percent. The other browsers all had, at most, scores in single percentages. But is Firefox really the fastest...
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Linux 4.10
Kernel 4.10 has the honor of being christened the "Anniversary Edition" by Linus Torvalds; we preview the new features.

Linux Kernel 4.10 Released -- Happy Anniversary!

Kernel 4.10 has the honor of being christened the "Anniversary Edition" by Linus Torvalds. I'm guessing this is because of the recent 25th anniversary of the release of Linux 0.01. Admittedly, it is a bit late for that (the anniversary was back in September); however, Linus had not named any of the...
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