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An Introduction to Using Linux on Embedded Single-Board Computers

Most of the more powerful compact form-factor single-board computers (SBCs) run one of the popular Linux distributions designed for use with these embedded boards. While there isn’t a specific version of the Linux kernel for embedded applications, the difference from a PC or desktop device running...
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​The Return of Spectre

The return of Spectre sounds like the next James Bond movie, but it's really the discovery of two new Spectre-style CPU attacks. Vladimir Kiriansky, a Ph.D. candidate at MIT, and independent researcher Carl Waldspurger found the latest two security holes. They have since published a MIT paper, ...
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Router Vulnerability and the VPNFilter Botnet

On May 25, the FBI asked us all to reboot our routers. The story behind this request is one of sophisticated malware and unsophisticated home-network security, and it’s a harbinger of the sorts of pervasive threats — from nation-states, criminals and hackers — that we should expect in coming years...
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Intel Chip Flaw: Math Unit May Spill Crypto Secrets to Apps – Modern Linux, Windows, BSDs Immune

A security flaw within Intel Core and Xeon processors can be potentially exploited to swipe sensitive data from the chips' math processing units. Malware or malicious logged-in users can attempt to leverage this design blunder to steal the inputs and results of computations performed in private by...
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AI chips
Arm announced a new Cortex-A76 architecture said to boost the processing of AI and ML algorithms on edge computing devices by a factor of four.

AI Is Coming to Edge Computing Devices

Very few non-server systems run software that could be called machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI). Yet, server-class “AI on the Edge” applications are coming to embedded devices, and Arm intends to fight with Intel and AMD over every last one of them. Arm recently announced a...
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Tor onion router
Learn how to put your old Raspberry Pi to good use by turning it into a perfectly functioning Tor relay node in this tutorial.

Turn Your Raspberry Pi into a Tor Relay Node

If you’re anything like me, you probably got yourself a first- or second-generation Raspberry Pi board when they first came out, played with it for a while, but then shelved it and mostly forgot about it. After all, unless you’re a robotics enthusiast, you probably don’t have that much use for a...
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Leap Motion Open Sources the Project North Star AR Headset's Schematics

Leap Motion has long been a proponent of immersive technology. When VR hardware began to emerge in the consumer market, Leap Motion quickly adapted its technology for VR input. Now it has turned its sights to the budding AR market, but instead of offering to license its tracking technology to...
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SBC survey
Complete the survey of hacker-friendly SBCs that run Linux or Android and be entered to win a free board.

Vote for Your Favorite Linux SBC and Be Entered to Win a Free Board

Vote for your favorite open-spec, Linux- or Android-ready single board computers priced under $200. It’s time again for LinuxGizmos’ annual reader survey of single board computers. They’ve identified 116 SBCs that fit their requirements -- up from 98 boards in the June 2017 survey. Make your picks...
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whiskey lake
Intel's Whiskey Lake U-series and Amber Lake Y-series Core chips will arrive in more than 70 different laptop and 2-in-1 models starting this fall; read more of the latest processor news from Eric Brown.

Intel and AMD Reveal New Processor Designs

With this week's Computex show in Taipei and other recent events, processors are front and center in the tech news cycle. Intel made several announcements ranging from new Core processors to a cutting-edge technology for extending battery life. AMD, meanwhile, unveiled a second-gen, 32-core...
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Samsung’s Chromebook Plus Now Supports Linux Apps

Google began bringing Linux app support to Chrome OS almost exactly one month ago, but it only started with a single device, the very expensive Pixelbook. Now, that’s changing: Linux support is becoming available for Samsung’s Chromebook Plus as well, as spotted by users on Reddit. This still isn’t...
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