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3 Things About Cloud and IoT You Need to Consider

The internet of things (IoT) and cloud-based providers are bound at the hip. That said, most people don’t understand how, why, or what to expect. I’ve been asked some good questions that drove me to do some research and testing. Perhaps the answers are of interest to you as well.   Read more at:...
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embedded Linux
Check out recent highlights in the world of embedded Linux software, including news from Google, The Linux Foundation, Wind River, and more.

Embedded Linux Software Highlights from Embedded World

In my day job at LinuxGizmos, I’ve been neck deep recently in embedded Linux hardware news from the Embedded World show in Nuremberg. There are plenty of new SBCs and compute modules -- many based on NXP’s newly shipping i.MX8M Mini -- as well as a new Qualcomm Robotics RB3 Platform, more IoT...
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Project EVE
Project EVE, which is part of the newly formed LF Edge, provides a cloud-native based virtualization engine for developing and deploying containers for industrial edge computers.

Project EVE Promotes Cloud-Native Approach to Edge Computing

The LF Edge umbrella organization for open source edge computing that was announced by The Linux Foundation last week includes two new projects: Samsung Home Edge and Project EVE. We don’t know much about Samsung’s project for home automation, but we found out more about Project EVE, which is based...
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Ubuntu Core Slims Down, Offers 10-Year LTS Support

Canonical released Ubuntu Core 18, based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, bringing 10-year support to the embedded Linux platform. Other enhancements include a reduced attack surface and easier porting of Ubuntu apps.Canonical’s stripped-down, container-like Ubuntu Core version of Ubuntu for embedded IoT has...
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Anavi
Leon Anavi of the Konsulko Group reported on the latest smart speaker trends in his recent talk at ELC + OpenIoT Summit in Edinburgh.

A Closer Look at Voice-Assisted Speakers

U.S. consumers are expected to drop a bundle this Black Friday on smart speakers and home hubs. A Nov. 15 Canalys report estimates that shipments of voice-assisted speakers grew 137 percent in Q3 2018 year-to-year and are on the way to 75 million-unit sales in 2018. At the recent Embedded Linux...
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Paulus Schoutsen originally created Python-based Home Assistant as a simple script to turn on the lights. Learn how it has grown in this presentation from the 2016 Embedded Linux Conference.

Home Assistant: The Python Approach to Home Automation

A number of home automation platforms support Python as an extension, but if you’re a real Python fiend, you’ll probably want Home Assistant, which places the programming language front and center. Paulus Schoutsen created Home Assistant in 2013 “as a simple script to turn on the lights when the...
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New IoT Security Regulations

It falls upon lawmakers to create laws that protect consumers. While the US government is largely absent in this area of consumer protection, the state of California has recently stepped in and started regulating the Internet of Things, or "IoT" devices sold in the state­ -- and the effects will...
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Linux IoT Landscape: Distributions

Linux is an Operating System: the program at the heart of controlling a computer. It decides how to partition the available resources (CPU, memory, disk, network) between all of the other programs vying for it. The operating system, while very important, isn’t useful on its own. Its purpose is to...
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New Security Woes for Popular IoT Protocols

Researchers at Black Hat Europe will detail denial-of-service and other flaws in MQTT, CoAP machine-to-machine communications protocols that imperil industrial and other IoT networks online. Security researcher Federico Maggi had been collecting data – some of it sensitive in nature – from hundreds...
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Mbed OS
Arm unveiled a new, IoT focused Mbed Linux OS distribution that combines the Linux kernel with tools and recipes from the Intel-backed Yocto Project.

Arm Launches Mbed Linux and Extends Pelion IoT Service

Politics and international relations may be fraught with acrimony these days, but the tech world seems a bit friendlier of late. Last week Microsoft joined the Open Invention Network and agreed to grant a royalty-free, unrestricted license of its 60,000-patent portfolio to other OIN members,...
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