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Stackable 8-relay add-on supports up to 64 relays per Raspberry Pi

Monday 4th of June 2018 03:17:22 PM
Sequent Microsystems’ “Raspberry Pi 8-Relay Card” provides 8x relays and can be stacked to enable 64 relays per Raspberry Pi for home automation applications such as smart sprinklers. Sequent Microsystems has gone to Kickstarter to launch a “Raspberry Pi 8-Relay Card,” a more-focused version of last fall’s successfully Kickstarted Raspberry Pi Mega-IO Expansion Card. The […]

i.MX6 module adds QuadPlus support

Monday 4th of June 2018 01:10:22 PM
Variscite has released a new version of its wireless-enabled “VAR-SOM-MX6” module that adds support for the i.MX6 QuadPlus SoC. The QuadPlus offers 50 percent better graphics performance. Variscite’s VAR-SOM-MX6 module predates LinuxGizmos’ launch in 2013. In 2014 we covered a VAR-SOM-MX6-V2 model, which added WiFi, Bluetooth, and up to 64GB of eMMC. Now, Variscite is […]

Udoo Bolt is first Ryzen V1000 based hacker board

Friday 1st of June 2018 04:42:21 PM
Seco has won KS funding for its open-spec, $229 “Udoo Bolt” SBC, which runs Linux or Windows on AMD’s Ryzen Embedded V1000 SoC. The SBC supports up to 4x displays, and offers SATA III, 3x M.2, 2x HDMI 2.0, and Arduino and Grove expansion. Seco’s Udoo project quickly passed its $100K Kickstarter funding goal for […]

Atari’s Ubuntu powered gaming console conquers Indiegogo

Thursday 31st of May 2018 03:54:50 PM
Atari quickly jumped to $2 million in funding for its Ubuntu-based “Atari VCS” console. Aimed primarily at retro games, the $199 and up device has an AMD A1 CPU and an optional joystick and controller. Attempts to establish Linux as a gaming platform have failed time and time again, with Valve’s SteamOS being the latest […]

Orange Pi hacker board sports 3G radio

Tuesday 29th of May 2018 09:11:49 PM
Shenzhen Xunlong’s open-spec, $25 “Orange Pi 3G-IOT” SBC runs Android 4.4 on a dual Cortex-A7 MediaTek MT6572, and supplies WiFi, BT, GPS, FM, and 3G, along with 40-pin GPIO. If you want a cellular connected hacker board, but don’t have access to or want 2G service and don’t have or can’t afford 4G LTE, Shenzhen […]

UP Core Plus SBC launches with Cyclone 10 and Myriad 2 AI add-ons

Friday 25th of May 2018 09:57:10 PM
Aaeon has launched an “UP AI Edge” family of products that builds on a new Apollo Lake based “UP Core Plus” SBC with stacking AI companion boards based on the Movidius Myriad 2 or Intel Cyclone 10GX plus add-ons including a quad-GbE board and a camera. Aaeon Europe quickly met its modest $11K Kickstarter goal […]

Latest ReSpeaker mic array offers improved barge-in and full duplex operation

Friday 25th of May 2018 04:14:15 PM
Seeed has launched an upgraded, $69 “ReSpeaker Mic Array v2.0” for far-field voice control that works with any Linux, Mac, or Windows computer. It enables simultaneous playback and recording and offers improved barge-in voice recognition. Seeed launched the ReSpeaker microphone array on Kickstarter in 2016, and followed up a year later with the $25 ReSpeaker […]

Vending machine boardset works with UP or UP Squared boards

Thursday 24th of May 2018 08:09:05 PM
Aaeon’s “AIOT-MSSP01” is a vending machine boardset powered by a PIC32 MCU that’s optimized to work with the UP or UP Squared SBCs. It offers vending-friendly I/O like MDB, EXE, and DEX, as well as motor controllers and 6x USB ports. The AIOT-MSSP01 is an industrial-grade vending machine controller (VMC) solution designed to run 24/7 […]

3.5-inch Apollo Lake SBC supports industrial temperatures

Thursday 24th of May 2018 04:30:28 PM
Ibase’s Linux-compatible, 3.5-inch “IB818” SBC provides a dual- or quad-core Apollo Lake SoC, plus 2x GbE, 4x USB 3.0, 2x SATA, 2x mini-PCIe, triple display support, wide-range power, and -40 to 85°C support. Ibase doesn’t make a lot of SBCs, but it does offer some 3.5-inch models including the Intel Bay Trail Atom based IB897 […]

AsteroidOS and OpenWatch offer open alternatives to smartwatch stacks

Thursday 24th of May 2018 02:44:03 PM
The open source, Linux based “AsteroidOS” alternative to Wear OS arrives in a stable 1.0 release, and Block spins off some of its Android smartwatch stack as an open source OpenWatch Project. The AsteroidOS project has released version 1.0 of its open source, Linux-based smartwatch distribution. Designed for after-market installation on “Wear OS by Google” […]

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Debian GNU/Linux 10 "Buster" Installer Updated with Linux Kernel 4.16 Support

Developed under the Debian Testing umbrella, the forthcoming Debian GNU/Linux 10 "Buster" operating system series just received today the third alpha milestone of its installer, which lets people install the Linux-based operating system on their personal computers, servers, and IoT devices, such as the Raspberry Pi. One of the most interesting changes that caught out eyes is the bump of the kernel support from Linux kernel 4.13, which was used in the second alpha build, to Linux kernel 4.16. Of course, this means that there's better hardware support, so chances are you'll be able to install the development version of Debian GNU/Linux 10 "Buster" on newer machines or if you have some exotic components on your PC. Read more

The New Microsoft

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Android Leftovers

First Ubuntu Touch OTA-4 Release Candidate Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Is Here

The latest Ubuntu Touch update from UBports, OTA-3, was released last year near the Christmas holidays, but it was still based on Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet), so if you though Ubuntu Phones are dead, think again, because the UBports team has been hard at work to bring you the OTA-4, which will be the first to rebase the operating system on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus). "The main reason why the arrival of OTA-4 seemed to take so long is because Ubuntu Touch switched its base to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus. This is a mammoth milestone for the project, because it allowed us to transition from the unsupported Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet to a Long Term Support (LTS) base," reads today's announcement. Read more Also: UBports' Ubuntu Touch OTA-4 RC Released, Upgrades To Ubuntu 16.04 LTS