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KDE: Plasma Mobile and Qt Quick Controls

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Red Hat Lip Service to Microsoft and Financial News

Linux Foundation and Events: Sysadmins, Cloud Foundry, Linux Foundation Scholarship, 'Hacking' Hardware

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    The intersection of software development, security, and operations can be difficult for some businesses to traverse. Platforms such as Cloud Foundry aim to help organizations bridge the gap, while still focusing on security. Snyk CEO and co-founder Guy Podjarny addressed the announcement of the architectural decisions seen by Cloud Foundry in the Cloud Foundry Container Runtime and Cloud Foundry’s continued focus on the BOSH platform in a discussion with TNS founder Alex Williams on today’s episode of The New Stack Makers.
  • #PeruRumboGSoC2018 – Session 2
    Four more sessions are waiting for us, the effort of the participant who has finished and passed the program successfully (based on git, posts, quizzes) will be prized, thanks to the Linux Foundation scholarship and a nice black sweatshirt of the program. Best luck guys!
  • VR Hackathon at FIXME, Lausanne (1-3 December 2017)
  • 10 things I learned about making LEGO bricks glow
    By day, Jen Krieger is chief agile architect at Red Hat, but by night she architects stunning LEGO creations, including a Parisian café she demonstrated in her All Things Open 2017 Lightning Talk, "10 Things I Learned About Making LEGO Bricks Glow." Jen wanted to add lighting to her LEGO model, but in the open source maker tradition, she wanted to do it herself instead of simply ordering a pre-fab LEGO lighting kit.

VAR-SOM-MX7 is now available with Certified 802.11ac/a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.2 support

Variscite has announced the upgrade of its popular VAR-SOM-MX7 module to the BT/BLE 4.2 version. The upgrade, applied to all the different variants of the product, features higher speed and improved security. This innovative technology has a significant and direct impact on IoT devices, in particular on those with critical requirements for privacy. In addition, the company has announced the expansion of the VAR-SOM-MX7 product line, launching a new variant with the latest generation of Wi-Fi standards. This upgrade comes shortly after the implementation of similar features on another popular company module, the DART-6UL. The newly introduced VAR-SOM-MX7-5G variant is enhanced with fully certified Wi-Fi/BT module and carries 802.11ac/a/b/g/n dual band 2.4/5 GHz support. This variant provides improved performance and effective bit-rate. An ideal solution for devices requiring high data transfer rates over the wireless network or simultaneous connections. The company will continue to provide the successful Initial VAR-SOM-MX7 variant in parallel with the new VAR-SOM-MX7-5G variant power by NXP i.MX7 1GHz dual-core Cortex-A7 processor. All the while keeping a very attractive price range - starting from 35 USD. The VAR-SOM-MX7-5G and the VAR-SOM-MX7 are pin-to-pin compatible, sharing the exact same interfaces and features-set. They support industrial temperature grade and include real-time 200MHz ARM Cortex-M4 co-processor, with longevity commitment until 2025. Variscite provides fully production-ready software suits for the VAR-SOM-MX7 and VAR-SOM-MX7-5G, based on the leading platforms in the market including Linux Yocto, Debian, and FreeRTOS. The aim: To deliver an end-to-end solution that will shorten and facilitate development time and efforts. Availability and pricing: The VAR-SOM-MX7 System on Module and associate development kits are available now for orders in production quantities, starting from 35 USD per unit. VAR-SOM-MX7-5G key features include: • Certified Wi-Fi 802.11ac/b/g/n & Bluetooth 4.2/BLE • Cortex-A7 NXP iMX7 dual 1000MHz • Real-time Cortex-M4 200MHz co-processor • Up to 32 GB eMMC / 512 MB NAND and 2048 MB DDR3L • Touchscreen controller • Dual gigabit Ethernet with integrated PHY • Display: 24-bit parallel RGB up to WXGA, MIPI DSI, EPD • Dual USB 2.0 (OTG/ Host), PCIe • Camera input: Parallel, CSI • Digital/analog audio in/out • 32-bit parallel external local bus • Dual CAN, SPI, PWM, ADC, UART, I2C, SD/MMC About Variscite: Variscite is a leading System on Modules (SoM) and Single-Board-Computer (SBC) design and manufacture company. A trusted provider of development and production services for a variety of embedded platforms, Variscite transforms clients' visions into successful products. Visit Variscite's website: http://www.variscite.com Email sales@variscite.com or call +972 9 9562910 for more information