Archive for the ‘Hardware’ Category

Asus Tinker Board

March 2nd, 2017
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Just when you thought Raspberry Pi couldn’t be knocked from its market-leading perch, along comes Asus with a rival device that may give the Pi a run for its relatively little money.

Asus just launched its own low-cost computer, the Tinker Board, which is being sold in the UK and continental Europe for about US$57. Its features could interest open source enthusiasts in doing a little comparison shopping before deciding on a new device.

The Tinker Board features a quad-core 1.8GHz ARM Cortex A-17 CPU with ARM Mali-T764 graphics.

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Education, Hardware, Raspberry Pi

March 2nd, 2017
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Raspberry Pi turned 5 years old on February 28th, and to mark the occasion, the foundation announced a new member of the family, the Raspberry Pi Zero W, and a case to go with it.

Raspberry Pi Zero W adds wireless LAN and Bluetooth capabilities to tiny computer’s growing list of capabilities. Priced at just US $10, the device is affordable for anyone who wants to take the Pi for a test drive.

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Hardware, Raspberry Pi, Raspian

Linux-powered Car

January 29th, 2017
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The Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) group’s membership is a who’s who of car manufacturers. This includes: Mazda. Suzuki, Honda, Nissan, Ford, and the world’s largest automobile company: Toyota. And, their numbers are only increasing.

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Distro - Other, Hardware, Really?

Best Linux Laptop: 2017

January 29th, 2017
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If you still think laptops are generic and the only difference between them are their price-tags, Dell invites you to think again. The latest Dell XPS 13 developer editon is everything a programmer could want from a high-end laptop.

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Desktop, Distro - Other, Hardware

Christmas Gifts for the Linux Fan

December 23rd, 2016
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It can be tricky to come up with gift ideas for Linux users in your life. And since you’ve probably got more than enough turkey on your plate this holiday season — ho, ho, ho — we thought we’d be swell and save you from getting snowed under trying to find something to buy.

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Distro - Other, Hardware, OpenSource - General

Mini Linux Computer

April 28th, 2016
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Mini computer boards are getting more popular by the day—but none have been quite as tiny or quite as affordable as VoCore. With this mini Linux machine, you can make a tiny router, invent a new device, build a motherboard, or even repurpose old speakers into smart wireless versions. Its small size gives you options: use it as a standalone device running OpenWrt or use it as an embedded component of a larger system. With some knowledge of electronics and the included Dock that extends the Ethernet and USB ports, the electronic world is your oyster.

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Education, Hardware

OpenWRT router SBC mixes Cortex-A5 and FPGA

February 27th, 2016
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Belgium-based DAB-Embedded BVBA announced a router board for collecting and processing data from different wired and wireless interfaces. The 90 x 90mm DAB-OWRT-SAMA5 runs OpenWrt Linux or Windows Embedded Compact 7 on an Atmel SAMA5D36, a 536MHz Cortex-A5 SoC on the high end of the SAMA5D3 product line. The D36 is the only SAMA5D3x part to support an LCD display.

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Hardware, Networking, OpenSource - General

FIRST Ubuntu tablet

February 6th, 2016
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Made by Spanish OEM Bq, the 10-inch tablet runs the same core Ubuntu operating system as the Ubuntu Phone but the user experience dynamically adapts based on input and screen size. This means it’s able to work both as a tablet and provide a full Ubuntu desktop experience — the first such device to do so.

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Hardware, Mobile, Ubuntu

$9 CHIP Computer

December 29th, 2015
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December 15th, 2015

The original Raspberry Pi Model B and its successors put a programmable computer within reach of anyone with $20-35 to spend. Since 2012, millions of people have used a Raspberry Pi to get their first experience of programming, but we still meet people for whom cost remains a barrier to entry. At the start of this year, we began work on an even cheaper Raspberry Pi to help these people take the plunge.

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Hardware, Raspberry Pi, Really?