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Windows 8 NFC (Near Field Communication) Demo

A few months back, I would have never thought I would post about Microsoft and Windows in an embedded software blog, except for the rare mention of Windows CE or Windows Embedded products.
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Meet Vulkan, The Successor of OpenGL and OpenGL ES 3D Graphics APIs

Meet Vulkan, The Successor of OpenGL and OpenGL ES 3D Graphics APIs | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
So far embedded systems are typically using SoCs with GPU supporting OpenGL ES, a subset of the full fledge OpenGL API used in desktop computers and workstations. These royalty-free standards are...
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Nvidia Unveils $199 SHIELD Android TV Game Console Powered by Nvidia Tegra X1 Processor

Nvidia Unveils $199 SHIELD Android TV Game Console Powered by Nvidia Tegra X1 Processor | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
Can it run Crisis? Yes! Nvidia has just announced SHIELD, an Android TV Game Console powered by the latest Tegra X1 SoC coupled with 3GB, 16GB flash, and which I believe to be the very first consumer...
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Raspbian Image with Docker 1.5.0 Released for Raspberry Pi Boards

Raspbian Image with Docker 1.5.0 Released for Raspberry Pi Boards | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
I’ve read quite a few articles mentioning Docker recently, but never really looked into it. So what is Docker? The developers describe it as: Docker is an open platform for developers and...
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Jolla Opens Sailfish OS 2.0 for Licensing, Unveils Sailfish Secure, Plans Atom x3 Support

Jolla Opens Sailfish OS 2.0 for Licensing, Unveils Sailfish Secure, Plans Atom x3 Support | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
As the Jolla Tablet running Sailfish OS 2.0 is about to ship to Kickstarter backers (Q2 2015), the company has issues a press release announcing Sailfish OS 2.0 is now ready for licensing to OEMs and...
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MYiR Tech Announces Low Cost Rico and Z-turn Boards Powered by TI AM437x and Xilinx Zynq-7010 SoCs

MYiR Tech Announces Low Cost Rico and Z-turn Boards Powered by TI AM437x and Xilinx Zynq-7010 SoCs | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
Shenzhen based MYIR Tech has just launched two new single board computers with Rico board featuring Texas Instruments Sitara AM437x ARM Cortex A9 industrial processor, and Z-Turn board based on...
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Warchief Nvidia Tegra K1 Android Game Console Supports Kinect-like 3D Motion Tracking

Warchief Nvidia Tegra K1 Android Game Console Supports Kinect-like 3D Motion Tracking | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
Nvidia Tegra K1 is still the one of the best low power processor for gaming with its 192-core Kepler GPU, and a few Chinese manufacturers are about the launch mini PCs or game console featuring the...
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Huawei Watch May Be the Best Looking Android Wear Smartwatch So Far

Huawei Watch May Be the Best Looking Android Wear Smartwatch So Far | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
If you think Motorola Moto 360 looks good, but find the black zone at the bottom of the display ruins it all, Huawei Watch may be what you’ve been looking for, with a similar rounded shape...
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Add Network Connectivity to 2.5″ SATA Drives With Wi-Fi & Ethernet Enclosures

Add Network Connectivity to 2.5″ SATA Drives With Wi-Fi & Ethernet Enclosures | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
One person asked if there were solution to add Wi-Fi or Ethernet to hard drives similar to what Zsun Wifi Card Reader does with micro SD card. Provided solution include buying a low cost router with...
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Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition Octa-core Smartphone to be Unveiled at MWC 2015

Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition Octa-core Smartphone to be Unveiled at MWC 2015 | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition may have been the first phones launched with Ubuntu operating systems, but the device is rather an entry-level smrtphone with Mediatek MT6595 quad core Cortex A7...
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Zsun Wifi Card Reader Adds up to 64GB to Your Smartphone

Zsun Wifi Card Reader Adds up to 64GB to Your Smartphone | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
I’ve previously covered Zsun SD11x USB flash drives with 8 to 128 GB internal flash, a battery, and Wi-Fi connectivity in order to easily add storage to devices without micro SD slots. The...
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Imagination PowerVR GT7900 GPU is Made for Game Consoles and Notebooks

Imagination PowerVR GT7900 GPU is Made for Game Consoles and Notebooks | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
Imaginatino Technologies has just introduced the most powerful GPU of their new PowerVR Series7 GPU family with GT7900 featuring 16 unified shading clusters and 512 ALU cores for game consoles,...
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Intel Introduces Atom x3, x5 and x7 Categories for Its Upcoming Low Power Processors

Intel Introduces Atom x3, x5 and x7 Categories for Its Upcoming Low Power Processors | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
Intel has been using Core i3, i5, and i7 models for its desktop processor for a few years in order to help consumers chose between entry-level, mid-range, and high-performance processor, although you...
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Samsung Introduces Faster Full-Duplex UFS 2.0 Storage for Mobile Devices

Samsung Introduces Faster Full-Duplex UFS 2.0 Storage for Mobile Devices | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
eMMC (embedded multimedia card) provides a boost in read and write performance compared to traditional NAND flash memories, let alone micro SD cards. Samsung has now announced the manufacturing of...
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Mixtile LOFT-Q Allwinner A31 Board with SATA Can Now be Purchased for $90

Mixtile LOFT-Q Allwinner A31 Board with SATA Can Now be Purchased for $90 | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
Mixtile LOFT-Q and LOFT Kit were unveiled nearly a year ago, the first being a development board based on Allwinner A31 processor with 2GB RAM, 16GB RAM,  SATA connector, Gigabit Ethernet, etc..,...
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Kodi 15 Alpha 1 Adds Support for H.265 on Android, Drops Some Older OS Versions and Hardware

Kodi 15 Alpha 1 Adds Support for H.265 on Android, Drops Some Older OS Versions and Hardware | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
Kodi 15 Isengard got its first public Alpha release, with 400 pull-request for code merges, 1322 commits and thousands of code lines changed compared to Kodi 14 release with modifications of all...
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With Ulefone Be X, You can now Buy an Octa-core Android Smartphone for $90

With Ulefone Be X, You can now Buy an Octa-core Android Smartphone for $90 | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
$100 quad core Android phones, all Mediatek based, could be found back in 2013, and included 1GB RAM, 4GB flash, and a 4.5″ display with 854×480 resolution. Technology gets cheaper...
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Xiaomi Yi Full HD Action Camera Sells for $64

Xiaomi Yi Full HD Action Camera Sells for $64 | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
Xiaomi has decided to enter the sports camera market with an inexpensive 1080p action camera called Xiaomi Yi that will sell for 399 CNY ($64) in China, and outspecs the $135 entry-level Go Pro Hero...
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Intel Provides Details for Atom x3, x5 and x7 Processors

Intel Provides Details for Atom x3, x5 and x7 Processors | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
Intel had already announced their plan to change Intel Atom branding to use x3/x5/x7 nomenclature in order to make it easier for consumers to navigate their product offerings, but the company has now...
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Mediatek MT8173 is a big.LITTLE Cortex A72 / A53 Quad Core Processor for Tablets

Mediatek MT8173 is a big.LITTLE Cortex A72 / A53 Quad Core Processor for Tablets | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
Mediatek MT8173 first showed up in the Linux kernel as a quad core Cortex A57 / A53 processor, but now that Mediatek has officially announced the processor, it turns out the Cortex A57 cores are...
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Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Octa-core Smartphones Support Two Wireless Charging Protocols and UFS 2.0 Flash

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Octa-core Smartphones Support Two Wireless Charging Protocols and UFS 2.0 Flash | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
Samsung Electronics announced Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones at Mobile World Congress 2015 during their “Unpacked” event. Both features Exynos 7420 octa-core SoC with 64-bit ARM...
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$35 Bluetooth Blood Pressure Monitor Works with Android and iOS

$35 Bluetooth Blood Pressure Monitor Works with Android and iOS | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
People with hypertension or other heart conditions may want to monitor their blood pressure daily, and since I was asked recently, I studied blood pressure monitors available on the market from...
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Linaro 15.02 Release with Linux 3.19 and Android 5.0

Linaro 15.02 has just been released with Linux 3.19 (baseline), Linux 3.10.68 and 3.14.34 (LSK), Android 5.0.2, and Ubuntu Linaro Utopic. Listed changes for Linux Linaro are exactly the same as last...
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Build a Raspberry Pi 2 Minimal Image with The Yocto Project

Build a Raspberry Pi 2 Minimal Image with The Yocto Project | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
The Yocto Project is a build system that allows developers to make custom Linux distributions matching their exact needs. I’ve already shown how to build a 12MB Compressed image for the...
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Allwinner’s New Media Codec Library (CedarX) May Infringe on Open Source Licenses and Copyrights

Allwinner’s New Media Codec Library (CedarX) May Infringe on Open Source Licenses and Copyrights | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
Allwinner has had to good idea to open allwinner-zh github account last September in order to release source code, binary libraries, and documentation for these ARM processors. Yesterday, the company...
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Console OS Developer Preview Image Released for Some Intel Haswell and Bay Trail Systems

Console OS Developer Preview Image Released for Some Intel Haswell and Bay Trail Systems | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
Console OS is an operating system based on Android that’s designed to run son x86 machines ide-by-side with Windows and with desktop-friendly user interface. The project has been funded via a...
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