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UEFI Secure Boot – Windows 8 vs Linux

Last week, Microsoft showcased Windows 8 PCs with super fast boot thanks to the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI). The latest UEFI standard, released on April 8, includes a secure boot protocol which will be required for Windows 8 clients.
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AllWinner A80 Linux SDK Released

AllWinner A80 Linux SDK Released | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
After Android 4.4 SDK for AllWinner A31 last week, another AllWinner software development kit has been seen in the wild, this time for the new AllWinner A80 octa-core processor. A80 SDK includes...
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$25 GL.iNet 6416A is an Hackable OpenWRT Router with Easy UART and GPIO Access

$25 GL.iNet 6416A is an Hackable OpenWRT Router with Easy UART and GPIO Access | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
There are plenty of low cost routers supporting OpenWRT, but GL.iNet 6416A has several advantages compared to devices like TP-Link WR703N. Both are based on Atheros AR9931, but GL.iNet router has...
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UyeSee SoundMate M2 Wi-Fi Audio Streamer Review

UyeSee SoundMate M2 Wi-Fi Audio Streamer Review | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
UyeSee SoundMate M2 Wi-Fi music streaming receiver allows you to wirelessly play audio files from your smartphone or computer to speakers connected to a 3.5mm jack or an audio receiver connected to...
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Using an Android Mini PC as a Desktop PC (Blogging Version)

Using an Android Mini PC as a Desktop PC (Blogging Version) | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
I use an x86 computer running Ubuntu 14.04 as desktop PC, spending most of my time working on this blog, which mostly involves reading and writing articles in web browsers (Firefox, Chrome), handling...
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Linux (Enlightenment and Lubuntu) in WeTek Play Amlogic TV Box

Linux (Enlightenment and Lubuntu) in WeTek Play Amlogic TV Box | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
Last week I reviewed WeTek Play, a TV box with two DVB-S2 tuners, powered by Amlogic AML8726-MX dual core ARM Cortex A9 processor, and running Android 4.2, but the company also released several Linux...
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Shuttle DSA2LS Fanless Android Mini PC with Dual Display Support for Digital Signage Applications

Shuttle DSA2LS Fanless Android Mini PC with Dual Display Support for Digital Signage Applications | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
Shuttle is a company making small form factor PCs, and I’ve recently mentioned their Intel Celeron J1900 based mini PCs. The company has now launched its first ARM based mini PC, called DSA2LS,...
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Embedded Linux Conference Europe 2014 Schedule – IoT, ARM vs x86, Optimization, Power Management, Debugging…

Embedded Linux Conference Europe 2014 Schedule – IoT, ARM vs x86, Optimization, Power Management, Debugging… | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
Embedded #Linux Conference Europe 2014 Schedule – #IoT, #ARM vs #x86, Optimization, Power Management, Debugging… http://t.co/7mlg7EU6fS
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XBMC 13.2 Gotham Final Release

XBMC 13.2 Gotham Final Release | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
XBMC developers have just released XBMC 13.2, which could be one of the latest, if not the latest release, under the name XBMC, before Kodi 14 makes it debut. Since it’s only a minor release...
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WRTNode is a Hacker-Friendly Open Source Hardware OpenWRT Wi-Fi Module Selling for $25

WRTNode is a Hacker-Friendly Open Source Hardware OpenWRT Wi-Fi Module Selling for $25 | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
There are now some tiny and low cost ($15 to $20) Wi-Fi modules supporting OpenWRT such as VoCore and AsiaRF AWM002. However due to their small size they may not be that hacker’s friendly as...
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$79 STACK Box Home Automation / IoT Gateway Supports Wi-Fi, Ethernet, BLE, XBee, X10, Z-Wave and More (Crowdfunding)

$79 STACK Box Home Automation / IoT Gateway Supports Wi-Fi, Ethernet, BLE, XBee, X10, Z-Wave and More (Crowdfunding) | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
Cloud Media (Syabas) is better known for their Linux based “Popcorn Hour” media players, and last year I reviewed their FreeOTT streaming media player powered by a Cavium ARM11 processor....
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UyeSee T1H 4K Android TV Box Features USB 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet, and HDMI In

UyeSee T1H 4K Android TV Box Features USB 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet, and HDMI In | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
UyeSee T1H 4K #Android TV Box Features USB 3.0, Gigabit Ethernet, and HDMI In http://t.co/vIHirLLIEw #uhd #pip #hevc
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AllWinner A80 OptimusBoard Octa-core big.LITTLE Development Board is Now Available … for $345

AllWinner A80 OptimusBoard Octa-core big.LITTLE Development Board is Now Available … for $345 | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
A80 OptimusBoard powered by AllWinner A80 octa-core processor with four Cortex A15 and four Cortex A7 in big.LITTLE configuration had been announced at the end of 2013, and after numerous delays,...
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XBMC / Kodi 14 Ported to Tizen 3.0 Wayland

XBMC / Kodi 14 Ported to Tizen 3.0 Wayland | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
XBMC, soon to become Kodi with version 14, is now supported in Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, Android, and iOS. But Kodi 14 may soon support Tizen, as Phil C., a Tizen developer, ported the alpha version...
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$33 Intex Cloud Fx Firefox OS Smartphone Coming to India

$33 Intex Cloud Fx Firefox OS Smartphone Coming to India | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
Mozilla promised $25 smartphones running Firefox OS based on a Spreadtrum Cortex A5 application processor earlier this year, mostly for emerging markets. Thanks to Intex Cloud Fx smartphone selling...
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RPiSoC Development Board Based on Cypress PSoC 5LP Features Pmod, Raspberry Pi, and Arduino Headers (Crowdfunding)

RPiSoC Development Board Based on Cypress PSoC 5LP Features Pmod, Raspberry Pi, and Arduino Headers (Crowdfunding) | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
Embedit Electronics, a startup founded by two recent graduates of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA, has designed a board powered by Cypress Semiconductor PSoC 5LP ARM Cortex M3 system-on-chip...
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Unboxing of UyeSee G1H Android TV Box Powered by Rockchip RK3288

Unboxing of UyeSee G1H Android TV Box Powered by Rockchip RK3288 | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
So finally after month of waiting, and various delays, Rockchip RK3288 based Android TV box are finally coming to market. Shenzhen UyeSee Technology is the first company to send me a sample with...
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How to Build and Run Android L 64-bit ARM in QEMU

How to Build and Run Android L 64-bit ARM in QEMU | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
Most people can’t afford Juno Cortex A57/A53 development board, and mobile processors based on the latest 64-bit ARM cores are only expected by early 2015. But thanks to a small team at Linaro,...
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Interview with Allwinner Regarding their Linaro Membership

Interview with Allwinner Regarding their Linaro Membership | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
Since Allwinner has joined the Linaro Digital Home Group earlier this year, many people, including myself, have wondered what it means in terms of Linux support, and the engagement with the open...
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VidOn Box XBMC Android Media Player Can Now be Pre-ordered for $72.88

VidOn Box XBMC Android Media Player Can Now be Pre-ordered for $72.88 | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
VidOn Box #XBMC #Android Media Player Can Now be Pre-ordered for $72.88 http://t.co/UmxZFX1HeS
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Review of Probox2 EX Quad Core Android TV Box and Remote+ Air Mouse

Review of Probox2 EX Quad Core Android TV Box and Remote+ Air Mouse | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
Probox2 EX is an Android TV box powered by Amlogic S802-H processor with 2GB RAM and 16GB eMMC, an hardware very similar to MINIX NEO X8-H, and an upgrade to the Tronsmart Vega S89 Elite and Shenzhen...
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Freescale i.MX6 Development Boards (Wandboard, Cubox-i and HummingBoard) Get Android Kitkat Firmware and SDK

Freescale i.MX6 Development Boards (Wandboard, Cubox-i and HummingBoard) Get Android Kitkat Firmware and SDK | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
Several Freescale i.MX6 development boards have gotten a KitKat treat this month with the release of Android 4.4 firmware and SDK. The boards involved include Wandboard Solo/Dual/Quad, as well as...
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Raspberry Pi Based Slice, and EzeeCube Quad Media Players Support Internal Hard Drives (Crowdfunding)

Raspberry Pi Based Slice, and EzeeCube Quad Media Players Support Internal Hard Drives (Crowdfunding) | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
Slice is a media player based on Raspberry Pi Compute Module, and EzeeCube Quad is media hub powered by Freescale i.MX6 Quad, and an upgrade to EzeeCube based on i.MX6 dual, which was successfully...
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AllWinner A31 Android & Linux SDKs, and Documentation Leaked

AllWinner A31 Android & Linux SDKs, and Documentation Leaked | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
AllWinner A31 software development kits (SDK) for Android 4.2 / 4.4 and Linux can now be downloaded, and relevant documentation has also been made available, including HummingBird A31 system brief...
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$122 MK903V May Be the First Android HDMI TV Dongle Powered by Rockchip RK3288 SoC

$122 MK903V May Be the First Android HDMI TV Dongle Powered by Rockchip RK3288 SoC | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
Most of currently announced Rockchip RK3288 based Android mini PCs comes in box form factor, rather than in HDMI stick form factor, but I’ve been informed that MK903V is one of the first HDMI...
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Review of WeTek Play Android DVB-S2 Satellite Receiver

Review of WeTek Play Android DVB-S2 Satellite Receiver | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
I’ve already posted pictures of WeTek Play and its boards, and now it’s time to do a full review of this Android DVB-S2 receiver / media player. I’ll start by giving my first impressions,...
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