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$79 Plug Makes Creating Your Own Cloud Easy

$79 Plug Makes Creating Your Own Cloud Easy | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
The “Plug” is a device with an Ethernet connection, and a USB port that allows you to connect up to 8 USB drives, and access those in a unified fashion from all your devices. It’s a...
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Linux-Rockchip Developers Community Up, Rockchip Development Boards Coming Soon?

Companies like Freescale and Texas Instruments provide good software support, and documentation, which is why they can be found in many embedded devices, because without documentation or source code...
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Control your DSLR Camera via Wi-Fi using an Android mini PC and a Tablet

Control your DSLR Camera via Wi-Fi using an Android mini PC and a Tablet | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
DSLR Controller is a paid Android app (beta) that uses your Canon EOS DSLR camera USB port in order to control it and access the camera live view with a tablet or smartphone. That may be useful, but...
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Firmware Update for CS868 mini PC Version 2.06 (Android 4.1.1)

Firmware Update for CS868 mini PC Version 2.06 (Android 4.1.1) | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
If you’ve got a Rockchip RK3188 mini PC, there’s usually no issue with finding firmware updates, or even custom ROMs. But if you’ve bought an AllWinner A31 mini PC, such as CS868,...
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Play HEVC/H.265 Videos and Embed HEVC Streams into MP4 and TS Files with openHEVC and GPAC

Play HEVC/H.265 Videos and Embed HEVC Streams into MP4 and TS Files with openHEVC and GPAC | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
I wrote an introduction to H.265 (aka HEVC) at the end of last year, including instructions showing how to encode videos to HEVC using the reference implementation. It worked but since it was not...
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Lernstift Digital Pen Hits Kickstarter for $150

Lernstift Digital Pen Hits Kickstarter for $150 | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
Lernstift is a digital pen running Linux that aims at helping children learning how to write by vibrating when they’ve made calligraphy or orthography errors. I’ve covered the overall...
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Linaro Connect Europe 2013 Sessions and Mini-Summit

Linaro Connect Europe 2013 Sessions and Mini-Summit | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
Linaro Connect Europe 2013 (LCE13) is taking place in Dublin, Ireland on July 8 – 12, 2013. If you are not there, you can still follow the event remotely as the event schedule is available with...
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MINIX NEO X7 Quad Core Set-top Box Redesigned, Available Soon

MINIX NEO X7 Quad Core Set-top Box Redesigned, Available Soon | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
When MINIX unveiled their RK3188 based MINIX NEO X7 at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair in April, they showcased a new enclosure design. Many people seemed to dislike the new “Lamborghini”...
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Cloud Media FreeOTT Player Review

Cloud Media FreeOTT Player Review | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
Syabas was a company designing set-top boxes such as Popcorn Hour Media Tank that were relatively popular before the Android media player invasion. The company is now called Cloud Media, and they...
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Alpha Data ADM-XRC-7Z1 XMC Mezzanine Card Powered by Xilinx Zynq SoC

Alpha Data ADM-XRC-7Z1 XMC Mezzanine Card Powered by Xilinx Zynq SoC | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
Alpha Data, a company providing solutions for compute intensive applications, has announced the ADM-XRC-7Z1, an XMC board powered by Xilinx Zynq-7045 or Zynq-7100 Cortex A9 + FPGA SoC targeting application such as software-defined radio, radar and...
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$87 NEO NS Goddess Dual Core Android Smartphone Powered by Qualcomm MSM8225

$87 NEO NS Goddess Dual Core Android Smartphone Powered by Qualcomm MSM8225 | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
If you’re following the Chinese low cost smartphone space, you may only think about phones based on Mediatek or possibly Spreadtrum SoCs, but Qualcomm is now entering the arena with its dual...
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Media Magic i5 is a 5″ Android Game Console Powered by Mediatek MT6589

Media Magic i5 is a 5″ Android Game Console Powered by Mediatek MT6589 | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
Mediakek MT6589 processors are omni-present in the latest Chinese smartphones, and we can see new models based on the platform pop-up every week. But Mediatek SoC are almost exclusively used in...
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Intrinsyc Announces DragonBoard 8074 Devkit Based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 APQ8074 Processor

Intrinsyc Announces DragonBoard 8074 Devkit Based on Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 APQ8074 Processor | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
Intrinsyc Software has announced the availability of a new DragonBoard Development Kit composed of a Qseven Open-Q 8074 SoM powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 APQ8074 processor for Android and embedded Linux development, and a mini-ITX carrier board.
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Juice Extreme 2 Android TV Home Gateway Features 4 DVB Tuners for Multiscreen Support

Juice Extreme 2 Android TV Home Gateway Features 4 DVB Tuners for Multiscreen Support | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
Antik Technology, a Slovakia based company, has developed a Android set-top-box powered by STMicro StiH416 SoC.
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Reko QT800 mini PC Based on AllWinner A20 Comes with Dual Band 300Mbps Wi-Fi (Maybe)

Reko QT800 mini PC Based on AllWinner A20 Comes with Dual Band 300Mbps Wi-Fi (Maybe) | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
In an HDMI TV stick market now dominated by Rockchip RK3066 and RK3188 based devices, Reko QT800 is one of the rare AllWinner A20 mini PCs. It comes with 1 GB RAM, 4 to 8 GB flash, as well as dual...
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big.LITTLE Processing Update – In-Kernel Switcher vs Global Task Scheduling

big.LITTLE Processing Update – In-Kernel Switcher vs Global Task Scheduling | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
big.LITTLE processing is a new technology announced by ARM in 2011 that allows an SoC to feature low power cores (e.g. Cortex A7) together with high performance cores (e.g. Cortex A15) in order to...
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Systena Tizen Tablet Hands-on Video

Systena Tizen Tablet Hands-on Video | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
Systena, a Japanese company, is currently developing a Tizen tablet with a quad core Cortex A9 processor at 1.4Ghz, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. The tablet features a 10.1″display...
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Hacking MK908 mini PC for Serial Console Access

Hacking MK908 mini PC for Serial Console Access | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
Thanks to Omegamoon (and this brother) we already have instructions to connect the UART pins on MK808 in order to access the serial console. He’s done it again with MK908 mini PC featuring...
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Zyxel NSA310 / NSA320 Hackable Network Access Storages Run Debian Linux

Zyxel NSA310 / NSA320 Hackable Network Access Storages Run Debian Linux | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
Yesterday, we saw how to make a NAS enclosure for the Cubieboard, but DesertF0x commented “Better take a NSA-310 oder NSA-320. It is easy to install Debian and it has Gigabit!”, and I...
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DIY NAS Enclosure for The Cubieboard

DIY NAS Enclosure for The Cubieboard | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
The Cubieboard with a 1GHz processor, 1GB RAM, a SATA port and its low price ($49) is probably one the best available options if you want to make your own ARM based NAS. The hardware is easy to get,...
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Renesas RZ/A1 Cortex A9 Processors Feature Up to 10 MB On-chip RAM

Renesas RZ/A1 Cortex A9 Processors Feature Up to 10 MB On-chip RAM | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
Renesas Electronics has recently introduced the RZ/A1 group of ARM Cortex-A9 microprocessors (MPUs) for automotive, consumer and industrial applications requiring user interfaces with displays with a...
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12MB Minimal Image for Raspberry Pi using the Yocto Project

12MB Minimal Image for Raspberry Pi using the Yocto Project | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
Last year, I wrote instructions and provided a download link about a minimal image for Raspberry Pi based on Raspbian. The compressed image is 84MB, and the good thing about it is that you can just...
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$130 Giada Q11 Android PC Features an LVDS Port, a mini PCIe slot, a Battery and 2.5″ HDD Support

$130 Giada Q11 Android PC Features an LVDS Port, a mini PCIe slot, a Battery and 2.5″ HDD Support | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
Giada Q11 is an Android media player powered by AllWinner A10 with 1GB RAM and 8GB flash, which are pretty low specifications by today’s standard, so I would probably not recommend using at...
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DIY Modular Stripboard / Perfboard Casing for Raspberry Pi (Part 1)

DIY Modular Stripboard / Perfboard Casing for Raspberry Pi (Part 1) | Embedded Software | Scoop.it
I plan to play around with Bluetooth 4.0 LE in Linux using the Raspberry Pi as an hardware platform together with a small LCD display and possibly a relay board. Instead of having boards spread...
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Linux Kernel 3.10 Released

Linus Torvalds has announced the release of Linux Kernel 3.10: So I delayed this by a day, considering whether to do another -rc, but decided that there wasn’t enough upside. Sure, it...
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