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Leap Motion Lets You Control Your Computer With Finger Gestures

Leap Motion Lets You Control Your Computer With Finger Gestures | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
Leap Motion is a tiny USB device, about the size of a thumb drive, that let’s you control your computer with hands and fingers (and even pencils) gestures in three dimensions using motion sensing and motion control technology.The company claims...
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FriendlyELEC Launches a Rockchip RK3399 SBC for $129. Meet NanoPC-T4

FriendlyELEC Launches a Rockchip RK3399 SBC for $129. Meet NanoPC-T4 | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
NanoPC-T4 is the the smallest RK3399 based high-performance Arm board. The RK3399 SBC comes with 4GB DDR4 RAM, 16GB eMMC flash, dual-band WiFi module and an M.2 PCIe interface with NVME SSD support.
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MediaTek Helio P22 SoC for "Mid Range Premium" Smartphones Relies on 12nm Manufacturing Process

MediaTek Helio P22 SoC for "Mid Range Premium" Smartphones Relies on 12nm Manufacturing Process | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
Mediatek has launched the first mid-range smartphone Arm Cortex A53 SoC manufactured using 12nm process technology.The processor also implemented hardware based artificial intelligence for better, professional looking photography...
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A Closer Look at Mediatek MT8516 Cortex A35 SoM / Devkit for Android Things

A Closer Look at Mediatek MT8516 Cortex A35 SoM / Devkit for Android Things | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
Photos and specifications about MediaTek MT8516 vSoM certified for Android Things, and that can be used to designed smart speakers and displays.
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Dragino NB-IoT Bee is a $23 Xbee Compatible NB-IoT Add-on Board

Dragino NB-IoT Bee is a $23 Xbee Compatible NB-IoT Add-on Board | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
Several companies are already offering XBee NB-IoT add-on board including Digi International themselves, and SODAQ with their NB-IoT Bee N211 module going for 69 Euros. Dragino NB-IoT Bee is another option for NB-IoT connectivity using Xbee form factor,  and the board should be cheaper than most...
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Sonoff S26 WiFi Smart Plug Works in All/Most Countries, Sells for under $10

Sonoff S26 WiFi Smart Plug Works in All/Most Countries, Sells for under $10 | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
One recurring issue with smart plugs / sockets is that they are often designed with a specific prong type, so if you want to use them in our country you may have to add an adapter, which may not be ideal, since the socket may fall off or have bad contact.
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ZiP (zGlue Integration Platform) Enables the Design & Manufacturing of Low Cost Custom Chips

ZiP (zGlue Integration Platform) Enables the Design & Manufacturing of Low Cost Custom Chips | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
When I first started to read about zOrigin on Crowdsupply, I was not really impressed. Meh... Yet another Bluetooth LE fitness tracker with a few sensors, and an Android app. But as I read further, I found out the interesting part was inside the device: ZGLZ1BA, a custom chip manufactured using...
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Hexabitz Modular Prototyping Platform Enables Wire-Free 3D Electronics Designs (Crowdfunding)

Hexabitz Modular Prototyping Platform Enables Wire-Free 3D Electronics Designs (Crowdfunding) | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
A few years ago, I made a Raspberry Pi case made of perfboard and created some sort of DIY modular 3D electronics design by using the top and sides of the case to also hold electronics components and associated circuitry like a relay, and LEDs.
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Spreadtrum SC9863 Octa-core Cortex A55 Processor is Made for LTE Smartphones

Spreadtrum SC9863 Octa-core Cortex A55 Processor is Made for LTE Smartphones | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
Arm unveiled Cortex A55 cores about a year ago, and while we have seen the new cores combined with Cortex 75-class cores in premium smartphone processors such as Exynos 9810 SoC, I had yet to see a standalone Cortex A55 processor that should deliver a performance boost compared to A53, while...
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96Boards GPS Mezzanine is the First Add-on Board part of 96boards Community Mezzanine Initiative (Group Buy)

96Boards GPS Mezzanine is the First Add-on Board part of 96boards Community Mezzanine Initiative (Group Buy) | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
96Boards hardware development platforms support add-on boards called Mezzanines, and you'll find a bunch of them on 96Boards website. Most are designed and manufactured by companies, but in order to bring more (individual) open source hardware developers on-board, the 96Boards Community Mezzanine...
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HP t430 Thin client Works with a Single USB Cable

HP t430 Thin client Works with a Single USB Cable | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
Gemini Lake mini PCs are starting to sell and ship, and from the look of it, HP t430 appears to be yet another Gemini Lake mini PC based on an Intel Celeron N4000 processor. But the device is actually a thin client that has been designed to work with a single USB type C cable for...
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R-TV BOX S10+ is an Android 8.1 TV Box with a Built-in Qi Wireless Charger

R-TV BOX S10+ is an Android 8.1 TV Box with a Built-in Qi Wireless Charger | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
A couple of years ago we wrote about ECS Live Station, an Intel Bay Trail mini PC with an integrated wireless charger that can be used to charge any compatible smartphone. But as I was checking out new arrivals feed, I found out there was now a TV box that does the same thing.
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MT3620 Development Board for Azure Sphere is Up for Pre-order for $84.90

MT3620 Development Board for Azure Sphere is Up for Pre-order for $84.90 | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
Microsoft unveiled Azure Sphere solutions last month in order to provide a complete secure IoT solution from the hardware to the cloud with three main components: a secure MCU, Linux based Azure Sphere OS, and Azure Sphere Security (Cloud) Service.
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YC-CDA19Q is an 8-Port Quick Charge 3.0 Capable USB Charger with a Display Showing Power Consumption

YC-CDA19Q is an 8-Port Quick Charge 3.0 Capable USB Charger with a Display Showing Power Consumption | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
USB charger doctor is a cheap and easy way to monitor the voltage and current from a USB 2.0 port or charger, but you may have more than one device to monitor, and USB 3.0  type C ports as well as fast charger are now quite common, so it may not be suitable for all...
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$240 CHUWI GBox Mini PC Offers HDMI and VGA Outputs, a Quad Core Gemini Lake Processor

$240 CHUWI GBox Mini PC Offers HDMI and VGA Outputs, a Quad Core Gemini Lake Processor | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
CHUWI GBox mini PC features an Intel Celeron N4100 quad core Gemini Lake processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, a slot for 2.5" SATA drives or/and an M.2 SSD, HDMI and VGA video output ports, and more.
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Circumference Datacentre-in-a-Box Features up to 32 Raspberry Pi 3 B+ Managed by a UDOO x86 Ultra Board (Crowdfunding)

Circumference Datacentre-in-a-Box Features up to 32 Raspberry Pi 3 B+ Managed by a UDOO x86 Ultra Board (Crowdfunding) | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
We've previously seen several clusters made of Raspberry Pi boards with a 16 RPi Zero cluster prototype, or BitScope Blade with 40 Raspberry Pi boards. The latter now even offers solutions for up to 1,000 nodes in a 42U rack.
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RAK833 is an Industrial Grade mini PCIe LoRaWAN Gateway Card

RAK833 is an Industrial Grade mini PCIe LoRaWAN Gateway Card | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
The most obvious way to setup your own LoRAWAN network is to get an off-the-shelf Gateway such as MatchBox, which can be easily installed, and configured using the built-in web interface.But if you need something more flexible, Rakwireless RAK833 could be an interesting option, as an industrial grade...
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Sens'it Discovery is a Sigfox IoT Solution with 6 Sensors

Sens'it Discovery is a Sigfox IoT Solution with 6 Sensors | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
Sigfox has just launched Sens’it Discovery, which they describe as a “end-to-end IoT solution, which aims to accelerate the adoption of the IoT (Internet of things) among business and technical professionals”.
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ESP32-Sense Kit Lets You Experiment with ESP32 Touch Interface

ESP32-Sense Kit Lets You Experiment with ESP32 Touch Interface | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
Beside support for Bluetooth, one the other extra benefits of Espressif ESP32 over ESP8266 is the presence of a touch interface in the newer processor. If you are interested in that specific features, Espressif Systems has worked on ESP32-Sense kit that provides a main board with ESP32, and...
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Arduino Unveils its First FPGA Board with MKR Vidor 4000, Updates UNO WiFi Board with ATmega4809 MCU

Arduino Unveils its First FPGA Board with MKR Vidor 4000, Updates UNO WiFi Board with ATmega4809 MCU | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
Arduino has been busy with new boards announcements in the last week, as after introducing MKR WiFi 1010 and MKR NB 1500 IoT boards with respectively WiFi + Bluetooth, and NB-IoT + eMTC connectivity, the company has now unveiled two new boards.
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XU4Q Retro Gaming System Runs ODROID GameStation Turbo, Sells for $150 and Up

XU4Q Retro Gaming System Runs ODROID GameStation Turbo, Sells for $150 and Up | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
One of the use case for little Arm Linux boards is retro gaming thanks to open source projects like RetroPie, RetrOrangePi, Lakka, and others. To get a complete & usable system, it's possible to purchase console kits, enclosures, or even complete game consoles running one of such emulators.
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Sens’it Discovery is a Sigfox IoT Solution with 6 Sensors

Sens’it Discovery is a Sigfox IoT Solution with 6 Sensors | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
Sigfox has just launched Sens'it Discovery, which they describe as a "end-to-end IoT solution, which aims to accelerate the adoption of the IoT (Internet of things) among business and technical professionals".
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Pi-Hole Kit is a Raspberry Pi based Ad Blocker

Pi-Hole Kit is a Raspberry Pi based Ad Blocker | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
If you don't like getting tracked or see ads, it's normally easy enough to install an ad blocker plugin in your web browser. But if you want to save some resources on your computer(s) and/or prevent online ads on other devices - including TVs - on your local network, it's possible to do so via...
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UMIDIGI Z2 Pro is one of the first Smartphones based on MediaTek Helio P60 SoC

UMIDIGI Z2 Pro is one of the first Smartphones based on MediaTek Helio P60 SoC | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
MediaTek unveiled Helio P60 Cortex A73/A53 processor with AI HW acceleration a few months ago, and we were promised smartphones would start selling in Q2 2018. Mediatek's partners seem to be right on schedule, as several MediaTek Helio P60 smartphones have now been announced, including UMIDIGI Z2...
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How to Get Started with OpenCL on ODROID-XU4 Board (with Arm Mali-T628MP6 GPU)

How to Get Started with OpenCL on ODROID-XU4 Board (with Arm Mali-T628MP6 GPU) | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
Last week, I reviewed Ubuntu 18.04 on ODROID-XU4 board testing most of the advertised features.However I skipped on the features listed in the Changelog: GPU hardware acceleration via OpenGL ES 3.1 and OpenCL 1.2 drivers for Mali T628MP6 GPU While I tested OpenGL ES with tools like glmark2-es2 and...
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Intel NUC Kit NUC7PJYH Review – An Intel Gemini Lake Pentium Silver J5005 Barebone Mini PC

Intel NUC Kit NUC7PJYH Review – An Intel Gemini Lake Pentium Silver J5005 Barebone Mini PC | Embedded Systems News | Scoop.it
When Intel released their latest NUC Gemini Lake mini PCs they prioritized cost over performance. As a result the processor they chose for the ‘Intel NUC 7 Essential’ mini PC is somewhat underwhelming.
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