Archive for the 'embedded' Category

Why are there no recent posts on

May 28, 2016

Why has had so few posts over the past several years? Blame it on the success of its offspring:! Here’s the scoop…

R.I.P. LinuxDevices… Long live LinuxGizmos!

March 9, 2013

In 2012, the embedded Linux market lost a valued resource when became a collateral casualty of QuinStreet’s acquisition of a group of websites from Ziff Davis Enterprise. Unfortunately the new owner has no interest in supporting the site, so LinuxDevices has lain dormant for over a year.

World’s first Arduino flashlight ships soon

September 28, 2012

Following a highly successful Kickstarter project and over a year of development, HexBright, billed by its creator as the “world’s first open source Arduino flashlight,” is now in production with initial shipments planned for December.

Startup gives birth to telepresence robot

September 25, 2012

Suitable Technologies today unveiled a telepresence robot based on “Texai” technology from Willow Garage, a robotics research lab. “Beam” (as in “Beam me up, Scotty” — no, really!) implements a video chat function on a computer you can remotely drive around via Internet-based control.

Pioneering “embedded PC” standard turns 20

September 3, 2012

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the launch of the PC/104 specification, which introduced a standardized way to build PC-compatible functions into a wide range of instruments, devices, and applications.

Android smartwatch smackdown!

October 27, 2011

Two startups are about to go “chrono y chrono” with competing Android smartwatch gizmos. The “I’m Watch” exclusively targets smartwatch applications, whereas the “WIMM Platform” is meant to create “a new market of connected wearable devices that deliver timely, relevant information at a glance” — of which smartwatches are but one example.

Baby monitoring gizmo texts moms and dads

September 22, 2011

Evo will soon begin shipping a low-power, Internet-enabled, wireless monitor aimed at parents who want to keep tabs on their babies even when they’re off enjoying some much-deserved R&R.

Personal cloud-server gizmo goes mobile

September 1, 2011

Cloud Engines is now accepting preorders for a new version of its Pogoplug personal cloud-server gadget, targeting users of Android and iOS mobile devices. Although dubbed “Pogoplug Mobile,” the compact new model remains powered by an AC wall-wart and communicates via wired Ethernet.

World’s first open source flashlight?

June 6, 2011

Robotics wizard and two-time Battlebots champion Christian Carlberg first achieved notoriety shredding competitors’ robots with Minion’s 14-inch saw blade on one of TV’s first reality shows. Now he’s all fired up to begin shipping what may prove to be the “world’s first open source flashlight.”

Cooler AMD CPUs turn up the heat on Atom

May 22, 2011

AMD has just added a pair of lower-power processors to the Embedded G-Series APU (accelerated processing unit) line that debuted earlier this year. The new single- and dual-core parts integrate 64-bit x86 CPU cores along with a DirectX 11-capable GPU (graphics processor unit) core on a single die, and offer total (CPU+GPU) power consumptions down to 5.5W.