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Multicore Standard IDs Chips to Software
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7/30/2013   3 comments
A proposed standard aims to let multicore processors share details with OSes and tools so they can automate software configuration decisions.
Slideshow: Google Upgrades Android, Nexus, TV
News & Analysis  
7/25/2013   29 comments
We take a look at the new Nexus 7, Android 4.3, and Chromecast and share a brief chat with Google's Mr. Android and the chairman of Asus.
Java Grabs ARM in Embedded Drive
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7/22/2013   10 comments
Version 3.3 of Oracle's Java Micro Edition Embedded supports ARM-based SoCs targeting a broad range of microcontroller-class devices.
T&M Turns to Open-Source, Kickstarter
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7/22/2013   26 comments
A test-and-measurement startup is launching the open-source Red Pitaya project and credit-card-sized instrument board on its crowdfunding site.
RapidIO Nudges ARM Into Servers
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7/17/2013   5 comments
The RapidIO Trade Association is developing reference designs for servers and switches, paving the way into the datacenter for ARM-based SoCs.
Startup Aims to Unsnarl IoT Code
News & Analysis  
7/17/2013   21 comments
WigWag plans open source software to ease to job of addressing devices using any protocol on the Internet of Things. It also described the innards of its home automation devices.
Japan Firm Offers Personal 3D Printer
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7/16/2013   17 comments
Japan firm is offering a 3D printer plus design software for less than 200,000 yen, or less than about US$2,000, in the form of the Scoovo C170 model.
Lenovo Passes HP to Take PC Market Lead
News & Analysis  
7/11/2013   23 comments
Chinese firm pulled into lead in the second quarter as overall PC sales tumbled 11 percent year over year, according to IDC.
Embedded Linux Kernel Tuned for Virtualization & Determinism
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7/1/2013   Post a comment
Wind River has tackled one of the main objections to using virtualization in networking and communications applications by optimizing the embedded Linux kernel for Real Time performance.
IoT Landscape Defies Mapping
News & Analysis  
7/1/2013   17 comments
The Internet of Things represents one of the most fragmented market landscapes in electronics today.
WigWag Kicks Off Home Automation Campaign
News & Analysis  
7/1/2013   6 comments
WigWag has quickly blown through the modest goal of its Kickstarter campaign, but whether the startup sparks an IoT firestorm remains to be seen.


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