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Second Shortwave Beta

Today I can finally announce the second Shortwave Beta release! I planned to release it earlier, but unfortunately the last few weeks were a bit busy for me. Read more

Thanks to Linux, I just installed a pro-level video editor on my Chromebook

We’re constantly looking around for new tricks to make our Chromebooks even more capable than they’ve already become over the past couple of years. Every day, there are fewer use-cases where a Windows or Mac device is a necessity and we truly believe that Chrome OS will eventually offer comparable alternatives to that narrowing space. If there is one product, in particular, that Chrome OS will need to figure out, it’s video editing. Sure, there are great online products like WeVideo for lightweight projects and you can even find some pretty good video editing platforms in the Google Play Store but what we’re talking about is serious, high-octane editing that’s worthy of a Hollywood studio. (Well, a low-budget studio maybe.) Read more

This $200 Laptop Is Like a Chromebook You Can Hack

For some reason, despite the fact that our devices can seemingly do anything with an impressive level of polish, there are folks who want to learn from the tech they use. They want a challenge—and an adventure. I think I’ve learned over the last year or two that I’m one of those people. I primarily like using Hackintoshes despite the fact that the machines are intended for Windows, and I will mess with old pieces of computing history just to see if they uncover new ways of thinking about things. So when I heard about the Pinebook Pro, I was in. Here was a laptop built on the same ARM architecture primarily used for smartphones and internet-of-things devices, and designed to run Linux. Is it for everyone? Maybe not. But, if you love an adventure, you should be excited about what it represents. Read more

GNU/Linux Devices and Open Hardware

  • Jetson Nano carriers take on Nvidia’s official Dev Kit

    Aetina unveiled a rugged, 87 x 67mm “AN110” carrier for the Jetson Nano, and on KS there’s a 4x PoE “AeyeQ” carrier for the Nano and Xavier NX. The boards join other recent Nano carriers including AntMicro’s “Nano Baseboard,” Auvidea’s “JN30A/B,” and two carriers from AverMedia. Nvidia broke with tradition by introducing a maker-oriented development kit for its compact, Linux-driven Jetson Nano module priced at only $99. Nvidia supported its previous Jetson modules with more expensive and feature rich development kits, leaving third party partners to provide more affordable carrier options.

  • Wind River Launches CI/CD Model For Linux Customers

    Wind River has rolled out a continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) model for Wind River Linux customers. Wind River Linux follows a CI/CD process that allows customers to access new releases every few weeks. With this new cadence, teams can begin to build their own continuous integration and delivery systems for their customers, get a head start on building new platforms sooner, and enjoy similar benefits of Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) management, technical support, and quality typically found in annual and Long Term Support (LTS) releases.

  • Open-Source Hardware in the Modern Era

    Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on a simplified hardware and software management system. Probably the best known Italian brand in the digital world, Arduino has become an icon for its pioneering open-source boards. With Arduino, it is possible, in an extremely fast way, to develop devices that integrate not only classic electronic components but also sensors, servomechanisms, and communication devices. Arduino, therefore, breaks down the barriers to entry that the world of electronics experienced with information technology and opens up a universe of possibilities to the world of modern makers who like to experiment and prototype electronic devices at economically advantageous prices. Arduino Uno arrived in 2005. The technology par excellence in Italy has become one of the pillars of the maker movement. Many things have changed in recent years, and the best way to know Arduino better is to interview its CEO, Fabio Violante.