Google Glass Getting Android KitKat, Dropping Video Calls | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

Google Glass Getting Android KitKat, Dropping Video Calls | News & Opinion | PCMag.com.

For $1500, customers can buy google glasses upgraded with Android KitKat version4.4. The video calls are not supported anymore but pictures has been improved with better ordering and classification.

 

Heartbleed Bug Puts Millions Of Android Devices At Risk

Heartbleed Bug Puts Millions Of Android Devices At Risk.

This bug affects version 4.1.1 of Android estimated to be up and running on 50 million devices. The bug is a flaw in openSSL implementation which is widely used among websites for security. Google is deploying the patch in its customer base through operators which lives time for hackers to act.

Microsoft is now a phone company, as Nokia deal closes | Ars Technica

Microsoft closes the deal with Nokia. Microsoft gains a huge patent portfolio. It takes the Asha and Lumia brands. While Nokia keeps its infrastructure division and pledges not to build phones until 2016.

Microsoft is now a phone company, as Nokia deal closes | Ars Technica.

Genode – An Exploration of ARM TrustZone Technology

This is a tutorial explaining in depth the way ARM TrustZone is structured, how it works and why. It also develops how the trusted environment communicates with the non trusted environment.

Genode – An Exploration of ARM TrustZone Technology.

http://sched.co/1kzhnnn

BayLibre will be at the Embedded Linux Conference next week in San Jose.
Patrick Titiano will present:
“Use-Case Power Management : Identifying and Tracking Key Power Indicators – P. Titiano, BayLibre” http://sched.co/1kzhnnn
Patrick will share his expertise on this topic with the Linux audience and illustrate it with real life examples.

Parallella: A Supercomputer For Everyone by Adapteva — Kickstarter

We find this kickstarter project great. The goal of Parallela

is to make parallel computing affordable for everyone just

as the Raspberry Pi.

What is amazing here is that the architecture and SDK

documents are made available for everyone to use. We love it.

Parallella: A Supercomputer For Everyone by Adapteva — Kickstarter.

Samsung Gear Fit Review: The SmartWatch Fitness Tracker | Gizmodo Australia

A smart watch which is also a fitness-tracking device. It syncs only with Samsung’s Galaxy line of smartphones. It is one of the first devices which can at the same time display your heart rate and your incoming emails. It lasts 4 days on a single battery charge.

It costs $200.

Samsung Gear Fit Review: The SmartWatch Fitness Tracker | Gizmodo Australia.

Open Source Software for Sensor Hub Applications from Sensor Platforms and ARM

Sensor Platform will provide a software framework open source under an Apache license for use onto ARM’s platform. The algorithms for sensor fusion, pedestrian walk count and dead reckoning will be included. The APIs to be compatible with Android KitKat will also be provided. The only question is what is Sensor Platforms business model?

Open Source Software for Sensor Hub Applications from Sensor Platforms and ARM.

ARM Moves to LLVM Open-Source for Future Compilers | EE Times

ARM moves to LLVM license type compile for ARMv8. The DS-5 toolsuite will stay in the same price range. It is the network, server and multicore applications which ignited this move. Linaro provides the GCC compiler for ARM today.

This move is actually a complete  turnaround for ARM.

ARM Moves to LLVM Open-Source for Future Compilers | EE Times.

Xilinx: An ‘All Programmable’ Strategy | Light Reading

This is a great high tech and business story at the same time. Xilinx has acquired RocketChips, Triscend, AutoESL Design Technologies: providing a software tool suite to easily program FPGA, Omiino: for optical transport, Sarance Technologies: a leader in MAC technologies, Modelware: for traffic management and packet processing, PetaLogix: to provide Linux solutions for MicroBlaze and PowerPC, Modesat Communications: Modem solution maker for microwaves.

Why is this clever? Because the networking segment where a combination of high speed data path and numerous protocols, packets sizes and shapes have to be dealt with is a great target for programmable logic.

Xilinx has identified this early enough to deploy a step by step M&A strategy which puts the company in the head of the race as a provider for network equipment manufacturers. When visionary high tech and savvy business people make a team, the results can be great.

Xilinx: An ‘All Programmable’ Strategy | Light Reading.