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Intel upgrades MinnowBoard developer computer, cuts price to $99 | Ars Technica

Intel provides an affordable version of its Minnowboard. Their target is hobbyist but also developers who want to prototype. The board is well equipped in IO capabilities (PCIe, SATA for instance) and is deemed suitable for protoyping or developing files servers and network devices. It is delivered under a create commons license and comes with a Yocto distribution. This is great step from Intel to get towards the contribute to small and medium projects. BayLibre likes it!

Intel upgrades MinnowBoard developer computer, cuts price to $99 | Ars Technica.

AMD, Mentor Graphics Partner on Embedded Linux Support | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

AMD and Mentor Graphics have announced that they have sealed a multi year partnership. AMD is going full speed into the Internet of Things and needs to provide fully functional Yocto distribution in order to reach its customers. This is the kind of partnerships we expect to see more and more between semiconductors  vendors and Linux consulting companies.

AMD, Mentor Graphics Partner on Embedded Linux Support | News & Opinion | PCMag.com.

14 Kickstarter Projects We're Excited for in 2014

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TGIF, today March the 14th, Mashable shares 14 cool devices available on kickstarter for 2014.

Some of these devices are mecanical, some are web apps and some are electronic gizmos. BayLibre likes most of them.

Which one is the device you like best? Let us know at social@baylibre.com

We are big fans of the electrical bike wheel, infoactive and python cord.

Hands-on with Samsung’s Tizen OS: An impressively capable Android clone | Ars Technica

Samsung shows a Tizen phone at mobile world congress.

Arstechnica journalist explains that this Tizen port to a Galaxy S4 was looking very much like an Android phone. It seems that Samsung is tempted by designing its own OS in order to become independent from Android-Google. The result seems pretty nice in terms of user interface.

We do agree though that the user interface is only one part of the story. The big strength of Android is the plethora of applications available. Will Samsung manage to create a real alternative to the Google store and the Google apps?

Hands-on with Samsung’s Tizen OS: An impressively capable Android clone | Ars Technica.