A starter kit for the Arduino Uno open-source prototyping board which can be used by professional embedded system engineers and students is available from RS Components, writes Richard Wilson.
This year's Millennium Technology Prize, the "Nobel" of the technology world, has for the first time been shared between the two nominees. Stem-cell researcher Shinya Yamanaka and Linus Torvalds, creator of the Linux operating system, will each receive €600,000. Linux underlies Google, Facebook and Amazon, but unlike commercial rivals Windows and Mac OS, Linux is open-source, free, and anyone can improve it. Jacob Aron, of our sister site New Scientist, talked to Torvalds in advance of the prize announcement.
An add-on prototyping kit forRaspberry Pi is available from US-based hobbyists website Adafruit.
Thanks to Steve Bush, our Technology Eduitor, for flagging this amazing graphic. Ever wondered what a document of Linux distros would look like, in graphical form? Wind River has collaborated with developer of Qt for desktop and embedded development Digia to offer platform support for the Qt Commercial development framework on Wind River's VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS).
The Raspberry Pi Foundation, which intends to sell its educational computers directly, auctioned 10 of its beta production board on eBay.
Wind River has announced the immediate availability of Wind River Linux 4, Update Pack 2 - with graphics support to the forefront.
Here's an Open Source-related story from our new Android blog, Eyes on Android - Android could be badly bitten by GPL licensing
An interesting Ubuntu-related post on our new low-power design blog, written by Chris Edwards - Linux power: what does changing a register do if the BIOS tells you it isn't there?
Raspberry Pi is a tiny ARM-based single board computer that enables a TV to run Linux and scripting languages such as Python.
Version 7.0 of the open-source real-time operating system FreeRTOS has been released, adding a software timer, a port to the MSP430X microcontroller, and two additional 'demos', writes Technology Editor Steve Bush.