AMD might create ARM-based CPUs, new CEO saysview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) is apparently mulling over licensing ARM architecture for forthcoming mobile-oriented processors. & Making sure that you're able to be ambidextrous is definitely a winning hand,& recently appointed CEO Rory Read has been quoted as saying with regard to the move.... (Embedded)

ELC and OSCON seek conference submissionsview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – The Linux Foundation's CE Linux Forum (CELF) workgroup announced a call for participation (CFP) for this year's Embedded Linux Conference (ELC), to be held Feb. 15-17, 2012, in Redwood Shores, California, with submissions due Jan. 6. O'Reilly Media, meanwhile, issued its own CFP, due Jan. 12, for its Open Source Convention (OSCON) 2012, scheduled for July 16-20, 2012 in Portland, Oregon.... (Embedded)

Cortex-A8 dev board takes on the BeagleBoard-xMview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Embest is shipping a single board computer based on the Texas Instruments Cortex-A8-based DM3730 or AM3715 system on chips. The DevKit8500D -- also available from Premier Farnell's Element14 engineering community as the DM3730-EVK Evaluation Kit -- is equipped with DVI-D, Ethernet, USB 2.0, and serial expansion interfaces, plus options including touchscreens, wireless modules, and cameras.... (Embedded)

Yocto 1.1 embedded Linux stack adds GUI builderview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – The Linux Foundation announced Yocto Project Release 1.1, adding that it will host the Embedded GNU C Library (EGLIBC) and integrate it with Yocto. Based on Linux 3.0, Yocto 1.1 adds a GUI-based, customized image builder called & Hob,& plus layer tooling features, 3G cellular support, and small footprint, fast-boot layers.... (Embedded)

Intel to offer Android 2.x on Atom E6xx in Januaryview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Intel has tipped upcoming support for Android 2.3x (& Gingerbread& ) on its Atom E6xx processor and denied rumors it is discontinuing support for the MeeGo project. Meanwhile, HTC is said to be considering acquiring its own operating system, but Samsung says it won't be acquiring MeeGo, say two other industry reports.... (Embedded)

Linux Foundation sites hacked, but kernel said to be safeview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – The Linux Foundation took down several of its sites, including Linux.com, after discovering suspicious activity on its servers that's apparently related to the Trojan recently found on Kernel.org. The Linux kernel is not affected, but users who have registered on other Linux Foundation sites likely had their personal information stolen, the nonprofit foundation warns.... (Embedded)

XLP II SoC promises up to 20 quad-threaded 2.5GHz coresview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – NetLogic Microsystems announced a second-generation, 28-nanometer member of its Linux-ready XLP multicore processor family, claimed to be five to seven times faster. (Embedded)

C++ revision will offer concurrency, 'more natural' operationview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – A new version of one of the world's most popular programming languages has been unanimously approved by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). C++11 will be & more natural ... and as efficient as ever,& and will include a new standardized memory model, according to creator Bjarne Stroustrup.... (Embedded)

Android keeps growing in U.S. -- especially in the south and westview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – ComScore's second-quarter U.S. smartphone study shows that Android went up two percent in June to 40.1 percent share, while Apple's iOS remained steady at 26.6 percent. Meanwhile, Jumptap released a study comparing usage state-by-state, showing iOS' strength in New England and the upper Midwest and Android's greater popularity in the South and West.... (Embedded)

Black Hat security conference explores war-textingview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – At this week's Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas, security researchers will be addressing SSL vulnerabilities, mobile attacks, Chrome OS security gaps, and & war-texting& -- a snooping technique that could also enable a car to be started remotely. Meanwhile, the nominations for the 2011 Pwnie Awards at Black Hat include a nod to Sony for its incompetence at security.... (Embedded)

Open source remote controller flies model planes via Air Linuxview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – [Updated: 3:30PM] -- Open source hacker community Gizmo For You is developing a Linux-based controller and separate receiver device to remotely control a model airplane or other vehicle. (Embedded)

Patent trolls chase app developers out of the U.S.view story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Kootol Software Ltd. has sent & a notice& to Apple, Faccebook, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Twitter, and several dozen other tech companies regarding a soon-to-be-awarded patent on a & core technology& apparently involving social networking. Meanwhile, legal attacks by & patent troll& Lodsys are causing small app developers to withdraw from the U.S. (Embedded)