Posts Tagged ‘bluetooth’

SGLNX takes Nvidia ION2 for a spin (Part 1/3)

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

The board
Nvidia ION2 GPU with Atom D525 Pineview CPU in an Mini-ITX form factor mainboard (17×17cm)

The memory
2x 2 gb (Dual Channel ) Kingston DDR3 1066MHz ram

The storage
Seagate 2.5″ Momentus XT hybrid 500gb SATA2 HDD

The operating system
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Misc hardware dongles
RT73 Wifi USB stick
USB bluetooth adapter (for use with Wiimote in XBMC)

The objective
Test run the board to run the default Ubuntu system with addon PPA repositories to ensure maximum performance for 1080p media playback using XBMC. Geekbench benchmarks to be used for testing the raw processing power of the D525 coupled with ION2.

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Opensource Complete Home Entertainment System : XBMC

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

XBMC is a free opensource cross platform media player. It has its origins from the first generation XBOX game console, where XBMC was created as a homebrew media player making use of MPlayer sources as one of its cores. XBMC has since evolved with a huge and continuously growing forum with active discussions happening 24/7.

Its flexibility in allowing add-on scripts and user-created skins has also contributed to its popularity. User-contributed skins such as the “Aeon Stark” made it even more popular in the recent months. Video shown after the break.

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True “Plug-in” Linux Appliance from Marvell!

Monday, January 11th, 2010

If only they can pack in a HDMI port… this little baby will be flawless!

2.0 GHz Arm-based processor

Wifi, Bluetooth, Gigabit Ethernet, Mini-USB port and “Ready to download” Linux 2.6 SDK for developers.

Low power, low price, small form factor

Below is an extract from UberGizmo

[CES 2010] Marvell has just launched its Computer 3.0 platform based on the Armada 300 processor. New the system still uses an ultra-low power and thermal envelope, but manages to reach 2Ghz and includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and built-in 1.8″ hard drive. The overall package is also much smaller (and sexier) than previous generations. Once again the semi-conductor mantra “smaller, better, cheaper” is beautifully applied by Marvell to these tiny computers. Developers can already get their hands on the SDK, and we’ve heard that a number of big-name brands are working on products based on Plug Computer 3.0.

Source : Marvell Plug Computer 3.0.

Other links of same product news

Linuxfordevices : Plug-in computer rev’d with WiFi, 2GHz SoC

LoopyGadgets : Marvell Plug Computer 3.0 with Built-in Wifi and Bluetooth

WAMMU & GAMMU to manage Nokia, Erricson, Siemens and other mobile phones

Monday, September 7th, 2009

This round, we are going to introduce a little known application that compliments the cellphone.

For all users, this application allows the linux OS to integrate their use of the cellphone with linux.

GAMMU, and it’s GUI version aka WAMMU, allows the linux user to to connect to their cellphones from their linux desktop/laptop to do the following functions:

Wammu

Wammu

  • Backup and synchronize contacts
  • Backup and synchronize SMS/MMS
  • Backup and synchronize calendar
  • Backup and synchronize pictures/files
  • Backup and synchronize todo list/notes
  • Send out SMS/MMS from desktop to single/multiple recipients
  • Make and receive phone calls

Connectivity can be via wired usb/serial connections or via bluetooth connectivity.

More information and supported phone list below:

Suggested reading list below

Gammu/Wammu is available on the following platforms

Fun with Bluetooth on Linux

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

One of the neglected technology in linux PCs is Bluetooth.

Though most wireless connectivity needs in today’s computing world are addressed by wifi 802.11abg, device to device communications such as bluetooth still has its uses.

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