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Free Software Foundation’s RYF Certified Hardware List Released for 2015

We see a lot of great hardware launched throughout the year. Especially during events like the ongoing CES 2016, manufacturers go for their best shot in an attempt to bring something new to the market and squeeze their product into the ever competing world. However, there is a "dark" side with all of these top of...

Google ADK 2012: Working with Google’s Accessory Development Kit – XDA Developer TV

Last year at Google I/O, Google released its ADK 2012. XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler got a hold of the device and unboxed it after last years Google I/O. He showed off all the features of the device back then. He promptly placed it on his desk and left it in clock mode. In this video, AdamOutler...

How to Build an Android App Part 3: Arduino Development – XDA TV

Last year at Google I/O, Google released the Android Accessory Development Kit. And yesterday we gave a brief primer on the options available for those looking to get started with the ADK. Arduino is the foundation which the Google ADK is based upon. In this video, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler demonstrates setup and use of an...

Open-Source Hardware–The Industry Standard

The center of most modern development is Open-Source. Open-Source is a huge selling point, allowing the user to potentially be on equal or greater knowledge-footing than product support.  Open-Source allows the end user to read and write the same software that comes on the device.  Open-Source also gives us the tools we need to modify our...