Blog Posts

Earlier this month, the WannaCry ransomware cryptoworm ravaged its way through exposed systems in over 60 countries. The attack started on May 12 and spread rampantly over the next four days, exploiting a vulnerability in Microsoft’s implementation of the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol. WannaCry sadly lived true to its name. Hospitals, businesses, metro stations, universities,
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Despite what some people believe, the black box inside your car doesn’t serve up a steady stream of data to some overlord who’s tracking you. It’s there as a benefit. With the data collected from black boxes, safety analysts and accident investigators can evaluate how cars perform in crashes and ultimately design safer cars. The
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When it comes to cars, these three things are all intertwined – data, storage, and in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems. The IVI needs data to be – well – “infotaining.” Whether it’s music, movies, traffic updates, or maps – it’s all data served up by the IVI to make your ride more enjoyable and convenient. And
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To begin, every startup has a well-known challenge: to find a product-market fit and scale it up. Unless you are Steve Jobs, you most likely won’t get it right when you come out of the gate with your new product or service. When that happens, you very quickly and effectively need to learn how to
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SXSW by Shane Allen

SXSW 2017 was hot on car safety

  • March 31, 2017 /
  • by Shane Allen
Earlier this month, Tuxera travelled to SXSW, or South by South West. For those that don’t know, SXSW is a week-long event and exhibition held annually in Austin, Texas, USA. It brings innovative personas and companies from tech, culture, entertainment, and design to one place to discuss what are the next big things. This year’s
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Smart factories are moving to Linux – here’s why

  • March 29, 2017 /
  • by Severi Tikkala
This month Tuxera visited Nuremberg, Germany for the annual embedded world exhibition and conference. Although the hot topic on the floor was IoT security and safety, the event had a hidden gem of insight for those working with embedded software: Linux is now gaining a foothold as the operating system for industrial processes. From the
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Software Automotive

How car manufacturers are becoming software companies

  • March 15, 2017 /
  • by Claudio M. Camacho
Technology has moved a long road from being something that only tech enthusiasts would admire. It has become a mainstream phenomenon that drives consumer decision making. But as hardware advancements are becoming more and more commoditized, software is the growing force that influences which “smart” products consumer is going to buy. This is a domino
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Last week, we were at one of the tamest Mobile World Congress (MWC) events I’ve yet to experience. As far as smartphones and tablets go, it’s hard to say anything was truly mind-blowing or disruptive. There were some eye-dazzling phones out there, however. OPPO, for example, impressed with both their 5X dual camera technology, plus a stunning user interface that resembles Apple’s iOS. That
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