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Guest webinar | How Blokable uses Mender for OTA updates for scalable housing creation

16th Apr 2019

We will be hosting a guest webinar with our friends at Blokable, a company focused on expanding prosperity and equity in communities by building high-quality, low-cost, connected housing at scale. Come learn how Blokable uses Mender's secure and robust OTA update manager to unlock new capabilities and continuously improve the BlokSense Platform, a digital product that reduces the cost of maintenance and operations for Blokable communities. This webinar will be livestreamed on YouTube on Wednesday, May 15th at 9:00am Pacific Time.

Please see below!

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Meetup on April 17th in San Francisco: Comparing and Contrasting Embedded Linux Build Systems and Distributions

9th Apr 2019

We will be hosting a meetup technical in nature for IoT/embedded developers in San Francisco on Wednesday, April 17th starting at 7:00pm at one of our offices which is about a 5 minute walk from the San Francisco Caltrain station. The address is 450 Townsend Street, San Francisco. Beers and pizza will be provided and the topic will be embedded Linux build systems and distributions and comparing...

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Mender 2.0 beta: Application updates

2nd Apr 2019

Mender 2.0 beta is here and ready for you to try!

We are happy to see a further increase in community contributions with Mender 2.0! A big thank you to the contributors for investing your time in developing new features as well as everyone providing feedback and support! The Mender 2.0 beta release notes include all the contributor credits.

The focus for Mender 2.0 is support for Application updates, including package managers, file distributions and docker containers! The key features of Mender 2.0 beta are covered below, and you can see the detailed items in the Mender 2.0.0 beta release notes.

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Raspbian update breaks devices

14th Mar 2019

A couple of days ago there was an incident involving Raspberry Pi devices running Raspbian. During a period of time devices could brick if you perform an ‘apt-get update && apt-get upgrade’. In this case they would brick by losing most of their functionality and if restarted they would not boot anymore.

The problem, in this case, was that a misconfigured package was uploaded (raspi-copies-and-fi...

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Will the new EU standard protect consumers from IoT products?

11th Mar 2019

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) recently released Technical Specification 103 645, seeking to help protect consumers from IoT devices. Supported by world-class brands like ABB, Canon, Ericsson, Mitsubishi and LG Electronics can we expect this to be a first step in making IoT more secure?

The standard covers the ground from a fairly technical point of view, and talks a...

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