Ubuntu events in November

  November is just around the corner, winter jumpers are being dug out from the back of the wardrobe and it’s now acceptable to put the heating on. Although many may be considering hibernation, the Ubuntu team here at Canonical will be out and about around the world at a number of big events. So […]

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Infographic: Snaps in numbers

Coinciding with the release of Ubuntu 18.10 today, we have celebrated the exceptional adoption of snaps by sharing the infographic below. From popular snaps to daily installs, this infographic demonstrates where, when and why users are installing and adopting the secure, Linux application format. For more commentary around these numbers, check out this recent blog. […]

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Canonical collaborates with Eurotech on edge computing solutions

Coinciding with IoT World Solutions Congress in Barcelona this week, Canonical is pleased to announce a dual-pronged technological partnership with Eurotech to help organisations advance their internet of things enablement. Eurotech is a long time leader in embedded computing hardware as well as providing software solutions to aid enterprises to deliver their IoT projects either […]

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Digital signage: the face of the smart city revolution

This is a guest blog by Jody Smith, Product Manager at Broadsign. Around the world, smart city projects are popping up with unique solutions to longstanding urban challenges. Some examples include streetlights that analyse the current traffic situation, maps that indicate available parking spaces and street kiosks that deliver city information in real time. These […]

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How mir-kiosk enables a graphical IoT using Mir

If you have a problem… if you just need support for one fullscreen application… and, if you can use snaps… maybe you can use… mir-kiosk. Many devices need to provide some sort of graphical output or display (with the options of keyboard, mouse and touchscreen input) to the user. Some examples include interactive kiosks, digital […]

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Fing: future-proofing Fingbox the IoT home network monitoring device

As many as 20.4 billion internet of things devices are estimated to be in use by 2020, according to Gartner, with consumer products making up 63% of this figure. A large amount of these will be low-cost devices, rushed out by manufacturers in order to capitalise on this opportunity. Unfortunately, this method typically pays no […]

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Key considerations when choosing a robot’s operating system

Whether it be down to technological advances, rising market demand or just the ‘cool’ factor, the increase in robotics is happening and across numerous industries from healthcare, industrial to retail. According to IDC, worldwide robotic spending, encompassing hardware, software and related services, is set to reach US$230.7bn by 2021. Much like the wider internet of things […]

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