ODROID Magazine: August 2014

Hardkernel, Ltd
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Table of Contents

6 Android Development: Using the Linux Kernel - A Guide to the Android-Specific Drivers

9 Mount Your Internal SD Card When Booting from eMMC in Linux

10 Introducing the ODROID-W: A Miniature Raspberry Pi-Compatible Wearable Computer

14 Search with Google BBS: What if Google Were Invented in the 1980s?

14 Fixing Android Overscan: A Simple App to Change the Desktop Resolution

15 All About Hardkernel’s eMMC Modules: The ODROID Advantage

17 Linux Kernel Compilation: Get Full Control of Your Operating System Like a Linux Jedi

21 Youtube Player Alternative: Use Tampermonkey to Watch Videos

22 Interesting Linux Commands Part 1: Cute Programs For Your Next Coffee Break

23 ODROID-U3 vs. ODROID-U3+: The Next Generation in the ODROID-U Series

25 Install a Home Web Server: Using Lighttpd and Nginx to Publish Your Websites

25 Interesting Linux Commands Part 2: Cute Programs for Your Next Coffee Break

30 ODROID-VU Affordable 9” USB HDMI Touch Screen: A Portable Multitouch Screen for Android, Linux and Windows

32 PepperFlash Chrome Plugin for Lubuntu 14.04: An Easy Way to Watch Adobe Flash on Your ODROID Linux System

33 Android Gaming: Mupen64Plus - Turn Your ODROID Into a Nintendo 64 Retro Gaming Console

34 IO Shield Demystified: How to Create an Intermediary Between the Hardware and the Human

36 Digging (Into) the ODROID-SHOW: Unlock the Arduino Hardware’s Full Potential

41 OS Spotlight: Pocket Rocket and Couch Potato - Android 4.x Prebuilt Images for the Ultimate Set-Top Box, Now Available in KitKat 

47 Meet an ODROIDian: Bo Lechnowsky, Expert Maker and Inspirational Inventor

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As a service to the world-wide ODROID and Open Source communities, Hardkernel is proud to announce its newest contribution to ARM technology: ODROID Magazine, a free monthly PDF e-zine!  This cutting-edge online publication brings you the latest ODROID news, as well as featured articles from the expert community that has grown around the amazing ODROID family of micro-powerhouse computers.

Intended for all levels of users, ODROID Magazine offers definitive guides for new owners, with easy-to-follow tutorials on setting up your ODROID, installing operating systems and software, troubleshooting common issues, and playing both modern and classic games.  For more experienced users, we feature expert tips, programming examples, DIY projects, and other advanced technical topics on exploring new ways of making your ODROID even more versatile.

ODROID Magazine is an ideal opportunity for our growing international community to come together to share and contribute articles, so that everyone can be successful with their ODROID.  Want to contribute? Community members are encouraged to send their submissions and article ideas to odroidmagazine (at) gmail.com.  Published authors are eligible for free monthly gift awards from the Hardkernel store at http://www.hardkernel.com.

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Hardkernel, Ltd
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Aug 1, 2014
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Rob Roy
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Rob Roy
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