If you have concerns about your own personal objectivity, you could still forward interesting hardware news links to LWN, relying on the objective reporting of publications like those you mentioned.
But in general, many people in the Linux kernel community work for various companies, and nonetheless manage to objectively deal with contributions and discussions with their competitors. (Also, you said "worked", the past-tense of which suggests you may not anymore, which would make a potential conflict of interest even less likely.) Given that, I see no reason why you couldn't sensibly provide good reports on the state of open hardware and embedded Linux, if you had the time and inclination to do so.
Ruling out anyone with experience in the field doesn't seem like a recipe for good reporting. :)