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Tag: Linux

Tango Portable Computer: Your Laptop’s Guts Squished Flat

Tango Portable Computer: Your Laptop’s Guts Squished Flat
Here’s another computer looking for a dumb terminal to mate with. Like the ICE xPC, Tango crams in the main components of a computer into a palm-sized case. It also uses a dock to connect to an HDMI display and other peripherals.

LEGO BMO Raspberry Pi Computer is Red Hot Like Pizza Supper

LEGO BMO Raspberry Pi Computer is Red Hot Like Pizza Supper
LEGO enthusiast Michael Thomas made this awesome LEGO replica of  Adventure Time’s BMO. But wait! BMO is computer! Michael also put a Raspberry Pi inside BMO, as well as a 2.5″ screen. That means he can actually use his BMO to play video games, just like Finn and Jake do with the cartoon BMO.

Ego! Smartmouse Also Works as Flash Drive, Gesture Remote and More: Swiss Army Mouse

Ego! Smartmouse Also Works as Flash Drive, Gesture Remote and More: Swiss Army Mouse
A week ago, we learned about the Mycestro, a pointing device that, despite its unusual form, only has a humble goal: to replace your mouse. The Ego! Smartmouse on the other hand is quite the opposite.

GCW-Zero Open Source Gaming Handheld: Straight out of Pandora’s Box

GCW-Zero Open Source Gaming Handheld: Straight out of Pandora’s Box
A new challenger steps in the niche market… ring of portable consoles built to run emulators of older systems. But like the relatively famous Pandora handheld, the GCW-Zero aims not just to let players enjoy old games but also let those with programming skills tweak and play with its software.

Light by Moore’s Cloud Goes for Homegrown Crowdfunding

Light by Moore’s Cloud Goes for Homegrown Crowdfunding
About a month ago, a project launched on Kickstarter called the Light by Moore’s Cloud. Unfortunately, the project failed to meet its funding goal, despite gathering about 2,000 supporters. With the company’s Kickstarter funding plans foiled, it has decided to run its own homegrown crowdfunding project.

Dell to Offer Ubuntu Linux Preinstalled on XPS 13 Ultrabooks

Dell to Offer Ubuntu Linux Preinstalled on XPS 13 Ultrabooks
If you’re the sort of computer user who wants to be different, but you don’t want to lay out the big money that the MacBook costs you might want to check out Dell’s latest offering. Dell has announced that it’s offering an XPS 13 Ultrabook with Ubuntu Linux pre-installed instead of Windows.

RGB + LED + USB = blink(1)

RGB + LED + USB = blink(1)
While I particularly like the look and programmability of the L8 SmartLight, it might be a bit showy and overkill for many needs. If you’re looking for a simpler way to indicate activity on your computer or the internet, you might want to check out this little gadget instead.

Sixaxis Emulator Tricks PS3, Lets You Use Mouse and Keyboard as Controller

Sixaxis Emulator Tricks PS3, Lets You Use Mouse and Keyboard as Controller
It’s been almost a year since we featured the Eagle Eye, a commercially-available USB adapter for the PS3 that lets users use both a keyboard and a mouse with the console. Here’s a more-or-less free alternative from hacker Matlo, who is working on a program that tricks a PS3 into thinking that your PC is a Sixaxis controller, letting you use mice, keyboards and other PC peripherals to play games on the PS3.

DreamPlug: Tiny Linux Computer That Looks Like A Power Plug

DreamPlug: Tiny Linux Computer That Looks Like A Power Plug
Wouldn’t you want a teeny tiny computer with no video card? Well if you do, then you can be very happy because the DreamPlug will start shipping later this month. The DreamPlug is a small computer that almost looks like a power plug.

HomeSeer HomeTroller-Mini is a Cheap Linux Home Automation Gateway

HomeSeer HomeTroller-Mini is a Cheap Linux Home Automation Gateway
I have always wanted to automate my home, mostly because my entire family is lazy. I am apparently the only one capable of walking across the room and tuning off a light. I want to be lazy too.

Selfcontrol Internet Blocker: for Those Who Lack Said Trait

Selfcontrol Internet Blocker: for Those Who Lack Said Trait
There are already a several programs and browser extensions that can block access to the Internet for a set amount of time, but what makes SelfControl stand out is that it is ruthless. Designed by Steve Lambert, once SelfControl’s timer is set, it is set – quitting the application, restarting your computer or even deleting the damn app will not reset the timer.

Linux Foundation Credit Card: Help Nerds Out Every Time You Shop

Linux Foundation Credit Card: Help Nerds Out Every Time You Shop
The moderately powerful PC you yourself put together: $600. Your choice of Linux distro: Free. Having the geekiest credit card: Priceless. The Linux Foundation credit card has no annual fee, low starting APR (although as Forever Geek’s Noemi Twigg pointed out, the APR inflates from 0% on the first month to 12.99% on the 7th month), and most importantly, funds raised from the credit card will be used in technical events for the Linux community, as well as travel grants for open source community members.

Gamepark Caanoo: New Linux Handheld Gaming System Gets Weird Name

Gamepark Caanoo: New Linux Handheld Gaming System Gets Weird Name
The latest Linux-based portable gaming console from Gamepark Holdings (the same guys who created the GP2X Wiz) has the unfortunate name “Caanoo”, which is not only difficult to spell, I have no idea how to pronounce it.

Humble Indie Bundle: What Would You Pay?

Humble Indie Bundle: What Would You Pay?
Looking for some fun games for your PC? Why not grab Wolfire’s Humble Indie Bundle? It’s made up of 5 games – including the critically-acclaimed World of Goo – for a total value of $80 (USD).

Bphone Flipscreen Smartphone Runs Linux, Java

Bphone Flipscreen Smartphone Runs Linux, Java
If you’re in the market for a smartphone, but want to run something besides Windows Mobile, Android or the iPhone OS, you might want to check out this little rarity from China that runs on a flavor of the Linux operating system.

Fujisoft’S Palro Pet Robot Could Use a New Name, Pal.

Fujisoft’S Palro Pet Robot Could Use a New Name, Pal.
I have to say that I’m not impressed by the name, but the Palro from Fujisoft sure is a cute looking robot. Palro gets its ingenious name by combining “pal” and “robot.” I know, what will those crazy Japanese scientists think of next, right?