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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?