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Tag: Linux

Redpost Signbeta: Linux Pic Frame Gets an Upgrade

Redpost Signbeta: Linux Pic Frame Gets an Upgrade
Almost a year ago a RedPost made news with their hackable Linux picture frame, the RedPost/Kit. Today, the guys at RedPost announced Kit’s better, faster, stronger kid brother, the Signbeta. While it certainly can be used as a digital picture frame, RedPost’s real mission is to replace wasteful paper-covedred bulletin boards with an electronic version.

Google Android Pc for Sale on Ebay [Casemod]

Google Android Pc for Sale on Ebay [Casemod]
Google’s Android platform might be designed for mobile devices, but that didn’t stop this guy from making an Android-inspired desktop computer. Built by software engineer (and self-proclaimed geek) Eric Burke, the Android PC is inspired by the green ‘droid head on the Android logo.

Navisurfer Ii: a Complete Pc in Your Car’s Dashboard

Navisurfer Ii: a Complete Pc in Your Car’s Dashboard
This isn’t the first time I’ve seen a computer designed to fit inside your car, but it’s definitely the first one I’ve seen which can fit entirely in the space of your old car stereo. The Navisurfer II occupies a single DIN slot in your car’s dashboard, and manages to cram in an entire PC with a flip-out touchscreen 7-inch color display.

Auto Sensing Coasters Keep the Drinks Coming

Auto Sensing Coasters Keep the Drinks Coming
Here’s an ingenius little invention for all you boozehounds out there. Imagine if you will, sitting at your neighborhood watering hole, when the bartender sees a little flashing light out of the corner of his eye and just knows it’s time to refill your cocktail.

Levelhead: Trippy Augmented Reality Game

Levelhead: Trippy Augmented Reality Game
New Zealand digital artist Julian Oliver is working on a cool game that blends the electronic universe with the real world. His work-in-progress game called levelHead uses a series of cubes placed on a table top.

Gamepark Gp2x F-200: Portable Gaming Gets Updated

Gamepark Gp2x F-200: Portable Gaming Gets Updated
If you ask die-hard gaming enthusiasts what portable console they think is best, you might think they’d all say the Nintendo DS or Sony PSP. But there’s a little portable that has a huge underground following because of its ability to run homebrew games and emulators.

Dectop: a Basic Server for Under $100

Dectop: a Basic Server for Under $100
Need a second computer to run some basic tasks like hosting a website or a file server? Want to spend less than one big bill on it? Then look no further than this compact system from Data Evolution Corporation (DEC).

Square One Personal Internet Server: Host Yourself

Square One Personal Internet Server: Host Yourself
Given all the recent challenges I’ve been having with my hosting environment, maybe it’s time for me to pick up one of these puppies. It’s a compact computer that’s totally ready to go for you to host your own dedicated server.

Redpost/Kit: Hackable Linux Picture Frame

Redpost/Kit: Hackable Linux Picture Frame
The guys over at RedPost come right out and say it. They want you to hack their new digital picture frame and do whatever you want with it. For starters, the RedPost/Kit is a gorgeous digital picture frame with a large 19-inch Hannspree LCD screen.

Computer Plays Youtube Videos With Ascii Text

Computer Plays Youtube Videos With Ascii Text
This cool hack takes videos from YouTube, converts each frame to ASCII text, then plays them back in all their alphanumeric glory. Warren Harding (Linux geek, not the 29th President) put together a script which uses the text-based Lynx web browser along with Mplayer to to render the video.

Itop: the iPod Laptop

Itop: the iPod Laptop
So what do you do when you crack your iPod screen? This industrious hacker has decided to turn his broken eggs into an omelet by turning his fractured iPod into a tiny little laptop. Owen McGarry created his iTop mini laptop by cutting his old iPod in half, keeping only the screen, battery and audio portions intact, then flipping that portion up at a 45-degree angle.

Palm Foleo Turns Smartphones Into Stupid Laptops

Palm Foleo Turns Smartphones Into Stupid Laptops
Palm today rolled out the details on a new device which extends the functionality of smartphones. Dubbed the Foleo, it’s a companion product for both Palm OS and Windows Mobile versions of Treo smartphones. In a nutshell, Foleo adds a big screen and a full size keyboard to your mobile phone.

The Wii-Pod

The Wii-Pod
The useless Wii hack of the month award has to go to YouTube user matthwesalvo for his iPod / Wii mashup. He’s figured out a way to stream live video from his Wii to his 60GB iPod via a custom Linux application and some hacking of the video connectors on his iPod dock.

Mytellyhd: Linux Media Server Gets High Def

Mytellyhd: Linux Media Server Gets High Def
Interact TV, makers of numerous Linux-based home media servers has just announced the latest in their line-up, the MyTellyHD (what sort of silly name is that?) It features a complete home media server including PVR, DVD, music and photo library capabilities.

Openmoko + Fic Neo1973 : Open Source Smartphone

Openmoko + Fic Neo1973 : Open Source Smartphone
Between the iTunes DRM, a 2-year AT&T/Cingular contract commitment and a slim chance you’ll be able to write custom applications for the device, Apple’s iPhone is beginning to sound like one highly restrictive device. On the flip side, there’s the OpenMoko open source phone platform.

PS3 Using Wii-Mote Control

PS3 Using Wii-Mote Control
At the Binary 2.0 Conference in Japan, a presentation was given using the Nintendo Wii remote controller to operate a Sony Playstation 3. The catch? The controller was installed as a device using a custom Python driver under Linux on the PS3.