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chumby One MiFi Easter Egg revealed; down to $100 in Costco

chumby One MiFi Easter Egg revealed; down to $100 in Costco

Nothing like a hidden Easter Egg to brighten up a gadget, and with the news that the chumby One is now available at Costco - and, at $99.99 with free shipping, bizarrely $20 cheaper than chumby themselves are selling it - company founder "bunnie" has revealed that you can turn your touchscreen device into a 3G MiFi of sorts.  Plug in a 3G USB modem into the back of the chumby One, and you can apparently use its WiFi chip to share that connection among multiple wireless clients.

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Chumby One teardown: yep, it’s very hackable

Chumby One teardown: yep, it’s very hackable

Let this be a lesson, gadgets: no matter how cute you are, you'll still get the teardown treatment.  Notorious screwdriver-wielders iFixit have coaxed their latest device in front of the camera, and it's the Chumby One touchscreen WiFi radio/alarm clock/widget display.  The components themselves aren't too much of a mystery - after all, the Chumby team encourage such acts of hackery and modification - but there are still a few surprises lurking inside.

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chumby one coming November: cheaper, more serious

chumby one coming November: cheaper, more serious

The original chumby - a hacky sack with a WiFi-enabled touchscreen widget engine stuffed inside - perhaps confused more people than it converted, but the company isn't giving up.  Details on the chumby one have emerged, keeping the 3-inch 320 x 240 display but boosting the processor to a 454MHz chip and packing all that into a hard-shelled plastic casing.  There's also a built-in FM radio along with stereo speakers.

chumby's widget catalog now amounts to over 1,500 apps, including social networking integration, news and weather apps, Pandora and other streaming radio receivers and more.

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Chumbophone mixes chumby with Steampunk styling

Chumbophone mixes chumby with Steampunk styling

Since you can now pick up a set of chumby guts without bothering with the standard casing, the real fun for the platform is in fashioning a unique housing for the internet-connected widget display.  That can be as basic as the cardboard box the components come with, or you can go the route of one particular Etsy seller and put together a somewhat Steampunk-esque retro enclosure.

Called the Chumbophone, as far as we can tell the various brass horns, controls and other appendages are all decorative rather than functional.  The only real controls are the power button, the front panel key and the chumby's 3.5-inch 320 x 240 touchscreen, which is still enough to browse various web widgets, control music - either streaming or local - and do everything else that makes chumby so appealing.

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chumby NeTV turns TVs smart with Android remote

chumby NeTV turns TVs smart with Android remote

chumby's latest widgetized device has been revealed, the chumby NeTV, a compact STB intended to put weather, news, streaming media and other internet data onto your TV. Hooking up a pass-through HDMI connection, and getting internet access via WiFi b/g, the NeTV overlays smart TV - such as news tickers, Twitter updates and Facebook statuses - on top of what's coming out of your regular cable box or Blu-ray player. If you have an Android phone, meanwhile, the NeTV gets even more interesting.

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Best Buy Insignia Connected TVs pack TiVo streaming & chumby widgets

Best Buy Insignia Connected TVs pack TiVo streaming & chumby widgets

Best Buy's Insignia brand of TVs blessed with the TiVo interface and streaming functionality have been revealed, offering access to YouTube, Netflix, Facebook and more, but without demanding a TiVo subscription. The new Insignia Connected TV range will kick off with two models initially - $499 for a 32-inch set, and $699 for a 42-inch version - each supporting 1080p Full HD and 120Hz refresh rates, and using LED backlighting.

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