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Chumby 8 Hands on

Chumby 8 Hands on

Turns out that the Chumby 2, which was the name of the device a reportedly leaked image was being associated with, is actually called the Chumby 8. And it is indeed thinner, with a base that still promotes the usual USB ports needed to transfer data. Even with a thinner body, the Chumby 8 packs plenty of new features.

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Chumby 2 Breaks Cover, Features Larger Display and Thinner Frame

Chumby 2 Breaks Cover, Features Larger Display and Thinner Frame

If seeing a new Acer Aspire One notebook leak ahead of an unannounced launch isn't good enough for you, perhaps the second-generation Chumby is more to your liking. Especially when it looks like this, and nothing like the original. we can immediately tell from the image that the display is certainly larger than the previous model, and the frame itself makes the device look more like a digital photo frame. There's a large stand on the back, and reportedly speakers integrated into the sides.

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ChumbyBot bipedal robot: when widgets take over the world [Video]

ChumbyBot bipedal robot: when widgets take over the world [Video]

Chumby was made for hacking, and so we probably shouldn't be too surprised to see one sprout legs and start its gradual path to world domination.  Eric Gregori of EMG Robotics has developed a bipedal walking ChumbyBot by pairing the touchscreen Chumby One with a Freescale MMA7455l controller board.

That board is soon going to be commercially launched as part of the Tower Robot/Sensor board from EMG, working with the company's RobotSee and Robot Vision Toolkit to make for easy vision-based navigation and control.  It's also apparently easy to code for, using the same sort of language as BASIC.

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Chumby Hacker Board makes widget gadget more mod-friendly

Chumby Hacker Board makes widget gadget more mod-friendly

When it comes to hacking, chumby has always had a magnanimous attitude towards opening up its widget-based information displays and adding new functionality, in fact they even encourage it.  Now the gates to hack-heaven are open even wider, with the launch of the Chumby Hacker Board: basically the guts of a regular chumby One that has been tweaked to make it more useful for developers.  That includes boosted connectivity and a composite video output.

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Insignia Infocast chumby-powered display gets hack instructions

Insignia Infocast chumby-powered display gets hack instructions

Best Buy have thrown the Insignia Infocast internet media display up for sale, and before you dismiss the 8-inch touchscreen device as just another "smart" photo frame, take a second look.  Powered by the same software as the hack-friendly Chumby, the Infocast has been described as "a $169, 800MHz ARM Linux computer with 128 MB of DDR2, 2 GB of mass storage and an 8-inch, 800 x 600 touchscreen display" by none other than Andrew "bunnie" Huang of Chumby itself.  He's revealed some of the Infocast's hidden secrets, having had a hand in the design of the touchscreen machine itself.

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Chumby Looks to Be Getting Chummy With Broader Software Development

Chumby Looks to Be Getting Chummy With Broader Software Development

So, the Chumby came out awhile ago. It's this little box-like device that pulls information off the internet, like weather, news, and sports updates, and then displays them in Flash format in real-time. It was a pretty original idea, and while it may not have been the sharpest looking thing on the block, its functionality was close to making it worth it. Especially if you don't like alarm clocks, and can't afford the alternative. But, apparently the hardware wasn't the top of the pick for many, and so Chumby is moving over onto the software front, hoping to make a name for itself.

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Chumby widgets to appear on Broadcom-based TVs

Chumby widgets to appear on Broadcom-based TVs

Chumby and Broadcom have announced a collaborative effort to put the formers widget platform on internet-connected TVs, using Broadcom-based set-top boxes, DTVs and Blu-ray players.  There are currently in excess of 1,000 widgets available for the Chumby, a compact touchscreen WiFi device, and these will now be accessible along the bottom of big-screens too.

 

Video demonstration after the cut

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Chumby to get new music features

Chumby to get new music features

Current owners of the cute-looking Chumby device will be glad to hear new features are on the way. In fact, the multimedia device will soon be equipped with additional music-listening features.

This clock radio that can connect to the Internet and is wrapped in leather will let you connect to radio stations you create by using the Pandora service. Plus, you can stream music videos by means of the Avot Media's tool. Additional features include music news from the likes of UsMagazine.com and RollingStone.com.

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Chumby gets Pandora web-radio widget

Chumby gets Pandora web-radio widget

Chumby has been around for some time now, and the team behind it are keeping their promise to release updated features for the squidgy touchscreen companion.  The latest is support for Pandora radio, the streaming online music service that creates custom 'stations' based on your favorite tracks.  Pandora on Chumby allows you to log into you account, listen to existing stations and create new ones, with playback through the integrated speakers.

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Flash game deal brings chumby tilt-controlled play

Flash game deal brings chumby tilt-controlled play

Beanbag-like internet appliance and general squishy WiFi companion chumby will soon be able to do more than alert you to the weather and bring you the latest 3G iPhone news courtesy of your RSS feeds. In a deal with Canadian games studio Albino Blacksheep, who specialise in Flash animation and gaming, chumby owners will be able to play selected titles from the studio using the touchscreen and accelerometer tilt-sensor interface. Rotating, shaking and prodding chumby will allow gamers to navigate through tunnels, chase a ball and even direct missiles.

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