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Chumby Internet Appliance alarm clock reviewed

Chumby Internet Appliance alarm clock reviewed

I'm not quite sure how she engineered it - feminine wiles, I'll bet - but Julie Strietelmeier over at The Gadgeteer managed to get onto the very, very exclusive list of pre-release buyers of the endearing Chumby alarm-clock-cum-web-appliance, and she's been busy reviewing the little fella.  In case you've forgotten, the Chumby is a compact touchscreen and Freescale processor with a couple of USB ports and a WiFi 'g' connection; in its most basic mode it works as an alarm clock, but delve deeper and you can use it for all sorts of real-time information.  Think something like Ambient Devices range of wireless info-devices, only using WiFi.

Chumby – your new bedside pal

Chumby – your new bedside pal

On a typical night, the contents of my bedside table generally amounts to a glass of water, an alarm-clock, my cellphone and the various meds I'm forced to take lest the demons inside reek their havoc on my loved ones. Well, it turns out that I could replace at least the alarm-clock with this adorable Chumby.

"What's a Chumby?" I hear you mutter, your mouth full of figs and bile. Well, a Chumby is an open-source computer-cum-clock designed to run tiny Flash widgets, pulling down information from the internet through its built-in wifi connection. Based around a 266 MHz CPU with 32MB SDRAM and 64MB Flash RAM, there are a variety of programs that can display anything from flickr photos to rss feeds on the 320 x 240 3-inch touchscreen. Internet radio is catered for with 2W speakers, so that you can be roused each day to the strains of obscure Bolivian harmonica-jazz, and there're two USB ports should the overwhelming need for expansion come upon you.

Jailbreaking Is Not A Crime say hackers over DMCA changes

Jailbreaking Is Not A Crime say hackers over DMCA changes

An incoming end to exemptions for jailbreaking in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) has prompted protests from influential gadget-hack enthusiasts, asking the Library of Congress to make permanent the right to modify devices you own. Andrew "bunnie" Huang - who wrote Hacking the Xbox: An Introduction to Reverse Engineering after identifying the encryption key on the original Microsoft console in 2002, and who currently leads the hardware development at chumby - has leant his weight to the Jailbreaking Is Not A Crime campaign, with over 4,000 signatures from users who believe it should be up to them to decide what's fair use of their tech toys.

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Panasonic Toughpad A1 and Toughpad B1 Android tablets revealed

Panasonic Toughpad A1 and Toughpad B1 Android tablets revealed

This week the folks at Panasonic have revealed one tablet and named a second, the first being the Toughpad A1, a 10.1-inch Android 3.2 Honeycomb tablet with a processor from no less than Marvell, the most elusive chipmaker of all. Of course Marvell has appeared in mobile devices before, but the last time we spoke about them in regards to a mobile device was in the Vizio Tablet, then before that was a Chinese smartphone and on the Chumby 8. Here we see Marvell sitting inside the tablet with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, this aside 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a microSD card slot for expansion up to 32GB more.

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Sony Tablet S Review

Sony Tablet S Review

It's been some time since Sony had a tablet on the market. Times have changed since the VAIO UX's day, though, and where once tablets were niche devices, now they're making headway into our living rooms. The Sony Tablet S is the first model of the company's new strategy, packing Android Honeycomb into a hardware design that's a little more interesting than many rivals have managed. Late to the game against the iPad, though, has the Tablet S' tardiness undermined its potential? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Best Buy Insignia TV with TiVo coming soon

Best Buy Insignia TV with TiVo coming soon

Back in March, I mentioned that a new TiVo HDTV wearing the Insignia Best Buy store brand logo was in testing. Since then we haven't heard much about the TV until now. ZatzNotFunny has landed some photos of the packaging of the TV and that box has given away some of the details on the set and it sounds interesting. The TV is expected to hit Best Buy stores any day now for people to purchase.

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My Five Tech Buying Mistakes

My Five Tech Buying Mistakes

You read all the reviews, you ask all the right questions of all the right people, and you still sometimes come unstuck when it comes to tech shopping. Even the biggest geeks can make stupid mistakes, so I've picked five of my gadget goofs to show how simple it is to get things wrong. And, just so that this isn't one long self-flagellatory pity party, I've slotted in the five tech shopper lessons that I've learned along the way.

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The Daily Slash: January 7, 2011

The Daily Slash: January 7, 2011

What a week! While a few of us on the R3 crew were rolling around in different parts of the world that weren't Vegas, the bulk were rolling hard at CES 2011! The Consumer Electronics Show had blasts of this, slips of that, and a wacky array of stories and happenings that shall forever go down in the history books as a CES to be clicked with! How ever in the world will we organize all of this information? How about one big monster of a list of links, for starters? Who could we call for such a tast, hm? So much exclusive content, so much time time - I know! The Daily Slash! Get one of the biggest heaping helpings you've ever seen, below!

This isn't the first and it isn't going to be the last roundup post of CES news and info for this season. It's one big thwack. Comb with me, if you will, through the content and devour the ingredients. Joy! PREVIEW: my favorite is the Notion Ink Adam hands-on at CES 2011 - wowie!

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The Daily Slash: December 23 2010

The Daily Slash: December 23 2010

Take a trip down entertainment lane with a column by Don Reisinger, Why I Find Time for Gaming (and Why You Should Too), check out Froyo on Your Desktop PC, and see a Nexus S and Android toys fly 100,000 FT into space! Take a peek at a review of the mophie juice pack plus by Vincent, see a possible Notion Ink Adam Unboxing ala Van Gunst, and OH MY GOD can you believe that Tron Guy was banned from seeing the Tron movie in his Tron suit? Read all about it and help me find him to buy him a ticket. All this and MORE on The Daily Slash!

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The Daily Slash: December 16 2010

The Daily Slash: December 16 2010

We know how you love to see things ripped out of their packages, so let me show you a LG Optimus U Hands-On and Unboxing for your pleasure. It's a nice inexpensive (basically free) Android phone that comes in blue! Take a quick peek at the new-to-Android ComiXology App, see as PlayStation releases an app for both Android and iOS, and get mysterious with a strange Droid de-shelving at Best Buy. Discover Why TIME Got It Right with Philip. Check out our full fledged review of the brand-spankin-new Nexus S by Ewdison, grab a quick Google Maps 5 for Android Hands-On from Ewdison again, and take a double look at the continuation of our Week With the L1 v2 Laser Pico Projector with today's subject: Everyday Use with yours truly. Then if you've got a mind for winning a free Cr-48 Chrome OS laptop take a walk over to Android Community or kick it right here on SlashGear. Win win win!

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