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Xi3 Corp ChromiumPC runs Google Chrome and lands 2H 2011

Xi3 Corp ChromiumPC runs Google Chrome and lands 2H 2011

Back in November, we talked a bit about the tiny modular computer from Xi3 that had debuted and the machine showed up again at CES back in January. The company is back with a new version of that modular computer called the Xi3 ChromiumPC. It still has that modular design of the original machine we talked about and the main difference is that this one will run the Google Chrome OS. The company is mum on pricing, but it should be somewhere in the same $850 realm the other Xi3 computer was pegged for when it first launched.

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New HP notebook computers land for business users and consumers

New HP notebook computers land for business users and consumers

HP has added several new notebooks to its line of consumer and business offerings today. Among the new machines are the HP ProBook 5330m and the EliteBook 2560p and 2570p, as well as the HP Mini 210. The 5330m is an ultraportable aimed at the business pro with a profile under an inch thick and a weight of 3.9 pounds. The machine has a 13.3-inch screen and a backlit keyboard as well. It can be had with Core i5 or i3 processors and has a fingerprint sensor and lots more.

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UK game dev creates $25 Linux computer for education

UK game dev creates $25 Linux computer for education

A lot of schools in the US and abroad have such a tight budget that things for kids to learn with like computers are hard to come by. When I was a kid, we learned some basic computer programming in school, but today many schools simply tech a child how to use basic things on the computer like word processing and general computer skills. Some schools don’t have enough computers for the students to use and having enough machines for each student to take on home to learn on is generally out of the question.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 15 2011

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 15 2011

Welcome to another edition of the SlashGear Week in Review! Early Monday I ran across a cool printer hack that turns your ink jet into a printer that prints with invisible ink. The ink is lemon juice and the person that needs to read the invisible ink sprays it with an iodine solution to make the letters viewable. The commercial for the Touchwood SH-08C from DoCoMo has turned up on YouTube. The commercial uses a big handmade wooden ramp with xylophone keys that play classical music when a ball rolls down the ramp.

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Commodore gives its new computer its old-school brown 80’s skin

Commodore gives its new computer its old-school brown 80’s skin

Way back in the 80's when I was a little geek I wanted a Commodore 64 so bad I could hardly stand it. My parents wouldn’t spring for the beast back then and I ended up with the TI-99/4A and remained bitter about it each time I went to the store and saw all the cool games Commodore 64 had. I mentioned last summer that the Commodore name was coming back and like most things from my youth be it a movie or toys commodore has decided to go retro with the new machine.

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Nexus makes a mouse that has no noisy click

Nexus makes a mouse that has no noisy click

If you work in an office where you have lots of people sitting very close to you it may drive you crazy that most mice and keyboards are so noisy. If you want a mouse that makes no noise at all, that can be hard to find. Every mouse I have ever used has made clicking sounds when you hit a button or scroll the mouse wheel.

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Acer tosses out new Revo 100 media PC in the UK

Acer tosses out new Revo 100 media PC in the UK

Acer has some cool little computers in the Revo line that are aimed at media fans looking for a compact system to stream video and performance other tasks. Acer has announced a new Revo 100 computer that looks really cool for the UK market that also has some interesting features. Like next generation NVIDIA Ion graphics and lots more.

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Kaleidescape debuts Cinema One movie server

Kaleidescape debuts Cinema One movie server

Kaleidescape has unveiled its latest movie server called the Cinema One. The device is an out of the box DVD movie server that is designed to be easy to use and hassle free. The device has a cool child mode that switches to an easy to use interface for kids when the child remote is used. That is a nice feature for parents of kids that like to do things themselves.

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