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Dennis Ritchie dies, and just like the code he wrote, noone notices

Dennis Ritchie dies, and just like the code he wrote, noone notices

Had I written this article a couple of days ago when Dennis Ritchie actually passed away, you probably would have heard it here on SlashGear first. As it stands, there have been quite a few publications that have taken notice since, and I applaud them for it. The reason I find it perfectly poetic that Ritchie's death won't strike nearly as many people directly in the heart as did Steve Jobs' is that Ritchie's masterpieces were both code-based, and like any designer of great things meant to work in the guts of products, it's the greatest compliment of all for someone to use one of these products never having to touch or look at the code even once.

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Kingston Wi-Drive Hands-on with iPod Touch and iPad [Video]

Kingston Wi-Drive Hands-on with iPod Touch and iPad [Video]

For those of you looking to set up a media center in your living room, your options are ever expanding. What we got a chance to take a bit of a closer look at this week at Pepcom's Holiday Spectacular 2011 was no less than Kingston's latest effort in external harddrive technology, this being the Wi-Drive wireless flash storage device. You'll be able to add a whole 16 or 32GB to your harddrive completely wirelessly and, what's better than that, share the content with any compatible device in the room.

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CERN Launches Open Source Hardware Project

CERN Launches Open Source Hardware Project

The folks who brought you the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and the experiments therein are now working to bring you an OHR, aka an Open Hardware Repository for all the collaborative electronics design you could possibly handle. For those of you that don't know, CERN also has their very own Linux distribution based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux known as Scientific Linux CERN. It was the productivity of this project that inspired this newest effort, the group hoping now to bring this open source software development model to the hardware world.

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Adobe prioritizes AIR Linux porting kit, will no longer offer new versions of AIR or AIR SDK directly

Adobe prioritizes AIR Linux porting kit, will no longer offer new versions of AIR or AIR SDK directly

Adobe has stated that by the end of 2011 it expects that there will be more than 200 million smartphones and tablets that will be able to run Adobe AIR apps. That will include Android and iOS devices as well as the Blackberry Tablet OS devices that are on the market. Adobe says it is committed to bringing its runtime technologies to platforms and devices that are important to end users through its partners.

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MimoPlug bundle with MimoMonitor makes the smallest Linux computer around

MimoPlug bundle with MimoMonitor makes the smallest Linux computer around

We have talked about the cool gear that MimoMonitors offers several times in the past. The company has a line of cool USB monitors that are small and compact and get the power and connectivity they need to operate from a single USB port. The company has a cool new bundle that wraps any one of those monitors up in a package with a MimoPlug Linux computer. The MimoPlug is one of the tiny computers that hangs from your wall outlet and takes up about the same amount of space as an AC adapter.

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The Pirate Bay Blocked by Comcast?

The Pirate Bay Blocked by Comcast?

The Pirate Bay, a Swedish site that hosts BitTorrent files, may have been blocked by Comcast to their subscribers. TorrentFreak reported this morning that Comcast subscribers were unable to access The Pirate Bay's site. The Pirate Bay has been no stranger to downtime, but this time around, it seemed to be only affecting certain people. Comcast has denied that they are the ones blocking the site. So what is going on?

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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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$5m Google fine over Linux patent suit as clouds gather around Android momentum

$5m Google fine over Linux patent suit as clouds gather around Android momentum

Google has become the first victim of a Linux patent infringement case, fined $5m by a Texas court and facing potential legal repercussions that could significantly impact Android development. The suit, filed by Bedrock Computer Technologies, alleged Google - as well as various other big-name companies, including Amazon, Softlayer, PayPal, AOL and Yahoo! - had infringed a patent covering "methods and apparatus for information storage and retrieval using a hashing technique with external chaining and on-the-fly removal of expired data."

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What is GNOME 3.0? Major Linux Desktop Redesign

What is GNOME 3.0? Major Linux Desktop Redesign

Have you heard of Ubuntu? Of course you have. It's the top Linux distribution worldwide. Ubuntu is the first project that made it easy for regular users to really run Linux on the desktop. Ubuntu uses GNOME as it's preferred desktop solution. GNOME is a desktop environment package that allows a single software package to take care of just about everything your GUI hands could ever desire. The GNOME Project recently announced a major version overhaul. This is like the Linux equivalent of a jump from XP to Windows 7.

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