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Raspberry Pi $25 computer set for February 20th release

Raspberry Pi $25 computer set for February 20th release

This little monster you see before you is essentially all you'll need to roll out on a couple of tens and a fiver - a computer for just $25. This is the Raspberry Pi, and after months and years of speaking about it behind the scenes, it's finally set to be released on the 20th of February. This device was originally supposed to be going on sale in December of 2011, but has now been officially announced by the creators to be coming out on the date announced, right here in the second month of 2012.

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Pandora handheld gaming system finally ships next month

Pandora handheld gaming system finally ships next month

It has been a while since we talked about the Pandora handheld gaming system. The last mention of the device, which looks like a DS with a physical keyboard to me, was back in April of 2010. At the time, the shipments had been delayed by the massive volcano eruption in Iceland. If you still have a hankering for the open source gaming device, it will ship next month reports Pocketables.

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Canonical embeds Ubuntu Linux into TV

Canonical embeds Ubuntu Linux into TV

There's Google TV, Apple TV, and now Canonical is working to bring us Ubuntu TV. Throughout the past couple months they've built a limited, skinned version of Ubuntu to the television. Like Google TV, it's built into the hardware. Updates can still be integrated over WiFi, and the TV connection will eventually offer a 'shared-screen' experience to iOS, Android, and Ubuntu devices.

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Raspberry Pi $25 USD computer coming in January

Raspberry Pi $25 USD computer coming in January

We've spoken about the Raspberry Pi computer a few times before, earlier this year it seeming to get closer and closer to a real release: the time is now essentially set in stone, and the ultra-cheap PC is upon us: $25 for Linux on an ARM processor toting computer with USB, HDMI out, video and audio out, and an SD Card slot, coming this January! Can you imagine such a thing? Its creators have spoken again of this magical device as being available in the first month of 2012 with only tiny software and hardware testing required before that release date - joy!

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Linux Mint 12 “Lisa” now available, is most popular open source OS

Linux Mint 12 “Lisa” now available, is most popular open source OS

In just the last twelve months, Linux Mint has surpassed Ubuntu as the most popular open source operating system on open source ranking website DistroWatch. Why, you ask? Perhaps because the latter has been looking with a new perspective on the user interface, and begun aiming at mobile platforms instead. However, note that Linux Mint is actually built on Ubuntu, so it has quite a few of Ubuntu's advantages while doing away with some of its shortcomings, and serving up a plethora of multimedia codecs.

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Linux kernel updated to 3.1, brings cool new features

Linux kernel updated to 3.1, brings cool new features

If you are a Linux fan, you will like this. The Linux kernel has been updated to version 3.1 and with the update comes some nice new features that will make Linux more usable for different things. Two main new features have been added to version 3.1 of the kernel that will give Linux geeks something new to play with.

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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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