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Specs for Linux-powered Star Trek tricorder published

Specs for Linux-powered Star Trek tricorder published

If you've ever watched Star Trek be it the old series or some of the newer series, you've seen the characters using tricorders. The tricorder is a little medical diagnostic device that is widely used in the Star Trek universe. People have been working to make the tricorder real and there is even a tricorder X prize for the first researchers to make a functional device.

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Linux creator Linus Torvalds declined job offer from Steve Jobs

Linux creator Linus Torvalds declined job offer from Steve Jobs

In an alternate reality somewhere, Linus Torvalds could have been working for Apple. Wired recently sat down for an interview with the creator of Linux, who revealed an interesting tidbit. Back in 2000, Steve Jobs contacted Torvalds with a job offer. He asked that Torvalds work on Unix for Mac OS full time, although he would have had to drop all work on Linux.

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Humble Bundle 2 brings pay-anything to Android again

Humble Bundle 2 brings pay-anything to Android again

This is the second time the folks at Humble Bundle have released a pack of games that work on Android, Mac, Linux, and Windows for a payment you choose. This program has you paying whatever you want - as long as it's an actual monetary amount - for a set of awesome new apps that work on your many multiple devices. Proceeds from the project go to whoever you wish, be it the Developers behind the apps, Charity, or all straight to Humble!

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Linux 3.3 eats Android

Linux 3.3 eats Android

Android has been baked into the newly released Linux 3.3 kernel, ending years of controversy over how blending the open-source software should be carried out, and making it more straightforward for developers to create cross-platform apps. Although Android and mainline Linux have always shared plenty of code, the underlying kernels have been separate; this new release means manufacturers will be able to simply throw their hardware-specific drivers into a Linux-based gadget and have a functional Android device.

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AnonOps claims Anonymous OS is fake

AnonOps claims Anonymous OS is fake

This week, a custom Linux distro dubbed “Anonymous OS” was released, filled with tools designed to help you finally hack the gibson. It was all running on a modified version of Ubuntu. Now, AnonOps have taken to Twitter to say that the OS is fake, and “wrapped in trojans”.

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Raspberry Pi hit by manufacturing delay

Raspberry Pi hit by manufacturing delay

Last week the $35 Raspberry Pi computer went on sale, seeing strong demand and a total buyout of stock in under two hours. Those hoping to see the Linux machine hitting their doorsteps in the near future could be in for some disappointment: the Raspberry Pi foundation announced that it has suffered a production setback.

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$35 Raspberry Pi computer sells out globally

$35 Raspberry Pi computer sells out globally

Raspberry Pi sold out in the UK in just two hours, and global buyers of the $35 computer also face a wait for their open-source PC with international sales also burning through the start-up's initial supplies. The Raspberry Pi Model B went up for grabs at element14 earlier, promptly running out and forcing would-be buyers to register their interest for the next batch.

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Raspberry Pi $35 computer goes on sale: Sells out in 2hrs

Raspberry Pi $35 computer goes on sale: Sells out in 2hrs

The Raspberry Pi $35 open-source computer has gone on sale, and early demand for the incredibly capable mini-PC has already seen retail partner sites melt down under the stress. Announced back in 2011, as part of the $25 computer project, the $35 version is the more advanced "Model B" unit which has seemingly grabbed the attention of developers and tinkerers. Meanwhile, the $25 "Model A" version is going into production now.

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Spark Linux tablet given video rundown

Spark Linux tablet given video rundown

The device you will soon be looking at is a $256 7-inch tablet running on a basic mobile version of Linux, and its name is Spark. The software user interface goes by the name Plasma Active and has been in the works for some months, ramping up to this point at which this tablet can bring the lovely functionality to the market with what we hope is a beta version of the Spark tablet. You'll find that the software experience looks familiar if you're used to using a Linux environment on your computer now, but that the tablet itself isn't all that impressive when it comes to hardware.

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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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