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iConsole promises Steam gaming on most potent Android hardware ever

iConsole promises Steam gaming on most potent Android hardware ever

An Android game console? No, not OUYA, but iConsole.tv, an Intel Haswell based Android gaming start-up running Steam and intending to double as a home theater setup for your living room. Quietly announced earlier this year, and with an Intel IDF appearance under the team's belt, iConsole.tv is revealing a new version of its "Unit 00" developer hardware today, and billing it as the most powerful Android device around.

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Android 64-bit support already baked in: just add hardware

Android 64-bit support already baked in: just add hardware

Supposing you were more than excited about the announcement by Apple this past week that their next-generation Apple A7 chip and iOS 7 brought on 64-bit support for processing, it may come as a shock that Android already has such capabilities. In fact, because Android is based on Linux, it's had the ability to work with 64-bit processing for a long, long time. Word straight Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin suggests that there isn't even any "special development process" that has to be done for Android to handle 64-bit processing power - it just works.

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CuBox-i mini computer series offers Android and Linux in a tiny form factor

CuBox-i mini computer series offers Android and Linux in a tiny form factor

SolidRun has introduced a mini computer called the CuBox-i series, a tiny square computer that allows users to run Android and Linux in an ultra-small form factor. The i-series is offered with several different models, each of them targeted at a specific type of user, with hardware options ranging from single to quad processors.

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Kubuntu Linux rolls out commercial support for business users

Kubuntu Linux rolls out commercial support for business users

Kubuntu is the blessed union between the Ubuntu Linux distro and the KDE interface, an option favored by many computers users who represent a variety of industries. For professionals who use Kubuntu in a business or similar setting, the dark days of scouring the Internet for troubleshooting and erstwhile help are nearing their end, with commercial support for the distro being announced.

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Metro: Last Light OS X and Linux editions aim to prove 4A Engine flexibility

Metro: Last Light OS X and Linux editions aim to prove 4A Engine flexibility

The team responsible for creating the newest game in the Metro series, 4A Games, have made public their plans to release the title to both Mac OS X and the Linux software environments through Deep Silver in the near future. Suggesting that these releases will prove further the flexibility and power of the studio's home-made 4A Engine on which the game is based, 4A Games chief technology officer Oles Shishkovstov said that both new iterations of Metro: Last Light will be released by the end of the year.

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Sony Xperia Tablet Z gets successful Ubuntu Touch port

Sony Xperia Tablet Z gets successful Ubuntu Touch port

The Ubuntu Edge didn't get funded, therefore we may not see the powerful Ubuntu-powered phone get created, but that doesn't mean we can't use the Ubuntu Touch interface on a mobile device. The Linux-based mobile operating system has been successfully ported to the Sony Xperia Tablet Z, in which owners can now play around with Ubuntu on their tablet.

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Ubuntu Edge misses crowdfunding goal by a long shot

Ubuntu Edge misses crowdfunding goal by a long shot

Canonical set a bold goal when they launched the Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for the Ubuntu Edge phone, asking backers to collectively raise a total of $32 million, which would be the highest amount any crowdsourced project would raise. Sadly, the company didn't meet the mark, but it ended up raising almost $13 million.

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Trojan “Hand of Thief” aims to steal banking info from Linux users

Trojan “Hand of Thief” aims to steal banking info from Linux users

Linux users have enjoyed a veritable lack of malware that targets the everyday user for quite a long time, yet those days are very slowly coming to an end, with more trojans and such that target the operating system showing up. One such bit of malicious software is called "Hand of Thief," the brainchild of Russian cyber-criminals designed to nab banking details.

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Ubuntu Edge gets price hack to boost Indiegogo pledges

Ubuntu Edge gets price hack to boost Indiegogo pledges

You might remember that dual-booting Linux and Android-powered phone that we discussed last month. It's called the Ubuntu Edge and it's hoping to change the mobile landscape in a big way. However, before it can do that, Canonical needs some funding help in order to produce the phone for the masses, and it seems like pledges are slowing down, for which Canonical is bumping the price down in order to get more people interested.

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SOL solar-powered Ubuntu laptop arrives with 10-hour sun-juiced battery

SOL solar-powered Ubuntu laptop arrives with 10-hour sun-juiced battery

Laptop battery life is something that we all can't seem to be happy with. No matter how long the battery is able to last, there are always times when we curse into the wind when we get that dreaded battery warning while on the road. However, a new Ubuntu laptop looks to solve those problems by coming with a solar panel attached to keep the battery juiced up without a power cord.

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Ubuntu Edge dual-boots Linux and Android, needs funding help

Ubuntu Edge dual-boots Linux and Android, needs funding help

In an effort to create the first smartphone that can dual-boot both Linux and Android, Canonical is looking to raise money on Indiegogo in order to make such a thing happen. The phone would run a version of Ubuntu Touch, as well as a version of Android, although it's not said exactly what version the phone will be running.

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Utilite mini-PC crosses ARM with Linux and/or Android

Utilite mini-PC crosses ARM with Linux and/or Android

In the Utilite mini-PC, if you're all about working with open-source software, small form factor, and more ports than you know what to do with, the team at Compulab may have created just the monster you're looking for. This week the creators of the Utilite have announced not only that the machine itself exists, but that they'll be selling it in different configurations starting at under $100 USD. The smallest of these works with a Freescale i.M6 single-core processor and will be aiming to be just about as basic as possible.

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