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Flip: A Simple Camera Done Right

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

Sometime back I gave a pretty strong pan review of a couple of "toys" that were not compatible with GNU/Linux - with open standards really, since the community ensures that free software is compliant - and were therefore nothing more than a disappointment to my kids.

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French ISP SFR releases source code of its OpenWrt based DSL router

https://forum.openwrt.org

The Neufbox 4 is a BRCM63xx based DSL router the french ISP SFR provides to its customers, and more than 3 million units are currently in use. The device is developed by Efixo and the OpenWrt based sources are available through a subversion repository and documentation is placed in a Trac wiki.

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For those about to Rock - Gentoo-based electronic guitar

http://www.geek.com

This crazy guitar is actually an open source MIDI system using a sexy touchscreen with multi-touch and reactive fretboard. The result? Called the Misa Digital he fretboard has 144 note buttons, runs Gentoo Linux and, friends, has an Ethernet port with SSH server. Now you can truly hack the Gibson.

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Open source game console --- build your own games

http://shanzai.com

Based on Linux, the GP2X Wiz (nice name!) is a completely open multi-functional handheld entertainment device. The makers, GamePark Holding from Korea, say it's different than other shanzhai video game consoles in that it uses a completely "open source" approach.

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And Now for Something Completely Different – The N900 and its Killer Feature

http://www.themaemo.com

I won't go into every detail and feature because those have been covered ad nauseum already, including the fact that it has by far the best web browser(s) and the best multi-tasking experience of any comparable device out there right now.

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Linux-based NAS device starts at $70

http://www.linuxfordevices.com

Addonics announced a low-cost, six-ounce network-attached storage (NAS) device for the SOHO market. The Linux-based Addonics Mini NAS offers a single 2.5-inch storage bay, an Ethernet port, a USB port, and multiple servers, including UPnP, and supports both SMB and open source Samba network protocols, says the company.

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Head-mounted computer with Linux, WiFi

http://hackaday.com

Most wearable computers we’ve seen feature a head-mounted display tethered to a small PC system in a backpack or worn on a belt. Here’s a slick little system that does away with the cord, fitting the entire system in the glasses.

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Amazon Remotely Deletes Purchased Copies of Books From Thousands of Kindles

http://gizmodo.com

Apparently, the publisher [Amazon] changed its mind about having electronic versions of Orwell's books. So Amazon removed them from the store and in the process remotely deleted the books from the Kindles of anyone who bought them, depositing a refund in their account in the process.

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Networking giant switching switches to Linux?

http://www.linuxdevices.com

Alcatel-Lucent is planning to switch from VxWorks to embedded Linux for its network switch equipment, says an industry report. The shift is intended to be transparent to users of the overlaying Alcatel-Lucent Operating System (AOS), which has been upgraded to version 6.3.4, says the story.

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Arduino hardware hacking: Part 1

http://www.tuxradar.com

Arduino is cool. It's cool because it's a tiny device - about three inches by two inches - that comes with a USB port and a programmable chip. It's cool because you can program it using a very simple programming language known as Wiring.

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Four More Offbeat Open Source Ideas

http://ostatic.com

I'm a fan of many kinds of offbeat open source efforts, and the idea of community contributions can be applied to any number of pursuits, as seen previously in this post. This week I came across a few eyebrow-raising open source stories worthy of another short roundup. Here, you'll find four unusual examples of left-field open source in action.

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New Archos 5, 7 firmware adds OGG / FLAC support, fixes bugs

http://www.engadget.com

"We noticed a few problems with the firmware on the Archos 5 we got our hands on last month, and it now looks like the company is going some way towards addressing a few of those complaints with its latest update, and it's thrown in a few goodies for good measure. The biggest of those is added support for OGG and FLAC formats..."

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picotux - the smallest Linux Computer in the World

http://www.picotux.com

The picotux 100 is the world's smallest Linux computer, only slightly larger (35mm×19mm×19mm) than an RJ45 connector.

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Linux set for more handsets in 2008-Torvalds

http://www.reuters.com

The Linux computer operating system, which so far has had little success in use for cellphones, is set to become more widely available in handsets next year, helped by Google's mobile push, said Linux's creator Linus Torvalds.

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Asus Eee 701 vs. Nokia N810 - Linux Fight!

http://www.ultramobilegeek.com

It's that time. Linux vs. Linux. 800x480 vs. 800x480. Mobile vs. Mobile. Slider slate tablet vs. Clamshell notebook. Fight!

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