What is this, a computer for ants?
The Navy's new warship, the USS Zumwalt, has missiles, robot guns, and one heck of a powerful server bank that runs entirely on Linux.
Step aside Raspberry Pi, there's another fairly cheap and tiny DIY PC board in town.
Here's a question: how terrible can you make a computer that can still run Ubuntu? The answer, it seems, is fairly terrible, as hacker Dmitry Grinberg discovered when he designed the anemic monstrosity pictured above, deliberately constructed to be as slow as possible.
At the right price, anything can become a sold-out product. It would appear the tiny $35 Raspberry Pi computer is a huge success. It's reported that thousands of units were sold with demand far outstripping supply.
The $25 Raspberry Pi computer has gone through a bunch of changes since we first saw it last May, and now it's ready for prime time with an announced release date of February 20.
The Raspberry Pi is one tiny computer that's actually functional enough for modern use. It doesn't get any more barebones than a little circuit board with a 700MHz ARM 11 processor, a USB port, an HDMI port and an install of Ubuntu Linux.
Electrolux's Infinity I-Kitchen refrigerator has an embedded Linux system that lets you control the fridge over the Internet. It's the kind of luxury addition you'll most likely find on every fridge in two to three years, and yet it's not as exciting as it should be.
Nokia finally officially announced its sweet-looking N900 phone, and strangely enough, the company's calling the pocket-sized device a tablet. The Nokia N900 runs the Maemo 5 operating system, a tablet-oriented variant of Linux that's looking delectably user-friendly, especially since it'll...
What do you do when you're a parent who's a combo of geeky and lazy? You program a way for your computer to rock your baby to sleep, of course. This enterprising parent used their Linux box and a custom...