Always Innovating’s Super-Jumbo Image Rocks AIOS, Android, Chromium OS, Ubuntu on a Single ARM-based BeagleBoard

Always Innovating Ssuper Jumbo Image DemoWow, talk about exuding ultimate geekiness (in a good way). Always Innovating has just released a "Super-Jumbo" image (FREE) for the hacker-friendly $149 BeagleBoard that allows users to switch operating systems, with a touch a button, without having to reboot or make use of virtualization. As you'll see in the demo below, the 1Ghz ARM [...]

AirPlay Arrives on Linux, Totem Media Player to Be Exact

Totem AirPlay PluginIt was just a matter of time. Totem, the default GNOME media player that ships on distributions like Fedora, openSUSE, Ubuntu, etc., now has a new, unofficial AirPlay plugin called "totem-plugin-airplay" that will allow iOS device owners to zap content to their Linux-based PCs for playback as if it were an Apple TV. Setup is actually [...]

ZOTAC Unveils the Ultra Sexy ZBOX HD-ID Blu-ray Series Mini-PCs

ZOTAC ZBOX HD-ID34Wow, talk about a stunner! This Blu-ray packing, mini-PC you're looking at here will be sold by ZOTAC in two configurations. The HD-ID33 is the barebones unit that leaves 2 x 200-pin DDR2-800 memory slots and a 2.5-inch SATA drive connection open for your configuration. The HD-ID34 comes loaded with 2GB of RAM and a [...]

Canonical Announces the Release of uTouch for Ubuntu OS

uTouch Two-finger GesturesThis week Canonical, the backers of Ubuntu, announced that the next release of Ubuntu 10.10 will ship with a multi-touch and gesture stack called uTouch, which integrates all the way down to the kernel level. uTouch will include an open source gesture recognition engine and gesture API that software developers can tap into that will [...]

CableLabs Gives Its Blessing to Tuner Sharing via OCUR Devices

Ceton InfiniTV 4 CableCARD TunerThinking of picking up Ceton's InfiniTV 4 CableCARD tuner? Well, CableLabs has just made it a lot more useful, according to DMZ. We knew it could help a Windows Media Center PC transport its video feed to Media Center Extenders and other PCs, but it can now officially — through an upcoming firmware update — [...]

Microsoft IP Tax Makes Its Way to Linux-based Gadgets

DSP Group DECT Android Phone Reference Design[OPINION] There's a disturbance in the gadget force everyone. You probably aren't aware of it because most you are Mac or Windows users, but those who've been using Linux on the desktop or on servers have known for some time that Microsoft has been bullying Linux software vendors with threats of lawsuits for infringing on [...]

Pandora Game Console / Handheld PC Nears Launch

Pandora Teaser GraphicThis is kind of exciting — in a geeky sort of way. The open source Pandora handheld is just about ready to launch judging by the latest demo videos posted on the project's blog. I always knew the Pandora guys were basing the gaming device on Linux and using emulation software, but I had no [...]

Hulu Desktop for Linux Released

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLd1W84hDGs] It was nearly five months ago when Hulu first announced the release of Hulu Desktop for Windows and Mac. Now the Hulu Labs team has added a Linux version to the mix with 32 and b4-bit packages available for Fedora and Ubuntu. Attached here is a demo of Hulu Desktop running on Ubuntu that I [...]