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5 Special Devices from CES 2010 that Run on Linux

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"Lots of fascinating new devices were showcased during past week's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. In addition to marketing new products events like the CES serve as an opportunity to demonstrate what technology can do. Naturally, some of those feats may not prove particularly useful, but they are fun to watch anyway.

"Even more fun if the underlying software is built on top of Linux, as is the case for the following special devices found at CES 2010.

"Sony calls the Dash a Personal Internet Viewer that can be used to watch videos, listen to Internet radio, check the weather report, and quite a bit more thanks to the Linux based Chumby platform that offers free access to more than 1.000 apps.

"The Sony Dash has a 7" capacitative touch screen and comes with built-in Wi-Fi, stereo speakers, and a USB port. It will be available in April for $199, which seems a bit pricey for an alarm clock, but hey, you can watch football on the Dash while your wife checks out the latest YouTube videos on the giant flat-screen."

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