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
"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."