Inside Mantis: a 2-ton hexapod robot with a Linux brain

Apr 6, 2013 — views: 662

After four years of development, Micromagic Systems has finally completed the Mantis Hexapod Walking Machine, claimed to be the world’s largest all-terrain operational hexapod robot. The device stands nearly three meters tall, weighs just under two tons, and is controlled by a PC/104 module stack running embedded Linux.
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Roku finally gets a 2D facelift

Mar 28, 2013 — views: 4354

I’ve griped for years about Roku’s retro one-dimensional menu. Finally, in conjunction with the release of the Roku 3 model, the company is giving the Linux-based media streaming player a 2D facelift, making it quicker and easier to access favorite channels and find new ones.
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R.I.P. LinuxDevices… Long live LinuxGizmos!

Mar 9, 2013 — views: 981

In 2012, the embedded Linux market lost a valued resource when LinuxDevices.com became a collateral casualty of QuinStreet’s acquisition of a group of websites from Ziff Davis Enterprise. Unfortunately the new owner has no interest in supporting the site, so LinuxDevices has lain dormant for over a year.
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R.I.P. Boxee Box: 2010-2013

Jan 27, 2013 — views: 46593

[Updated Jul 10, 2013] — When Boxee announced its new Boxee TV product last October, it also stated that the original Boxee Box, which had already ceased being manufactured, would soon transition into “maintenance mode.” Additionally, the company promised one last firmware update, which would “update the Flash player and fix some key bugs.”
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Telepresence robot smackdown!

Jan 23, 2013 — views: 1057

The growing trend toward telecommuting and outsourcing has driven companies to seek ways for remote workers and teams to communicate and collaborate more efficiently and effectively. This need has inspired a handful of innovative high-tech startups to create a new market: remote telepresence robots. Let’s see how their bots compare…
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Vizio Co-Star Google TV box review and tweak

Jan 15, 2013 — views: 16894

Google has promised a world of entertainment with its Google TV platform, claiming it can bring most any multimedia content to users’ TVs, through thousands of user-installable Android apps plus a full-featured Web browser. In this in-depth review, we’ll see how close Vizio’s Co-Star Google TV adapter box comes to meeting those high expectations.
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Vizio Co-Star Google TV box screenshot tour

Jan 7, 2013 — views: 2941

This screenshot tour was created to accompany DeviceGuru.com’s detailed review of the Vizio Co-Star streaming media player device, based on Google TV firmware v3.2.
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Netgear NTV300 streaming media player

Dec 25, 2012 — views: 24689

Netgear recently updated its “NeoTV” streaming media player family, which competes head-to-head with Roku’s similar line of players. Compared to last year’s NTV200, this year’s NTV300 series is smaller, adds the ability to stream multimedia from USB files and DLNA shares, supports Intel’s “WiDi” screen mirroring technology, and includes QWERTY text input buttons on the high-end model’s remote, among other enhancements.
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Netgear NeoTV NTV300 screenshot tour

Dec 23, 2012 — views: 10745

This screenshot tour was created to accompany DeviceGuru.com’s detailed review of the Netgear NeoTV NTV300 streaming media player device, which competes head-to-head with Roku’s popular streaming media players. The tour showcases the NTV300’s user interface, content channels, and apps for streaming video and audio to your TV from the Internet, networked DLNA devices, and USB media.
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Costco slashes Galaxy Tab 2 prices

Dec 21, 2012 — views: 10242

U.S. retailer Costco has slashed its prices for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 tablets. It’s not known whether the sale will be ongoing or if it’s just a short-term event; but at $280 and $170 respectively, these tablets are a “must have” for those who’ve been on the fence.
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An in-depth Nexus 10 review

Dec 14, 2012 — views: 7708

Google recently introduced its first 10-inch Nexus branded tablet, the Nexus 10, which boasts a stunning 2560×1600 (300ppi) IPS display and a slim/light/comfortable design. This in-depth review examines the Nexus 10’s hardware and user interface, and compares the Nexus 10 both to its smaller sibling, the Nexus 7, and to its 10-inch Android tablet competition.
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An in-depth Galaxy Note 10.1 review

Dec 12, 2012 — views: 36414

[Updated Jan 24, 2013] — I recently spent a month using Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet, running Android 4.0. Let’s find out what the tablet’s “Note” rather than “Tab” designation means, and how it compares to its less-expensive sibling, the Galaxy Tab 10.1, and to Google’s Nexus 10.
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Nexus 10 vs Galaxy Tab 10.1 vs Galaxy Note 10.1

Dec 5, 2012 — views: 37362

To find out which 10-inch Android tablet is best, we compare key features and specs of four of today’s most interesting Android tablets: Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and Galaxy Note 10.1; Google’s Nexus 10 (also manufactured by Samsung); and Lenovo’s IdeaTab S2110.
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Favorite Android tablet apps

Nov 27, 2012 — views: 10650

This continually updated screenshot tour demonstrates more than 50 of DeviceGuru’s favorite Android tablet apps. They span device customization and management; text, voice, and video communications; productivity; news, weather, maps, and navigation; music, video, games, and e-books entertainment; and more.
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Review: Lenovo S2110 10-inch Android tablet

Nov 14, 2012 — views: 4752

Although Samsung’s thin, lightweight Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets have dominated the 10-inch Android tablet market for the past year-and-a-half, they’re about to face some stiff competition from new devices from Lenovo and Google.
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