The Tonido Plug – What Would You Do with a $40 Linux Computer?

A handful of companies are making tiny computers, complete with USB and Ethernet jacks not much bigger than a hefty electrical plug. We’re dying to hear how you’d put such a tiny computer to use.

What are these tiny computers we speak of? The chief executive of Marvell Technology Group, one of the companies manufacturing these tiny power-plug sized computers, told the New York Times.

What’s in the plug? It’s a tiny plastic box that you plug into an electric outlet. There’s no display. But there is an Ethernet jack to connect to a home network and a USB socket for attaching a hard drive, camera or other device. Inside is a 1.2 gigahertz Marvell chip, called an application processor, running a version of the Linux operating system.

They envision a future of tiny ubiquitous computers that do everything from serve files to control home appliances. The plugs currently run $99, but they project prices will fall to $40 within the next two years. We’re dying to hear what projects you’d cook up with access to cheap $40 wall wart sized computers.

Original Source: [Lifehacker]

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Will Microsoft’s New Bing Search Engine Quick Launch Save Them?

Microsoft Bing Search Engine

The new Microsoft Bing search engine announced only five days ago, is online and now marked as “Preview”. Where you can test drive it now yourself. Microsoft initially stated in a press release that the roll out of Bing is set to fully be released on June 3rd Continue reading