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Yes, we'll admit that we borrowed that pun in the title. MooresCloud founder Mark Pesce's Xzibit reference is still a very apt description of the Light, his company's Linux-based LED lamp. The Australian team's box-shaped illumination runs the open OS (including a LAMP web server stack) on an inte...

October 13th 2012 at 10:25am 0 Comments
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When it comes to Linux distributions, Slackware could well be called the archetype. It's not just one of the longest-serving releases at nearly 20 years old -- it's designed to be "pure" and cut back on customized apps, many graphical interface assistants and the requirement to download anything d...

September 30th 2012 at 7:15pm 0 Comments
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Product 3 LLC is in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign for its mobile gaming device, theiControlPad 2. With just under two weeks to go, the project has met over half of its $150k funding goal.Improving on the original iControlPad, the device includes a QWERTY keypad as well as a swivel-mount that...

September 29th 2012 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject line. Parallel computing is normally reserved for supercomputers way out of the reach of average user...

September 28th 2012 at 12:19pm 0 Comments
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With its recent Kickstarter success now in the history books, it's time for that open-sourced PressurePen to offer its stylus services to folks who missed out on the crowd-funded party. Luckily for those people, though, the pressure-sensitive instrument is now available for pre-order straight from...

September 18th 2012 at 2:38am 0 Comments