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Arduino

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Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.

Arduino can sense the environment by receiving input from a variety of sensors and can affect its surroundings by controlling lights, motors, and other actuators. The microcontroller on the board is programmed using the Arduino programming language (based on Wiring) and the Arduino development environment (based on Processing). Arduino projects can be stand-alone or they can communicate with software on running on a computer (e.g. Flash, Processing, MaxMSP).

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Eee PC 1000HE

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The battery of a new Asus has 9,5 hours working mode without re-charging.

The new notebook is based on Intel GN40 which allows videos with high resolution.

The Asus company announces notebook Eee PC 1000HE who's battery(6-cells) has 9,5 hours working mode without recharging. Eee PC 1000HE has processor Intel Atom N280 which is the newest Atom working on 1,67 GHz and the system bus is 533 on 667 MHz. The new ultra-portable machine has 10 inch display with resolution 1024 х 600 and 1 GB RAM.

Eee PC 1000HE comes with 160 GB hard drive, 3 USB ports, 1 slot for SDHC cards, VGA, 10/100Mb/s Ethernet controller, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi 802.11n modules.

 

New Nvidia drivers 173.14.05

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Supports X.Org server 1.5 ( works with Fedora 9 ).
Included support for:
* Quadro FX 3600M,
* GeForce 9800 GX2,
* GeForce 9800 GTX,
* GeForce 9600 GT,
* GeForce 9600 GSO,
* GeForce 9600 GS,
* GeForce 9500M GS,
* GeForce 8400,
* GeForce 8400 GS.
Many bugs fixed.

Downloads: NVIDIA driver (32bit) and NVIDIA driver (64bit)

 

MSI launches another competitor for the Eee PC

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The Wind will come pre-installed with either Linux or Windows XP & will feature a 1.3-megapixel webcam & Bluetooth 2.0.

The Wind will have a 2.5-inch 80GB hard drive, instead of the faster & shockresistant SSD the Eee PC's have.

The MSI Wind will be available in June & will probably cost around 350-500 Euros (depending on the model you choose).

 

Open source VGA compatible video card

Hardware

Here is something cool - the guys at Project VGA are working on developing a low-cost open source VGA card.This includes PCI interface , 16MB SDRAM and a Xilinx Spartan 3 processor.
Of course it is not going to be a competition for ATi and nVidia models simply because it is not supposed to be .
The main goal here is different - to make it a do-it-yourself thing (of course if you are an enthusiast).And on top of that it will be reprogrammable which is great news for all the hardware freaks out there.
We will keep checking on the whole project since it is quite interesting and will keep you posted too.
For more info please check the project's site - Click Here