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Comment: Re:too little for too much (Score 1) 202

by Polymorph2000 (#34637474) Attached to: Google TV Suffers Setback

I had the same problem when I was building a HTPC a year ago. At the time I ended up getting a cheap $20 desktop case and a long HDMI so that I could hide the desktop. When I built my second HTPC, I got the Zotac ZBOX (about $200 right now on newegg). I run the xbmc-live distro from a 4GB USB flash drive in the computer, and it runs great (1080p streaming from a network drive or youtube works flawlessly thanks to the recent v10 of xbmc). As for control, you can either use an iphone/droid, an IR receiver (iguanaIR is what I use), or a keyboard/mouse.

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DARPA Creates Remote Controlled Insects 101

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the bug-with-a-bug dept.
EmagGeek writes "Attempts by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to create cybernetic insects (hybrids of biological and electronic 'bugs') have yielded ultra-low power radios to control the bugs' flight and a method of powering those circuits by harvesting energy, according to research that will be reported this week at the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference. 'Electrodes and a control chip are inserted into a moth during its pupal stage. When the moth emerges the electrodes stimulate its muscles to control its flight. I expect a run on bug zappers any day."

Why Apple Should Acquire AMD 340

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the what-else-do-you-do-with-mad-ipod-money dept.
slashdotLIKES writes "CoolTechZone.com columnist Gundeep Hora has a new column up that discusses why Apple should acquire AMD and how both companies would be a good fit for each other. From the article, "After private equity groups, let's look at a more strategic acquisition. For that, Apple is the best bet. Yes, I know it sounds way too radical to be taken seriously. However, Apple could drop Intel altogether and adopt AMD for its Macintosh PCs. Sure, the transition is going to take sometime, and it would probably make Apple announce a brand new line of PCs. However, it will be well worth it. We know Steve Jobs is ruthless when it comes to making interesting deals with powerful companies. This makes AMD a perfect match. Obviously Intel isn't going to be too delighted, but other companies don't bother Jobs. We all know he's the type of executive who crafts deals on his own terms. If Intel wants to be associated with Apple, then they won't really have much of a choice."

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