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Linux

Submission + - A good man in need of our help (indiegogo.com)

raluxs writes: "Ken Starks, from Helios Project fame, has dedicated several years to help provide unprivileged children with computers, internet access and linux of course!. Now he has fallen ill with an expanding throat cancer and in urgent need of a possibly life saving surgery. And with no other means possible he is resorting to the linux comunity for help to gather the necesary funds and a Indiegogo donation campaign has been set at http://igg.me/p/206687 . C'mon guys!"
Blackberry

Submission + - RIM confirms BES 10 will not support existing BlackBerry phones (bgr.com)

zacharye writes: RIM releases intentionally misleading statement, then backtracks and confirms the original report it was denying: Enterprises that want to continue supporting existing BlackBerry phones as well as newer BlackBerry 10 devices will need to run two different BES servers at the same time...
Microsoft

Submission + - Windows 7 Is The Next Windows XP (infoworld.com)

snydeq writes: "Windows XP's most beloved factors are also driving business organizations to Windows 7 in the face of Windows 8. 'We love Windows 7: That's the message loud and clear from people this week at the TechMentor Conference held at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Wash. With Windows XP reaching end of life for support in April 2014, the plan for most organizations is to upgrade — to Windows 7,' indicating 'a repeat of history for what we've seen with Windows releases, the original-cast Star Trek movie pattern where every other version was beloved and the ones in between decidely not so.'"
Android

Submission + - Ubi Always On Voice-Activated Android Servant PC Breaks out on Kickstarter (hothardware.com)

MojoKid writes: "Kickstarter is proving to be the place to go if you have an Android concept in need of funding. Ouya, a $99 Android console that blew by its original goal of raising $950,000 in funds and ended up with nearly $8.6 million instead, and now we're seeing similar excitement for Ubi, a ubiquitous Android PC that is always on and responds to voice commands. Ubi's developers only sought to raise $36,000 to pay the bills, lower costs, and pay for safety certifications, and with 26 days still to go, the project has more than doubled its funding goal with over $81,000 in pledges from 500 backers. From a hardware standpoint, Ubi is an Android PC that plugs into the wall like a fixture and consists of an ARM Cortex A8 processor clocked at 800MHz, 1GB of RAM, 802.11n Wi-Fi, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0, various sensors (temperature, humidity, air pressure, ambient light) and a few other odds and ends."

Comment Use a turbine (Score 2) 543

As I understand it, you want to use a diesel engine to recharge the batteries and extend the range of the electric vehicle. Have you considered using a turbine instead an internal combustion engine for the range extender? . A constant speed turbine running a power generator should be more efficient than an ICE and should be lighter also. Plus you will get a very cool sound for your vehicle . Good luck

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