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Submission + - Give Your Phone Some Sexy Curvs (

smc170 writes: Touchscreen gurus Atmel may not be the most famous name around, but you'll find its gear inside devices like the Galaxy Note and the Galaxy Tab. Now it has pulled the dust-sheets from the latest innovation to emerge from its Californian headquarters: XSense. It's a flexible, super-thin, film-based touch sensor that can be curved and contorted any which way you choose while retaining accuracy. It'll also enable smartphone makers to create "edgeless" touchscreens without bezels, or have them cascade around the sides of the device. Now all we have to do is wonder if we really want a notably concave phone jabbing into our thighs, which you can ponder while you watch the concept video we've got for you after the break.

Submission + - Build Your Own Linux Distro! Linux Tycoon (

smc170 writes: The developer, Lunduke, has made an amazing addition to his game series:

"Linux Tycoon is the premier Linux Distro Building Simulator game in the universe.
(Truth be told: It’s probably the only Linux Distro Building Simulation game in the universe.)
So what exactly do you do in a Linux Distro Building game?
So glad you asked! Here’s some examples of the thrilling challenges you’ll find in Linux Tycoon:
Analyzing and selecting software packages.
Fixing Bugs.
Managing volunteers and paid staff.
Keeping the total size (in MB) of your Distro at a reasonable level.
And so much more!
Seriously though. It is fun. (It is a game, after all. You don’t actually fix bugs yourself.)
Basically take all the fun parts of building your own Linux Distro and take out all the work. Bam! Instant entertainment!"

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