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    [SIZE=3]A handful of companies are making tiny computers, complete with USB and Ethernet jacks not much bigger than a hefty electrical plug. We're dying to hear how you'd put such a tiny computer to use.[/SIZE]


    [SIZE=3]What are these tiny computers we speak of? The chief executive of Marvell Technology Group, one of the companies manufacturing these tiny power-plug sized computers, told the New York Times.[/SIZE]


    [SIZE=3]What's in the plug? It's a tiny plastic box that you plug into an electric outlet. There's no display. But there is an Ethernet jack to connect to a home network and a USB socket for attaching a hard drive, camera or other device. Inside is a 1.2 gigahertz Marvell chip, called an application processor, running a version of the Linux operating system.[/SIZE]


    [SIZE=3]They envision a future of tiny ubiquitous computers that do everything from serve files to control home appliances[/SIZE].
    [SIZE=4]Plugging In $40 Computers[/SIZE]
    Last edited by Taurus; May 25th, 2009 at 11:43 AM.

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    sorry, a bit OT.

    this also comes to mind.



    http://www.redherring.com/Home/25965

    Onlive Microconsole

    If these technologies pushes through, there won't be a need to buy expensive hi-end graphic chips and cpu to play the latest games and 1020p movies. only weakpoint is the bandwidth of your ISP .
    Last edited by Negus; May 25th, 2009 at 11:44 AM.

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