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Wednesday Afternoon (2 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 17-April-2013  13:35:15 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Google Glass draws ever closer, with specifications and software appearing. Google has begun shipping the first of its Glass networked spectacles to developers, and released basic technical specifications for the head-mounted device and the Android app used to configure them.

Meanwhile this video sight from a few months ago might show how things work in the future with similar systems.

Parallella is a new cheap Linux supercomputer. What Adapteva has done is create a credit-card sized parallel-processing board. This comes with a dual-core ARM A9 processor and a 64-core Epiphany Multicore Accelerator chip, along with 1GB of RAM, a microSD card, two USB 2.0 ports, 10/100/1000 Ethernet, and an HDMI connection. Discussion here, thanks RnR.

I think we've seen this before, but there's some recent discussion of the Red Hill Guide, an Australian site about (among other things) the history of PC hardware.

HotHardware have some info about the use of technology during the Boston Marathon bombings. We've all probably seen that Fred Rogers quote about "watching for the helpers" during frightening events posted here and there several dozen times since the bombs went off. The people on the street showed that "helpers" come in all shapes, sizes, and stripes, but there were also others helping out by using technology.

The HTC First smartphone appeared yesterday, and is the show pony for Facebook Home. HotHardware checked it out. We're hard at work cranking out our full review of the HTC First, but while that's being worked on, we thought some of you would like to see the phone in action.

ComputingOnDemand have a guide to building a cheap NAS. Having a ton of extra hard drives lying around doing nothing seems like a huge waste to me. In my efforts to put some of this storage to good use, I have been toying with the idea of building a NAS using standard hardware and one of the open source NAS packages out there; namely OpenMediaVault. With performance, size, and budget in mind; I am going to guide you on how to build a NAS.



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