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Facebook Home Beta Leaks, Can Be Installed on Nexus 4

MoDaCo has just leaked a pre-release version of Facebook Home. Set for launch on April 12th, Facebook's new launcher will initially only be compatible with five handsets, but MoDaCo says this pre-release version works on a wide range of devices including the Nexus 4. There are a few caveats: Facebook's...

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Facebook Home: Android Takeover and Google Punch to the Head

Facebook can hit the monetization, juice the experience, target tablets and basically circle all of Google's touch points.From a business perspective, Facebook Home is a work of art.

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Inside Mantis: A 2-Ton Hexapod Robot with a Linux Brain

After four years of development, Micromag Systems has finally completed the Mantis Hexapod Walking Machine, claimed to be the world’s largest all-terrain operational hexapod robot. The device stands nearly three meters tall, weighs just under two tons, and is controlled by a PC/104 module stack running embedded Linux. The Mantis...

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CyanogenMod Android Privacy vs. Developer Wars

The chief developer of the popular alternative Android firmware CyanogenMod thought that requiring devices to report unique smartphone and tablet data would be an unqualified blessing. They reckoned without their users.

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10 Hot New Linux-Ready Embedded ARM Modules

Eric Brown presents a slideshow of 10 new ARM computer-on-modules (COMs). The current boom in ARM boards is, in part, fueled by the continuing growth of ARM-friendly Linux, and more recently Android, in the general embedded market.

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