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Vinyl Cutting on Linux: The Real Deal (Libre Graphics World)

Libre Graphics World is running a comparison of Linux applications used to drive cutting machines for vinyl, cardstock, and other materials. "Most cutting devices rely on HPGL printer control language and its versions such as CAMM-HPGL (Roland). So the job is, essentially, to take a vector graphics file and convert...

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The Open Source Robotics Foundation (OSRF) Is Booting Up

For more than a decade, some of the more interesting work in the field of robotics has been driven by open source efforts. Open source robotics platforms have flourished, but they've also been fragmented, with software and hardware designs produced all around the world that have little to do with each other. That's why it's so promising that the folks behind Willow Garage--a robotics project that originated at Stanford University--have announced the Open Source Robotics Foundation (OSRF). We covered the initial details surrounding the foundation here, and now more information is beginning to appear at the OSRF site. At least 25 institutions are developing robotics applications on Willow Garage's own open robotics platform, but Willow garage announced the launch of the Open Source Robotics Foundation (OSRF) to help foster all kinds of robotics work. According to the OSRF announcement: "The OSRF is an independent, non-profit organization founded by members of the global...

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MK802 Micro-PC Runs Android 4.0 and Linux for $74

The computer is the size of a USB stick and features a 1.5GHz Cortex A8 processor with 512MB of RAM and a MALI400 GPU. It can decode 1080p video via its HDMI output and has two USB connectors...

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Intel Advances Solid State Storage

Third generation of Intel SSDs debut with larger capacities and better performance.

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Intel unveils Thunderbolt data transfer tech

The current copper-based generation of Thunderbolt, formerly known as Light Peak, boasts 10Gbps data transfer speeds between computers and attached devices.

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