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Leaked HTC One cover turns your smartphone into a Lite Brite | The Verge

Leaked HTC One cover turns your smartphone into a Lite Brite | The Verge.

New HTC smartphone can display information through an array of Leds

This is just a leak to be confirmed in 2 weeks. The Led cover can display simple messages when the screen is off. This is a really cool feature and we would love to see a more complete, more sophisticated product come up following this trend.

$50 Roku stick goes HDMI y HDMI with Chromecast ·  LinuxGizmos.com

Interesting comparison between Roku stick and Chromecast.

Linuxgizmos definitely votes for Roku stick although we feel there is some bias comparing devices which were released within a year of each other. Roku is definitely a player to watch. What we find interesting here is that Roku is releasing a series of products which are adding value to each other: the stick, a full fledge remote, iPhone and Android remote control apps.

$50 Roku stick goes HDMI y HDMI with Chromecast ·  LinuxGizmos.com.

 

 

Cellular’s open source future is latched to tallest tree in the village | Ars Technica

Cellular’s open source future is latched to tallest tree in the village | Ars Technica.

This article demonstrates how open source technology can be used as a trigger to economical development. Take a village in West Papua isolated from the world which is of no economical interest to telecommunication operators. Install for a very low cost (thanks to open source technology) a local network. Connect it to the Internet. Create several services around the network with several business models. Result: this rural area is now connected and this connection  has generated revenues and economical growth.