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Got a Screwdriver? GalliumOS Can Turn Chromebooks Into Linux Boxes

GalliumOS is a Chromebook-specific Linux variant. It lets you put a real Linux distro on a Chromebook. My recent review of a new Chromebook feature — the ability to run Linux apps on some Chromebook models — sparked my interest in other technologies that run complete Linux distros on some Chromebooks without using ChromeOS. GalliumOS […]

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Amazon wants to put Alexa into everything: Cars, Clocks, Microwaves, Subwoofers, Plugs, and more

The Amazon Echo ecosystem is rapidly expanding. At a surprise event in Seattle today, Amazon is announcing a bunch of new products with Amazon Alexa integration. The Echo line is always featured front and center in Amazon’s army of devices. They have announced a redesigned Echo Dot, a subwoofer called Echo Sub, a Chromecast Audio […]

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Turning Social Media From a Problem Into a Solution

The YouTube shooting last week had less to do with guns than with the failure of the police to act on information in a timely way and the inability of social media to be anything but part of the problem. Google has been giving this issue little more than lip service, but I expect it […]

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Nest Builds More Security, Flexibility Into Smart Home Products

The Nest Hello video doorbell and the Nest x Yale Lock are now available, along with a new Nest Temperature Sensor — the latest addition to the company’s smart home lineup. Owners of the Hello video doorbell can use the Nest app for iOS or Android to see and converse with people without opening their […]

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