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What you're looking at is basically a .338 Lapua Magnum rifle that's been equipped with a Linux-powered TrackingPoint XS1 system, an advanced computerized scope, that guarantees a perfect shot everytime, thanks to an auto-aim function once the target is marked. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Canonical unveils Ubuntu Netbook Remix at Computex 2008 in Taipei. This operating system is basically a "reworked desktop image of Ubuntu built specifically for a new category of portable internet-centric devices." Click here for first picture in gallery.

We are told that this flavor will feature a launcher that enables users to "get online more quickly and have faster access to their favorite applications," and that it "leverages Moblin technologies optimized for the Intel Atom processor."
[via Engadget]

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Priced at just $500, the MIU HDPC features a 4-inch touchscreen display, 1GHz VIA C7M ULV processor, 4GB of DDR2 memory, Windows XP / Linux Qplus embedded OS, 60GB HDD or 4GB SSD, miniSD/microSD card slot, 5.0-megapixel camera, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0, and two USB ports. Click here for first picture in gallery.

You'd think the battery life would suffer running all that, plus its Via processor (500MHz or 1GHz), but the reported life is 7 hours at "high power" or an impressive 90 hours at low power settings. This multi-use gadget really does fall down on size, measuring 6.4 x 2.6 x 0.96 inches and weighing pounds, so it's a pocket-stretcher
[via Engadget - Gizmodo - AVing]

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At first glance, the device above may look like a computer chip, but in reality, it's a fully-functional Linux computer. Product page. One more image after the jump.

They're a hell of a lot smaller than a Mac Mini to boot. But hey, one missing computer doesn't ruin the whole gallery, which you should definitely hop on over and check out
[via Gizmodo]

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Cube Atlantis is basically a CompizFusion plugin that renders "a few fish, sharks, whales, and dolphins in your desktop cube." Video after the jump.
To install this plugin, along with a wealth of other entertaining and useful plugins for CompizFusion, select the "compiz-fusion-plugins-extra" package through your favorite package manager or apt
[via JATB]

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