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Open WebOS Beta Release
2012-09-01 07:04:03

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Late last year, computer giant Hewlett Packard (HP) promised to make webOS, its mobile operating system, an open source supported platform. On Friday, HP launched the beta release. The final version is expected to be released at the end of September. HP's short-lived Touchpad tablet and Palm Pre devices ran on the webOS platform. The company has dropped any plans to build consumer products using webOS, but has continued to keep its...

2009-10-14 08:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Gumstix, Inc. today announced that one of its global customers, the PIXHAWK Micro Air Vehicle Team, won the Indoor Autonomy Competition at the European Micro Air Vehicle Conference (EMAV) 2009 held in The Netherlands on September 17th, 2009. For its image processing, the PIXHAWK entry called the "PIXHAWK Pioneer" used the OMAP3530 processor-based Gumstix Overo(TM) Fire computer-on-module (COM) as its main onboard computer. The EMAV conference...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'