Ubuntu http://www.stuff.tv/ubuntu/news en-GB Ubuntu Edge smashes crowdfunding record, but it's not enough http://www.stuff.tv/edge/ubuntu-edge-smashes-crowdfunding-record-raising-more-us10-million/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sorry Pebble – you&#039;re not the biggest kid on the crowdsourced block anymore. But hey, at least you got made </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="832" title="Ubuntu Edge smashes crowdfunding record by raising more than US$10 million " alt="Ubuntu Edge smashes crowdfunding record by raising more than US$10 million " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ubuntu-edge-back.jpg?1392945783" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Canonical&#39;s <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ubuntu-edge-smartphone-cum-pc-revealed/news" target="_blank">Ubuntu Edge superphone</a> has overtaken the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/pebble-smartwatch/review" target="_blank">Pebble smartwatch</a> to claim the title of the product with the highest amount raised for a crowdfunded product.</p> <p>The Edge project is on US$10,350,776 at the time of writing, breezing past the Pebble&#39;s previous record of 10,266,844 raised on Kickstarter. It&#39;s not all good news though.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/edge/ubuntu-edge-smashes-crowdfunding-record-raising-more-us10-million/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/edge/ubuntu-edge-smashes-crowdfunding-record-raising-more-us10-million/news#comments Crowdfunding Edge Smartphones Ubuntu Fri, 16 Aug 2013 11:57:42 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1425605 at http://www.stuff.tv No plug required: SOL laptop gives ten hours' battery from two hours of sun http://www.stuff.tv/ubuntu/no-plug-required-sol-laptop-gives-ten-hours-battery-two-hours-sun/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This Ubuntu-running, solar-powered laptop is built rugged and &quot;never needs to be plugged in&quot; – plus it’s only US$350 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="sol laptop" alt="sol laptop" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/solaptop.jpg?1375870937" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A laptop without charge is about as useful as carrying a slab of concrete in your bag. A great workout, sure, but not really what you were hoping for. SOL has a solution.</p> <p>SOL is a solar powered Ubuntu-powered, ruggedised laptop that costs from just US$350 (£230) but claims to offer a ten-hour battery life on two hours of sun.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/luke-edwards" title="View user profile.">Luke Edwards</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Never plug it in </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The point of this Intel-powered, 13.3in HD-screened rugged laptop is to offer powerful computing to the poorer nations where a charge is often hard to find. With that in mind it’ll be launching in Ghana, where there’s plenty of sun to keep it juiced up. We're not sure it'd fare quite so well in Blighty.</p> <p>While the price tag may be a bit steep for locals it’ll offer aid workers a useful way to keep computing without the need to lug around a generator. And with 802.11n Wi-Fi, GPS, 4G LTE, Ethernet and a satellite modem module option, it has the capacity to stay connected just about anywhere.</p> <p>The "engineered for extreme efficiency" tagline hints at low-power internals, including from 2GB RAM and an Intel Atom D2500 dual-core chip with HD3600 graphics. They power a 1366x768 720p screen, which includes a 3MP webcam. Storage comes from a 320GB hard disk.&nbsp;</p> <p>To meet those power claims, the back of the laptop folds down to reveal a solar panel the size of the screen. A MacBook Air this ain't, but hey – chunkiness is a worthwhile price to pay for freedom from the power socket, and the MacBook Air doesn't come in a submersible 'Marine' variety either (the SOL does, in case you were wondering).</p> <p>If you’re a sun-chaser who loves the freedom of the Ubuntu Linux OS, check out <a href="http://solaptop.com/" target="_blank">solaptop.com</a>.</p> <p>[<a href="http://solaptop.com/" target="_blank">SOL</a> via <a href="http://gizmodo.com/this-300-solar-poweredubuntu-laptop-lasts-10-hours-on-1038530635">Gizmodo</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="sol laptop back" alt="sol laptop back" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/solaptop-back.jpg?1375870937" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="sol laptop front" alt="sol laptop front" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/solaptop-front.jpg?1375870937" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="sol laptop detail" alt="sol laptop detail" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/SOL-solar-laptop.jpg?1375870937" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No plug required </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Solar laptop gives 10 hours&#039; use from 2 hours&#039; charge </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/ubuntu/no-plug-required-sol-laptop-gives-ten-hours-battery-two-hours-sun/news#comments Laptops Ubuntu Tue, 06 Aug 2013 09:41:54 +0000 Luke Edwards 1425301 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: LG Optimus G2 launch date, Ubuntu’s overnight millions, NVIDIA Shield release date, Bluetooth bud headphones, and drinkable sweat http://www.stuff.tv/g2/fully-charged-lg-optimus-g2-launch-date-ubuntu-s-overnight-millions-nvidia-shield-release-date-bl <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Breakfast tech treats toasted to your liking </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="ubuntu edge" alt="ubuntu edge" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Ubuntu-Edge.jpg?1375893175" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>From smart sweat extraction to Bluetooth in-ear headphones the size of buds, today’s breakfast news round up has all the tech food groups.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/luke-edwards" title="View user profile.">Luke Edwards</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ubuntu Edge funding </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Following its <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ubuntu-edge-smartphone-cum-pc-revealed/news">launch last night, the Ubuntu Edge smartphone</a> has already received over <a href="http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ubuntu-edge" target="_blank">US$1 million in its first five hours on Indiegogo</a>. It's now at over US$3 million. That US$32 million target suddenly doesn’t seem so ridiculously far off.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LG Optimus G2 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>LG’s flagship superphone the Optimus G2 will be unveiled in New York on August 7th, according to our invite. It also invites us to see how LG is learning from us – which is in no way a creepy way to invite someone over.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="LG Optimus G2" alt="LG Optimus G2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/LG-Optimus-G2_0.jpg?1375893175" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Drink your own sweat </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>After going for a run yesterday – England’s hottest day this year – it's clear to the Stuff team that sweat is a big old waste of bodily fluids. Not anymore. Swedish engineers have come up with this contraption that turns your wrung-out sweat into pure water. The secret ingredient is effort. [Source: <a href="http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57594923-1/bottoms-up-now-you-can-drink-the-sweat-from-your-shirt/" target="_blank">CNET</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Drink your own sweat" alt="Drink your own sweat" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sweat-shirt-drink.jpg?1375893175" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Plantronics BackBeat Go 2 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The second iteration of these super compact Bluetooth headphones adds a super sleep mode that gives you six months of standby after auto shutting off when you go out of range from your device. And it can remember eight gadgets, lasts 4.5 hours on a charge and offers DSP enhanced sound all for US$80 (£50). And for an extra US$20 (£13) you can get a charger carry case that’ll dish out a further two and a half full charges. [Source: <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2013/07/23/plantronics-intros-backbeat-go-2-bluetooth-headphones-promises/?utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_source=feedly" target="_blank">Engadget</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Plantronics BackBeat Go 2" alt="Plantronics BackBeat Go 2" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Plantronics-BackBeat-Go-2.jpg?1375893175" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> NVIDIA Shield release date revealed </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The mobile gaming platform will ship on July 31st at US$300 (£200). Read our <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nvidia/mwc-2013-%E2%80%93-nvidia-project-shield-%E2%80%93-hands/news" target="_blank">hands-on with the NVIDIA Shield here</a>. [Source: <a href="http://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2013/07/21/nvidia-shield-ships-july-31/" target="_blank">NVIDIA</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="NVIDIA Shield" alt="NVIDIA Shield" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nvidia-shield.jpg?1375893175" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> G2 LG Nvidia Project Shield Smartphones Ubuntu Tue, 23 Jul 2013 06:38:37 +0000 Luke Edwards 1425003 at http://www.stuff.tv