I just read an article at linux journal about smart homes
now, I had no previous experience with smart homes and it sounded intriguing so I gave it a look
the story is simple, you have one master device (actually a wifi router with probably some logic) and a bunch of small devices for various things like dimming lights, turning them on/off, controlling garage door, room movement, security cameras etc.
they work just by plugging it in the socket since it uses wifi for communication
there are also some other details but read that yourself
it seems Neo Freerunner is finally beeing shipped to the distributors
for those who have no clue what Neo Freerunner is, it is a mobile phone running Linux
backed by FIC (First International Computer of Taiwan) it is finally going mass market
it is designed to rival the original Iphone
the phone is unlocked (works with any mobile phone network provider) and uses open standards
the hardware specs are 500MHz Samsung S3C2442 CPU, 128MB RAM, 256MB Flash, 4.3″ diagonal display in 640×480 VGA Color TFT LCD, 3D graphics, 2 3D accelerometers, audio, USB port, WiFi b/g, Bluetooth, GPS
A month or so ago, Apple presented MacBook Air to us. Probably the wolds thinest laptop it looks to me like a tray, a plateau where you put your food (now that’s a good application )
It’s god a 13″ screen, no DVD, a CPU that was specially made by Intel, a convenient power plug etc.
External USB DVD is an option but you can also use a CD from any computer nearby to you if you install the provided software.
SSD (Solid State Disk) is an option if you’ve got the cash for it (it’s pretty expensive).