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A Cool Data Visualization Tool

I was searching for stats on web browser market share and came across this very cool visualization of the data created by Axiis, which is an open source data visualization framework. Unfortunately, the data is only current up to Aug 2009, but you should still hit the link and mouseover to see how it works and displays additional data.

7 Free Software Apps to Protect your Laptop

One of our great readers sent in this set of 7 pieces of free software that you can, and in most cases should, use to protect your PC laptop. Most of these also apply to your desktop as well.

I happen to use most of these and recommend them as well. At a minimum, you should be using antivirus, a firewall and backups.

#CES09: Bug Labs announces 5 new BUG modules

We first featured Bug Labs and their ‘open source’ hardware platform which features a Linux heart back in late 2007. Bug Labs is still around and announced 5 new modules at CES: BUGprojector, BUGsound, BUGbee, BUGwifi, and BUG3g GSM.

  • BUGprojector: the mini DLP-based projector Now you can display video from your BUG as big as you want to see it.
  • BUGsound is for music lovers. Has a 20-mm speaker, omnidirectional microphone and four stereo jacks for input, output, headphones and microphone.
  • BUGbee 802.15.4 module and the BUGwifi: 802.11 and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR module. Connect BUGs to WLANs, PANs, headsets and more, wirelessly.
  • BUG3g GSM module: which provides your BUG the ability to connect to high-speed 3G cell networks.

All these new BUGmodules will be available by the end of this quarter, with pricing and shipping details to be announced soon.

More info to come on the BugCommunity as well as the Bug Labs site.#CES09

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