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Lilbits (9-27-2013): Reading eBooks during takeoff and landing

Tired of turning off all your gadgets while waiting for airplanes to takeoff — even gadgets that have virtually no wireless connectivity? It looks like you might be able to keep your using your Kindle or NOOK during takeoff and landing soon. This cannot be good news for SkyMall. Here’s a roundup of tech news […]

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PengPod1040 hits Indiegogo (iPad-sized tablet dual boots Android, Linux)

The folks who brought us the PengPod line of 7 and 10 inch tablets which can run Android, Ubuntu, or other Linux-based operating systems are back, and this time they want to offer an iPad-sized tablet with a high-resolution display and a quad-core processor. While there’s already a working prototype, the PengPod1040 will only go […]

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PengPod’s Linux-friendly tablets now shipping (to mixed reviews)

PengPod is now shipping its first tablets to customers. These are 7 and 10 inch tablets that can run both Google Android and Linux. When you first turn on a PengPod 700 or PengPod 1000 tablet, it will boot into Google Android 4.0, but there’s also an 8GB microSD card in the box which has […]

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PengPod raises more than $50,000, plans to ship Linux powered tablets soon

PengPod plans to start shipping 7 and 10 inch tablets with support for Linux as well as Google Android in January. The company, founded by Neal Peacock, has been raising money to help support software development for the tablets — and Peacock just wrote in to let us know the project has surpassed its initial […]

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PengPod hoping to ship inexpensive Linux tablets with 7, 10 inch displays

It’s not that tough to get Linux up and running on a variety of ARM-based tablets, notebooks, or mini PCs. But PengPod founder Neal Peacock wants to go one step further and offer a line of tablets and mini PCs that ship with Linux instead of Google Android. He’s running an Indiegogo campaign to raise […]