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Remember the little Asus Eee Keyboard? You know the one that was shown off at Computex and everyone was so excited about it. Well that little device is finally going to make its US debut in October.
The tiny little self-contained device features a 4-inch touch screen and even wireless HDMI. Asus is also packing in the usual Atom 1.6GHz CPU 1GB DDR2 RAM (would be better with 2GB) and either a 16 or 32GB HDD. Just large enough for a Windows 7 install for use as a media center.
There is no work on the size of the internal battery yet though. Pricing should be about $500 which is pretty close to what Asus said when they first showed it off. It seems likely that the timing of the launch means that some flavor of Windows 7 will be offered but it is also possible that Mobiln might be preinstalled.
Still I think this would look pretty cool sitting on just about any coffee table.
This is just one of those things I just had to write about. As I was cruising the net in search of something interesting to write about I kept coming back to this.
It is one of the most gaudy yet cool arm chairs that I have ever seen. This combination of turquoise and black leather, chrome and aluminum is nothing less than a Harley Davidson Edition custom built chair from First Impressions.
It has everything, from exhaust pipes to side view mirrors. It even makes engine sounds when you kick out the foot rest. That is guaranteed to annoy your wife and bring that feeling of satisfaction that goes with sleeping on the couch.
Now this is watching TV in truly manly style.
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Ok this is a new one, using the keyboard to actually infect a system. This new type (at least new to me) can be used to take complete control of an Apple Keyboard and then a system through the use of a BIOS hack.
The hack is complete and can even keylog items entered at book time meaning it can grab encryption keys entered and of course your system password.
The attack on the keyboard takes less than 18 seconds to upload roughly 100kb of code into the keyboards firmware. The payload can be inserted thanks to a number of flaws already in existence in OSX.
The truly bad part about this is that once your keyboard is possessed you cannot simply wipe your drive to get rid of it. Doing that would still leave you open to immediate re-infection because it is the hardware that is infected.
Video courtesy of Digital Society
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Intel's Moblin has been making the rounds this year (I had it installed in a Virtual Machine for a month) it even managed to pop up on an Asus Eee Keyboard at Computex.
Luckily the gang at netbooks.de were ready with a video camera and caught the whole thing.
Although the Eee Keyboard in the shot is not a production system (after all Moblin is still in Beta Stage) it is very interesting to see on the Eee Keyboard. I have a feeling that once it is launched we may see a lot more of Intel's Moblin.
Read more here.
The model you can see is only a prototype at present, but there's no reason that ASUS couldn't deliver a Moblin version alongside the Windows XP Eee Keyboard. Hardware in this case looks to be unchanged, so we'd still expect the same Intel Atom CPU, 1GB of RAM and either 16GB or 32GB of SSD storage. Wireless HDMI is believed to be an option.
What the video doesn't show is any media functionality, so it remains to be seen what advantages there Moblin may bring over the Microsoft OS. ASUS have repeatedly assured us that the Eee Keyboard will launch this month, priced at around $400.
We told you that Asus was planning an EEE-Keyboard PC back at CES. Now it looks like we may actually see it soon.
According to Engadget the new keyboard PC will hit the streets in June.
Asus originally planned for a launch in late Q3 but has moved that up quite a bit if the new launch date is correct.
The EEE Keyboard will feature an Atom N270, and a small (about 5-inch) touch screen on the side. Other possibilities include a 32GB SSD and 802.11n wireless. But these are not confirmed.
Read more here
Members will recall that this function has a complete computer Eee Keyboard it? ASUS has finally decided to launch the Eee Keyboard this, ASUS will be pointed out that the formal launch by the end of June this year, specifications and price information will be published Computex
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