Meet the Ubuntu Edge

Popular Linux OS Ubuntu is working on their own smart phone, the Ubuntu Edge. They’re currently trying to raise $32,000,000 to secure funding for the project. The phone will be able to boot up into Ubuntu OS or Android OS, and will have some majorly impressive stats.

Compared to the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S4:

Ubuntu Edge Apple iPhone 5 Samsung Galaxy S4
Mobile OS Dual-boots Android and Ubuntu mobile iOS Android
Desktop OS Ubuntu Desktop No No
RAM 4GB 1GB 2GB
Internal storage 128GB 64GB 16GB
Screen 720 x 1,280, 4.5 inches 640 x 1,136, 4 inches 1,080 x 1,920, 5 inches
Protection Sapphire Glass Corning Gorilla Glass Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Connectivity Dual-LTE, GSM LTE, GSM LTE, GSM
Speakers Stereo Mono Mono
Battery Silicon-anode Li-ion Li-ion Li-ion
Price $780-830 $849* $750**

CPU/GPU, screen technology to be finalised before production. * Apple Store ** Best Buy

 

Only thing I can see that isn’t better than either the iPhone 5 or Galaxy S4 is the screen, but honestly on a 4.5 inch screen 720p is still pretty damn impressive.

Check out the full details and contribute at indiegogo.com.

09 – NERDITRONICS – Linux – Confusing Nerd-ware or Freeware Contender



Nerditronics 8/4/2012
Episode 9.0

Intro -
Lightning Bolt!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_ekugPKqFw

News -
‘Impossible’ Stars Found in Super-Close Orbital Dances
by SPACE.com Staff
Date: 25 July 2012 Time: 07:00 AM ET
http://www.space.com/16739-impossible-stars-close-orbits.html

The Robot Explorer That Will Navigate Jupiter’s Liquid Moon
Andrew Tarantola
Jul 27, 2012 11:30 AM
Submitted by: cougar337 via Google Reader
http://gizmodo.com/5928772/the-robot-explorer-that-will-navigate-jupiters-liquid-moon

All the American Flags On the Moon Are Now White
Jesus Diaz
Jul 31, 2012 11:21 AM
Submitted by: cougar337 via Google Reader
http://gizmodo.com/5930450/all-the-american-flags-on-the-moon-are-now-white

Five Cool Things About Google Fiber (and One Not So Cool Thing)
By Keith Wagstaff | @kwagstaff | July 27, 201
http://techland.time.com/2012/07/27/five-cool-things-about-google-fiber-and-one-not-so-cool-thing/?iid=gs-main-mostpop2

Google Talk Is Down: Worldwide Outage Since 6:50 AM EDT (It’s Back Up For Some)
Matt Burns
Thursday, July 26th, 2012
http://techcrunch.com/2012/07/26/google-talk-is-down-worldwide-outage-since-650-am-edt/

This Remote Control Rolling Cooler Is Your Don’t-Get-Up-For-The-Rest-Of-The-Summer Deal of the Day
J.D. Levite
Jul 27, 2012 3:00 PM
http://gizmodo.com/5929658/this-remote-control-rolling-cooler-is-your-dont+get+up+for+the+rest+of+the+summer-deal-of-the-day

Valve Hedging Bets on Linux to Avoid Windows 8 “Catastrophe”
Posted 07/26/2012 at 7:51am | by Paul Lilly
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/valve_hedging_bets_linux_avoid_windows_8_catastrophe

Blizzard Agrees With Valve About the Impact of Windows 8 For PC Gamers
Posted 07/29/2012 at 9:24am | by Justin Kerr
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/blizzard_agrees_valve_about_impact_windows_8_pc_gamers

This Man Built a Working Computer From Fallout. It’s Pretty Damn Great.
Luke Plunkett
Aug 2, 2012 11:00 PM
http://kotaku.com/5931459/this-man-built-a-working-computer-from-fallout-its-pretty-damn-great

Man Builds A Real, Working Wall-E That’s Still Eternally Hunting For Eve
John Biggs
Aug 3, 2012
http://techcrunch.com/2012/08/03/man-builds-a-real-working-wall-e-still-looking-for-eve/

Happy 35th Birthday to Radio Shack’s TRS-80 Personal Computer, a Leader in Its Day
Molly Oswaks
Aug 3, 2012 11:00 PM
http://gizmodo.com/5931793/happy-35th-birthday-to-radio-shacks-trs+80-personal-computer-a-leader-in-its-day

Mars Curiosity Makes First Discovery—And It’s Crucial for Human Interplanetary Travel
Jesus Diaz
Aug 3, 2012 4:50 PM
http://gizmodo.com/5931650/mars-curiosity-makes-first-crucial-discovery-for-human-interplanetary-travel

Scientists Have Made the World’s First Quantum Router
Jamie Condliffe
Aug 3, 2012 9:01 AM
http://gizmodo.com/5931545/scientists-have-made-the-worlds-first-quantum-router

Awesome Internet Map Arranges 350,000 Websites in a Traffic Based Cluster
Posted 08/01/2012 at 7:09am | by Paul Lilly
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/awesome_internet_map_arranges_350000_websites_traffic_based_cluster

Feature topic -
Linux – Confusing Nerd-ware or Freeware Contender?
Linux
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux

WHY SHOULD I USE UBUNTU LINUX INSTEAD OF WINDOWS?
http://davestechsupport.com/faq/why_should_i_use_ubuntu.html

Show Wrap-up -
First Trailer for Fistful of Rupees, A Zelda Western
Stephen Totilo
Jul 31, 2012 7:30 PM
http://kotaku.com/5930682/first-trailer-for-fistful-of-rupees-a-zelda-western