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Game developer David Braben has created a computer that’s about the size of a flash drive — and it’ll most likely cost less than your last date. Braben designed the device with the goal of having an extremely affordable computer that children across the world can access. It’s a similar goal the OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) project had — create an extremely affordable computer that children in both developing countries and first-world countries can get their hands on. The device sports a version of Linux, an open-sourced operating system that has become increasingly popular in philanthropic causes like this because it’s free to install and distribute. It will likely ship with some variation of Ubuntu, a very popular Linux distribution that has a huge development community, according to tech news site Geek.com. “In theory, they could be given away to the child. This computer (yes, computer!) costs $25 This computer (yes, computer!) costs $25
Ingenious B-Squares Let You Create Your Own Modular Electronic Devices (Video) Ingenious B-Squares Let You Create Your Own Modular Electronic Devices (Video) Image via Video screengrab Jordan McRae, a designer from Seattle, has come up with a very clever idea for making electronic devices. He's created tiny squares that have different functions, which can be linked up to one another via magnetic corners to create any number of different devices, from solar powered clocks, to iPhone docks with speakers! McRae's project has formed impressively fast, starting with a sketch back in late January and ending with over $32,000 raised on Kickstarter to turn the concept into reality.