These PCs-on-a-stick run Ubuntu Linux

A developer by the name of AndrewDB is currently in the processing of modding Ubuntu Linux so that it runs on inexpensive PCs-on-a-stick powered by Rockchip RK3066 processors.

XBMC 12 Frodo hits beta 2 and Android

The first beta version of XBMC 12.0, also known as Frodo, went live in mid-November for Windows, OS X the Raspberry Pi and Ubuntu - but not Android.

Election, iPhone 5 and Kim Kardashian top Yahoo searches

Yahoo has released its list of the most-searched terms for the year. The  list reveals that, unsurprisingly, we've been very interested in the US election - but have relaxed by following the Kardashians and dreaming of an iPhone 5.

Windows 8 is off to a slow start

Analysts at the NPD Group say Microsoft's flagship Windows 8 operating system is off to a "slow start."

Video: Winulator runs classic Windows games on Android

A developer by the name of Dan Aloni has coded an emulator that allows users to play classic Windows games (95 or 98) on Android devices.

MediaPortal 2 Alpha 1 rolls out for HTPC enthusiasts

HTPC DIY enthusiasts should check out  the latest version of MediaPortal.

Siri Eyes Free tech headed to Chevy's Spark and Sonic

GM adds Siri voice technology to its small Spark and Sonic cars.

Are all your Facebook friends stressing you out?

Having heaps of Facebook friends may make you look popular, but is actually a source of stress, researchers say.

Facebook policy changes come under fire

Two US privacy groups are calling on Facebook to scrap its plans to do away with user votes on policy changes.

Video: A closer look at Jolla's Sailfish mobile OS

Sailfish wants to be a mobile contender. 

Facebook wants to scrap user votes on policy changes

Sometime today, if you're a Facebook user, you'll get an email from the company asking you to vote away your right to vote on the company's governance.

Analyst slams "disappointing" Windows 8 UI

Nielsen says he's not a Microsoft hater, yet rips into "disappointing" Windows 8 user interface (UI).

Report: Windows 8 sales are less-than-stellar

Sales of Microsoft's flagship Windows 8 operating system are reportedly hovering "well below" Redmond's internal projections.

Unofficial Netflix app hits Ubuntu

The desktop browser version of Netflix relies on Microsoft Silverlight and isn't exactly compatible with Linux - at least up until now.

Netflix arrives on Ubuntu - with a fix

Ubuntu is without a doubt one of the most popular flavors of Linux, as the operating system is fully capable of running smoothly even on outdated or anemic hardware.

Facebook expands Gifts service

Facebook's made a big expansion to its Gifts service, teaming up with retailers and service providers from babyGap to ProFlowers.

Versatile XBMC updated to Frodo

Open source developers have officially released the first beta version of XBMC 12.0, also known as Frodo.

IDF live-tweets attacks on Gaza

Over the last 24 hours, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) has been live-tweeting its attacks on the Hamas-controlled Gaza strip, including the assassination of a Hamas military leader.

Early XBMC Linux builds ported to Allwinner A10 devices

We've covered a number of PCs-on-a-stick in recent months, all of which have the potential to function as an uber-mini Android-powered media centers.

Microsoft says DirectX 11.1 is only for Windows 8

Microsoft says DirectX 11.1 will be a Windows 8 exclusive. Does it matter?