• Add Chumby To Your TV With NeTV

    Add Chumby To Your TV With NeTV

    Remember Chumby, the huggable, widget-powered alarm clock that everyone wanted but just couldn’t figure out what to do with? Well it’s back and it wants to mate with your TV. The NeTV is a Chumby that sits inline with your TV and powers a Webkit browser and RSS/social media feed right on your screen. The device is powered by a small remote or an Android phone and it works with… Read More

  • Chumby 8 On Sale Tomorrow For $199, Ships April 5

    Everyone’s favorite extra screen/robot/app platform, Chumby, is back for another round. They showed off their new model at CES (where we interviewed them) but there was no sign of pricing or availability. No longer! The Chumby 8 (named for its 8-inch screen) will ship on April 5th, and you can pre-order starting tomorrow (the 23rd) for $199. Good deal? You be the judge. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Chumby One Smart Internet Companion

    Your desk needs a Chumby. It will bring joy and fun to your otherwise boring workspace. Am I right? Does looking at your desk bring thoughts of tall buildings and pills to your mind? Yeah, the Chumby will effectively counter those nasty feelings and Woot is here to help. The It’s-On-Sale-Until-It’s-Gone retailer has the Chumby One up for only $50 with $5 shipping today. Read More

  • DIY Black Friday

    CAT IS NOT FOR SALE Our good friend Phil Torrone sent us this list of cool homebrew deals on Chumby devices, Adafruit boards, and other goodness. Fist, you’ve got some Chumby-powered devices that are actually little Linux PCs. The Infocast, for example, is $129 on Best Buy. This thing has an 800MHz processor and small screen and can be used either as a little info monitor or as a… Read More

  • Chumby Grows Workable Legs, Next Step Is Clearly Human Enslavement

    This video could be the prequal to iRobot. It all starts with a sleek white Chumby developed as a novelty, but the following generations will likely follow an evolutionary path until they’re smart enough to chase down Will Smith on the highway. This will not end well. Read More

  • Turn a Chumby One into a 3G router

    If you can handle a bit of SSHing, it doesn’t take much work at all to exploit a Chumby One easter egg that turns the not-so-cuddly model into a 3G router. That’s pretty awesome. Of course since it’s not officially supported with a widget or software, there isn’t a GUI or any type of user interface. Here’s how you do it. Read More

  • The Sony Dash is available for pre-ordering if you have a spare $199

    Good news. You can finally pre-order the Sony Dash. You know, the Chumby clone announced at CES 2010. That is, of course, if you actually want the $199 table-top thing. Read More

  • Chumby investigates Kingston microSD irregularities: Are counterfeit chips making their way into the supply chain?

    Does the name Bunnie Huang ring a bell? It might if you were around the Xbox “scene” in 2002, when people from all over the world were on Xbox hacking forums trying to figure out what made Microsoft’s first console tick, so to speak. It was truly exciting—we’re talking Paris in the 50s exciting. Mr. Huang has since gotten a job at Chumby, putting his technical… Read More

  • Chumby Sunfury tablet coming?

    We missed this one. But then again, the onle mention of the Chumby Sunfury tablet at CES ’10 was in the Marvell booth. We were too busy palling around with Stan Lee to notice anything else. Good thing the nerds from technabob has our back and managed to get a spec sheet. Read More

  • Chumby One goes on sale for $99

    In case you’re one for hard lines and plastic over soft and cuddly, head over to the Chumby store and order yourself the new Chumby One. It’s way more advanced than the original model with a faster CPU, a lot more storage, FM tuner, and is half the price at only $99. But like I said before, I still want the older model. Read More

  • The Chumby One: More powerful, less cushy UPDATE

    The original Chumby was soft, cuddly, and cute. The new Chumby One is uptight, all-business, and commercial. I hate it. Read More

  • Chumby now available in DIY form

    Chumby, everyone’s favorite desktop and bedside companion, is now available in kit form from Maker Shed! [nerdgasm] Read More

  • Chumby coming to TVs and Blu-ray players

    Everyone’s favorite hacky-sack-with-a-screen, Chumby, will soon make the leap from your nightstand or desk to your TV or Blu-ray player. Future internet-connected TVs and Blu-ray players containing Broadcom chips from companies such as Samsung and Sharp will feature Chumby’s web-based widgets – there are currently over 1,000 – ranging from music and video streaming to… Read More

  • Limited edition $600 hand-painted Chumby

    Is $599.95 too much to spend for a hand-painted Chumby? Maybe not if you’re a die-hard fan of artist Sara Antoinette Martin. She painted five (yes, five) Chumby devices by hand, which are now being sold in the store for $599.95 each. Read More

  • Hands-on the iRiver WAVE HOME multimedia thingie

    iRiver has managed to take the Chumby, add a sweet remote/phone, and throw it into a slick matte white package. This desktop touchscreen is arguably one of the hottest products at CES primarily ’cause info didn’t leak about it before hand and its a pleasant surprise in the mix of gadgets we already know about. The company expects to add a VoIP service like Skype and if they do… Read More

  • Chumby now supports Pandora Radio

    A recent update to the net-connected Chumby device adds Pandora Radio as an option under the Music menu. Check out the above video for a quick demonstration of everything. It’s pretty straightforward – you’ll need to reboot your Chumby to get it to show up initially but once that’s done, you’ll find the Pandora option amongst the other available music sources. Read More

  • $21 Million For Mr. China

    Liam Casey, a Cork, Ireland-born entrepreneur, traveled to Taipei in 1996 on a whim to attend an electronics trade show. Within a year he had started his own supply chain manufacturing company in Shenzhen, China called PCH International (PCH stands for Pacific Coast Highway, a famous highway in Southern California where he lived for a while in the 90s). Jump to 2007. PCH International rode… Read More

  • Meet Anobar, Chumby's dark Japanese brother Anodos, a start-up based out of Tokyo, is currently developing a device, which is slightly similar to the Chumby. The so-called Anobar measures 354×85.5×97mm and weighs 2kg. The device features a FED screen (size: 288×43.2mm) with 640×96 pixel resolution to display information retrieved from the Internet over Wi-Fi (OS: WindowsXP Embedded). Read More

  • Chumby: Casual gaming platform?

    I’ve just wrapped my head around the Chumby as sort of a clock radio with a brain and now they want to add games? Albino Blacksheep and Everybody Panic! are offering accelerometer-based “casual games” for the Chumby. When they come around on the screen you pick up the Chumby and swing it around, moving balls and whatever else you need to manipulate on screen. I really like… Read More

  • Chumby To Get Accelerometer-based Casual Games and Flash Animation

    I’ve just wrapped my head around the Chumby as sort of a clock radio with a brain and now they want to add games? Albino Blacksheep and Everybody Panic! are offering accelerometer-based “casual games” for the Chumby. When they come around on the screen you pick up the Chumby and swing it around, moving balls and whatever else you need to manipulate on screen. Read… Read More