Consumer Electronics Show: Chumby wants to be your pal


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Who wants to wait on a computer that has to boot up before they can get their gotta-have-it-now information from the web? At the Consumer Electronics Show, Chumby was showing the latest incarnation of its namesake device.

The always-on Chumby 8 is larger than its predecessors, Chumby One and Chumby Classic, measuring 8 inches. This one comes with improved speakers. The Wi-Fi device still offers the popular alarm and event-scheduling features of the older versions, and users preprogram it to fetch and present information they are interested in.


And who doesn’t want a friend like that?


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