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Today only: Return of $29 Wasabi pocket printer

Sellout risk: huge. Dell's zero-ink printer is a fun little gizmo that normally sells for $99. If you get there in time, you can score one for a fraction of the price.

By March 12, 2010


Wasabi smoke alarm raises a stink in Japan

Deaf people can benefit from a smoke alarm that emits a strong odor of wasabi. The Japanese device has been shown to wake deaf sleepers within three minutes.

By January 29, 2010


Dell Wasabi adds spice to portable printing

Dell debuts a new portable printer using Zero-Ink technology.

By February 10, 2009


Dell Wasabi adds spice to portable printing

Dell Wasabi adds spice to portable printing.

6 Images By February 10, 2009


The 404 154: Where we eat wasabi peas for breakfast

On the show today: Linda Nguyen from Chickipedia.com, dirty door-to-door Verizon salesmen, weekend box office hits and misses, and guest call-in from Lou Bakalar!

By August 1, 2008


Nokia's loud and proud Supernova series

Nokia wants you to "Xpress yourself" with the Supernova range. Whether you're into 'mellow yellow', 'candy pink', or 'wasabi green', your phone will never look out of place at the circus again.

By June 29, 2008


Wasabi adds heat to NetBSD marketing

Wasabi Systems, which sells an offshoot of Unix, hires Jim Schrand, formerly at Intel, as its vice president of marketing.

By May 20, 2004


Wasabi brings NetBSD to IBM chip

Wasabi Systems--which sells a rendition of the NetBSD version of Unix for non-PC-embedded computing devices such as routers--has translated that software to work with IBM's PowerPC 405GP chip. Wasabi made the announcement Wednesday. The company, which employs several programmers who are key to the open-source NetBSD effort, sells services to companies wanting to use the software in devices such as special-purpose servers. Though Linux has caught on in this market, advocates of the variants of BSD argue that their Unix software is better suited to the task. While both OSes can be called open source, BSD's license, unlike that of Linux, permits a company to add proprietary software to BSD without having to release that software publicly. This appealed to embedded-software leader Wind River when it embraced the FreeBSD cousin to NetBSD.

By June 13, 2001


Start-up backs BSD Unix for Intel chip

Wasabi Systems, which sells the NetBSD version of Unix, is supporting Intel's new IOP321 communications chip, the company said this week at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco. NetBSD is a variant of the BSD family of operating systems, which is derived from Unix. The IOP321 is a version of Intel's XScale family. Intel says it's good for special-purpose "embedded" computing devices, including networking equipment such as network cards or switches, and for storage systems. Red Hat also supports the IOP321 with its eCos operating system, while LynuxWorks is offering its BlueCat Linux for the chip.

By February 28, 2002


Embedded Unix start-up raises $2 million

Wasabi Systems, a start-up that hopes to make a version of the NetBSD version of Unix for non-PC "embedded" computing devices such as network routers, has raised $2 million in a first round of funding, the company said Tuesday. Newlight Associates, which committed $1.5 million, led the round. Additional funds are expected in the next 60 days, the New York company said. Embedded software leader Wind River Systems had hoped to commercialize FreeBSD, a close relative of NetBSD, but abandoned the effort. However, Wasabi hired a former Wind River employee who ported BSD to Intel's Xscale chips.

By February 7, 2002