I’m not sure if Chumby’s widgets, minus the Chumby, are all that appealing—while everything with a power button has widgets nowadays, Chumby’s adorable, squishy form factor was why we liked it.
That, and the Linux OS’s hackability. If it’s still just as hackable, having the engine embedded in TVs and Blu-ray players might actually actually produce a race of super Blu-ray players that play Quake, eat babies, connects to MySpace and actually competes with the Yahoo! widget engine we saw in a bunch of TVs at CES. [CrunchGear]