The Arduino collective has been cooking great things for the evolution of the famous Arduino boards. The new boards, Uno and Mega 2560, are now officially out and shipping starting this weekend at the Maker Faire in NYC.
The new Uno is similar to the current Duemilanove, but offers expanded capabilities for the USB chip, so it can be reprogrammed to act as regular USB interfaces, like a keyboard, mouse, game pad, etc. The Mega 2560 is an evolution of the actual Mega, so it boosts more flash memory, and it will be cheaper.
Live conference stream Sunday September 26th at 21h00 (Umeå time) about the new Arduinos:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/world-maker-faire-1 [thanks Alexis for the cue]