Next door, the folks in the Arduino shops made an interesting discovery sometime ago. Basically their AVR parts contain a rudimentary temperature sensor. It's not enough to for example give someone a good idea of how warm the device is getting, but it can be used for such things such as feeding the entropy pools for the thing's random number generator.
Oddly enough the Galileo boards also include one, probably to maintain compatibility with sketches from other sources.
Would anyone more familiar with the processor used on the earlier boards know if the designers included that feature, and if its accessible via the libraries and routines from the Micro Dot Net Framework we've all downloaded and installed?
Obviously an example to test the sensor would be a good thing, but, ah, the sketch that an enterprising individual next door wrote is written in a language that's rather foreign to the gear over here.