Top ten tech items to grab this shopping weekend

The holiday season is upon us. Let us rejoice by meeting up with family, eating delicious food, angrily honking our horns at people who steal our parking spot, and arguing with other shoppers at retail stores.

MK902 is Rikomagic's Android set-top box

Rikomagic is perhaps best known for its popular lineup of Android MK802 HDMI TV dongles (PC-on-a-stick).

IPPLI Mars i8 is a cylindrical Android set-top box

The IPPLI Mars i8 is a cylindrical Android set-top box powered by Rockchip's RK3188, a quad-core ARM Cortex A9 clocked @ 1.6 GHz paired with ARM's Mali-400MP4 GPU.

Rikomagic's MK802 IV LE PC-on-a-stick ships with Ubuntu

The Rikomagic MK802 IV LE is an ARM-powered PC-on-a-stick that can be plugged into the HDMI port of a TV or monitor.

Gigabyte's (Haswell) BRIX mini-desktops go live for $300

Although they aren't much larger than a DVD drive, Gigabyte's BRIX line of mini-desktops are full-fledged PCs equipped with either Intel or AMD processors.

Dell’s Wyse Cloud Connect (Project Opehlia) gets previewed

Dell’s Wyse Cloud Connect is an Android PC-on-a-stick that can be plugged into a TV or monitor, transforming it into a thin client device. Meaning, users can login to a remote server to run Windows or other enterprise software.

Japan Display touts 12-inch, 4K screen for notebooks and tablets

Japan Display has debuted a 12.1 inch, 3840 x 2160 pixel display targeted at next-gen notebooks and tablets.

MK Z1 - a cylindrical Android TV Box

We've covered a number of Android-powered TV boxes in recent months on TG Daily.

$300 HP Chromebook14 hits the streets on November 3rd

HP’s recently debuted Chromebook is equipped with a 14-inch display, Intel Haswell chip and $300 price tag. The revamped Chromebook is actually HP's second 'book with a 14-inch display.

How 3D Printing Could Potentially Impact Home Building in the Future

As Maslow's famous hierarchy illustrates, shelter is one of the most basic human needs -- much like food, water, breathing, sex, and sleep are. As of 2013, about 1.5 billion people in the world don't have adequate shelter (one out of every five), including 640 million children. While more people become homeless, technology continues to advance and offer solutions to just about every problem society faces.

This GOsingGO Android TV Stick has an Ethernet port

GoSingGo has debuted an Android-powered TV stick equipped with an Ethernet port, making it easy to plug the device directly into a television's HDMI port to run apps and games.

Intel's NUC gets a Haswell makeover and a Bay Trail rumor

Intel has expanded its lineup of NUC mini-PCs with a new model boasting a Core i5 Haswell processor (1.3 GHz dual-core chip), HD 5000 graphics and support for ultra HD displays.

Intel launches its latest family of low-power SoCs, codenamed "Bay Trail"

The "Bay Trail" family is based on Intel's "Silvermont" architecture announced in May 2013. The Atom Z3000 Processor Series ("Bay Trail-T") is the company's first mobile multi-core SoC. Other variants include new Pentium and Celeron processors ("Bay Trail"-M and -D) that targets the laptop and desktop market.

Microduino: small size, great power

For hobbyists and professionals, the electronic prototyping platform Arduino from Italy has been one of their best friends out there for developing quick projects. Its drawback? It is too expensive and not small or flexible enough for certain projects.

HP puts Beats Audio in monitors and NFC in a line of new PCs

At IFA today, Hewlett Packard did a couple of interesting things that caught our eye. 

New CuBox-i mini PCs run Android & Linux

SolidRun has debuted a new lineup of tiny PCs that are capable of running both Linux and Android. Powered by Freescale's i.MX6 single, dual and quad-core processors, the CuBox-i systems start at $45 and scale up to $120.

Towards a world of flexible touchscreens

Electronic devices with touchscreens are ubiquitous, and one key piece of technology makes them possible: transparent conductors. However, the cost and the physical limitations of the material these conductors are usually made of are hampering progress toward flexible touchscreen devices.

Smart set-top boxes and dongles are taking the market by storm

The smart set-top box and dongle market is expected to pass 18 million units in 2013 - higher than originally forecasted due to the arrival of Google’s Chromecast device. Overall the market is expected to grow with a 10.8% CAGR (2013 to 2018) with less saturated and developing (from connected and OTT perspective) markets like Asia-Pacific and Latin America helping drive this growth.

Android-powered MK908 II set-top box has an adjustable WiFi antenna

The TronSmart MK908 II, priced at $69-$75, is powered by a Rockchip RK3188 ARM Cortex-A9 quad-core processor and features 2GB of RAM, 8GB of built-in storage, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth and a microSD card slot.

Sky Drone FPV navigates with 3G or 4G/LTE

The Sky Drone FPV (First Person View) can best be described as an HD video system controlled via 3G or 4G/LTE networks.