At least two new mini-PCs powered by Intel (x86) Celeron chips, paired with 2GB of RAM and 8GB of solid state storage (SSD), recently surfaced on AliExpress.
Hardkernel has launched the ODROID-XU Octa Core big LITTLE dev board at a $149 price point. The board is powered by Samsung's Octa Cortex-A15 and Cortex-A7 SoCs in a big.LITTLE configuration.
Intel has officially begun shipping its first "open-source" PC, which can probably best be described as a bare-bones system targeting x86 devs and the growing DIY market.
MediaTek - which only recently announced an 8-core ARM Cortex-A7 chip - has debuted a quad-core SoC dubbed the MT8135.
Mobile enthusiasts already know about Rikomagic's MK802 III (Rockchip RK3066) and MK802 IV (RK3188) HDMI TV sticks, both of which run Google's wildly popular Android Jelly Bean.
Rockchip is perhaps best known for its reasonably priced ARM-based chips targeted at a wide range of devices, including tablets, TV set-top boxes and PC sticks. The company's current flagship processor? The ARM Cortex-A9 RK3188.
Deltratronic has debuted a silent all-in-one desktop, sans fans. Dubbed the Silentium! AIO, the system carries a $1310 price tag.
WigWag allows Makers and devs to easily build intelligent environments with Internet-connected sensors and devices that are controlled by a series of graphic-based instructions.
CubieTech and Olimex may be working on low cost Rockchip development boards, but the Waxberrry Pi2 (WB-RK3066) is already in the wild.
Frugal innovation. I like the sound of that. Being a fan of low budget movies, I’ve always loved stories of people who can be innovative on limited resources. They say that necessity is indeed the mother of invention. Many times, so is poverty, and many innovators didn’t initially have unlimited funds to create a better mousetrap, so to speak.
The Risun D05 - a PC-on-a-stick - is powered by a Rockchip RK3068 SoC (dual-core ARM Cortex A9 @ 1.6 GHz) paired with a dual-core Mali-400 GPU.
Compulab is slated to launch a mini-PC powered by an ARM Cortex-A9 chip. The system - dubbed Utilite - supports both Ubuntu Linux and Google Android.
CGC has introduced the Plug, a small adapter designed to act like a central "brain" across multiple devices.
MINIX is perhaps best known for cranking out uber-mini PCs and PCs-on-a-stick powered by ARM chips.
We’ve seen cars with no drivers in horror films, and on the show Cops when dummies leave their keys in them, and they go around in circles. Yet there’s now a report that we could be seeing more driverless cars in the future, thanks to today’s technology, and there are some nice advantages that could come with this.
A purported roadmap has reportedly been leaked from the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), supposedly revealing what features the next three iterations of the wireless protocol will offer both devs and users.
Battery operated airplanes. Yeah, sure, if they’re the kind you can buy at Toys R Us, right? So many people have a fear of flying, would they possibly feel comfortable in a real battery operated plane?
A Chinese tablet manufacturer by the name of Cube is expanding into the lucrative Android set-top box in somewhat of an unusual way. How, you ask?
Minix first unveiled its Android-powered Neo X7 at the Hong Kong electronics fair back in April. However, a number of people were unhappy with the design, prompting the company to revamp the device with new casing.
Back in the good old days, PC desktops were huge, and yes, quite literally took up an entire desktop, or at least good amount of foot space if you configured it as a tower.