Video: LEGO bricks with a Raspberry Pi brain

BrickPi - which recently surfaced on Kickstarter - is a platform that converts a standard Raspberry Pi into a robot.

AMD's FX-9590 CPU hits 5 GHz

AMD has debuted the first commercially available 5 GHz CPU processor, dubbed the FX-9590. These 8-core CPUs are targeted at gamers and high-end users looking to power their rigs with some of the fastest silicon available.

Video: Anki Drive is powered by artificial intelligence (AI)

During Apple's long-awaited WWDC 2013 keynote on Monday, Anki showcased a toy-video game hybrid that uses iOS and Cupertino's mobile devices to run a number of small, autonomous cars around a track.

Intel NUCs will have Haswell inside

Intel's NUC, or Next Unit of Computing, measures approximately 4″ x 4″ x 1.5″ and is currently powered by a wide range of Ivy Bridge processors.

The world's first large(wafer)-scale production of III-V semiconductor nanowire

An international research team has demonstrated a novel method to epitaxially synthesize structurally and compositionally homogeneous and spatially uniform ternary InAsyP1-y nanowire on Si at wafer-scale using metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD).

Video: The Android-powered Pandora TV Box

The Pandora Box is a device designed to transform your TV into an Android-powered PC. With it, you can stream Internet video, surf the web and read emails. 

Video: Scanadu Scout is a medical tricorder for Android and iOS

Scanadu Scout had developed a medical tricorder designed to work alongside an iPhone or Android handset.

AMD eyes Chrome OS and Android

AMD has broadened its horizons and is looking beyond the myopic world of Windows exclusivity.

Gigabyte Brix: AMD Kabini or Intel Haswell?

The uber-mini Gigabyte Brix measures approximately 4.5″ x 4.2″ x 1.2″, with future versions of the device expected to offer support for either an AMD Kabini SoC or Intel Haswell chip (Core i3 - Core i7), along with 16GB of RAM and an mSATA SSD.

Report: Intel's Haswell chip is hotter and slower

The retail versions of Intel's Haswell chip reportedly run hotter and sip more power than pre-production silicon. In addition, the processors cannot (allegedly) be overclocked to the same speeds, while retail chips are "around 15°C" hotter than pre-production samples.

Intel's Thunderbolt 2 gets official

Intel has officially confirmed its next-gen Thunderbolt protocol will double the throughput of its predecessor, all while remaining fully backward compatible.

This Android mini-PC has a $60 price tag and an AllWinner A20 dual core chip

The Android-powered MK805 II or MINI XPlus H34 carries a sweet $60 price tag. Key hardware specs include an AllWinner A20 dual core SoC (1.2GHz), Mali-400 MP2 GPU, 1GB RAM, 4GB Flash and Android 4.2.2. (Jelly Bean).

Quad-core Rockchip processor powers this Android mini-PC

Kingnovel's $96 Android mini-PC is powered by Rockchip's RK3188 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, which is paired with ARM's Mali-400 MP4 GPU.

These magnetic monopoles erase data

A physical particle postulated nearly 80 years ago could help provide a decisive step toward the realization of novel, highly efficient data storage devices.

Dual-core Sunnycube Android tablet has a $40 price tag

Once upon a time, a $200 price point was thought to be the sweet spot for tablets. But then Hewlett Packard raised the proverbial bar with its $99 WebOS tablet fire sale.

This Cirrus7 Nimbus swaps a case for a heat sink

Cirrus 7 is currently prepping a fanless desktop PC which is expected to launch at the end of June.

Retrofitting ancient computers for network glory

Do you have an ancient Commodore 64, Apple, Amiga or PC lying around your basement, garage or attic? Ever thought about hooking up that old silicon to your home network and the Internet rather than an a BBS (Wildcat or Renegade, your choice) of yore?

MediaTek's ARM tablet chip goes quad-core

Media Tek is perhaps best known for its budget ARM processors (single and dual-core) that power a wide range of smartphones and tablets.

This ARM-powered Aithon board runs Chibios/RT

The Aithon - which is targeted at motor and robotics applications - is powered by an STM32 Cortex M4 MCU and runs Chibios/RT, an open source RTOS (real time operating system).

The Wandboard goes quad-core

The Wandboard can best be described as a small dev board equipped with a speedy Freescale i.MX6 ARM Cortex-A9 processor.