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.

Gigabyte BRIX is a mini-PC with an Ivy Bridge SoC

Gigabyte’s BRIX uber-mini PC may measure just 4.5″ x 4.2″ x 1.2″ - yet it is more than capable of handling an Intel Core i7 Ivy Bridge processor.

Video: Raspberry Pi camera gets night vision

So the long-awaited Raspberry Pi camera finally became available to the DIY community earlier this month.

Towards a new era of atomic-scale semiconductor devices

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new technique for creating high-quality semiconductor thin films at the atomic scale – meaning the films are only one atom thick. The technique can be used to create these thin films on a large scale, sufficient to coat wafers that are two inches wide, or larger.

Arduino TFT screen gets official

Just a few days after rolling out a new IDE (integrated development environment) and an official Robot, Arduino has launched a TFT LCD screen.

Video: Texas Instruments debuts $329 OMAP5432 EVM dev board

Texas Instruments (TI) recently launched a $329 OMAP5432 EVM dev board based on ARM's Cortex-A15 architecture.

Devon Ceptor is a $99 Linux-powered HDMI stick

Devon IT is currently prepping a $99 Linux-powered HDMI stick dubbed the "Ceptor" for a July launch. 

Iron-platinum alloys could be new-generation hard drives

Meeting the demand for more data storage in smaller volumes means using materials made up of ever-smaller magnets, or nanomagnets.

Dell's Project (Android) Ophelia goes live this summer for $100

Back in January, we discussed how and why Dell was looking beyond the traditional desktop and notebook PC markets. Indeed, the industry heavyweight is currently prepping an Android-powered mini-PC known as Project Ophelia.

Video: Arduino Robot gets official at Maker Faire

The Arduino crew unveiled its Robot this past weekend at Maker Faire 2013 in San Mateo, California.

HiPerGator is Florida's most powerful supercomputer

The University of Florida has debuted the state’s most powerful supercomputer. According to university staff, the machine will help researchers formulate life-saving drugs, project decades-long weather forecasts and improve armor for troops.

Video: Functioning Apple-1 to hit auction block at $261,000-$392,000

One of six known working Apple-1 computers is slated to hit the Breker German auction house, where it is expected to be sold for a cool $261,000-392,000.

AMD creates a custom chip division

Industry heavyweight AMD has formed a custom-chip unit that will allow the company to expand beyond the constraints of the anemic PC market to lucrative spaces such as game consoles and tablets.

GV-17 is a set-top box with a dual-core SoC and front camera

The GV-17 Android TV Box is powered by an AllWinner A20 dual-core Cortex A7 paired with an ARM Mali-400MP2 GPU.

Video: Model car controlled by Raspberry Pi and WebSphere

It seems like every time we turn around there's another incredibly cool project involving the uber-mini Raspberry Pi development board, like the retro gaming cabinet, Pi-to-Go, the Pi terminal and the Raspberry workstation.