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).

Intel's 2-in-1 strategy: the super-expensive tablet keyboard solution

Desperately clawing to the notion that more is less in the post-PC era (we never tire of saying that), Intel wants to kind of have its cake, eat it, and make you pay for it. Maybe someone can explain why I would want a hybrid tablet/laptop when maybe, just maybe, I need a tablet with a keyboard, or not. 

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.

ARM is not worried about Intel

Intel struggles to be dominant in mobile. As much as any multi-billion dollar behemoth struggles to do anything. Meanwhile, ARM just sails along nicely, thank you.

ASUS does a Windows/Android hybrid contortionist thingy

The ASUS Transformer Book Trio runs in PC and tablet mode and can switch between Android and Windows. The question is why?

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.

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.

Remixing Fedora for the Raspberry Pi

Unsurprisingly, the Fedora flavor of Linux was one of the first third-party operating unofficially ported to the $35 Raspberry Pi.

FTC to probe Google again

The Federal Trade Commission is taking yet another look at Google, this time over allegations the company used its near-monopolistic position online to sell and serve graphic and video ads.

Ketamine may cure depression

Johnson & Johnson is apparently on the verge of a major breakthrough in psychiatry, with an unusual twist. It believes it could use ketamine, a popular street drug, to treat depression.

Iran hacks US utilities

In an effort to prove that it can be almost as menacing as China, Iran has apparently hacked a bunch of US energy companies. 

Planes get infrared defense systems

US defence contractor Northrop Grumman has landed a rather interesting contract to equip a couple of civilian Airbus A319CJ aircraft with a top of the line infrared countermeasures system.