Asus unveils $179 Chromebox



Asus has unveiled its very first Chromebox specifically designed to run Google's web-centric operating system. 



Ultimate geezer pastime gets high-tech makeover

So, you go on a cruise because you are old. You can't afford much in the way of a room so, you settle for a metal box with nary a porthole. But, don't fret because now you get a big screen on one wall and it will be called a virtual balcony. You are now ready to jump and kill yourself but, you can't because you'd just run into a big TV.

Nvidia eyes open source support for K1 graphics

Nvidia has reportedly kicked off an initiative with open source devs to support its upcoming K1 chip.

The military gets all the best robot cars

If your worst nightmare includes driverless military machines roaming the landscape then you are either John Connor or just beginning to learn about Lockheed Martin's robotic tactical vehicles.

New Asus EEE Box has Intel's Bay Trail inside

Asus has rolled out a new mini-desktop powered by Intel's Celeron J1900 Bay Trail 2 GHz quad-core processor with a TDP of 10 watts. 



Ultra-portable PCs top 12 percent of notebook PC market in 2013

An estimated 12.3% (22.5 million) of the Notebook PC shipments in 2013 (182.7 million) fit into the ultra-portable segment, with year-on-year growth (of ultra-portables) reaching 100% from 2012 to 2013.

Why Google Glass will ultimately fail

Life is best lived rather than observed. If the name Google wasn't attached would you care that much about Google Glass? I don't think so. And, you look douche-y and self-absorbed and just plain creepy when you have them on, and when people realize what you can do with them.

Samsung to take on Google Glass in 2014

The Korea Times reports that Samsung is planning to debut a Google Glass competitor at IFA 2014.

TiVo: can it compete with Netflix, the Cloud, and irrelevance?

The post-PC era can also be called the post-TV era, even though TVs are still pretty cool when they are over 60 inches and LED and wall-mounted and attached to a Surround Sound speaker system. Whatever post-thingy era it is, TiVo and it's overpriced hard drive boxes are an anachronism. 

Barebones Ivy Bridge mini-PC has a $200 price tag



Shuttle recently debuted a low-power mini PC. 

The DS437 - which can be snapped up for approximately $200 - is a fabless system powered by an Intel Celeron 1037 dual-core chip based on Intel's Ivy Bridge architecture.

Intel's latest NUC gets detailed

Intel's Next Unit of Computing (NUC) is a small form factor PC designed by Santa Clara. The first-gen unit is based on the Sandy Bridge Celeron CPU, the subsequent iteration built around the Ivy Bridge Core i3 and Core i5 processors, while the third is equipped with an Haswell SoC.

Modular ICE xPC weighs less than 100g (4oz) 



The ICE xPC modular computer, which recently hit Indiegogo, is said to offer the processing power of a portable or desktop PC, even though the device weighs less than 100g (4oz).

Radxa Rock dev board with quad-core RK3188 has a $99 price tag

The Raxda Rock dev board, equipped with a quad-core RK3188 (ARM Cortex A9) chip, is currently available at a $99 price point.

Intel to Cloud Computing: Love on me. I'll pay you.

Does anyone care that Intel is inside the cloud? No. No one cares but that doesn't stop Intel from pushing the crap out of Intel Inside and pretending that it means something. It's great for the 16 companies they signed up because, now they get Intel marketing dollars for... doing nothing.

Who needs a $249 thermostat?

Google's purchase of uber-cool thermostat and fire alarm maker Nest for $3.2 billion isn't that difficult to understand: Internet of things = you need things, Internet-y things, to sell. Are we going to see Google, Microsoft and Apple now duke it out in the aisles of Home Depot?

MSI J1800i's Bay Trail board (+CPU) has a $60 price tag



Who remembers putting together their own rig for thousands of dollars back in the 90's? Well, times have certainly changed, because building a PC these days obviously doesn't involve a second mortgage or divorce papers. 



Nvidia's Tegra K1 benchmarks go FTW



Nvidia's upcoming Tegra K1 SoC - boasting 192 graphics cores - will be bringing Kepler graphics capabilities to smartphones, tablets and hybrids.

Zotac’s (orb) Zbox has Intel Haswell inside




Zotac recently debuted an unobtrusive orb-shaped PC designed to sit on a desk or TV stand. 

Known as the ZBOX 01520, the device is powered by an Intel Core i3-4010U Haswell processor paired with Intel HD 4400 graphics. 



Nano PC is powered by AMD’s Mullins SoC


AMD recently showcased its next-gen, quad-core Mullins processor powering an uber-mini PC known as the “Nano.”



The Intel CES Slide: Suck it, Windows!

Fashion bag maker Intel has been slowly backing away from its old chum Microsoft allowing the forces of darkness to pick it off -- now it seems to have gone into actual back stabbing mode.