If Google starts to get really evil its redemption will come from having given us Chromecast. This $11 piece of hardware should, unless the world is insane, kill the attached computing display for ever. Because, we should never have to lug around a laptop, or set up a room with a projector or a TV for meetings, or even have to go through the nightmare that is Hulu Plus on Tivo Premier.
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.
We decided to go old school when we saw this ranking for the best computer cases for airflow. So many memories. Good times. It made us nostalgic for the days when size mattered. When power mattered and you could roast a turkey in a high-end rig.
Teenage freshman at Stanford has a project that uses Google Glass to help people with autism to read another person's emotions. Autism is characterized by deficiencies in social interaction, emotional and non-verbal communication.
According to a report in Medical Daily:
Well, the Europeans, especially the Germans, are not taking the whole NSA thing lightly. They are not happy. But, real hackers claim it is all a publicity stunt and no one is going to be really safe. We are all doomed to being snooped.
Two of the largest ISPs in Germany are going to encrypt emails in response to German consumer concerns about US intelligence snooping:
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.
If you count the promise of a 3 month subscription to Netflix then, maybe. The buzz on Chromecast is strong. At $11 it is pointless not to buy one or put your order in right now. Somewhere, at some cable company, an executive is falling and no one is there to hear him crash.
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.
Yes, endoscopy devices are really useful. Less invasive than traditional surgical procedures, and with the addition of more things like 3D cameras, they will turn you inside and out. There's a lot of hidden financial booty for companies working their way up your booty.
A new market research report from Lux Research highlights the dynamics of competitive wafer technologies in a pretty humongous business. I did not know that LED lights are the new bling.
ChargePoint – which claims to have the largest network of independently owned electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in the world – just launched its CT4000 Series. It is designed to address two major issues – the cost of installation and the growing demand for charging spots. We are all for EVs. Yay environment!
Nvidia just launched the GeoInt Accelerator, a GPU-accelerated geospatial intelligence platform to enable security analysts to find actionable insights quicker and more accurately rom vast quantities of raw data, images and video. Sounds great to us.
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.
There is a place in Microsoft where they like to hurt, torture and use extreme prejudice to eliminate their own devices.