The Wonders of Frugal Innovation

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. 

Microsoft lab where PCs go to be killed

There is a place in Microsoft where they like to hurt, torture and use extreme prejudice to eliminate their own devices. 

AMD gets a boost in supercomputing

The OpenACC API was developed to provide a vendor neutral platform for the fastest computers in the world. Now, it is supports AMD APUs and dGPUs.

72 custom GPU core 4k Ultra HD player goes Nvidia

NanoTech Entertainment is going to use the Nvidia Tegra 4 mobile processor as the basis for its new 4K Ultra HD players. It will incorporate 72 custom Nvidia GeForce GPU cores and the quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 CPU.

Risun D05 packs a Rockchip RK3068 SoC

The Risun D05 - a PC-on-a-stick - is powered by a Rockchip RK3068 SoC (dual-core ARM Cortex A9 @ 1.6 GHz) paired with a dual-core Mali-400 GPU.

Utilite touts $99 ARM-powered Linux PC

Compulab is slated to launch a mini-PC powered by an ARM Cortex-A9 chip. The system - dubbed Utilite - supports both Ubuntu Linux and Google Android.

Video: Plug wants to be the brain of your devices

CGC has introduced the Plug, a small adapter designed to act like a central "brain" across multiple devices.

MINIX goes x86 for Mini HD

MINIX is perhaps best known for cranking out uber-mini PCs and PCs-on-a-stick powered by ARM chips.

Driverless Cars Could Be the Future

We’ve seen cars with no drivers in horror films, and on the show Cops when dummies leave their keys in them, and they go around in circles. Yet there’s now a report that we could be seeing more driverless cars in the future, thanks to today’s technology, and there are some nice advantages that could come with this.

What's up next for Bluetooth?

A purported roadmap has reportedly been leaked from the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), supposedly revealing what features the next three iterations of the wireless protocol will offer both devs and users.

Battery Powered Planes Are Almost Here

Battery operated airplanes. Yeah, sure, if they’re the kind you can buy at Toys R Us, right? So many people have a fear of flying, would they possibly feel comfortable in a real battery operated plane? 

Cube kit transforms Android tablets into TV boxes

A Chinese tablet manufacturer by the name of Cube is expanding into the lucrative Android set-top box in somewhat of an unusual way. How, you ask?

Minix redesigns the Android NEO X7

Minix first unveiled its Android-powered Neo X7 at the Hong Kong electronics fair back in April. However, a number of people were unhappy with the design, prompting the company to revamp the device with new casing.

A tool to catch sarcasm online - sounds great....

French company Spotter is going to help the British Home Office identify sarcastic comments posted online.

JW-11: A $68 PC that runs Linux with an ARM processor

Back in the good old days, PC desktops were huge, and yes, quite literally took up an entire desktop, or at least good amount of foot space if you configured it as a tower. 

ARM-powered Parallella supercomputer poised to ship

Parallella - a low cost "supercomputer" designed by Adapteva - has successfully met its Kickstarter goals and is now poised to ship to a slew of lucky backers.

N. America to claim almost half of $72 billion spent on tablets in 2013

More than 39 million tablets shipped worldwide during the first calendar quarter of 2013, representing the second largest volume of shipments to date; only bested by the previous quarter ending calendar year 2012.

Report: Google eyes Android smart watch and game console

Mountain View is reportedly preparing to launch an Android-powered smartwatch along with a dedicated game console.

Linux MintBox 2 priced at $600

CompuLab and Linux Mint are jointly prepping a new line of mini desktop computers designed to run a minty flavor of the popular operating system.

AMD is the common (silicon) denominator for consoles and PCs

AMD dominates all three next-gen consoles: the Nintendo Wii U, Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's Playstation 4.