Roku debuts $50 streaming stick



Roku has announced a new Streaming Stick at a $50 price point.

New technique targets C code to spot, contain malware attacks

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new tool to detect and contain malware that attempts root exploits in Android devices. The tool improves on previous techniques by targeting code written in the C programming language – which is often used to create root exploit malware, whereas the bulk of Android applications are written in Java.

Samsung announces new Chromebook lineup



Samsung has confirmed the long-awaited expansion of its ARM-powered Chromebook lineup.

AMD's Richland is inside this Gigabyte Brix mini-PC



Two Gigabyte AMD-powered Brix systems are now available in the US with prices starting at $260, scaling up based on specs. 

The entry-level model (barebones) Gigabyte GB-BXA8-5545 is powered by AMD's A8-5545M Richland processor paired with Radeon HD 8510G graphics. 



$299 PC4 mini fanless PC is powered by AMD



Compulab has announced a mini fanless system (8 watts TDP) powered by AMD's 1 GHz A4-1250 dual-core processor paired with Radeon HD 8210 graphics. 


Report: Google Glass could help stop emerging public health threats around the world

The much-talked-about Google Glass — the eyewear with computer capabilities — could potentially save lives, especially in isolated or far-flung locations, say scientists.

ARM-based Rikomagic MK902 LE runs Linux



The UK-based Clousto recently began selling the Rikomagic MK902 LE, a small set-top box 
powered by an ARM-based Rockchip quad-core processor (Cortex-A9) paired with 2GB of RAM and up to 16GB of storage. 



Ubuntu (and Firefox) phones showcased at MWC 2014


The first phones running Ubuntu are scheduled to ship later this year.

Using stolen computer processing cycles to mine Bitcoin

A team of computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego, has taken an unprecedented, in-depth look at how malware operators use the computers they infect to mine Bitcoin, a virtual currency whose value is highly volatile.  

Imagination Tech debuts 192-core mobile GPU



Imagination Technologies is probably best known for its PowerVR graphics processors featured in Apple's wildly popular iOS mobile devices, as PowerVR S-series chips have powered every Apple mobile device since the third-generation iPhone 3GS.



Smarter caching accelerates performance

Computer chips keep getting faster because transistors keep getting smaller. But the chips themselves are as big as ever, so data moving around the chip, and between chips and main memory, has to travel just as far. As transistors get faster, the cost of moving data becomes, proportionally, a more severe limitation.

Switch between broadcast TV and internet videos with Mohu Channels




Mohu is probably best known for manufacturing TV antennas such as the indoor Leaf for HDTV.

Google launches Project Tango



With Project Tango, Google hopes to give mobile devices a human-scale understanding of space and motion.



Mele X1000 supports Blu-ray navigation, 3D video playback



The Mele X1000 is an Android TV Box powered by a Telechips TCC8935 dual core processor paired (ARM Cortex A9 @ 1.2GHz + Mali-400MP2 GPU) with 1GB RAM and 4GB Flash.



K-Glass is a high-speed, head-mounted display with augmented reality chip

Walking around the streets searching for a place to eat will be no hassle when a head-mounted display (HMD) becomes affordable and ubiquitous.

How to identify malicious Android apps on Google Play

"How do I know that the new installed app behaves as described?" asks Andreas Zeller, professor of software engineering at Saarland University. So far experts have identified so-called malicious apps by checking their behavior against patterns of known attacks. "But what if the attack is brand-new?" asks Zeller.

Xtreamer's $111 SideWinder4 Android TV Box supports XBMC




Xtreamer's SideWinder4 Android (4.2, Jelly Bean) TV box ships with a number of pre-loaded media-centric apps, including XBMC and CheapCast.

A $3200 media player!? (Astell & Kern AK240)

Astell & Kern are reportedly planning to launch a high-end, pocket-sized media player with two separate digital audio converters, support for 192 KHz, 24-bit audio, 256GB of built-in storage and an “aircraft grade” aluminum case.


Google's Valentine's Day Doodle: heart warming revenue generation

The genius of Google's doodle dalliance is the way it creates so much free publicity, drives traffic, and pushes you to what is essentially a lead generation campaign for a Google ad partner. Does Google really need the free marketing for its home page?

Android TV boxes get a boost with Amlogic's 2 GHz S802

Over the past year or two, TG Daily has reported on a slew of Android-powered set-top-boxes and TV sticks hitting the marketplace.