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$100 Android TV game player features PC streaming

Wednesday 29th of April 2015 10:54:21 PM
Razer is taking pre-orders for its $100 “Forge TV” Android TV gaming player, with options including a gaming controller, keyboard, and PC streaming service. Razer announced its Razer Forge TV back at CES in January, where it won eight awards including Engadget’s People’s Choice award for Best of CES 2015. Razer opened pre-sales for the […]

COM Express Type 6 module runs Linux on 5th Gen Cores

Wednesday 29th of April 2015 06:35:55 PM
Advantech launched a Linux-ready, 5th Gen Core based “SOM-6896″ COM Express Type 6 Compact module with triple displays, 4K video, and four PCIe interfaces. Advantech’s SOM-6896 updates the earlier SOM-6894 computer-on-module, the sole Compact (95 x 95mm) model of the company’s three COM Express Type 6 modules that support 4th Gen “Haswell” Intel Core processors. […]

Tiniest mini-PC with a quad-core ARM SoC and 4GB RAM?

Wednesday 29th of April 2015 02:46:25 PM
SolidRun has added a high-end model to its cubic mini-PC line, claiming the 2 x 2 x 2-inch Cubox-i 4X4 to be the “smallest ARM quad core 4GB mini computer.” Tel Aviv-based SolidRun has just rolled out a top-end version of its 2 x 2 x 2-inch CuBox-i mini-PC line. The new model, dubbed the […]

Cavium adds OpenWRT support to Octeon III

Tuesday 28th of April 2015 08:35:56 PM
Cavium announced OpenWRT Linux support for its Octeon III CN70/71XX SoCs, first available on a reference board and an Itus Networks “Shield” appliance. Cavium’s 64-bit MIPS, 28nm-fabricated Octeon III system-on-chips, including the newer, lower-end CN70XX and CN71XX models, run high-end, commercial, carrier-grade Linux distributions like Cavium’s own MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition or Intel’s Wind […]

Compact embedded PC runs Linux on Bay Trail

Tuesday 28th of April 2015 03:43:26 PM
Aaeon’s ruggedized, 158 x 95 x 20mm “Boxer-6403″ PC offers Celeron or Atom SoCs, plus four USB ports and double helpings of GbE, serial, and mini-PCIe I/O. Aaeon managed to create its smallest Boxer computer yet, and “one of the most compact embedded box PCs on the market,” at just 158 x 95 x 20mm, […]

64-bit STB SoC supports 4K video and Android TV

Monday 27th of April 2015 07:24:03 PM
Marvell announced an “Ultra” version of its Android-focused Armada 1500 STB SoC that advances to a 64-bit, quad-core Cortex-A53 foundation for 4K delivery. The Armada 1500 Ultra (88DE3218) is designed to “enable PayTV operators and set-top box (STB) manufacturers to cost-effectively deliver small form factor devices with feature-rich 4K entertainment and gaming services,” says Armada. […]

Imagination to release open MIPS design to academia

Monday 27th of April 2015 03:23:53 PM
Imagination is releasing a free version of its Linux-ready MIPS MicroAptiv CPU to universities called “MIPSfpga,” which will offer fully transparent RTL. Imagination Technologies has developed a Linux-ready academic version of its 32-bit MIPS architecture MicroAptiv processor design, and is giving it away free to universities for use in computer research and education. As the […]

Quad-core ARM TV-PC dual boots Android and Ubuntu

Monday 27th of April 2015 05:42:53 AM
Ugoos launched a $179 “UT3S” TV-PC that dual boots Android 4.4 and Ubuntu 14.10 on a 1.8GHz quad-core Cortex-A17 Rockchip RK3288, and supports 4Kx2K video. Finding a media player or mini-PC that runs Android is easy, but finding one that ships with other species of Linux pre-installed is a bit trickier. Now Ugoos has released […]

Linux-friendly i.MX6 SBC is loaded with I/O, supports PoE

Saturday 25th of April 2015 09:28:51 PM
Gateworks’s latest Ventana SBC runs Linux, OpenWRT, and Android on an i.MX6 SoC, and offers A/V, serial, and mini-PCIe I/O, plus wide temperature operation. The Ventana GW5220 is nearly identical to the Ventana GW5200 SBC announced in 2013, “but only supports PCIe signaling on one mIni-PCIe slot and adds SPI support,” says Gateworks. Like the […]

Open-source IoT kit runs OpenWRT, mimics Arduino Yun

Friday 24th of April 2015 11:35:14 PM
A “Domino.IO” Kickstarter project offers an Atheros AR9331 module running OpenWRT Linux, plus two tiny baseboards, one of which is Arduino Yun compatible. To stand out from the growing number of OpenWRT Linux-based computer-on-modules and tiny, com-LIKE single board computers running Qualcomm’s WiFi-ready Atheros AR9331 system-on-chip, startups are now offering entire modular kit families based […]

World’s smallest i.MX6 module has onboard WiFi, eMMC

Friday 24th of April 2015 05:44:09 PM
Variscite unveiled a 50 x 20mm “DART-MX6″ module that runs Linux or Android on the Freescale i.MX6, with up to 64GB eMMC flash and -40 to 85°C support. Variscite’s claim that the 50 x 20mm DART-MX6 is the world’s smallest computer-on-module based on Freescale’s i.MX6 system-on-chip appears to be a valid one. It beats the […]

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