RunCore Pro V Series T50 Is First SATA III (6 Gbps) mSATA SSD


Solid State Disk maker RunCore has launched a new line of high performance mSATA disks. The RunCore T50 is the first SATA III rated (6Gbps) mSATA disk available, and it’s aimed at high-end portable laptops. Right now only a small number of systems actually use the mSATA standard and most are only rated for SATA II. But […]

Review: MyDigitalSSD 64GB 50mm Bullet Proof mSATA SSD


Solid State Disks come in all shapes and sizes, offering low power, quieter, and faster storage alternatives to traditional hard drives. But they also tend to be more expensive. MyDigitalDiscount‘s latest line of SSDs are relatively inexpensive solutions given the price. The online retailer has been producing a line of SSDs for netbooks, notebooks, and tablets […]

Review of Renice K3VLAR 50mm mSATA SSD


Since my last review of a Renice Technology Mini PCIe form factor solid state disk the company has upped it’s line of Mini PCIe form factor SSDs to include the Renice K3VLAR 50MM mSATA SSD, which adds Renice to the still small but growing list of companies now producing mSATA drives. Typical of many mSATA […]

DIY Eee PC BIOS Resurrection


Most of the time when someone says they’re trying to update or downgrade the BIOS on their computer, they simply mean they want to change the software running on the BIOS. But sometimes that’s not so easy to do without physically modifying the BIOS chips — and that’s exactly what Eee User forum member naviathan […]

Wireless USB Single Chip from Wisair Announced for Computex


Wisair, a semiconductor company that is one of the few providers of Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Wireless USB solutions, have announced a new Wireless USB Single Chip CMOS solution intended for the tablet market, which they will be demonstrating during Computex Taipei exhibition next week. For those not familiar with Ultra Wide Band (UWB) and Wireless USB, the technology […]

Toradex’s xiilun claims to be world’s smallest Atom E6xx PC


Toradex has introduced a tiny computer with an embedded Intel Atom E6xx chip called the xiilum. It’s based on the company’s latest Topaz.  The aluminum die-cast housing is just 6 x 8.9 x 1.6 cm. x86 single board computer (SBC) featuring the Atom chip and Intel EG20T chipset. Toradex says the xilium is the world’s […]

Super Talent Announces New Small and Fast PCI Bus Gen 2 SSDs


Super Talent, a company probably best known for their budget Solid State Drives and Flash Memory drives, has announced a new CoreStore TM line of SSD solutions. The new drives use the latest Marvel controller (88NV9143) with new DDR ONFi 2 flash memory. And unlike most SSDs, which utilize a standard SATA interface, the Core […]

Arduino Project: iPod Touch browser-based LCD sketch pad


Picture this: You draw or write something on your iPod touch, and it instantly shows up on a wireless display that’s linked to your iPod touch over a web connection. That’s exactly what young engineer Saeki Yoshiyasu has put together. He’s creatively used a Arduino, with a WebSocket server he wrote with Pythan/Tornado and utilizes HTML5, […]

Microsoft Set to announce plans for ARM at CES


Bloomberg has reported that Microsoft may announce, and perhaps demonstrate (WSJ), a version of their Windows OS for ARM chips at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES).  While Microsoft is officially not commenting before the official event, it is expected their efforts will target low-power devices and adds support for a range of both ARM […]

Google unveils Chrome OS features, Web Store and more


Google held an event this afternoon to showcase its upcoming Chrome OS software for notebooks. Chrome OS is basically an operating system based around the Google Chrome web browser. It’s designed to surf the web and run web apps rather than native apps — although users will be able to run some web apps such […]

Testing Renice-Tech’s new Mini PCI-E 70mm SandForce SSD for Eee PCs


So far, the best performing Mini PCIe solid state disk for Asus Eee PC netbooks that use SSDs has been the Runcore Pro IV series, with the Indilinx controller. This is due in part to the fact that up until now, no one else has utilized a better controller for a Mini PCI-E SSD.  But […]

Habey Announces the WIT-1800


Habey USA, a design and manufacturing company in the industrial PC field, has unveiled a new embedded computer system called the Habey WIT-1800. Providing a power efficient fan-less design based on Intel’s ATOM N450 and D410 processors plus a ICH8M South Bridge instead of the standard NM10 Express chipset.  The most prominent feature is the […]

What’s new in Jolicloud 1.1


The folks at Jolicloud have posted a summary of the features and improvements of their upcoming 1.1 update, which will soon be available for users to tests.  We already knew that Jolicloud 1.1 would be the first version of this Linux-based operating system designed to run on desktops as well as netbooks. But there are […]

Modder continues to try to create the Ultimate UMPC with a Sony VAIO UX


The Sony VAIO UX is a hand held computer that’s so small it makes a 10 inch netbook look like Godzilla.  Unfortunately the VAIO UX series, which was first introduced about 3 years ago, didn’t do well enough to keep the product category alive and Sony eventually pulled it from the consumer market less than […]

OPAD N2 is a Stylish new addition to China’s growing tablet market.


China based company ONN (OWEN) have announce their latest OPAD N2, a stylish 7″ tablet with resistive touch screen (800×480), Rockchip RK2816 platform with an ARM9 processor running at 600MHz, Android 2.1, Wi-Fi, one USB 2.0 port, micro-SD card slot, an external optional 3G module, accelerometer and G-sensor. No word on pricing or availability yet […]