Open source HD video drivers for Allwinner A10 chips on the way

MK802 PC on a Stick

Folks have been running Ubuntu, Fedora, and other GNU/Linux operating systems on devices like the MK802 mini PC for well over a year. While the Allwinner A10 processor that powers those devices isn’t the most powerful ARM-based chip around (not by a long shot), it’s inexpensive and provides enough power for basic tasks such as […]

Lexibook Laptab is an Android tablet, notebook, kids computer

Lexibook Laptab

Lexibook has been making tiny laptops and small tablets for kids since at least 2008. Now the company’s combining the two, with the Lexibook Laptab. It’s a little computer that looks like a netbook, but which runs Google Android, features a touchscreen, and a hinge that lets you fold the screen down flat and use […]

Lilbits (4-22-2013): Microsoft might bring back the Start Button

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One of the most noticeable differences between Windows 7 and Windows 8 is that Microsoft’s newest operating system replaces the classic Start Menu with a new full-page Start Screen. The Start button is also gone. Instead you can bring up the Start Screen using gestures or by pulling your mouse cursor to the lower left […]

Giada introduces ARM-based desktop computers

Giada Q11

Giada has been offering small form-factor desktop computers for the past few years. Up until recently they’ve all been powered by x86 processors and designed to run Windows. But now the company is dipping its toe in the Android space with a few new ARM-based computers. The Giada Q10 and Giada Q11 ARM-based mini PCs […]