Amazon Fire TV Stick: overview of the $39 media streamer

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The Amazon Fire TV Stick is a media streaming device is a stick that you can plug into the HDMI port on your TV to stream music, movies, and other content from the internet. You can also use it to play games, view your photo collection, and run a variety of third party apps. It’s not the […]

How to install XBMC/Kodi on an Amazon Fire TV Stick

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The Amazon Fire TV Stick is a $39, pocket-sized device that you can plug into the HDMI port of your TV to stream music, movies, TV shows, and other media from the internet. It supports a handful of popular media streaming services including Netflix, YouTube, and of course Amazon Instant Video and Amazon Music, and […]

Imp mini PC is a tiny, ARM-based Ubuntu computer


Want a small, low-power desktop computer that runs Ubuntu Linux, but don’t want to go through the hassle of installing and configuring the operating system yourself? A company called Imp wants to deliver a tiny desktop with an ARM-based CPU, 2GB of RAM, and open source software. They’re launching a crowdfunding campaign to fund the project […]

10moons D9i is an Intel-powered TV box mini PC


The 10moons D9i is a small box that you can plug into a TV to run Android apps. But this 4.2″ x 4.2″ x 1.1″ box which sells for about $82 in China isn’t only good for running Android apps. It has the guts of a cheap Windows PC, and there’s even a software download […]

Minix launches Neo X8-H Plus TV box with Amlogic S812


Minix has launched a new TV box which lets you run Android apps, stream 4K video, and surf the web over WiFi or Ethernet on your TV. The Minix Neo X8-H Plus is now available for about $160. That makes it one of the more expensive Android-powered TV boxes on the market. But it’s also one of […]

Rikomagic introduces TV boxes with Allwinner A80, Amlogic S812 chips


Rikomagic recently launched the MK902 II Android PC/TV box with a speedy Rockchip RK3288 quad-core processor. Now the company has a few new models featuring different chips. The Rikomagic MK80 TV box has an Allwinner A80 octa-core processor, while the MK12 has an Amlogic S812 chip. All of these devices run Google Android 4.4 KitKat with custom, […]

Gizmo 2 is a $199 single-board PC with AMD embedded CPU

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The Raspberry Pi sort of kicked off a revolution in low-power, barebones mini-computers. But the Raspberry Pi is a really low-power device with a 700 MHz ARM11 processor. Over the past few years we’ve seen a number of other options with more powerful hardware. The Gizmo 2 is one of the latest… and it’s one of […]

Raspberry Pi Model A+ has a 40-pin connector, more compact design

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This summer the Raspberry Pi Foundation launched a redesigned version of the low-cost, low-power mini-computer the team first launched two years earlier. The Model B+ had more USB port than the original Model B, a 40-pin connector instead of 26, and a microSD card reader instead of full-sized. Now a Model A+ is on the […]

Rikomagic V5 TV stick has 802.11ac WiFi and Ethernet

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Rikomagic’s latest TV stick is a bit chunky, but that’s because in addition to two full-sized USB ports, a microSD card slot, an HDMI connector, WiFi and Bluetooth, the Rikomagic V5 has a Ethernet jack. There are plenty of other sticks like the Rikomagic V5 that you can plug into the HDMI port of your television […]

ECS LIVA mini PC with Windows 8.1 preloaded coming soon

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The ECS LIVA is a tiny PC kit that features an Intel Bay Trail processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB to 64GB of eMMC storage, WiFi, Bluetooth, and a fanless case. Measuring just 4.6″ x 2.8″ x 2.2″ the ECS LIVA is tiny. But it’s capable of running Windows, Ubuntu, or other full-fledged desktop operating systems. […]

Zotac ZBOX PI320 pico tiny Windows PC giveaway


The Zotac ZBOX PI320 pico is a desktop computer that’s about the size of a smartphone. It measures 4.6″ x 2.6″ x 0.8″ but the little machine has room for 3 USB ports, HDMI output, and an Ethernet jack, among other things. It also comes with Windows 8.1 pre-loaded. The ZBOX PI320 pico sells for $200, but […]

Probox2 EX TV box with Remote+ giveaway


The Probox2 EX is one of the best Android-powered TV boxes I’ve tested to date. Like many devices in this category, it’s designed to let you run Android apps such as Netflix, Google Chrome or XBMC on a TV. It’s not quite as simple to use as a Roku or Chromecast, but it’s a lot […]

Zotac ZBOX pico pocket-sized desktop PC review


Zotac has been offering a line of tiny desktop computers for a few years, but the company’s new ZBOX PI320 pico is the smallest yet. It’s also one of the first to come not only with memory and storage, but also with an operating system pre-installed. It’s a fully functional PC that sells for about […]

Raspberry Pi display accessory will let you build a DIY “Pi Pad”

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The Raspberry Pi is a tiny, low-power, low-cost computer that sells for around $35. But while that price gets you a processor, memory, and a few ports you need to supply the display, input device, and even operating system yourself. What’s made the Raspberry Pi special though, has been the community of hardware and software […]