The original Macintosh computer was released in 1984, and it was the first popular personal computer to run software featuring a graphical user interface. It had a 9 inch display, a 7.8 MHz processor, and 128 kB of memory.
Computers have come a long way since then — today you can pick up a $35 Raspberry Pi which has far more powerful hardware than a Macintosh 128. You can even emulate classic Mac software on it if you really want to… and if you’re going to do that, why not go a few steps further and build a miniature replica of a classic Mac case for the little guy?
Here’s a roundup of tech news from around the web.
- Turning a Raspberry Pi into a tiny Macintosh computer
The Raspberry Pi is a tiny, low-power computer that can fit in all sorts of tiny places… including the shell of a classic Macintosh computer, shrunk down to a palm-sized devices. [Cult of Mac]
- Video preview of the upcoming Jynxbox dual-core Android media center box with XBMC
The Jynxbox line of set-top-boxes are small devices that let you run Android apps on your TV. Here’s a preview of the user interface for an upcoming model which supports XBMC and other media center apps. [Theater in a Box]
- New Asus PadFone Infinity might just be called “new Padfone Infinity”
The next-gen Asus PadFone Infinity is a smartphone with an optional tablet dock that’s expected to have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and other top tier specs. Asus may also take a page out of the Apple and Google playbooks and just call the new model the new model instead of giving it an entirely new name. [Engadget]
- BLU unveils Dash range of dirt cheap Android phones, starting at $49 (unlocked)
Don’t expect much from a $49 phone — that model has a 3.5 inch, 480 x 320 pixel display, a 1 GHz processor, and Android 2.3. But BLU offers models with better specs for $99 and up. Or you could just spend $199 and get a Google Nexus 4. [Android Police]
- Panasonic Let’s Note LX is a 12 inch, 2.5 pound notebook
Like most Panasonic laptops, this model will sadly probably never be released outside of Japan. [Engadget]
- Coming soon (for some reason): $130 Nintendo 2DS
I get that Nintendo is dropping support for 3D in order to save a few bucks — who uses that feature anyway? What I don’t get is why this dual-screen handheld game console doesn’t have a hinge that lets you fold it in half for portability and protection. [Polygon]
- Earl rugged, E Ink Android tablet to launch in 2014 instead of mid-2013
This is hardly the first crowd-funded project to get its release date pushed back. [The Digital Reader]