Shuttle has been making small desktop computers (and PC cases) for years. One of the company’s upcoming models looks like it could make a pretty nice media center PC (or point-of-sales or kiosk system).
It features a 2 GHz Intel Celeron J1900 quad-core Bay Trail processor and passive cooling which means it shouldn’t make any noise while it operates.
Here’s a roundup of tech headlines from around the web.
- Shuttle XS35 V4 mini-desktop said to be a fanless, Bay Trail Pentium-powered desktop
If the new Bay Trail system is the same size as other Shuttle X35 desktops, it’ll measure about 9.9″ x 6.1″ x 1.3″. [Fanless Tech]
- Boeing Black secure smartphone to be aimed at governments, companies that value secure communications
The Blackphone isn’t the only Black phone… Boeing is preparing its own secure phone with Android software and hardware security measures. This one isn’t going to be available to the general public though. [MyCE]
- Mozilla’s $25 smartphone is certainly cheap, but not all that good
Sure, it’s possible to offer a smartphone that costs just $25. It’ll just have a lousy screen, a sluggish CPU, and performance that kind of makes you want to throw it against a wall. If you’ve never had a smartphone this’ll either be just barely good enough… or enough to turn you off the experience altogether. [The Verge]
- Report: Microsoft could cut Windows Phone licensing fees to compete with Android
Google pretty much gives away Android to anyone who wants to use it. How do you compete with that while still making money from licensing? Offering licenses for a very small fee… [TechCrunch]
- Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ hits the FCC
Coming in April for $349, this 10 inch tablet has a full HD display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core CPU. [FCC]
- This is the Google smartwatch Motorola was working on… at one point
This leaked prototype could be a sign of Motorola smartwatches to come, but it’s unlikely that the Google Nexus watch (or whatever it’s called) will be based on this design. [Android Police]
- Chrome OS adds support for Bluetooth Low Energy
The latest version of Chrome OS adds support for Bluetooth 4.0 features including Bluetooth Smart, Bluetooth Low Energy, and A2DP high-def audio. [+François Beaufort]
- Minuum keyboard could make text input on smart TVs easier
The Minuum keyboard for Android is designed to let you enter text using as little motion as possible thanks to predictive text algorithms. It could be even more useful when you’re trying to enter text on a TV using an air mouse instead of a full keyboard — but I wonder how much predictive text will help you when it comes to entering long URLs for websites. [TechCrunch]