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Lilbits (5-02-2014): TV boxes, mini PCs, and Chromebooks… oh my!

Another day, another round of cheap boxes that you can plug into your TV to run Android apps on the big screen… including one that looks oddly like a soda can with an eyeball (or webcam) sticking out of it. Meanwhile, as we wait for Asus to officially tell us about its upcoming Chromebook, another […]

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MINIX unveils Neo X8 line of Android TV boxes with Amlogic S802 chips

Android TV box maker MINIX has earned a reputation (among the small group of folks who track these things) for offering products with reliable performance and decent specs. Now the company is introducing two new boxes designed to let you run Android apps on your TV, and they’re the most powerful MINIX boxes yet. The […]

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Mi World Portable Computing System is a $599 phone-like PC replacement

There’s no shortage of tiny PC-like devices with ARM-based processors these days. But most feature the specs of a cheap tablet, at best. The Mi World Portable Computing System is a computer small enough to fit in your hand which has the guts of a high-end smartphone. It’s designed to act as a portable computer, […]

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Xtreamer SideWinder4 Android TV box supports XBMC, Google Cast

Xtreamer’s latest set-top-box is a small Android-powered device designed to turn your TV into a media center. The Xtreamer SideWinder4 features a good range of ports, connects to the internet over WiFi or Ethernet, and comes with media-centric apps pre-loaded, including the XBMC Media Center app and CheapCast, a tool that lets you use nearly […]

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2 GHz Amlogic S802 brings more speed to Android TV boxes

Chinese companies have been cranking out Android-powered set-top-boxes and TV sticks for a few years, with most of the best models in the past year powered by Rockchip RK3188 quad-core processors. But there may be a new performance champ in town. Amlogic’s new S802 processor is an ARM Cortex-A9 quad-core CPU with Mali 450 graphics. […]

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Satechi Smart TV Box features Android 4.2, XBMC

Gadget maker Satechi is now offering a Smart TV box designed to let you run Android apps on a TV, stream video from online media sites such as Netflix and YouTube, and use the XBMC media player to manage your media. It’s called the Satechi Smart TV box, and it’s available from Amazon for $110. […]