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Asus unveils new Padfone Infinity smartphone/tablet hybrid with Snapdragon 800 chip

Asus is rolling out an update to its Padfone family of smartphones that transform into 10 inch tablets with the help of a tablet dock. The new model features a refined design, a faster processor, and less storage (but a new microSD card slot to help make up for it). The new Asus Padfone infinity is […]

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Next-gen Asus Padfone Infinity coming September 17th

Asus is preparing to launch a new smartphone that can also function as a tablet thanks to an optional tablet-sized docking station which adds a bigger screen and a bigger battery. The company is holding a new Padfone launch event on September 17th. The company has been offering Padfones for a little while, and in […]

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Lilbits (8-27-2013): Making a Macintosh Mini out of a Raspberry Pi

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 […]

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Lilbits (7-23-2013): Supercomputers on the cheap

Want to build a so-called “supercomputer,” but don’t want to spend a ridiculous amount of money? No problem. Now there’s an option that costs just $99. Sort of. Adapteva’s Parallella is a $99 system-on-a-board that features an ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, Ethernet, HDMI, and Ubuntu Linux. Sounds kind of neat for a […]

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Lilbits (5-21-2013): Xbox One takes on the living room

Microsoft unveiled its next-generation video game console today. But the Xbox One isn’t just a gaming device. It’s basically the company’s take on what a living room computer should be. It supports TV, video calls over Skype, multi-tasking with support for running two windows side-by-side, voice input, and a user interface that bears a more […]

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Asus Padfone Infinity: A quad-core, 1080p phone that turns into a tablet

Asus is introducing its next-generation Padfone, and as you might expect, the new Padfone Infinity has a faster processor and higher resolution display than earlier members of the Padfone family. It’s a 5 inch phone with a 1080p display and a 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. […]