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Wave Computing launches MIPS Open, provides royalty-free access to chip design data

A few months after announcing plans to “open source its MIPS instruction set architecture,” the folks at Wave Computing are following through. Mostly. The company has launched the MIPS Open program and released the first components, offering developers royalty and license fee-free access to the latest versions of its 32-bit and 64-bit MIPS architecture. But […]

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Next Thing Co’s CHIP Pro dev kit (video)

Next Thing Co made headlines in 2015 by launching a $9 computer-on-a-module called the CHIP. A few months ago the company introduced a new set of products including the $16 CHIP Pro, which is a hacker-friendly module with an aRM-based processor and 256MB of RAM, and a $49 CHIP Pro Dev Kit to help DIY folks […]

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Dashbot is a $49 hands-free, in-car controller for your phone (crowdfunding)

The latest product from the makers of the CHIP $9 computer and PocketCHIP handheld Linux computer is a gadget designed to sit on your car’s dashboard and let you control your phone with your voice. Yes… you can probably control most recent smartphones with your voice even without an extra gadget. But Dashbot has a few nifty […]

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PocketCHIP update brings graphics acceleration, doubles available storage

Next Thing Co’s PocketCHIP is a $69 handheld computer built around the company’s $9 CHIP. The extra money pays for all the things that make the PocketCHIP a mobile Linux device, including the display, keyboard, case, and battery. While you could already use the PocketCHIP to play (or program) 8-bit games, it lacked support for […]

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Next Thing launches $6 GR8 system-on-a-chip, $16 CHIP Pro single-board PC for gadget makers

The makers of the $9 CHIP mini computer that launched last year are introducing two new devices: a $16 version called the CHIP Pro, that’s designed for folks interested in building their own gadgets and a $6 system-on-a-chip called the GR8 SIP which is available to anyone that just wants the processor and RAM. While the original CHIP […]

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PocketCHIP $49 handheld computer begins shipping this month

The CHIP is a tiny computer with a tiny price tag. Launched in 2015 through a Kickstarter campaign, the single-board PC has a 1 GHzAllwinner R8 processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and a $9 price tag. You can use the CHIP by connecting a display, keyboard, and mouse. But the […]

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Qualcomm unveils details on the chip powering the HP Touchpad tablet

You know that shiny new tablet HP introduced yesterday? The first 10 inch tablet to run webOS? It’s also going to be the first tablet to ship with a new Qualcomm chip called the Snapdragon APQ8060. Qualcomm officially announced the chip this morning. As you’d expect, it’s a low power ARM-based chip which should provide […]

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AMD to launch tablet chips with high performance graphics… eventually

AMD sort of sat on the sidelines of the netbook space for the first few years, but this year the company introduced a line of chips that offered decent battery life, about 2-3 times the CPU performance of an Intel Atom chip, and support for 1080p HD video playback as well as 3D graphics acceleration. […]