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SolidRun’s HummingBoard credit card-sized computer launches for $45 and up

SolidRun is now taking orders for its tiny, ARM-powered HummingBoard computer. The system looks a bit like a Raspberry Pi single-board computer, but it has a faster processor and comes in 3 different configurations. The HummingBoard sells for between $45 and $100 and it’s available for pre-order from the SolidRun website. The entry-level HummingBoard-i1 features […]

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Zotac to launch mini PCs with ARM chips, Android or Ubuntu for under $150

Zotac is adding two new computers to its ZBOX Nano lineup. But unlike most of the company’s mini PCs, these won’t feature x86 processors and ship as barebones systems. The new models are powered by ARM chips and will ship with a choice of Android or Ubuntu Linux software. They’re expected to launch in the […]

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Freescale introduces WaRP wearable computing reference platform

Wearable devices such as fitness trackers, smart watches, and funky glasses are hot stuff at the Consumer Electronics Show this year. Whether they’ll be as omnipresent as tablets in the future, or as unpopular as past CES darling like 3D TV remains to be seen. But plenty of companies are introducing and showcasing wearables. Chip […]

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Lilbits (11-14-2013): Google Android 4.4 KitKat factory images released

Google started rolling out over-the-air software updates bringing Android 4.4 KitKat to its latest tablets this week. Now the company has also posted factory images online, which means it’s relatively safe to start building or installing custom ROMs and mucking about in other ways — since there’s now a way to grab the stock images […]

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Lilbits (10-28-2013): Samsung tries to build its own ecosystem

Samsung sells a million mobile devices a day, 2 televisions every second, and an awful lot of other devices. The company sells more Android phones than any other company — but if you tuned into the Samsung Developers Conference keynote today, you wouldn’t have heard much mention of Google Android. Instead, the company is pushing […]

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Utilite ARM-based Linux PC now available for $99 and up

Compulab’s Utilite is a tiny computer with a Freescale i.MX6 processor and support for Android and Ubuntu Linux. While Freescale’s ARM Cortex-A9 processor isn’t exactly a speed demomn, it’s relatively Linux-friendly and comes in single, dual, and quad-core versions. Compulab offers Utilite models with each processor type, with prices for the single-core version starting at […]

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Freescale unveils plans for i.MX 7, i.MX 8 chips

Chip maker Freescale plans to launch a few new lines of ARM-based processors in the next 18 months. The upcoming Freescale i.MX 7 and i.MX 8 chips will both be based on 28nm designs and they’re targeted at embedded applications such as point-of-sales systems or in-vehicle systems. The company doesn’t have much to say about […]

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Wandboard Mini PC/Dev board now shipping: Supports Ubuntu, Android

The Wandboard is a tiny computer or developer board with an ARM-based processor, a wide selection of ports for connecting peripherals, and support for both Google Android and Ubuntu Linux. Unveiled last year, the Wandboard is one of the first devices of its type to feature a Freescale i.MX6 ARM Cortex-A9 processor. It’s now shipping […]