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Jide Remix Mini: A $30 mini PC running Remix OS (based on Android)

Remix OS is an Android-based operating system that’s designed to make Android feel more like Windows. It has a taskbar, support for viewing multiple apps at the same time, and other enhancements. The first Remix OS device was the Jide Remix Tablet which launched earlier this year. Now the folks at Jide are making their […]

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FTC wants to protect you from Kickstarter fraud

There’s always some risk involved in backing a crowdfunding project on Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or another platform that lets folks with an idea seek crowdsourced funding to turn it into reality. Some folks bite off more than they can chew and never manage to build the products they’d hoped to create. Others over-promise and under-deliver. And some […]

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Jide Remix Ultra tablet ships to Kickstarter backers, arrives at the FCC

The Remix Ultra Tablet from Jide looks like a Microsoft Surface thanks to a sort of boxy design with a built-in kickstand and a magnetic keyboard cover that snaps onto the tablet to transform it into a sort of laptop. But this tablet doesn’t run Windows. Instead it runs a custom version of Android called […]

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Lilbits (5-01-2015): Building (another) open handheld game console

The developers of the DragonBox Pyra are designing a handheld game console with a 5 inch, 720p screen, an ARM Cortex-A15 processor, 2GB of RAM, WiFi, Bluetooth, and a compact design, while still featuring game controller buttons and a QWERTY keyboard. The system is designed to be as open as possible, supporting GNU/Linux software. The project was unveiled over […]

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Who needs a modular phone when a modular case might do? (crowdfunding)

Google’s Project Ara, the modular smartphone that is designed to allow users to swap out parts, is still far from being ready to ship. So is Circular Devices’ PuzzlePhone. By the time they launch there might be another option though: a modular smartphone case. Nexpaq is a smartphone case that allows you to swap out modules […]

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Jide to release Remix OS custom ROM for Nexus 9, Nexus 10 tablets

Jide’s Remix Ultra Tablet is an 11.6 inch tablet with an NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor, a full HD display, and a few special features including a keyboard cover, a built-in kickstand, and a magnetic charger that snaps into place. But the most unusual thing about the tablet is probably it’s operating system: Remix OS is a […]