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VIA launches VAB-800 Pico-ITX board with ARM Cortex-A8 CPU

VIA has introduced a new Pico-ITX computer board called the VAB-800. It measures less than 4″ x 2.9″ across, and VIA is positioning the board as a solution for industrial or in-vehicle applications. But like the VIA APC, the Raspberry Pi, and any number of other cheap, low power barebones computers we’ve seen this year, […]

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Early build of CyanogenMod for the MK802 Mini PC

CyanogenMod is a custom version of Android based on Google’s open source software. It includes a number of performance tweaks and customization options you won’t get from most other versions of Android including notification bar and lock screen enhancements and CPU controls. While the MK802 Android 4.0 Mini PC isn’t officially supported by the CyanogenMod […]

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Allwinner offers support for XBMC media center for MK802, Mele A1000, other inexpensive Android devices

Update: This project may be dead in the water. See below.¬† The Allwinner A10 is a low power ARM Cortex-A8 processor with Mali 400 graphics. It’s used in a number of inexpensive Android tablets, including most of Coby’s latest devices. But it’s also a popular chip for Android-powered set-top-boxes (or mini PCs) such as the […]

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Raspberry Pi makers won’t ever sell a PC case, recommend the Pibow for now

The Raspberry Pi is often described as an inexpensive, low-power computer. But really, at this point it’s pretty much a low power motherboard, memory, and processor. For $35 you can pick up a Raspberry Pi with a 700 MHz ARM11 processor and 256MB of RAM, but it doesn’t include any storage space… or a protective […]

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Kontron slaps a Tegra 3 processor onto a Mini-ITX motherboard

We’ve seen low power ARM-based processors show up in everything from smartphones to set-top-boxes, from tablets to USB thumb drive-sized PCs. Now a company called Kontron is slapping together Mini-ITX computer motherboard featuring an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor. In other words, unlike the Raspberry Pi and other ARM-based mini-computers, the upcoming Kontron KTT30 MiTX […]

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Raspberry Pi hits general availability: order as many as you like

The Raspberry Pi computer has been in short supply since it first hit the production lines a few months ago. But now the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s two manufacturing partners have stepped up production, and 4,000 units are being produced every day. So the group is removing ordering restrictions. Previously orders were limited to one per […]

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CyanogenMod 9 ported to the Google Nexus Q

The Google Nexus Q is a $299 media streaming device designed to let you play music and movies purchased or rented from the Google Play Store. Out of the box, it doesn’t have a user interface. Instead, Google offers an app that lets you control media playback from your Android phone or tablet. Under the […]

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Hardkernel ODROID-X: $129 Android developer board with quad-core CPU

Korean company Hardkernel offers a line of tablets aimed at developers. While they tend to have some great hardware, they also tend to carry high price tags. Now the company is offering a new developer board which costs just $129. Last year’s Hardkernel ODROID-A was one of the first tablets to ship with a Samsung […]