ECS introduces LIVA mini PCs with Braswell, Broadwell chips

As promised, ECS is showing off new versions of its LIVA mini-desktop computer at CeBIT in Germany this week. Right now the company offers several little computers featuring low-power Intel Bay Trail processors. Later this year ECS will start selling more powerful models. There are two new models on display at CeBIT: The ECS Liva […]

Cubieboard4 octa-core mini PC launches for $125

The maker of the Cubieboard line of mini-computers and dev boards have released the most powerful version to date. The Cubieboard4 is a single-board computer with an Allwinner A80 octa-core processor, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI and VGA ports, and USB 3.0 support. Cubietech has announced the the Cubieboard4 (also called the CC-A80) is now available for about […]

Lilbits (3-06-2015): Will you need a Nexus 6 to use Google’s cellular network?

Google plans to launch a wireless network soon — but it won’t be a rival to AT&T or Verizon. Instead, Google’s Sundar Pichai has said it’ll be a small-scale effort to test new technology that lets phones seamlessly transition from WiFi to 4G LTE. How small scale? Well, it’s not clear what geographic markets the […]

Snakebyte unveils the QEUS smart TV box

Gaming accessory maker Snakebyte is launching a new box designed to bring games, media, and other content to your TV. It’s an Android-powered device called the Snakebyte QEUS which is expected to launch this summer for under $100. The QEUS features a Rockchip RK3288 ARM Cortex-A17 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, a microSD card slot, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth, […]

System76 Meerkat is a tiny, Linux PC with a Broadwell CPU

Linux PC builder System76 plans to launch a tiny desktop PC with an Intel Broadwell processor and Ubuntu Linux software. Update: The System76 Meerkat is now available for $499 and up. The little computer is based on Intel’s NUC mini-desktop design and measures about 4 inches by 4 inches square. System76 says the Meerkat will support up […]

iConsole micro: TV Stick with an Intel CPU, Console OS (Android) software

Console OS is a custom version of Android optimized to run on computers with Intel processors. Don’t have a PC that supports the system requirements? No problem — the developers of the operating system plan to launch a tiny, low-power device that comes with Console OS pre-loaded. The iConsole micro is a TV stick with an Intel […]