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Lilbits (4-30-2013): NVIDIA Tegra K1 is coming

NVIDIA’s new Tegra K1 processor is a quad-core ARM Cortex-A15, 32-bit chip with 192 graphics cores. It’s the company’s most powerful mobile chip to date, and the first to feature the same Kepler graphics technology as NVIDIA’s desktop and notebook products. We should start to see the first Tegra K1-powered devices this year… and eventually […]

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MINIX unveils Neo X8 line of Android TV boxes with Amlogic S802 chips

Android TV box maker MINIX has earned a reputation (among the small group of folks who track these things) for offering products with reliable performance and decent specs. Now the company is introducing two new boxes designed to let you run Android apps on your TV, and they’re the most powerful MINIX boxes yet. The […]

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Lilbits (3-21-2014): Is your email safe from snooping?

Microsoft’s “Scroogled” ad campaign pokes fun at Google for the company’s habit of automatically scanning your email messages in order to choose contextually relevant advertisements. But this week Microsoft is drawing some heat for snooping through a Microsoft Hotmail users’s inbox as part of a criminal investigation involving an employee who leaked software and trade […]

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MINIX Mini HD is a cheap, barebones, low-power desktop with an Atom chip

MINIX may be best known around these parts for making tiny computers and TV sticks featuring ARM-based processors and Google Android software. But the company’s also got a line of small motherboards and desktop computers featuring x86 chips. The MINIX Mini HD, for example, is a small form-factor desktop PC with an Intel Atom D2550 […]

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Minix unveils X7 quad-core Android media box, among other things

Minix has introduced a series of new Android TV boxes, including the company’s first model with a Rockchip RK3188 quad-core processor. While there are plenty of companies offering small Android-powered devices that let you run apps on a TV, Minix has made a bit of a name for itself thanks to the decent build quality, […]