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TrekStor launches first Android tablet based on Intel’s IRDA reference design

There’s no shortage of cheap Windows and Android tablets with Intel Atom processors on the market these days. But last month Intel announced the company would make it even easier for device makers to build Android tablets with Intel chips. The Intel Reference Design for Android (IRDA) provides manufacturers with a list of officially supported […]

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Mozilla’s Flame smartphone now shipping to Firefox OS developers

Firefox OS is Mozilla’s browser-based operating system for smartphones and tablets. It’s designed to run web apps written with HTML5, JavaScript, and other web technologies — but it’ll only do that if developers actually create apps for the platform. To help developers do that, Mozilla is offering a reference phone called the Flame. It’s a […]

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Intel unveils thin, fanless tablet reference design based on Broadwell

Intel plans to launch its next-generation Core processors later this year, and they’re not just for notebooks and desktops. The company unveiled a new reference design for a super-thin, fanless tablet during a keynote at the Computex Trade show. The reference design features a 14nm “Broadwell” processors which Intel says represents a new category it […]

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Pre-order Firefox OS “Flame” reference phone for $170

Firefox OS is an operating system for smartphones and tablets developed by the makers of the Firefox web browser. Up until recently, the only devices that actually shipped with the software have been low-end devices with low resolution displays and single core processors. But the folks at Mozilla have been working to add support for […]

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Lilbits (5-02-2014): TV boxes, mini PCs, and Chromebooks… oh my!

Another day, another round of cheap boxes that you can plug into your TV to run Android apps on the big screen… including one that looks oddly like a soda can with an eyeball (or webcam) sticking out of it. Meanwhile, as we wait for Asus to officially tell us about its upcoming Chromebook, another […]

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Intel Education 2-in-1 is a rugged tablet for students

Intel is updating its line of education-oriented tablet and notebook reference designs with its first 2-in-1 device. The Intel Education 2-in-1 looks a bit like the Classmate PC convertible netbooks of yesteryear, but instead of a notebook with a hinge that lets you twist the screen around for tablet use, the 2-in-1 is a tablet with […]

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WonderMedia introduces reference design for 7, 10 inch tablets with WM8980 chips

VIA Technologies subsidiary WonderMedia is trying to get its dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor into more tablets. So the company’s released reference designs for 7 and 10 inch tablets. Basically, these are “turnkey solutions,” which means that WonderMedia won’t make the tablets itself, but it’ll sell the designs to anyone interested in building tablets around them. […]

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Closer look at the Intel North Cape ultrabook reference design

Intel is showing off a reference design for a 4th generation ultrabook. It’s code-named North Cape, and it features all of the goodies you’d expect from a next-generation ultrabook including a touchscreen and wireless display… plus a few other features that make it stand out from the crowd. First, while Intel is calling North Cape […]

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Intel’s Next Unit of Computing mini-PC could hit retail for $400

Intel recently unveiled a new reference design for a palm-sized mini computer with an Intel Core i3 processor. The company’s Next Unit of Computing (NUC) platform was originally designed for niche markets such as digital signage and kiosks. But in case you hadn’t noticed, mini PCs are generating a lot of interest these days — […]