2nd-gen Amazon Fire TV can be rooted (again)

It’s been a few years since hackers discovered how to root Amazon’s 2nd-gen Fire TV the first time. But Amazon patched the vulnerability used to gain root access with a software update, starting a bit of a cat and mouse game (another root method was later discovered and then lost due to another over-the-air software […]

WAHE Home: Android-based TV box with keyboard, remote, and game controller input

So many Android-based TV boxes have come out of China in the past few years that I’ve pretty much stopped paying attention. But Notebook Italia spotted one of the most unusual models I’ve seen to date at CES Asia recently. It’s called the WAHE Home, and at first glance it looks like a PC-in-a-keyboard device. […]

Shuttle launches two Android/Rockchip Mini PCs for under $150 each

Shuttle has added two new tiny computers to its XPC nano line of products. The Shuttle XPC nano NS02A and NS02E both measure 5.6″ x 5.6″ x 1.1″ and feature fanless designs and power consumption of  just 5 watts. But while most Shuttle computers are designed for Intel processors, the new models are both powered […]

NVIDIA’s new Shield TV now available for $200, software update brings same features to original

NVIDIA introduced an updated version of its Shield TV box at CES earlier this month, and now it’s available for purchase for $200 and up. The new model has the same processor, storage, and memory as the original, but it comes in a case that’s about 40 percent smaller. The new Shield TV will also gain […]

NVIDIA’s next-gen Shield Android TV box leaked ahead of CES debut

NVIDIA may be getting ready to launch a new version of its Android TV-based Shield console for gaming and media streaming. The original Shield hit the streets close to two years ago, and we’ve been seeing hints suggesting a new model is on the way for months. Now Android Police has published a set of […]

Rockchip launches RK3228 series chips for set top boxes

Chinese chip maker Rockchip has two new processors on the way and they’r eboth designed for Android-based TV boxes. The Rockchip RK3228H and RK3228B chips can both handle 4K video playback and H.24/H.265 video decoding. And they’re both expected to show up in Chinese OTT (Over the Top) and IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) devices. We may also […]

Jide adds a Remix IO+ to its Android-based mini PC lineup (crowdfunding update)

Jide recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for a multi-purpose box that runs the company’s Android-based operating system. The Remix IO is positioned as a device that can be used as a sort of desktop-style computer, or as a TV box that lets you stream videos or play games. But if you were underwhelmed by the hardware […]

$75 CS668 is an Android box, a Bluetooth speaker, and a power bank

There’s no shortage of Android-powered TV boxes coming out of China these days. I’ve kind of stopped paying attention, since there are plenty of better ways to stream videos or run apps and games on a TV. But the CS668 is one of the more unusual TV boxes I’ve seen… because in addition to letting […]

Jide launches $99 Remix IO Android mini PC/game console/TV box (crowdfunding)

Jide Technology is launching its second Android-powered mini PC. Kind of. Last year’s Remix Mini was a small, inexpensive box that you could use as a computer thanks to Jide’s Android-based Remix OS software. But this year the company is launching a device that it’s positioning as 3 products in one: a PC, a game […]