INVENTIONS & INNOVATIONS
The Smallest Computer in the World, Micro Mote

We sure have come a long way when it comes to computing. Not only is everything smarter than it used to be, but it continues to get smaller and smaller. A teensy autonomous computer called the Michigan Micro Mote, or … Continue reading

 

GADGETS & PERIPHERALS
The Pi-Top Lets You Build Your Own Laptop at Home

As you probably already know, there are an endless number of cool creations made possible by the Raspberry Pi. However, most of the designs out there require some working knowledge of electronics and there is usually a bit of soldering … Continue reading

 

GADGETS & PERIPHERALS
Roku 2 and Roku 3 Get Some Sweet Upgrades This Week

There’s nothing new about Roku. You know, the set-top box for media streaming that has sold over 10 million units? We have all heard of it. There has been a couple upgrades since the original Roku, the flagships Roku 2 … Continue reading

 

INTEL
Intel’s New Braswell List Include Celeron and Pentium Core Models

Last week, Intel announced its Bay Trail 14nm successor cores dubbed Braswell. Made for low-end desktops, PCs, and laptops, two dual core models and two quad core models exist in the current Braswell list, and will be marketed under the … Continue reading

 

DELL
Google Announces Asus Chromebit & Slew of Affordable Chromebook Models to Come

Google just created something that’s going to remind you a heck of a lot of Intel’s Compute Stick. It’s a computer dongle that Google crammed all of its browser-based components into. Dubbed the Chromebit, this Asus-made stick looks a lot … Continue reading

 

DELL
Alienware Alpha Packs PC Gaming into a Compact Console

While console gaming has come a very long way since the days of the Atari, it still lags behind comparable technology in several areas, most notably in performance. Even the relatively newer consoles struggle with running at full 1080p resolution, … Continue reading

 

GADGETS & PERIPHERALS
Logitech’s MX Master, a Multi-Functional Mouse for Today’s Multi-Tasker

What’s in a mouse? It just so happens to be one of the most widely used input devices ever. It connects us to the digital world. It makes our hands and fingers a little more powerful. In all seriousness, however, … Continue reading

 

INTEL
Logic Supply’s Fanless, Industrial NUC Features Intel

The new fanless mini ultrabox from industrial and embedded computer manufacturer, Logic Supply, is a weird looking one, but apparently has good intention surrounding it’s strange build; and a Broadwell processor to boot. Dubbed the ML100, this small form factor … Continue reading

 

INTEL
Microsoft’s Soft Reveal of Its New PC Dongle

The trend of bringing your PC to your living room is a thriving one. There’s the Steam Box, which brings gaming, streaming, and media entertainment to your television. Then there’s simple HDMI dongles like the Google Chromecast, Roku, and Mozilla … Continue reading

 

GADGETS & PERIPHERALS
BBC’s Make It Digital Initiative Will Give 1 Million Microcomputers to Students

The BCC has revealed a microcomputer called Micro Bit, part of its Make It Digital initiative, a program for students to start learning code to prepare them for possible careers in the tech world. It’s a tiny little thing, about … Continue reading

 

DISPLAY SCREEN TECHNOLOGY
New Acer Chromeboxes Sport Lots of RAM, Core i3 Processors

Acer made an announcement for the CXI Chromebox, a different way to bring the Chrome OS to your desktop without a Chromebook! Acer keeps its commitment to Chrome tight in its own line of PCs, and the CXI continues the … Continue reading

 

DISPLAY SCREEN TECHNOLOGY
Desktop Lovers Will Love Intel’s New Iris Pro GPUs

This week, during the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Intel showed off a new integrated graphics line using fifth-generation Core processors for desktop PC enthusiasts and desktop gamers. First announced back in January, the “65-watt, unlocked desktop Core i7 … Continue reading

 

CONVERGENCE & CONVERTIBLE HYBRID PCS
System76 Launches Meerkat, Broadwell-Powered Mini-desktop PC

System76 is a Colorado-based computer manufacturer, best known for its open source software support; and use of Ubuntu Linux in its notebooks, desktops, and servers-which were actually some of the first to come with Linux pre-installed. The number 76 is … Continue reading

 

INTEL
The New Fanless DS57U from Shuttle Runs Broadwell Processor

Shuttle PCs are well known for being high quality, compact, and slim. The Taiwan-based company has been making anything from motherboards, barebone computers, monitors, and complete PC systems for the last ten years (Wikipedia). Among the most popular commercialized Shuttle … Continue reading

 

DELL
Dell’s New Micro PCs, the OptiPlex 9020 and OptiPlex 3020

Tiny computers, ahem, micro desktop PCs are so cute, and what overrides appearance more than a cheap price with a high spec list? The answer is nothing. Dell decided to debut a pair of micro PCs, the OptiPlex 9020 and … Continue reading