Category: Hardware Profiles

Android PC vs Hackberry A10

After the Raspberry Pi, the APC and Hackberry A10 are the latest entrants in the hugely popular line of ultra small motherboards designed to run any thing from the Android OS to trimmed down Linux distributions. But keep in mind that these are development boards, not mobos that you can buy and build a standard desktop computer from. No wonder […]

FT103 SmartDisplay: 21.5-inch Android 4.0 “tablet”

FT103 SmartDisplay: 21.5-inch Android 4.0 “tablet”

If its dimensions were more compact, you could call it the latest Android tablet, but at 21.5 inches, the FT103 SmartDisplay from KOUZIRO Corporation of Japan does not readily fit into that popular mobile device category, even though it has all the other trappings of one. This “tablet” computer is powered by a dual-core Texas Instruments OMAP 4428 processor gunning […]

iPPea TV: Android 4.0 dongle for HDMI-enabled DTVs

iPPea TV: Android 4.0 dongle for HDMI-enabled DTVs

It seems that every time an Android-based dongle (mini-computer) is released or announced, the price drops lower. And that is a good thing. Very good actually. You probably already read about the HDMI Dongle and the ANDHDM2s. The latest to be announced is the iPPea TV, an Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) based dongle from iPPea Inc., a technology outfit […]

ANDHDM2S: Dual-core Android computer-on-a-stick with HDMI connectivity

ANDHDM2S: Dual-core Android computer-on-a-stick with HDMI connectivity

The HDMI Dongle and Cotton Candy were the first USB stick-sized Android devices profiled on this website. Here comes a third one – the ANDHDM2S. It comes to us courtesy of Sanko Co., Ltd. of Japan. Measuring just (in mm) 10x98x42, and weighing in at just 39 g (1.4 oz), this computer is really small. But size is not just […]

Hardware Profile: exciTe 10 LE

Hardware Profile: exciTe 10 LE

Just one more entry in the Hardware Profiles category, where I profile upcoming and available mobile devices powered by Linux-based operating systems (distributions, as we like to call them). This one is an Android tablet from Toshiba. The tablet is called the exciTe 10 LE, and will be available from March 6, just one day from today. The exciTe 10 […]

HDMI Dongle: Portable set-top box runs Android 4

HDMI Dongle: Portable set-top box runs Android 4

HDMI Dongle is an Open Source, USB-sized set-top box from Always Innovating, a technology outfit based in San Francisco, CA USA. A TV on a stick, it is designed to turn any TV with USB and HDMI ports into a connected TV running Android 4. Like the Cotton Candy, it has an HDMI and a USB port. The magic comes […]

Cotton Candy – any screen connected device can run Android or Ubuntu

Cotton Candy – any screen connected device can run Android or Ubuntu

This post adds another scope to the types of content available on this website. It belongs in the Hardware Profiles category, and coverage will be about computing devices, sans smart phones, that runs or can run any Linux distribution, including Android and webOS. The device that made the first post in this category is Cotton Candy, a USB stick-sized computing […]

Meeblip, The Open Source, Hackable Digital Hardware Synth

Meeblip, The Open Source, Hackable Digital Hardware Synth

Making music, making blips and bleeps, turning knobs, plugging in keyboards, and having the freedom to modify your gear – these are good things. And that’s why I’m so excited that today is the day the MeeBlip launches. It’s been several years in development, but now it’s finally here. It’s a hardware box that makes noises – virtual analog synth […]