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Raspberry Pi 3 Has Better SoC, Built-in Wi-Fi & Bluetooth: New Slice, Same Price

Raspberry Pi 3 Has Better SoC, Built-in Wi-Fi & Bluetooth: New Slice, Same Price
Single board computers are getting more and more powerful, as exemplified by last year’s Pine A64. The Raspberry Pi Foundation keeps up with the times with the third version of its extremely popular computer. The Raspberry Pi 3 has significant improvements over the Raspberry Pi 2 but with the same…

Raspberry Pi Zero Costs Just $5: Maker’s Spark

Raspberry Pi Zero Costs Just $5: Maker’s Spark
Earlier this year we checked out C.H.I.P., a single-board computer that costs only $12 (USD). But that seems like a rich man’s toy now compared to Raspberry Pi Foundation’s surprise reveal: the Raspberry Pi Zero. Compared to the first Raspberry Pi, the Zero is about half the size but is…
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LEGO Lovelace & Babbage Computer Set: Imaginative Engine

LEGO Lovelace & Babbage Computer Set: Imaginative Engine
The Analytical Engine would have been the first general purpose computer, but inventor Charles Babbage never finished it. Still, the man’s a genius and a pioneer, and so is his friend, mathematician Ada Lovelace. She wrote the first documented computer program for the Analytical Engine, though of course she never…

Acer Revo Build Modular Mini PC: Revo Stacko

Acer Revo Build Modular Mini PC: Revo Stacko
Last year, Razer unveiled Project Christine, its concept for a user-friendly PC that has USB-style plug-and-play modules. Now Acer has unveiled the Revo Build M1-601, a more modest take on a modular PC. The Revo Build works a lot like Lenovo’s ThinkPad Stack peripherals, except this one has a mini…

Wood Kubb Mini PC: Interchangeable Form over Function

Wood Kubb Mini PC: Interchangeable Form over Function
Last July, we checked out Mike Schropp’s Micro LEGO computer. Here’s another custom made but more discreet mini PC. Made by French company Kubb, the Wood Kubb is a 4.9 cubic inch computer with swappable handmade wooden shells. The Wood Kubb is actually the latest in line of Kubb’s eponymous…

Micro LEGO Computer Has Stackable Modules: NUCs and Bricks

Micro LEGO Computer Has Stackable Modules: NUCs and Bricks
Back in March, Mike Schropp unveiled his Mini LEGO Computer. It went viral and is now a commercial success, but many people asked him for a smaller and more affordable LEGO PC. So Mike came up with the Micro LEGO Computer, a modified Intel NUC PC. The Micro LEGO Computer…

In Win H-Tower PC Case Opens Up at the Press of a Button: Bloombot

In Win H-Tower PC Case Opens Up at the Press of a Button: Bloombot
PC towers usually have easily removable side panels for fiddling with the components inside. Gaming PC towers also tend to be garish and outlandish. In Win’s upcoming H-Tower sits in the middle of the spectrum with a functional gimmick. Unveiled at the 2015 Computex, the H-Tower’s slots and spaces for…

C.H.I.P. Computer Costs Only $9: Talk is Cheap, Making’s Even Cheaper

C.H.I.P. Computer Costs Only $9: Talk is Cheap, Making’s Even Cheaper
Like mobile devices, single-board computers or SBCs are getting smaller and more affordable at a rapid pace. One of the latest in the long line of SBCs is the C.H.I.P., a tiny computer with an even tinier price: $9 (USD). As Make: points out, some of C.H.I.P.’s specs are similar…

Life-size Classic LEGO Gadgets: The Brix System

Life-size Classic LEGO Gadgets: The Brix System
Boutique PC maker Love Hultén is known for building computers inspired by 20th century furniture. But his latest masterpieces are based on toys, LEGO to be specific. Love’s The Brix System are wonderful 6:1 scale functioning replicas of LEGO gadgets from the ’70s and ’80s Space sets. The Brix System…

Harley-Davidson-inspired PC Case is Hilariously Massive

Harley-Davidson-inspired PC Case is Hilariously Massive
A new PC maker called Micle is raising money on the Chinese crowdfunding site JD Finance for what is hands down the most ridiculous PC case I’ve ever seen. It’s not carved out of a rock, or made to look like a pervy doll or a cardboard box. It’s an…

LEGO Computer: Master Builder Race

LEGO Computer: Master Builder Race
We’ve seen that it’s completely viable to make a computer case out of LEGO. But if you don’t know how to build your own, hit up Mike Schropp of Total Geekdom. He recently unveiled his LEGO Computer build, a nice compromise between form and function. Mike’s LEGO Computer measures 7.5″x…

Cuberox Six-screened Computer: Tycho Cubic Anomaly

Cuberox Six-screened Computer: Tycho Cubic Anomaly
Have you ever encountered a situation that made you wish you had six screens stuck together in a cube? Yeah? You live a strange life. But what’s even stranger is that there’s now such a device. Cuberox is a 4 cubic inch ARM-powered Linux computer with six monochrome 16×16 screens.…

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Review: One Machine to Rule Them All

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Review: One Machine to Rule Them All
As somebody who has to produce content on the road all of the time, I’ve got a whole lot of devices in my backpack – an ultrabook laptop, an iPad, lots of cables and chargers, and still often find myself less productive when traveling than I do when at my…

Microsoft Kinect for Windows V2 Ships Next Week

Microsoft Kinect for Windows V2 Ships Next Week
Microsoft has announced that it is taking pre-orders for developers who want to get their hands on the second-generation Kinect for Windows device. The software giant plans to start shipping the new device next week. Reports from developers working with the new device say that it is improved compared to…

Xplore XC6 Rugged Tablet: It Will Last Longer Than You

Xplore XC6 Rugged Tablet: It Will Last Longer Than You
I’m usually good about keeping my gear out of harm’s way, but in the last month, I smashed two smartphone screens. I guess it caught up with me, which is probably one of the reasons why a ruggedized tablet makes sense, if you’re always taking yours out and about.…

Beautiful Wooden Workbench Hides a PC: Maker’s Desk

Beautiful Wooden Workbench Hides a PC: Maker’s Desk
Swedish artist Love Hultén continues to marry classic furniture with computers. One of his latest projects is Tempel, a modern workstation inspired by 19th century writing desks. It combines a workbench, a large drawer and a computer in one elegant piece of wooden furniture.…
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