ARM to Become the Next Big Thing in Personal Computing

Ubuntu Netbook Edition ARM Reference DesignIt seems the stars are aligning for proponents of ARM processors. We're seeing them used in our mobile devices, network media streamers, TVs, and soon our laptops and desktops. IDC is predicting that 13% of computers by 2015 will be using them (related). We told you that the next version of Windows will support ARM [...]

CompuLab’s ‘Trim-Slice’ Tegra 2 Powered, Ultra-slim SFF PC Hints At What’s Next for PCs

CompuLab Trim-Slice PhotoLow power, high-performance ARM processors are all the rage these days. We're seeing them in super tablets capable of outputting 1080p video and multitasking all at the same time. Last week we gave you a glimpse of the 1Ghz single-core BeagleBoard-xM, which hackers are using to run multiple ARM compatible operating systems on. Today, we're [...]

Always Innovating’s Super-Jumbo Image Rocks AIOS, Android, Chromium OS, Ubuntu on a Single ARM-based BeagleBoard

Always Innovating Ssuper Jumbo Image DemoWow, talk about exuding ultimate geekiness (in a good way). Always Innovating has just released a "Super-Jumbo" image (FREE) for the hacker-friendly $149 BeagleBoard that allows users to switch operating systems, with a touch a button, without having to reboot or make use of virtualization. As you'll see in the demo below, the 1Ghz ARM [...]

Kogan Agora Internet TV Portal Player Brings Android to Your HDTV

Kogan Agora Internet TV PortalWe showed you yesterday Geniatech’s ARM9-based Android TV that's currently being developed in China. Well, it turns out an Australian company called Kogan has just put a similar Android TV box on the market. The ~$149 Agora Internet TV Portal runs Android 2.2 and provides a 1GHz Cortex A8 processor from Samsung, 512MB of RAM, 2GB [...]

Sub-$100, ARM-based Google TV Device Imminent?

Google TV LogoOur friend Charbax at ARMdevice.net has it "on very high authority from someone at Google" that an ARM-based Google TV is "coming soon." While I agree that a sub-$100 Google TV product would be awesome, I don't agree with Charbax that nixing HDMI pass-through / TV overlay to reach the price point would be beneficial [...]

Boxee Drops NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 Chip for the Boxee Box, Swaps in Intel’s Atom CE4100 SoC

Boxee Box by D-LinkAs Scooby would say, "Ruh-roh, Raggy." Boxee has opted to swap architecture platforms at the last minute from ARM to x86. No longer will Boxee Box be providing the NVIDIA Tegra 2 chip Boxee promised to ship at launch. Reason for the change? Engadget has quoted Boxee's Avner Ronen as saying: "The major problem we had [...]

ARM Cortex-A15 Brings Up to 2.5Ghz Speeds to Mobile and Digital Home Devices

ARM-powered Concept NetbookRight now we're just starting to see products hitting the market with Cortex-A9 processors. However, a new generation of ARM powered devices will be just around the corner. ARM today is introducing its latest Cortex-A15 processor, which can provide up to 2.5Ghz speeds via a dynamic multicore architecture to devices while providing a low-power footprint. The new [...]

Amahi ‘Plug Edition’ Released – Brings Amahi Home Server to Plug Computers

Iconics Plug StratusPlug computers have been a big hit among hobbyists and CE companies who mainly use them for network storage and media server streaming. Lately, however, many of these products — like the Stratus (pictured here) — have gained Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Zwave (home automation) functionality that only an optimized home server OS can take advantage of. To [...]