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Intel Compute Stick puts Windows on a stick
January 7, 2015 | 4:25 pm

Debates can continue to circle forever as to how far Microsoft wanted to take back ground from Android through Windows 8. Intel, though, has just launched a push into a form factor that Android, and to a lesser extent, Linux, really created: the computer on a stick. Intel's introduction for its new Intel Compute Stick device doesn't exactly mince words about the point. "The Intel® Compute Stick is a new generation compute-on-a-stick device that’s ready-to-go out-of–the-box and offers the performance, quality, and value you expect from Intel," it declares. "Pre-installed with Windows 8.1 or Linux, get a complete experience on an...

REVIEW: Rikomagic MK802 III – How To Turn Your TV Into An Android Tablet
December 27, 2012 | 1:00 am

Rikomagic MK802 III review I was lucky enough to be gifted with an Android PC on a USB stick this Christmas: the Rikomagic MK802 III model, latest in a series from one of the originators of this category, although there are plenty of other makers and models now. And though it's obviously not something you can carry around to read e-books off, like a tablet or phone, it has surprising potential as an e-reading device, most of all for the educational market. As the Rikomagic website explains, once this super-tiny, pocket-sized PC is up and running, "it's a bit like turning your TV into a...

$25 USB stick computer could bring computer science back to schools
May 6, 2011 | 1:24 am

pcbOLPC, Sugar on a Stick, eat your hearts out. Game developer David Braben has come up with a $25 ARM-based full-fledged computer in a USB stick form factor. The device has a USB port in one  end and an HDMI port in the other; if you plug a monitor into the HDMI and a keyboard or USB hub + keyboard and mouse into the USB, you have a full-fledged working computer that will run Linux, or it could be combined with a touchscreen to make a cheap tablet. It will probably ship with Ubuntu. Braben plans to use this...

Paper flash drive concept could usher in new age of digital tzotzkes
March 20, 2011 | 1:36 pm

flashkus-backThe Art. Lebedev Studio, the same folks behind the hyper-expensive Optimus Maximus keyboard (in which every key is a miniature, reconfigurable LCD screen), have come up with a design concept for a disposable paper USB flash drive. It’s just a design concept, and I’m not sure whether it’s even technologically feasible yet (the design’s use of the future tense, “Soon the flash drive will evolve into a disposable form…”, makes me suspect not).  But it’s a very interesting idea. Essentially, the drives come in a perforated sheet of several, and when you want to use one you just tear...

Booting ChromeOS from USB
August 21, 2010 | 8:52 pm

ChromeOS_1 Google’s Android OS has become pretty much the go-to operating system for cheap tablets and e-book readers these days. But what of Google’s other OS, ChromeOS, that is rumored to be hitting tablets by Black Friday? If you’re curious, and have a computer that is hardware-compatible and a spare USB drive, you can actually try it out and see for yourself. ReadWriteWeb notes that a developer going by “Hexxeh” has been compiling both a modified Chromium (the developer version of Chrome) build called “Flow” and an unmodified, straight-developer build called “Vanilla”. These can be downloaded and placed on...

Barnes & Noble, German e-tailers look at selling e-books in p-book stores
March 4, 2010 | 4:36 pm

Found via Nate’s Ebook News, Publisher’s Weekly has a piece about Barnes & Noble experimenting with bundling e-book and paper book versions together. The idea is that when customers buy a physical book at a Barnes & Noble store, they would receive a coupon to get the e-book at a discount. Exact details still need to be worked out with the publishers. Certainly a number of people have talked about wanting to get both versions of the book at once. Sometimes people who buy the print book will then go ahead and pirate the e-book, reasoning that they...

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