Cool tech

Jan. 22nd, 2015 07:52 pm
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I keep finding all sorts of cool stuff, but I never remember to post about it.

So here's a list:

Intel’s Compute Stick: (reviews: MakeUseOf, Engadget)
It's a computer in a stick slightly larger than a thumbdrive. It plugs into the HDMI port on modern TVs, and you can either plug in a USB keyboard and mouse, or use Bluetooth versions. Its primary purpose is for travellers to be able to carry their computers with them, and mostly for web browsing and cloud-based tools.
Estimated cost: $149USD.

The Mouse Box: (Gizmodo, Business Insider)
A low-end, portable computer inside what looks like a relatively ordinary mouse. With a similar, but slightly less, shall we say, honest, goal than the last one, this computer-in-a-mouse allows you to take your computer to wherever you want, and use it under circumstances where you can't run your software or do your personal browsing on their (whoever "they" are) hardware.
Estimated cost: N/A, still in development.

Onewheel: (Digital Trends, Daily Mail, SlashGear)
The Onewheel (yes, that's all one word) is an electric device that defies the most popular categories of personal mobility. It has been likened to a one-wheeled electric skateboard, or the ground-based equivalent of surfing or snowboarding. A brushless DC motor sits in the hub of a Go-Kart wheel, with two foot-sized pads on either side of it, allowing you to literally lean in the direction you want to go.
Apparently, it is now relatively easy to learn to ride, and they now have an iPhone app that allows you to control the board's performance. No news on an Android app as yet.
Cost: $1,499USD.

I know there's supposed to be more than this, but this is all I can remember at the moment.
Guess I'll be doing these more often, and more likely when I find them, instead of saving them up and forgetting about them.

Date: 2015-01-24 02:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm liking the compute stick a lot. I have a bluetooth keyboard that talks to my TV, it would be almost trivial to get a mouse to work with the stick too, and Boom, instant huge screen PC on the cheap...



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