AMD R9 285 Graphics Card Unveiled With Tonga Pro GPU

AMD R9 285

During their 30 Years of Gaming and Graphics event early this month AMD has unveiled its latest graphics card in the form of the AMD R9 285.

The AMD R9 285 equipped with Tonga Pro GPU and has been designed to follow on from the technology used in the older AMD R9 280 and has been designed to provide gamers with the power they need for even demanding games.

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Raspberry Pi AR/VR Powered Smart Cap DIY Project Unveiled (video)

Raspberry Pi

Arvind Sanjeev has this week unveiled a new project he has been working on which combines a baseball cap and the awesome Raspberry Pi mini PC to create a wearable computer system complete with screen.

If you cannot afford to purchase the new range of Google Glass eyewear which is priced at around $1,500 you might be interested in this DIY project which creates an augmented reality and virtual reality headset for less than $80. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Smart Cap project and see it in action.

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ChainDuino Daisy-Chainable Arduino Board (video)

Arduino Board

Developers, makers and designers that enjoyed using the Arduino platform to make their creations, might be interested in a new Arduino board called the ChainDuino.

The ChainDuino has been specifically designed to provide users with a daisy-chainable Arduino board which can be connected using just Cat5 connections.

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Intel NUC 2.0 Mini PC Specifications Leaked Together With Intel Roadmap

Intel NUC 2

Over the weekend new slides have been leaked which have revealed specifications for the next generation of Intel NUC 2.0 mini PCs that will be powered by Core i3 and i5 Broadwell and Braswell chips.

The Intel documents leaking the new Intel NUC 2.0 systems, have also revealed Intel’s hardware rollout roadmap for the coming years have been obtained and published by the Fanless Tech website.

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First Shuttle Android ARM Based Mini PC Launches For €158 (video)

Shuttle Android

Shuttle has this week added a new addition to their range of mini PC systems, in the form of the newly launched ARM-based Shuttle Android DSA2LS.

The system is the very first ARM-based Android system that Shuttle has created and was first unveiled earlier this year. Shuttle has now announced that the new mini PC is now available to purchase throughout Europe and is priced at €158 or around $210.

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Acer Chromebox CXI Launches This September Starting At $180

Acer Chromebox

Acer has this week announced they will be launching a new Acer Chromebox CXI system next month that will be priced starting from just $180.

The new Acer Chromebox CXI will be the companies very first desktop system running Google’s Chrome OS and will be available in both the US and Canada. Unfortunately no information on worldwide availability has been released as yet by Acer.

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mini Duino+ Open Source Ardunio Board Based On ATmega 1284p (video)

Ardunio Board

If building Arduino based projects is something you enjoy or would like to start building a new miniature Arduino board has been created by Kevin Houck called the Mini Duino+.

The Mini Duino+ is an Arduino development board based on the Atmega 1284p and is entirely open source and has been built to provide an Arduino board compatible using a midrange AVR. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Mini Duino+ project and see it in action.

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Verve 2 By InXus Interactive Smart Sensor Connects Your Computer To The World (video)

smart sensor

If you enjoy creating Internet connected applications that can be triggered by a smart sensor you might be interested in a new device called the Verve2 which has launched over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website this week.

Verve2 takes the form of the control box which is connected to your computer and Then in turn connected to a variety of different sensors depending on the project you are building. Each sensor can then be triggered to start a process on your computer such as a tweet, email or action via IFTTT.

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Arduino Motor Shield, Arc-Controller Launched By Arc Robotics (video)

Arduino Motor Shield

Maker, developers and hobbyists that enjoy building Arduino platform based projects might be interested in a new Arduino Motor Shield called the Arc controller which has been created by Arc Robotics.

The Arc Controller has been specifically designed to provide power to the Maker by adding high Amp motor control to your projects. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Arduino Motor Shield project and see it in action.

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Myo Gesture Tracking Smartband Now Support Google Glass And More (video)

gesture tracking

Thalmic Labs the creators of the Myo gesture tracking armband have this week announced the release of a new Myo + Smartglasses application that allows the Myo to interact with the Google Glass eyewear and others.

The Myo + Smartglasses app Has been designed to remove the need for remote controls, buttons or physical controllers of any type. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Myo + Smartglasses app project and see it in action.

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Microsoft Windows 9 “Threshold” Beta Preview Arriving This Fall?

Windows 9

A source close to the building of Microsoft’s next Windows 9 operating system has reported to the ZDNet website that a beta preview of the new Windows 9 beta operating system could be available as soon as the fall of this year.

Mary Jo Foley from ZdNet reports that “Threshold” the codename for the latest version of Windows expected to be called Windows 9 when it finally launches to world sometime next year, maybe be made available as a beta preview some time during the fall 2014.

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