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$167 shipped priority mail USA only
I have negotiated a group buy with Tina The nagrace rep,
 payment will be thru paypal  I usually sell on ebay my user name is buffallobennny with feedback of 709. If I listed on ebay the fees would push price higher so I'm trying something new. 
 please message me if interested. delivery time is 7-8 days. It comes pre loaded with my kodi media player software shown here:
 http://www.ebay.com/itm/261819320968?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
This is the new version which has true hdmi 2.0 output
Nagrace HPH RK3288 TV BOX 4G/32G with AP6335 with HDMI 2.0 and 2.4G RII I08 minikeyboard/touchpad
• CPU:  RK3288 28nm Cortex-A17 Quad core
• GPU:  Quad-Core Mali-T764  3D GPU Support OpenGL ES1.1/2.0/3.0,OpenVG1.1,OpenCL1.1 and Renderscript, Directx11.2D GPU ,4K x 2K output
• RAM:  DDRIII 4G RAM
• ROM Flash: 32G Storage
• Ethernet: yes
• wifi: 5G
• Bluetooth:Support BT4.0 Modu
• Support 1000MB Network
• Support H.265 Hardware decoding
• Support HDMI OUTPUT 2.0
• Antenna: External WIFI Antenna
• Camera: 5M Auto focus (optional)
• 4 x USB PORTS
• Operating system: Andriod 4.4
• Language: MULTI Language support  
92 keys, 2.4GHz wireless Keyboard with Touchpad.
 Touchpad DPI adjustable functions.
 Built-in high sensitive smart touchpad with 360-degree flip design.
 Mini QWERTY keyboard with multimedia control keys and PC gaming control keys.
 Auto sleep and auto wake mode.
 Innovative shape, protable, elegant.
 The Ergonomically handheld design is easy to carry and operate.
 Build-in removable rechargable Li-ion battery that has longer standby time.
 Perfect for PC, Pad, Andriod TV Box, Google TV Box, PS3, HTPC/IPTV, etc.
Operating range: 15 meters(MAX), without signal disturbance and no direction limit.
 Frequency range: 2.403GHZ ~ 2.480GHZ
 Operational voltage: 3.3V
 Charge Voltage: 4.4V ~ 5.25V
 Modulation: GFSK
 Channel: 78channels
 TX Power: less than +5dBm
 Transmission rate: 1M bit/sec
 Frequency tolerance: +/-30ppm
 Power consumption: 55mA(on), 1mA(sleep)
 Color: Black
 Battery Type: Built-in lithium-ion battery
 Item size: 15 * 10 * 2cm
 Item weight: 107g
 Package size: 17 * 14.5 * 3.5cm
 Package weight: 175g
1 * Wireless keyboard
 1 * Wireless receiver
 1 * Charging data cable
 1 * User manual
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If people don't need the keyboard, I've just seen Ugoos UT3S with 4GB RAM / 32GB flash for $149 on Geekbuying with coupon: FHVETMNU. See http://www.geekbuying.com/item/UGOOS-UT3S-Android-4-4-RK3288-Smart-Media-Player-Quad-Core-HDMI-4G-32G-Gigabit-LAN-2-4GHz-5GHz-WiFi-802-11a-c-BT4-0---Red-344016.html
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That's a funny world we live in, when manufacturers need to add a screen to decrease the price of products.
When it first launched, Pipo X7 was a $90 mini PC running Windows 8.1 with Bing tablet version, but Microsoft did not approve since that version is reserved for products with a 7″ screen or smaller, and now Pipo X7 sells for around $120 because it includes a $25 license for Windows 8.1 with Bing ...
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New Windows on stick mini PC!
It now has options of running on FULL windows 8.
was established in 2006 which is a professional consumer products supplier and exporter in China.
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64bit bios in don't know 
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Intel Celeron N2807 mini PC "for emerging markets" on Kickstarter.
Runs Endless OS Linux distributions (https://github.com/endlessm)
For some reasons, it's popular and they've already raised $100,000+
Endless Team is raising funds for Endless Computers on Kickstarter! The computer for the entire world.
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+Jean-Luc Aufranc  If you look in their Github you'll notice that they're working on an Amlogic S805 device (meson8 baby).
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YU Jerome

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hello . EZCast  wifi music coming out . very hot
http://www.wifiezcast.com/html_products/AM8523-WIFIMusic-ReceiverBox-91.html
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Will you be able to sync music across multiple devices/rooms with this?  There are plenty of cheap streaming dongles, but few can match sonos as a whole-house solution.  Any idea on pricing?
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Jean-Luc Aufranc
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Sigma Designs SMP8757 based media player with 3D, H.265, 4K support. Also includes an eSATA port.
Cloud Media (aka Syabas) sent me their latest Popcorn Hour VTEN media player. It supports HDMI output up to 4K, H.265 video codec, and features an eSATA connector, as well as optical and coaxial S/PDIF connectors. Today, I'll show some pictures of the kit, and teardown the box to checkout the ...
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+Arnd Bergmann
ARM Cortex A9.
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PcExpert

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My italian unboxing of the Cubox-i4Pro 
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Hi I have an Android tv Box M8 s802 2go ram 8go flash Kitkat 4.4.2 Firmware Rom Dtv 4.0.
I have an micro Sd card class 10 with adaptator 8go
I make with Download2sd my download to my Sd and work fine.
But I want to install games and moove the games to my Sd card !
If any one have a good tuto to make this ? I install Link2sd but my m8 crash ??? I don't know if because Download2sd and Link2sd in the same card ? Or I don't make a good install of Link2sd ?
You know kitkat sd full acces and Sd obb with file explorer moove data+Obb in sd card ? Or foldermount ?
Please help me thank you ;-)
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Ok cool for cleaning but don't work for moove app's "your device can't moove to sd" ? After I install Sdfix ! But can't again moove to sd ? Perhaps I moove my download to my sd with download2sd ? I just buy an usb key 16go to moove my download to usb key with download2sd. Before I try again to moove to my sd ? 
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My Italian Review of the CubieBoard 4
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Recensione dell'ottima development board chiamata CubieBoard 4 che offre sia un firmware Android che una serie di interessanti distro Linux.
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Discussions about low power mini PCs running Android or Linux. Please make sure you post in the relevant categories: Discussion, Allwinner, Rockchip, Amlogic, Freescale, Intel, Others... There's also a Promotions category for interesting deals. If you want to support the maintainer of this community and CNX Software blog, you can consider using the affiliate links below if you plan to make a purchase. You'll also find a Paypal donation link for Ian Morrison (Linuxium), who has made great work with Linux on ARM mini PCs.
 
More info on Intel Compute Stick (ICS) ...

1. BIOS has a setting to select OS with options of either [Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit] or [Windows 8.1 32-bit] (and a note stating that the default value is set to the operating system that has been installed at the factory and that no other operating systems are supported by the BIOS) ... so does this mean the ability to switch between a 32-bit bootloader and a 64-bit one?

2.  BIOS supports BIOS recovery ... so 'bricking' becomes impossible?

3.  There is only one USB port ... but it is full-sized!

4.  The Intel Compute Stick will boot up automatically when power is applied ... thereby removing most of the issues when the device is powered from a TV and located behind it.

Windows ICS User guide has just been posted here http://download.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/stck1a32wfc/sb/stck1a32wfc_eng_userguide01.pdf and BIOS info can be found http://download.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/biosglossarycomputestickv01.pdf and http://download.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/recoveryupdateinstructions1.pdf and there is also a quick guide posted http://download.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/computestickquickstart01.pdf
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What fucking reason to select OS in bios. Is not sufficient a 64 bit uefi for all OS ? Another locked crap device for me.
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PIPO X8: First mini-pc Windows that integrates a touchscreen display [Italian, photos]
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In data odierna PIPO ha annunciato alla Global Sources Fair un innovativo mini-pc Windows che integra uno schermo touch da ben 7 pollici chiamato PIPO X8. L’idea dello schermo integrato nasce in realtà semplicemente per aggirare i costi della licenza di Windows with Bing che costa circa 25 dollari per i TV Box mentre è gratuita per i tablet [...]
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It's a very thick tablet with a power chord?
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Product specifications have been officially posted for the Intel Compute Stick ... notable points include ... Active fan cooling ... Coin cell CR1220W 3.0 V Battery ... Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Bing* (32-bit) w/32 GB soldered-down eMMC storage & 2 GB memory vs Ubuntu* 14.04 LTS 64-bit w/8 GB soldered-down eMMC storage & 1 GB memory ... see http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/stck1a32wfc/sb/CS-035452.htm and http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/stck1a8lfc/sb/CS-035453.htm
The product specifications of the Intel Compute Stick.
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+Ian MORRISON  you are correct, it is high risk, given that the benefits are unknown.
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4K media player with pretty good support for 4K and H.265, as well as HDMI audio pass-through. Still have a few bugs however, and the price is on the high side.
Popcorn Hour VTEN a Linux based media player powered by Sigma Designs SMP8757 ARM Cortex A9 processor. Contrary to the many Android TV boxes I tested in the last few years, the device is dedicated to media playback, even though it has an App Store with 59 apps including YouTube, Facebook, ...
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Tom Cubie

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Recently the USB port of my working laptop is broken. I can not use it without USB because for our development we need to upgrading the image to the board a lot. So i order a sub 100$ mini-ITX bare bone motherboard(with CPU) and a small PC casing online. While waiting for the new PC, i set up my dev unit rock2 sqaure working environment. After the mini-ITX board arrive, i use the memory and SSD from my laptop and install it on the mini-ITX PC. But unforunately, the sub 100$ mother board can not boot anymore suddenly after one day usage(maybe i wired the wrong front panel cable...). So i requested replacement. It takes so many days for them to process it... So i continue to use Rock2 Square as my working PC. After two weeks of using it, here is my report:

My work at radxa is very misc, i need to reply the messages/requests from the website, following up the hardware/software status, projects requests from other companies, need to send the agreements/invoice back and forward. I also need to work on the software development side. Basically Rock2 Square can basically handle all this.

The software i uses daily are:

1. Chromium browser and Iceweasel browser: I use Chromium browser for Gmail, google hangout and googling with vpn extension, i also installed many other extensions such as push bullets. Because there is no ARM version QQ im, which is used a lot in China, i have to use QQ on the phone. I use push bullets to swap information between Rock2 Square and mobile phone. I use Iceweasel browser for local networks such as local git web repository.

2. Mate-Terminal, for development. SSH to the local build server, build the image, scp back and flash to the board with rkflashtool.

3. Libreoffice, to generate invoice, presentation to PDF.

4. Eye of mate image viewer/GIMP photo editor.

Need to point out something:

1. Chromium sometimes fake die, sometimes some tab becomes "He is dead, Jim", this happens more when i am copying big image(1.8G) from network. I usually open a lot of tabs. What am i using is the model A, 2GB ram, which is not enough for nowadays multi tasking.

2. Disk space is limited and slow. 16GB emmc is really not enough, i have to delete the old image before copying the new one or i will get disk full. Scp from network to local emmc is 30MB/s max speed.

3. Response. I can not feel the lag for menus, task switching, opening folders. Loading documents is fast too. The CPU usage is low most of the time.

Conclusion: ARM quad core cortex A12/15/17 can be used as a low power(rock2 square's lowest frequency is 126Mhz), lightweight desktop already. I heard cortex-a72 performance is better than intel i3, so somthing interesting is going on...

Below is the screenshots of Rabian, Debian 8 on Rock2 Square, with mate desktop.
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dhead666

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The AR9331 Airmusic firmware sources released by a German company named RaidSonic.
It does seem u-boot and openwrt are there, I didn't tried to build the u-boot and rootfs myself, so you might want to check everything is there (configs, i2s pcm driver) before getting the device for hacking.

Source: https://forum.openwrt.org/viewtopic.php?pid=271593#p271593
Re: airmusic NW11 - AR9331/32M RAM/8M Flash/Audio Codec. Hi! A few days ago found the firmware from analog Soundmate m2. http://www.raidsonic.de/data/Downloads/Firmware/IB-MP401Air_Firmware_and%20License_Terms.rar. our unit had not set. There is also a source of the firmware ...
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Jean-Luc Aufranc
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You can also use your Android mini PC as a surveillance camera with a free app.
Some Android mini PCs come with cameras, for example Measy U2C or CS928, but depending on firmware support, most will also take a USB webcam, and the obvious application is for video conferencing with Skype or Google Hangout. But I've just found out an app called “AtHome Video Streamer” can ...
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Jean-Luc Aufranc
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HD audio pass-through added to Rockchip RK3288 based Open Hour Android TV Box. There are limitations though, including a lack of support for Kodi/SPMC for now, but this should be coming too in the near future.

Other platforms such as MINIX NEO X8-H can also support 7.1 channels HDMI pass-though via +VidOn.me XBMC Pro, but it costs $15 per year.
People owning AV receivers capable of outputting 7.1 channels or more have had a hard time finding Android TV boxes that supports HD audio pass-through via HDMI. Many devices can pass through 5.1 codec like DTS or Dolby Digital (AC3 / E-AC3), but so far, none of the boxes I've tried could manage ...
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Jean-Luc Aufranc
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AMLogic  - 
 #TV
 
Geniatech​ TV box based on Amlogic S805 processor with DVB-T2 or ATSC.
The DVB function is apparently part of Kodi 14.1, and the box can also stream digital TV (e.g. free-to-air TV) to mobile devices.
One of the first quad core Android DVB-T2 receiver was VideoStrong K1 that now sells for $80 on Aliexpress, but there's now some competition from Geniatech, with the same Amlogic S805 processor, thanks to Mygica ATV586 Android TV box featuring either a DVB-T2 or ATSC tuner.
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Possible all-in-one RTL-SDR radio, if the DVB-T tuner is RTL2832U...I'll have to look into this!
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