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The article says "Popcorn Time and Kodi/XBMC derivatives", so I suspect it has to do with the torrent sharing.  However, I'm not sure what to take from that article... Are programs that have the ability to share copyrighted content now deemed illegal?  Should I delete my browser?
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Which is the better chip Allwinner H3 or Amlogic S805
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Don't quote me, ya. Remember a previous article that amlogic is better then allwinner. You might Google it.
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Another, cheaper Android HDMI recorder. Still based on Mstar processor, but with only 1GB RAM.
If you need your Android TV box to record external video via HDMI, few options are available on the market, and one of them is Zidoo X9. It works relatively well, and gets frequent firmware update. It now costs around $120, but Tronsmart has now launched a model based on the same Mstar MSO9810 ...
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xperia miro

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The Archos PC Stick is a compact computer device to be used with the TV or HDMI with only 11cm in le...
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Mouse Computer has released a stick with a different spec ... 64GB eMMC ... http://www.mouse-jp.co.jp/company/news/2015/news_20150624_03.html
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it's actually the same as the MeeMopad T01,
the only Differance is the T01 has 32GB.
I see a lot of clone products for these stick's, Hannspree, Esense D1, Beelink Pocket P2, Epson Endeavor SY01, MeLE PCG01, and many more.
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My Meegopad T01 always RESTART when I boot with android.
But when i boot with windows no problem.
Can U help me, please..
thx
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Same here, i found out once connected to the wifi, it will automatically restart, no available topics or solutions.
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Qualcomm 96boards is now in stock.
The quad core Cortex A53 board sells for just $75.
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According to Nvidia support guys "rooting" this device voids the warranty.
Is this US law or Nvidia law ;-)
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ODROID-C1 Sold Out

It will be available again from middle of August
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http://www.hardkernel.com/main/products/prdt_info.php
Quad Core Linux computer is now $35.00. Don't put up with the slow single core computer anymore. If you are considering a tiny computer for general purpose computing, software development or as a project platform, the ODROID-C1 will give you a lot more satisfaction and fun with incredible ...
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We are considering some minor hardware updates.
- Change the HDMI connector to Type-A from Type-D.
- Improved SD card compatibility
- CEC function without RTC backup battery
- Power path from USB OTG port as well as DC-Jack
- Expose I2S signals for external audio DAC
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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.

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Hi, any custom rom for sdmc dv6801-t2 android box?
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You can now also display HDMI input in a small window or full screen wih PiP support in Zidoo X9
Zidoo has released another firmware for their X9 Android mini PC with HDMI input, which implements Picture-in-Picture (PiP) support, on top of the existing HDMI video recording. That's the first Android TV box that I know of that supports it, although I've seen Geniatech demo HDMI input and PiP ...
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Running x86 apps on a Raspberry Pi A Moscow-based software start-up is the latest company to come up with a binary translator which allows x86 applications
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Want to try the very latest Ubuntu 15.10 on your Intel Z3735F device?

Just for fun I compiled the latest available Ubuntu kernel (4.1.0) from the 'unstable' git repo and added it to the Wily Werewolf daily build from the 26th June and created a 'LiveCD' that you can try by booting from a USB after downloading from https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B99O3A0dDe67ZGdNZTlOUFRhYkE and installing using 'Rufus' (Windows) or 'dd' (Linux). It is an 'as is' build so no wifi or sound etc. but may be of interest to some.
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I've gone hands-on with the #Tronsmart Draco H3, the 4K #Android stick for under $40 powered by the #Allwinner H3
Tronsmart Draco H3 Impressions: The Tronsmart Draco H3 is an Android stick PC powered by the quadcore Allwinner H3 and capable of 4K video output.
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Lenovo now sells its own Intel TV stick.
It looks quite similar to the competition though
As expected, Lenovo is entering the PC-on-a-stick business with a new tiny computer called the IdeaCentre Stick 300. Lenovo’s tiny computer is a lot like the Intel Compute Stick, but cheaper. The Lenovo IdeaCentre Stick 300 goes on sale in July for $129. That’s about $20 less than the street price of Intel’s PC stick, but …
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By the look of it it seems like the controllers for usb and sd card and so on are on the chip from Intel so the difference between this and a non branded stick is pretty small.
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Another Quad core TV stick for less than $30
We've seen a few low costs devices powered by Rockchip RK3128 quad core processor recently, such as FirePrime development board, or Ruach A20s TV box, but CX939 is an even cheaper device, in HDMI TV stick form factor that currently sells for $28.20 on Aliexpress.
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Minix neo x9?
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Peter Bauer

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http://bitkistl.blogspot.co.at/2015/06/android-tv.html
Run Debian in chroot environment with XFCE Desktop on the nvidia shield pro. Installation is plug and play.
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Just an info for friends, my full Android firmware for Shield Console works very very well. The Shield Console have a strong hardware. I like it. http://forum.xda-developers.com/android/development/rom-t3138575
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A brief look at running Ubuntu on a Meegopad T02, an Intel Compute Stick (Windows version) and a Meegopad T01.

The first Intel CPU based stick on the market was the Meegopad T01. A small stylish device that initially shipped with only Windows but is now available as dual boot with Android. Next came the Intel Compute Stick touted as available in either Windows or Ubuntu. I thought that Intel would release their Ubuntu OS as a downloadable ISO so I bought the Windows version as it has a better hardware specification and began the wait for Ubuntu. Compared with the Meegopad T01 I was surprised by how much physically larger the device was. However when you look inside and see that there is a small fan and a surprisingly large heat sink it seems justified. Unfortunately the Ubuntu version still hasn't been released and apparently no on-line image will be posted either. Finally the Meegopad T02 has just been released. This is noticeably the biggest yet all you get for that extra size is extra air as all the PCBAs are similarly sized. I've included some pictures showing the relative sizes and internals of each.

So what about running Ubuntu? When I first heard that a mini PC with an Intel CPU was to be launched I thought that everything would be straight forward for Linux. Unfortunately new hurdles were presented with a 32-bit BIOS and neither wifi nor sound. It meant a cumbersome installation for Ubuntu and also compiling an additional module for wifi. Even when a solution for audio was found another bug was encountered in the BIOS. In order to get both a working and usable Ubuntu I've had to recompile the Ubuntu kernel source and include the wifi and audio patches and also a fix for the BIOS and then build LiveCDs to simplify the testing and installation on each of the devices.

But it is obvious that the critical issue of these mini PCs is heat and how to dissipate it given basically everything else is essentially identical. As a quick indicator I thought I'd install Ubuntu along side Windows on the internal eMMC on each device and then compare the CPU temperatures before, during and after running a stress test.

With each device identically connected to a 4-way KVM some basic informational commands were run ('uname -a', 'inxi -F', 'df -h' and 'iwconfig') and the current CPU temperatures were noted for the Meegopad T02 as 52C, the ICS as 56C and the Meegopad T01 as 58C. Then a stress test was run as 'stress -c 4 -m 4 -t 60' and a screenshot taken after around 30 to 40 seconds (see included pictures). Each CPU's temperature peaked at around 70/71C. Nearly two hours later the 'inxi -F' command was re-run remotely and the temperature for each device was recorded for the Meegopad T02 at 50C, the ICS at 55C and the Meegopad T01 at 52C. Having observed this and earlier behaviour basically the new Meegopad T02 runs cooler than the old Meegopad T01 and both run lower than the ICS. And once the CPU is put under load it will rapidly heat up regardless of device. The advantage of the ICS is that the fan will start if the temperature remains high to assist with heat dissipation. Further testing though is required to fully evaluate the cooling effectiveness of each device.

If you have one of these devices and are interested in trying Ubuntu then you can download my 'ISO' for each device from https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B99O3A0dDe67Ym02R2pOY2VKeTA, https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B99O3A0dDe67Q0dzalFHWWhMNmc or https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B99O3A0dDe67NXM5aHl0WXFFbUU. These are development versions and I'll probably update them over time. They are also BIOS dependant. The BIOS for the Meegopad T02 is still subject to change so YMMV. For the ICS the kernel has been created for version 0018 of the BIOS which is the version that was factory installed on my ICS. The Meegopad T01 depends on a BIOS I've modified and full instructions are posted https://docs.google.com/document/d/10tA4ebA1d6-CZju0V92a7fgQGgGgUIqPGK85E32HqCU including a beginner's tutorial for installing Ubuntu along side Windows that is applicable for all devices. ICS specific instructions are posted at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gnjDJKR-OJQPfE4woFeN998WfB5H80OFaL1xdZDNxmk

Also you can show your appreciation by donating at http://goo.gl/nXWSGf.

EDIT: I've updated all the ISOs with the latest patched Utopic kernel and additionally for the Meegopad ISOs I've also updated with Meegopad's wifi driver (see https://github.com/linuxium/rtl8723bs).
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+Roy Sherfan I've updated all the ISOs with the latest patched Utopic kernel and additionally for the Meegopad ISOs I've also updated with Meegopad's wifi driver (see https://github.com/linuxium/rtl8723bs) so Ubuntu should be comparable on both your devices.
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Check out our #PiPO X8 impressions. We go hands-on with the unusual PC featuring an integrated touchscreen that runs both #Windows and #Android. Is it a successful hybrid or technological outcast?
PiPO X8 Impressions: We go hands on with the PiPO X8 - a unique dual OS mini PC running both Windows and Android and featuring a built-in 7-inch screen.
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