MiiPC is an Android based PC aimed at tackling internet “addictiveness” in kids. Offering full parental controls and usage tracking for under $100, is this the device parents need to rein in their internet savvy kids?
I took delivery of my new SmartStick, from American company FAVI Entertainment, just a few days ago and to be honest I was expecting to see yet another run-of-the-mill Android mini computer that plugs into the HDMI port on your TV… I couldn’t have been more wrong! On the outside the FAVI SmartStick looks a lot like other Android mini computers, an over-sized flash drive but with a HDMI connector at the end. The build quality is excellent and the device doesn’t creak or groan when handled (often a sure sign of cheap plastic and bad manufacturing). The real surprise, however, comes when you switch it on… but I am getting…
Better start thinking of more ways to use the Raspberry Pi, as the Foundation has announced that it will be releasing a 5MP camera add-on for the tiny computer.
Released back in February with the intention of “stimulating the teaching of basic computer science in schools”, the Raspberry Pi single-board computer has since ended up on the grubby hands of a lot of us old-timers too.
The Raspberry Pi is designed as a tinkering device and for educational purposes, though it is also quite useful for things like media playing and light gaming. As an owner of a Raspberry Pi board myself, I can’t sing enough praises to it and feel that its really worth the money for a true ‘geek’ at heart.