My Raspberry Pi 3 kit arrived over the weekend as promised, so I began the process of turning it into a tiny Amiga computer.
For my next BYOPC (Build Your Own PC) project, I will be making a Raspberry Pi 3-based Amiga.
Here's a quick follow-up to my previous "Woku" articles. At this point, I can make two generalizations: While workable, the PC is still uneasy in the living room. And this didn't qualify as a BYOPC project.
A few days ago, I wrote about building a Windows 10-based Roku-type device that one could use to inexpensively and elegantly access Windows 10-based media apps and services in the living room. But you may not need to build anything: You could of course simply use a very low-end Windows 10 PC instead.
I'm tired of waiting for Microsoft to make what I think of as a "Woku," a Windows-based Roku-type device that I can use inexpensively and elegantly access my Windows 10-based media apps and services. So let's build one for ourselves.
A little over a week ago, I wrote about the components I had ordered for my son's gaming PC. Since then, the parts have all arrived, and my son and I successfully built the PC last week.
Earlier this year, I wrote about my plans to build a few PCs this year, including a gaming PC for my son. Well, the time has come, and I've ordered the parts for what I think will be a decent gaming PC.
For the past two months, I've used a tiny Intel NUC mini-PC every day as my main computer, and the experience has for the most part been very positive. But having twice run into USB issues, I decided to expanded the NUC with a new top lid that adds an additional two USB 2.0 ports.
Arriving home from my recent trip, I was happy to see that the Intel NUC, RAM, and M.2 SSD storage card had arrived. As expected, putting these components together couldn't have been easier.
About a month ago, I wrote about my plans to build a few PCs this year. Before getting to that, here's a (literally) small and easier diversion: A Skylake-based Intel NUC mini-PC.
Last year, I discussed my plans to build my next desktop PC, and then never really followed through. But this year, I'll be building two PCs, a gaming PC for my son and a non-gaming PC for myself.
The Raspberry Pi 4 is the first ultra-low-cost computer board from the Raspberry Pi Foundation to offer truly PC-like performance. It’s time to turn it into a real PC.
Intel's latest generation of NUC mini-PCs and kits represent a major step up from the NUC I reviewed two years ago.
Intel this week announced a new family of NUC kits and mini-PCs that utilize its quad-core 8th-generation Core chipsets.
Samsung's Galaxy S8 is amazing, but it also costs over $750, putting it out of the reach of many consumers. Is there a better value to be had in the smartphone market?
Several years back, Microsoft launched a widely-mocked marketing campaign in which PC users claimed that "Windows 7 was my idea." In the same spirit, I'd like to formally apologize to Windows 10 users. Because Webcamgate was my fault.
In the several weeks since I first purchased, assembled and then started using an Intel NUC mini-PC as my primary desktop, I've received a number of questions from readers about this setup. Was I really using a NUC? Could this inexpensive and tiny system meet my needs? Do I still recommend the Intel NUC?
As you probably know, I've been championing Intel's amazing NUC mini-PC kits for the past month. But NUC is about to get a lot more powerful with the introduction of a new "Skull Canyon" model aimed at gamers and other high-end users.
The Intel NUC mini-PC---technically a mini-PC kit to which I've added RAM and storage---is that rarest of delights, a cost-effective yet powerful PC that just works.
In Windows Weekly 456, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss Microsoft's blockbuster announcement about SQL Server on Linux, Windows 10 Redstone 2 delays, new Windows 10 builds for Insiders and commoners alike, whether Microsoft should buy Slack, and the cancellation of Fable Legends.