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Microsoft bumps OneDrive free storage from 7 to 15GB

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Software giant Microsoft has announced changes to its OneDrive cloud storage service.
From July, free storage for everyone will increase from 7GB to 15GB, while those with Office 365 subscriptions will see their storage balloon from 20GB to a hefty 1TB.
The new storage offerings also filter through to specific storage plans and include new lower pricing – 100GB of storage will now cost AU$2.00 per month (down from $8.99) and 200GB will set you back AU$4.00 a month (down from $13.99).¬†… Read more

Compact V482 STB mini PC delivers Wi-Fi, Ethernet, composite AV

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There are plenty of different chassis designs for a mini PC these days but it’s still hard to go past the AppleTV-style option and this recent V482 STB mini PC is a reasonable example at a pretty skinny price.
The V482 is powered by Rockchip’s first-generation RK3066 dual-core Cortex A9 SoC CPU – while it doesn’t have the same horsepower as the quad-core RK3188, it does share the latter’s GPU engine, namely the quad-core ARM Mali-400 MP4.… Read more

Ditter U24 STB mini PC packs in VIA SoC CPU

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New mini PC brand Ditter has launched a set-top box model called the Ditter U24, the unusual feature being the VIA processor on-board.¬†However at this stage, it’s not exactly clear which version resellers will have on sale.
In the marketing material, Ditter has decided the U24 will feature a choice of either VIA 8850 single-core or 8880 dual-core Cortex A9 CPU.… Read more

New Auxtek T001 TV stick mini PC hits the market

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Mini PC brand Auxtek has come into the market with a new model, a TV stick-style mini PC called the Auxtek T001.
A reasonably stylish design, the T001 is built around the tried and tested Rockchip RK3066 dual-core Cortex A9 SoC CPU with 1GB of DDR3 RAM, 8GB of flash, preloaded with the latest (for a mini PC) Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system.… Read more

New Sandisk Extreme Pro 256GB CF does 65MB/s write speed for 4K video capture

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Flash memory maker Sandisk has just launched what it claims is the fastest CompactFlash card in its new Sandisk Extreme Pro.
The card packs in 256GB of storage but with a ‘VPG-65′ rating. The new ‘Video Performance Guarantee’ means the card delivers a minimum 65MB/second write speed, enough for it to be certified for use in capturing 4K (4096×2160-pixel) resolution video.… Read more

New Radxa Rock single-board computer runs Rockchip RK3188 for under $90

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When mini PCs first started hitting the market, we saw three main form factors – the set-top-box style, the TV stick option and the barebones single-board computer (SBC) style. Since those early days, there have been comparatively fewer low-cost SBC options with HardKernel’s Odroid-X series arguably the most notable release (aside from the Raspberry Pi, of course). However, in recent times, we’ve seen an increase in SBCs hitting the market such as the WaxberryPi and Parallela models.… Read more