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Remix OS and Remix Mini @ CES 2016

Every year at CES one the best parts is being able to wander around aimlessly and check out new products from up and coming companies. The Remix Mini is one of those products that somehow slipped under the radar even though they managed to raise a little over $1.6 Million dollars during their KickStarter campaign recently.


The Remix Mini is a full Android-powered computer that retails currently for $70 USD. Now I know what you're thinking already, "So what? There are tons of inexpensive Android-powered devices!" and you'd be correct in thinking that, but what sets the Remix Mini apart from the rest is their Remix OS version of Android that comes installed on the Remix Mini. Remix OS is a desktop version of Android that offers you all the basic desktop functionality you'd expect from a Windows PC, but due to the fact that it's Android, the performance and portability is fantastic. 


 

The Remix Mini features a 1.2GHz quad-core CPU with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage with 2 USB ports and a MicroSD cardslot offer you lots of expansion options. All of this weighs in at 14.6 ounces and is small enough to fit into your pocket easily. 



 

As I mentioned earlier, the Remix Mini is powered by Remix OS which sets this device apart from all other Android-powered devices that I've seen. Remix OS is extremely functional and at first glance you'll question whether or not it's actually Android-based. The cool thing about Remix OS is that the folks at Jide (developers of Remix OS) are going to be giving away Remix OS for free for anyone to install on their x86 computers starting January 11th, 2016. In the demo that we saw, Remix OS had been loaded onto a USB flash drive and booted up on an older Dell desktop and the performance was very good (even much better than it would be on a new tablet running a mobile processor). Remix OS might just be the solution to breathe some new life into that old PC that you have sitting around. This product is one of the more impressive Android based products I've seen in a long time and was a nice surprise at CES 2016.

 

If you'd like to find out more about the Remix Mini or the Remix OS (and get a copy for yourself), head on over to Jide.com.


If you'd like to see more pictures from our CES coverage, check out our CES 2016 photo gallery.


 

In Win at CES 2017

In Win definitely brought another eye catching display to CES with two of their custom modded cases, the Medieval Metal and the CSAT, that will be put into production for consumers to buy. Both mods started from plain 509 cases and were modded to themes and rules for In Win’s 30th anniversary case mod invitational.

In Win

 

In Win also came out with their own RGB fan called the Aurora that is fully modular and has 4 RGB LEDs that can each be altered for different colors. These fans can also be daisy chained together which opens the possibility of changing each individual light on each fan to create some interesting lighting effects. On top of that these fans and also be remote controlled with a hand held remote control, which allows you to not only change the light speed, mode, and brightness but also allows you to change the fan speed, turbo mode (on/off), and lock status.

In Win

 

In Win has also brought lighting effects to their power supplies for those that really like to show off their cases and mods. In Win also brought along a new and really cool looking case called the tou 2.0. Some of the images of this case do not exactly do it justice as it sports tempered glass sides that can act as two-way mirrors. To top it off all the USB and audio I/O ports are located on the front of the case at the bottom while a light control panel is located on the top front of the case.

We took a lot more images over at In Win and you can view them all starting right here. Also, please check out the rest of our CES coverage right here.

 

No video streaming on the Nintendo Switch at launch

The Nintendo Switch at launch will apparently be missing a couple things, in particular, the ability to steam video from the big sites like Netflix or Hulu. They are saying that feature could be added later but the lack of support for Netflix and Hulu is a bit of a head-scratcher. Support for Wii and Wii U controllers will also be missing (but could be added later). Kotaku has a bunch of other questions that they asked Nintendo over here if you are on the fence about pre-ordering.

The Switch won’t have Netflix or any other video apps at launch, but it will have a Mii Maker app. No video capture, sad to say.

Last week, just after the Switch event, we sent Nintendo a bunch of questions about their new hardware, which launches on March 3. Today, Nintendo sent back responses. Here’s the full list, complete with Nintendo’s answers (and non-answers)

Windows 10 Cloud to Crush Steam?

Tim Sweeney has a bit of a soft spot for Steam. Ok. He is Mr. Valve himself, but that aside he still has some pretty interesting insights about the Universal Windows Platform and how it is anticompetitive. He doesn't love the Windows 10 game mode either which will likely work only on UWP games purchased through the Microsoft Store. Now, he's raging at the Windows 10 Cloud platform that is designed to take on the Chromebook, but also has a few things that push steam out of the picture.

Tim explains further that he is not opposed to Windows having their own storefront. However, he opposes Microsoft using a locked-down platform. UWP games will not be available to download, use, sell, update, and conduct commerce with outside the Windows Store. Tim says that even if Microsoft offers an ability to sideload UWP applications, they will make this process prohibitively difficult.

Source: Gameranx

Hands On With Microsoft's Windows 10 Cloud

There has been a rogue ISO of Windows 10 Cloud floating around the web and people have been playing with it and installing it on some current hardware. Their goal is to be as nosey as possible and see what Microsoft has in store with their ChromeOS competitor. The reality is that this is super early and the product hasn't even been officially announced. Take all you see and read below with a spoonful of salf.

When we went hands on with the new build, we did found two things that are notably missing: OneDrive and PowerShell. There is no OneDrive integration with the File Explorer, so your only option at this time is the UWP app. PowerShell scripts don't work either; however, this seems like something that might change in the future, as the option to "Run with PowerShell" still shows up.

Source: Neowin

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