Reinstall Windows in CX-W8 Mini PC using USB flash drive

Today we will show you how to start USB disk drive installation on the CX-W8 Mini PC that is powered by the fast Intel Atom Z3735F quad core processor.

Reinstall Windows in CX-W8 Mini PC using USB flash drive

So here are the step by step instructions:

1. Prepare a USB flash drive with an installation of Windows 8.1 32 bit operating system.
2. Make use of Rufus app to setup GPT partitions and formatting FAT32.
3. Make sure CX-W8 is turned off and connect it to the USB.
4. Keep pressing ESC and select "Boot from file".

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LG Watch Urbane LTE is a smartwatch with 4G

LG Watch Urbane LTE is now officially available in the market. It is the first smartwatch in the world with 4G LTE which is something that has never been equipped on a wearable device.

LG Watch Urbane LTE packs 1.3 inch OLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 1.2 GHz quad core processor with several days of standby time. Since it has 4G LTE, it will enable you to make and receive calls and send and receive text messages.

LG Watch Urbane LTE

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TechNexion Toucan-0700 runs Android on Freescale i.MX6 Processors

TechNexion Toucan-0700 is a HMI panel that is based on Freescale i.MX6 processor with a  baseboard following EDM standard for system-on modules. TechNexion Toucan-0700 features EDM1-CF-IMX6 SoM which was also used in Wandboard boards and runs Android 4.3 or Android 4.4 operating system.

TechNexion Toucan-0700

TechNexion Toucan-0700 specifications include Freescale i.MX6 Solo / Duallite Cortex A9 processor with Vivante GPUs, 512MB / 1GB RAM, 4GB eMMC flash storage + micro SD slot, 7″ LCD display with LED backlight, 1024×600 resolution, HDMI 1.4 for external display, 1x USB 2.0 host port, 1x USB OTG 3.0 connector and 7 Watt power consumption.

TechNexion Toucan-0700 review

TechNexion Toucan-0700 can be mounted using 4 mounting clips (included), or an optional 35×75 VESA Mount (MIS C. Standard). You can find its documentation on official company’s pages. It is on sale for 540.09 Euros without Wireless LAN / Bluetooth and 584.00 Euros with both of those wireless radios.

AOC Q2778VQE is a WQHD computer monitor

AOC Q2778VQE was launched today that features a 27 inch display packing 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution. AOC Q2778VQE is ideal for fast-paced games and movies. The screen of AOC Q2778VQE has an aspect ratio of 16: 9 and viewing angles of 170 degrees horizontally and 160 degrees vertically. Since many users make use of different ports to connect their devices to their computer monitors, AOC has equipped it with several ports that include Display Port, HDMI, DVI and D-Sub connectors. This is how it looks like.


AOC Q2778VQE not only offers high performance but also come with nifty power saving modes like Eco Mode and e-Saver. In fact this computer monitor also meets strict regulations such as Energy Star 6.0 and TCO 6.0. AOC offers a on site replacement service for up to 3 years.

AOC Q2778VQE specifications are given below:
Line monitor    Pro-line
Monitor size    27 Inch
Display Format    16: 9
Brightness    350 cd / m 2 (type)
Contrast ratio    1000: 1
Dynamic Contrast Ratio    80M: 1
Response Time    1 ms
Maximum resolution    2560 × 1440 @ 60Hz
Connectors: D-Sub, DVI, HDMI and Display Port   

AOC Q2778VQE is now available at a suggested retail price of 399 euros  and you can find more details in the AOC website.

ATP launches industrial grade 2242 and 2260 M.2 SSD

More and more storage manufactures have been launching M.2 solid state drives lately. Today ATP has launched a new collection of new industrial-grade SSDs. The new models are 2242 and 2260 M.2 SSDs where 42 and 60 in the names indicate how long the drives are.

atp 2242 and 2260 M.2 SSD

Smaller ones have lower capacity and they will likely be used in PMPs and HTPCs. Of course they will also be heavily used in thin laptops like ultrabooks. Experts also say that it might make them to embedded systems and point of sale terminals.

The new ATP 2242 and 2260 will features all modern SSD features like S.M.A.R.T monitor, TRIM and Advanced Wear-Leveling), as well as Power Cycling Protection (PowerProtector) and Data Integrity Protection (AutoRefresh).

ATP is all working on slimSATA and mSATA storage devices which will be making their debut along with the 2242 and 2260 M.2 solid state drives.

MSI Xield5 mousepad is big and useful

Mousepad as its name suggests is meant for accomodating your hand and a mouse. MSI is a company that thinks differently and today it has released MSI Xield5 mousepad that is designed for people who like have their desktop covered. It is not wafer thin or light. It is quite heavy at 1.6 pounds and oozes out quality and durability.

You will find the familiar dragon logo on the MSI Xield5 which looks amazing. There is no word when MSI will be putting it in production or how much it will cost.

MSI Xield5

We have been told that the MSI Xield5 is made of bamboo rubber which mean it will much more expensive than your generic mousepad.

Intel DC S3710 S3610 SSDs offer 6 GB per second speed for data center

Intel is the biggest producer of solid state drives and today it has announced newest members to its data center drives called S3710 and S3610. Both offer better write performance that is necessary in data center environments. Intel promises to bring both S3710 and S3610 at low cost of total ownership.

The Intel DC S3710 offers up to 25 percent increase in write performance when compared to its previous generation of data center SSDs. At the same time, it offers high endurance and strong data protection. The result is lower cost of ownership and higher write speeds.

Intel DC S3710 S3610 SSDs

Second is Intel DC S3610 SSD that is a mid range solid state drive. It offers twice as performance as entry level drives for data centers but retains the benefits of DC S3710 and similar high-end drives such as high endurance and data protection. It is also ideal for virtualization, e-commerce, analytical and operational databases, and cloud infrastructures.

OnDemand Books launch SelfEspress, a self pub service

OnDemand Books which is the maker of Espresso Book Machine has announced that they have launched a self pub service that will allow the authors to distribute their work via OnDemand Books network of POD machines and through major bookstores.  The new service is called SelfEspress and upon research we found that it is same as the one being provided by PastPencil.

In fact on a number of pages, you will find the publisher as FastPencil which is the actual creator of this service. The only contribution being done by OnDemand is using FastPencil’s service under their brand and mark up prices.

ondemand selfexpress

You can also get a single copy printed through Createspace or you can distribute the soft copy via LSI and get it printed at local Espresso Book Machine.

Blloon eBook service live in UK, pricing and credit details

Ebook service by Blloon is now live in UK and we now its pricing details in hand. The credit is in form of 1000 pages and you can get additional pages by either promoting Blloon or you can sign up for monthly subscription of £3.99 for 500 pages.

While that may sound enough for many, I personally think the Kindle Unlimited is a better service that gives you unlimited reading for mere £7.99 per month. This might be because they are targeting people who do not read a lot – you know the young people that read around 10-12 books in a year.

Blloon eBook

It will be interesting to see how the market reacts to their pricing. Blloon service is currently available only for the iPad and iPhone but we have been told that there is an Android application in the making.

Blloon windows phone

We asked Blloon if they were working on a windows phone and the answer is no. They are currently only focused on iOS. Here is the screenshot of the email.

Blloon’s publisher list includes Allen & Unwin, Diversion Books, Faber Factory, Guardian Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Lonely Planet, Open Road Media, Profile, RosettaBooks and Workman Publishing and publisher titles from Ingram Content Group’s CoreSource Plus solution offered through Lightning Source Inc. The company is also said to be working with Gardners to bring titles from even more publishers.

Rikomagic MK903V specifications, comes with Rockchip RK3288

We saw the Rikomagic MK903V back in June and that time it was not given a casing. Now it has been given a final shape and the company has unveiled its official specs as well.

We now know that the Rikomagic MK903V specifications include an adjustable Wi-Fi antenna, 2x micro USB ports, OTG port, micro SD card reader, full size USB 2.0 port and a very lovely housing.

There is 2 gigabytes of RAM inside and 8GB of flash storage which is expandable via micro SD card slot. As mentioned in the title, the Rikomagic MK903V comes with Rockchip RK3288 processor with a clock rate of 1.8 GHz.

The CPU is backed by ARM Mali T764 GPU that supports 4K video as well. The machine runs Android 4.4 kitkat operating system.

Rikomagic MK903V

It is already on sale on AliExpress for about 122 dollars which rounds about to 92 euro.