Next Thing Co. unveils CHIP, a credit card-sized $9 computer that runs Linux and is completely open source, meaning you can do just about anything you want to, including playing retro games. The board comes equipped with a 1-GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 4GB of built-in storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and optional ports for VGA as well as HDMI monitors. Users can also plug the board into PocketCHIP to add touchscreen and keyboard.
Similar to the Raspberry Pi, you’ll have the ability to buy yet another tiny computer and / or turn it into a handheld device of sorts. You can use it to play games or just as a mini computer in case of emergencies. For those who love to tinker, expanding the platform is a breeze, thanks to the open source design.
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