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This $9 computer already has more than $1M in funding on Kickstarter
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This $9 computer already has more than $1M in funding on Kickstarter

The sport nowadays appears to be who could make the lightest, smallest, least expensive computer on the market.

We like this sport.

A bunch of {hardware} and software program builders primarily based in Oakland, Calif., the Next Thing Co. is constructing a tiny computer known as C.H.I.P. that you would be able to put in your pocket. C.H.I.P. can do nearly all the things a daily computer can do.

“Work in LibreOffice and save your paperwork to C.H.I.P.’s onboard storage,” states the Kickstarter. “Surf the net and verify your electronic mail over Wi-Fi. Play video games with a bluetooth controller. With dozens of purposes and instruments preinstalled, C.H.I.P. is able to do computer issues the second you energy it on.”

With a 1 GHz processor, 512 MB of ram, and 4 GB of storage, C.H.I.P. is Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled, and comes “preinstalled with dozens of helpful purposes, instruments and wonderful video games. Past these, C.H.I.P. can run THOUSANDS of free purposes from the open supply neighborhood,” the builders say.

To date, they crew has racked up over one million {dollars} and almost 20,000 backers, nicely over their preliminary objective of $50,000. They usually have 24 days to go.

A pledge of $9 will get you the computer, shipped in January 2016. For $49, you can too get the PocketC.H.I.P., a transportable machine that you simply pop your C.H.I.P. into that has a 4.3-inch touchscreen, keyboard and 5 hours of battery life.

No strangers to Kickstarter, Subsequent Factor Co. launched with Otto, an animated GIF digicam in Might 2014.

Watch their fairly intelligent video pitching C.H.I.P. beneath:

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