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Firefox OS-based Matchstick out of Kickstarter soon, project being cancelled

Believe it or not, not all crowdfunded projects turn out to be successful. A few have already failed (so unfortunately), leaving not only the developers but also the backers heartbroken. It's not really so much about the money or profit loss but not being able to achieve success especially after we believe in a project's potential. But business is business and because of several reasons, the group behind Matchstick has decided to no longer push through with the project and refund all the money pledges given by the backers.

ASUS intros Chromebit, a Chrome OS-powered HDMI stick

The smaller, the better. Computer nowadays don't need to be bulky. From heavy laptops, our mobile computers are smaller now than ever. We have netbooks, ultrabooks, and of course, Chromebooks. As for desktop computers, you don't need to get a CPU tower just to have a kick-ass system. You can either use your high-specced laptop, an all-in-one PC, or something as small as this: a Chromebit.

Amazon Fire TV Stick ships, out of stock until Jan 2015

Things are about to heat up in the dongle wars. Amazon has just announced that they have started to ship the first batch of orders of their Fire TV Stick, basically Fire TV shrunk down to an HDMI dongle size. The retailer claims that it is their fastest-selling device ever, and perhaps it shows. The Fire TV Stick is immediately out of stock, with inventories replenished by January 2015. Of course, you can still leave your order and they will be filled if and when the devices arrive.

Amazon steps up the Google competition with Fire TV Stick

Amazon might have stumbled a bit when it went out of its comfort zone with the Fire Phone, but that isn't going to stop the giant from taking risks, especially when it comes to its more established markets of video streaming. Some might see the Google's Nexus Player as taking on the Fire TV, so it isn't surprising that Amazon is biting back. The company has just launched the Amazon Fire TV Stick, a familiar HDMI dongle that is unabashedly poised as a Chromecast, and a Roku Streaming Stick, killer.

Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter casts media to larger screens

While watching videos and viewing pictures on your smartphone or tablet are more than okay when you’re on your own, it becomes a little more awkward or inconvenient when you want to show it to a group. That’s why streaming devices have been slowly growing in popularity, with Chromecast being the most well-known one. Microsoft has now released the Wireless Display Adapter that has the capability of streaming your content onto bigger screens, as long as your device is Miracast-enabled.

Dell Cast turns Dell Android tablets into desktop computers

There are plenty of devices on the market like the Chromecast that are designed to toss the content you watch on your smartphone or tablet to the big screen in your living room for a larger image. Dell has stepped into the market with a new product called Dell Cast that is aimed at the business user.

Dell Wyse Cloud Connect cloud in a pocket now available

Dell has just announced the retail availability of its ultra-mobile pocket-sized computer, the Wyse Cloud Connect. Bridging thin clients and mobile devices, this new breed of device delivers a set of virtualization and remote desktop features that makes this small gadget ideal for both enterprise and personal use.
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