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Can you really buy a 79 dollar computer? The Endless Mini.

Boot Camp feature for Monday, March 28, 2016

Can you really buy a computer for 79 dollars.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.   The simple answer is yes, you can.   And we aren’t just talking about the Raspberry Pi computer boards made for tinkering.    The Endless Mini is a little sphere that connects to a TV or monitor that comes pre-loaded with apps for productivity and education.   An additional 20 dollars brings both Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity.   What is it for?   CEO Matt Dalio…

“We have about 75 people in the company and about 3 of those people are on the hardware team.  The rest are on the software team.  That is really the magic of the Endless device.  That is what really needs to be tailored to a user in emerging markets.  The first thing we had to do was make it simple as a smartphone so that someone who had never used a computer before could still use the computer.”

Endless uses a version of the Linux operating system.  There’s more info at Endlessm.com.   You can find us at BootCamp.com.   I’m Fred Fishkin.

Categories: Computers