ITProPortal Evening Roundup 23-05-12

The Raspberry Pi has set the standard for what features to expect from an ARM-based, Linux-powered computer and Taiwanese manufacturer, one time Intel challenger, VIA has announced a computer that costs twice the price but also comes with some interesting features. At $49, the APC (Android PC) costs less than a lunch at a decent restaurant in London and yet includes a VIA Wondermedia ARM11-based processor (the WM8750) which is clocked at 800MHz, 512MB DDR3 RAM, 2GB onboard flash, four USB 2.0 ports, a microSD card slot, Ethernet port, VGA, HDMI and audio out ports plus a custom built Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS.

Nvidia has debuted the design for a new $199 (£127) tablet known as Kai. This was revealed by vice president at the graphics card maker, Rob Csonger. He explained during an annual meeting with investors, that the idea was to make the Tegra 3 system much more affordable and allow it to be experienced by many more people.

Nokia has decided that the Skype client doesn't run well enough on its lower end Lumia 610, after all. The mobile manufacturer made the Skype app available for download on the Lumia 610, even though Skype made it clear that 512MB of RAM was required to run the client properly, and the Nokia handset only sports 256MB.

IPv6, the next generation Internet protocol, will launch on the 6th of June, the Internet Society says. The protocol will succeed to IPv4, through which virtually all Internet traffic is currently directed. Web companies, network equipment manufacturers and ISPs from around the world have announced plans to add permanent IPv6 support in time for the launch.

Microsoft Xbox gaming consoles should be banned from import to the US, an International Trade Commission judge has recommended. Microsoft should be penalised for infringing on Motorola-held patents for a technology that enables video transmission and compression between a console and its controllers, Judge David Shaw wrote in a court document released on May 21st.