PC shrunk to a wall socket
Newcastle-based Jade Integration will launch one of the smallest thin-client computers available in the UK to date, the Jack PC, next month.
Containing all the electronics needed to run as a low- to medium-power PC, the Jack PC, as its name suggests, will fit into a standard size wall socket. The entire PC sits on two layered circuitboards. It contains an AMD RISC processor to help reduce power consumption and heat output.
Most people won’t be able to use this at home just yet, though. It’s not a full-powered PC, but a “thin client” like the kind that many offices use to connect to a central server. Still, it’s a further step on the path toward computers that we’ll lose in the washing machine and under the couch. :)