As if computers didn’t already command enough of our attention, they’re on the cusp of a second coming. Smaller, simpler and easier to fiddle with, these micro-boards mean interested sorts can bodge together mini-PCs for all kinds of things. Thought a Raspberry Pi was your only option? Asus begs to differ: its Tinker Board – launching today for £55 – packs a pretty punch, with a quad core 1.8GHz CPU and 2GB RAM. That’s pretty much twice as powerful as the Pi 3 Model B. And if it’s a media centre you want to make, the 4K-ready HDMI port and speedy on-board Wi-Fi should make for one nifty streamer.
Of all the hundreds of gadgets we’ve messed about with in the 2010s, this lot made the biggest impression
Don’t press the green button! Oh, actually, go right ahead. And hurry up before the pre-orders sell out…