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Plug this $100 USB stick into any monitor and turn it into a full, working computer

Plug this $100 USB stick into any monitor and turn it into a full, working computer

The race for ever smaller and smaller technology just keeps going full-speed ahead. For proof, look no further than this Google Chromebit computer, small enough to fit on your key chain! In fact it looks much more like a slightly over-sized flash drive rather than a complete computer. So how do they do it?

Don't let the lack of a keyboard, monitor or even a battery throw you, because this computer is a completely different concept than a laptop or even tablet, phone or smartwatch. This clever gadget works simply by plugging it into any monitor or TV screen with a DisplayPort, USB or HDMI port. That handles power for the device and a display screen.

Next, just pair it up with a Bluetooth keyboard and you literally have a fully functional computer you can carry in your pocket, provided you are going somewhere that already has a monitor and a keyboard. But these days, that could be nearly anywhere: school, a friend's house or an Internet cafe or hotel room perhaps.

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