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    Watch: DJ QBert, Intel Develop Tiny Microcomputer That Eliminates Need For Laptops in the DJ Booth
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    The Edison microprocessor might eventually be an affordable alternative to laptops for DJs and musicians.

    QBert, a music producer and world DJ battling champion who hails from the Bay Area, has joined forces with Intel to explore an affordable alternative to using laptop computers to DJ and make music.

    Engineers from his company Thud Rumble are using Intel's tiny Edison microprocessor, instead of laptops, to interface with turntables, keyboards and drum machines.

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    QBert and Intel are creating an affordable alternative to using laptops to DJ and make music. (Handout video provided by Thud Rumble)
    (Published Friday, May 22, 2015)

    The Edison, which is a fraction of the size of a laptop, is priced around $54.99, making it a fraction of the cost as well. Once perfected, this technology can open up DJing and music production to countless people for whom the costs are a barrier to entry.

    Intel and Thud Rumble debuted their idea at last weekend's Maker Faire and will continue to develop the concept to market.

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