The worlds smallest (22nm Dual Core) functional PC meet Edison. I am very glad to learn it supports Linux and has a built in TCP/IP Stack, Wifi and Bluetooth hardware. I can clearly see a completely new generation of monitoring devices or even a Star Trek communicator in our future. Would be a great device for transactional identification and processing mainly used as a personal security device.
Intel announces Edison: http://www.engadget.com/2014/01/06/intel-edison/