Ben Heck rips apart a Raspberry Pi to make a handheld game console

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The Raspberry Pi is a tiny computer which you can use as an inexpensive, low-power system for programming, watching videos, playing games, or general-purpose computing. But it might not be tiny enough for some uses — so when hardware hacker Ben Heckendorn decided to build a Gameboy-like handheld gaming console from a RaspBerry Pi, he had […]

Lilbits (6-05-2013): Samsung’s rugged Galaxy S4, Yahoo’s new look

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News from this week’s Computex show in Taiwan is starting to wind down. But tech news never sleeps… and today’s news roundup includes tips on adding a wireless charging component to a cheap tablet, turning a Raspberry Pi into a retro gaming cabinet, and a new project to build a smartphone using more ethical resources. […]

NOOBS software to make Raspberry Pi setup easier for… n00bs


The Raspberry Pi is an inexpensive, hackable mini-computer designed to support open source software and enable students, hackers, and just about anyone to learn to use a computer. But the truth of the matter is that a Raspberry Pi has a steeper learning curve than most computers you walk into a store and buy. It […]

Lilbits (5-28-2013): Acer Bulgari tablet with Retina-like display?

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Higher-than-1080p displays are becoming almost commonplace in Android and iOS tablets and even some Windows notebooks. But what about Windows tablets? It looks like they might be next. There’s a rumor that Acer is getting ready to launch a Windows 8 tablet with an 11.6 inch, 2560 x 1440 pixel display, an Intel Haswell processor, […]

Pidora is Fedora Linux for the Raspberry Pi

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Fedora was one of the first Linux-based operating systems ported to run on the Raspberry Pi $35 computer. Now there’s a remix of Fedora dedicated exclusively tot he Raspberry Pi platform. It’s called Pidora, and you can find download links and instructions at the Pidora website. Update: Unfortunately, the name appears to have a negative […]

Rasberry Pi camera module finally available for about $30

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It’s been about a year since the Raspberry Pi team announced plans to launch a camera module for the tiny computer, and now limited quantities are finally available for purchase. The Raspberry Pi is a small, inexpensive, low-power computer board designed for use in educational environments — and the device has also proved very popular […]

Lilbits (5-09-2013): YouTube launches paid channels


Google is offering a new way for you to watch videos on YouTube — and a new way for publishers to make money. Starting today you can subscribe to premium channels for $0.99 per month and up. Paid channels include kids content such as National Geographic Kids and Jim Henson Family TV, and more adult […]

Lilbits (4-29-2013): Acer’s next Windows 8 tablet?

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Intel’s next-generation Atom chips are expected to start shipping soon, and they’ll likely power the next-generation of low-cost Windows 8 tablets and convertibles. Rumor has it that one of the first could be an Acer tablet called the Acer WT5, a 10 inch tbalet with a 1080P display, 2GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. […]