Small form-factor PC maker Shuttle is showing off a new small workstation-class computer during this week’s virtual Computex show. HP’s acquisition of gaming peripheral maker HyperX has been completed. A group of European companies trying to present ethical, sustainable, and open source options for smartphone users are banding together. And the folks behind the Linux-based JingOS operating system for tablets have released a new build, as well as a first hands-on look at the upcoming JingPad A1 tablet.
Here’s a roundup of recent tech news from around the web.
- Shuttle introduces XPC SW580R8 compact workstation PC
Shuttle’s new XPC WS580R8 is a compact workstation with support for 10th or 11th-gen Intel Xeon W or Celeron/Pentium/Core i3/i5/i7/i9 processors, up to 128GB of RAM, PCIe 4.0 x16 and PCIe 3.0 x4, dual Ethernet jacks, and a 500W PSU.
- HP Completes Acquisition of HyperX [HP]
HP has completed its acquisition of gaming hardware maker HyperX, a company known for its keyboards, mice, headsets, and other accessories.
- FairTEC collective launches to encourage responsible and sustainable technology [/e/]
FairTEC is a new initiative from Fairphone, /e/, TeleCoop, and Commown that lets Europeans in some countries bundle the companies’ ethical/sustainable products (like a FairPhone running /e/OS with a Phone Coop SIM card).
- MeLE Quieter2 Review – Windows 10, Ubuntu 20.04, and eGPU [CNX Software]
Ian Morrison (Linuxium) has a review of the Mele Quieter2 fanless mini PC with a Celeron J4125 processor and M.2 2280 PCIe 2.0/NVMe support, with notes on Windows 10 and Ubuntu Linux performance. Overall it seems like a decent option given its $240-ish price tag.
- News roundup: Updates for JingOS and Phosh, notes on PinePhone keyboard hacking [LinuxSmartphones]
Recent news in the mobile Linux front includes a new build of the JingOS tablet operating system, a demo of the upcoming JingPad A1 tablet, notes on the hackability of the upcoming PinePhone keyboard, and more.