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Sipeed M1s DOCK is a tiny RISC-V dev board for $11

The Sipeed M1s DOCK is a tiny single-board computer with two USB Type-C ports, a microSD card reader, camera and display connectors, support for WiFi 4, Bluetooth 5 and Zigbee wireless communications, and a set of UART/I2C/SPI/and other pins for expansion. Available from AliExpress for less than $11 (plus $7 to ship to the United States), the […]

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Cool Pi 4 is a Raspberry Pi-shaped computer with RK3588S

The Cool Pi 4 is a single-board computer with a Rockchip RK3588S octa-core processor with support for 8K video playback and a dedicated neural processing unit. Shaped like a Raspberry Pi Model B, it should fit into many of the same spaces as Raspberry Pi’s little computers, while delivering more processing power. With prices starting […]

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Onyx BOOX Leaf2 is a 7 inch eReader with Android 11, page turn buttons and $200 price tag

The Onyx BOOX Leaf2 is an eBook reader with a 7 inch, 1680 x 1264 pixel E Ink Carta black and white display with 300 pixels per inch, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and Android-based software. In other words, it’s similar in a lot of ways to the first-gen Onyx BOOX Leaf that launched […]

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Lilbits: Android security vulnerability, encrypted group chat for Google Messages, and Apple’s extended reality OS

A serious vulnerability was disclosed this week that could allow malware complete access to Android phones when you install an app that looks completely legitimate. Google and affected device makers have taken steps to mitigate the issue, which some folks have apparently known about for years.  But it’s a good time to remember that there’s […]

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EnkPi boards combine E Ink displays with Raspberry Pi Pico W (crowdfunding)

The InkPlate 2 isn’t the only new electronic paper display to hit Kickstarter this week. The EnkPi family of devices are a line of a ePaper boards that come in 2.9 inch, 4.2 inch, 5.83 inch and 7.5 inch sizes. Each is mounted to a custom printed circuit board with 6 programmable buttons, and powered […]

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Sunbird promises to bring iMessage to Android without Apple’s help (but it sounds wonky so far)

Apple has repeatedly indicated that it has no plans to bring its iMessage app to Android. But a handful of third-party companies have been trying to ease the communications between Android and iOS users over the years with third-party software like Beeper, BlueBubbles, and AirMessage, which kinda, sorta gets you part way there with convoluted […]

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Pine64 Ox64 now available for $6 and up (Raspberry Pi Pico-sized single-board PC with a RISC-V processor)

The Pine64 Ox64 is a tiny single-board computer that looks a lot like a Raspberry Pi Pico. But while Raspberry Pi’s tiny board is powered by an RP2040 microcontroller, the Ox64 has a dual-core RISC-V processor, 64MB of embedded RAM, and support for up to 128Mb of flash storage  plus a microSD card for additional […]

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PineBuds Pro are now available for $70 (noise-cancelling earbuds with user-flashable firmware)

The PineBuds Pro are true-wireless earbuds with support for active noise cancellation, touch controls, and a charging case with a USB-C port and LED battery status indicator. And like most of Pine64’s devices to date, they support user-flashable firmware, allowing you to customize the performance and behavior of the earbuds. Pine64 first announced the earbuds […]