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Lilbits: Developing for the Steam Deck, Android 12 for the Raspberry Pi, Windows 11 Android app compatibility

Valve’s Steam Deck is a handheld gaming PC that will ship with a Linux-based operating system. Thanks to Valve’s Proton software, many Windows games will run without any modifications. But developers who want to ensure their games are compatible may want to get their hands on a dev kit before the Steam Deck begins shipping […]

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GPD Pocket 3 handheld computer will be a convertible tablet with stylus support (and modular port options)

Chinese device maker GPD has been making handheld computers for a number of years, including models designed for gaming, general purpose usage, or IT administration duties. But the upcoming GPD Pocket 3 will have three features the company has never offered before. It’s up for pre-order through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign set to run through mid-December, […]

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Lilbits: Realme 4K Google TV stick, Black Shark 4S, and a Raspberry Pi-powered Game Boy Advance clone

Pine64, a company known for making Linux-friendly laptops, smartphones, tablets, and single-board computers, has also been branching out into new territory including smartwatches and E Ink tablets in recent years. Now the company is teasing an announcement for something new – but we’ll have to wait until October 15th to find out what it is. […]

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This handheld Linux terminal is made from discontinued classroom hardware

The Smart Response XE is a simple handheld device that was designed for use in classroom settings (teachers could send questions to students over a local wireless network and then collect responses). It was discontinued years ago, but hardware and software hackers have been picking up user devices on eBay and finding new uses for […]

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Pocket P.C. handheld Linux computer is getting a price hike

The Pocket P.C. is a handheld Linux computer that looks a bit like an old-school pager, but larger. It has a 4.95 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel IPS LCD touchscreen display with a QWERTY keyboard beneath it for thumb-typing. Designed by the folks at Popcorn Computer, the little computer was unveiled in 2019 and it’s […]

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Several old gadgets gave their life so this DIY handheld PC with a swivel hinge could live

Redditor Sleepless_Engineer’s homemade Swivel Hinge UMPC is a homemade handheld computer that has, you guessed it, a swivel hinge that can rotate left or right and fold down over the keyboard for use in tablet mode It’s also one of those projects that’s kind of so ugly that it’s beautiful… but mostly I’m just astonished […]

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Pimoroni introduces PicoSystem portable game system (and other gear) powered by Raspberry Pi’s RP2040 chips

The new PicoSystem handheld game system from Pimoroni is a tiny gaming device with a 240 x 240 pixel IPS LCD display, four buttons, a D-Pad, a Lipo battery, and USB-C port for power. It’s also powered by Raspberry Pi’s new RP2040 microcontroller and supports a software library for coders who want to create their own […]

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Circuit Gem is a handheld game system stuffed in a Sega Dreamcast VMU

There’s no shortage of handheld retro game consoles these days, allowing you to play classic console games on the go. But the Circuit Gem goes a little above and beyond the norm by stuffing modern hardware into a truly retro case. It’s a modern micro console/computer stuffed into the shell of a Sega Dreamcast VMU. […]

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Lilbits: GMK’s 2.4 inch mini PC is now available, Android picks up new features, and Raspberry Pi OS gains performance enhancements

The GMK NucBox mini PC that I reviewed this summer is now available for purchase from GMK or Amazon, no crowdfunding campaign required. The unit I tested in August was a pre-release model and offered decent performance for a Windows PC in a 2.4″ x 2.4 ” x 1.7″ case. But I wasn’t able to […]