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

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 […]

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Lilbits: MSI’s digital pen is also an analog pencil, Raspberry Pi Camera Module 3 brings auto-focus

Apple may call its pressure-sensitive stylus a pencil, but MSI’s newest digital pen actually is a mechanical pencil with a graphite tip that you can use to write on paper. Pick it up and place it on your computer’s display and you can also use it to write or draw on a PC. Allegedly it won’t […]

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ZEETWIN RPI Cyberdeck is a dual-screen mobile PC with a mechanical keyboard and Raspberry Pi CM4 (work in progress)

The developer behind the ShaRPiKeebo kit (which turns a Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W into a handheld computer), has introduced a new project that uses a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 as the brains of a pretty funky looking dual-screen cyberdeck. Called ZEETWIN RPI Cybderdeck, the new computer has a mechanical keyboard sandwiched between two […]

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ShaRPiKeebo kit turns a Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W into a pocket computer with a keyboard and display (crowdfunding)

The Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W is a tiny, versatile little computer board capable of running much of the same software that its slightly bigger siblings thanks to its quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor. But the $15 computer board isn’t much use without additional hardware like a keyboard and display. ShaRPiKeebo is an add-on that gives […]

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Lilbits: Psion 5MX meets a Raspberry Pi Zero, EU court overturns Qualcomm’s €1 billion antitrust fine

The Psion Series 5 line of PDAs released in the late 90s looked like tiny laptop computers, complete with QWERTY keyboards laid out in a way that even let you touch-type on a device small enough to fold in half and put in your pocket. While they never really became as popular as the smartphones, […]

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Lilbits: Pixel Watch, Pop!_OS 22.04 LTS, TCL NXTPAPER 10S tablet, and an Anbernic RG503 handheld review

Now that Canonical has released Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, we’re starting to see Ubuntu-based Linux distributions release their own updates. Case in point: Linux PC maker System76 has released Pop!_OS 22.04 LTS which brings kernel, desktop environment, and app updates, along with some new features that are specific to Pop!_OS. In other tech news from around […]

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Lilbits: Google’s Privacy Sandbox for Android, Valve brings more Windows games to Linux, and a triple-screen PC powered by Raspberry Pi computers

Google is announcing a vague plan to provide Android users with more privacy from ad tracking technology… but unlike Apple, which has basically made tracking an opt-in experience on iOS, Google is trying to find a way to offer more privacy without completely gutting the advertising model that accounts for most of the company’s profits. We’ll […]

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Lilbits: Raspberry Pi OS 64-bit brings a major speed boost, Toshiba’s impending split up, and a possible GrapheneOS smartphone

Most recent Raspberry Pi single-board computers have 64-bit processors, but up until recently the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s custom Linux distribution designed for the small, inexpensive PCs was only available in a 32-bit version. But last week saw the official release of Raspberry Pi OS 64-bit, which is compatible with the Raspberry PI 3 and newer […]

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Raspberry Pi brings an HP 95LX palmtop PC back to life

Before smartphones and tablets, and even before Palm Pilot, the Palm Pilot and Apple Newton, HP was experimenting with a different kind of pocket-sized computer: the palmtop PC. In 1991, the company released the HP 95LX, a machine that looked like a tiny laptop computer that shipped with MS-DOS software. With a 5.37 MHz NEC […]

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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. […]