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LattePanda 3 Delta is a single-board PC with Celeron N5105 and Arduino support (crowdfunding)

The new LattePanda 3 Delta is a compact single-board computer powered by a 10-watt Intel Celeron N5101 quad-core processor based on Intel Jasper Lake architecture and Intel UHD graphics. LattePanda, which has been making single-board computers with x86 chips since 2015, is taking pre-orders for the new model through a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign and plans […]

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Lilbits: Rocket Lake-S, Piunara Raspberry Pi CM4 carrier board, and Linux for old NVIDIA Tegra devices

You can buy a desktop (or even a laptop) computer with an Intel Rocket Lake-S processor starting today. But should you? The first round of reviews are in, and it seems like Intel managed to pull off some performance gains in single-core performance despite sticking with 14nm. But depending on what you’re asking your computer […]

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Lilbits: MediaTek’s rise, an E Ink monitor, and marrying Arduino and Raspberry Pi

Apple may make the highest performance smartphone chips, but they’re only used in Apple’s phones, tablets, and PCs which means they have a limited market share. Meanwhile rivals including Qualcomm and MediaTek (and to some degree Samsung) sell their chips to multiple phone makers, which has helped them ship a lot of processors. With a product […]

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UDOO BOLT GEAR is a $399 mini PC with Ryzen Embedded and Arduino support

The folks at SECO have been cranking out single-board computers under the UDOO brand for a while, and last year the company started shipping the UDOO BOLT, one of the first models powered by an AMD Ryzen Embedded processor. Now the company is taking orders for a new model called the UDOO BOLT GEAR. It’s […]

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Are hand cranks the next frontier in mobile gaming (Arduboy gets a cranky mod)

The upcoming Playdate handheld game console has a few nifty things going for it, including a well-known design team, a promise of at least one “season” of 12 new brand new games delivered one per-week for three months, and… a hand crank that introduced a new way to play mobile games. But the Playdate isn’t […]

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MAKERPhone is a $99 DIY, hacker-friendly phone (crowdfunding)

Some of the best smartphones on the market today have price tags in the $1,000 range. The MAKERphone costs just one tenth as much… but that’s only part of the selling point for this crowdfunded cellphone. It’s a DIY phone that comes as a kit that you assemble. It’s programmable, allowing you to code your […]

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ODROID-GO is a $32 handheld game console (programmable and Arduino-compatible)

Hardkernel’s latest ODROID device isn’t a Raspberry Pi-like single board computer. Instead it’s a handheld game console that looks a bit like a classic Game Boy… but it’s way more of a DIY device (it’s also a little smaller than a Game Boy). The ODROID-GO is a kit that you assemble yourself to create a […]

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Netflix Socks will pause your video if you fall asleep

It never fails: you settle in for a marathon Futurama or Kimmy Schmidt marathon, but you doze off halfway through the second episode. Netflix is here to help. The company has released plans for a DY project that will automatically pause your video when you fall asleep. How does it work? Simple: you just need […]

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LattePanda is an Arduino-friendly $79 Windows 10 mini PC (crowdfunding)

Single-board computers are getting so cheap that you can pick up a CHIP or Raspberry Pi Zero for under $10. But you’ll have to pay a little more if you want a model that can run Windows. That doesn’t mean you’ll have to pay For example, Newegg sells the Kangaroo Mobile Desktop for $99. Want […]

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Play Tetris on this credit card size gaming device

The Tetris MicroCard is a tiny gaming device that’s the size of a small stack of credit cards. Despite its compact profile, the Testris MicroCard has an actual D-pad and action buttons. Although it comes outfitted with an officially licensed version of Tetris, the tiny console is fully programmable with Arduino. The Tetris MicroCard is available […]

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New Arduino board has Intel Curie inside

Intel’s new button-sized system-on-a-chip, Curie, will be incorporated into a next-generation Arduino board called the Arduino 101, making it the first device to ship with a Curie module. The company made the announcement at Maker Faire Rome. What makes the Curie so special? The tiny, low-power chip is designed for wearables and other low-power connected devices. The chip […]