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PocketStar is an open source retro game console for your keychain (crowdfunding)

The PocketStar is a portable game console with an OLED display, a D-Pad, two action buttons, an accelerometer, vibration motor, rechargeable battery, and built-in speaker. It runs open source software and should be able to handle classic 8-bit games as well as some new games with a retro feel. But what makes PockStar different from […]

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LattePanda 3 Delta single-board PC with Celeron N5015 is now available for $279

The LattePanda 3 Delta is a single-board computer with a 10-watt Intel Celeron N5105 quad-core processor, an Arduino Leonardo co-processor, 8GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and support for Windows or Linux. First launched last year through a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, the little computer is now available for purchase from the DFRobot shop, where you […]

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This DIY Arduino Pocket Computer has the functionality of a (very) old personal digital assistant

Before there were smartphones, there were personal digital assistants like the Palm Pilot, Handspring Visor, and Compaq/HP iPAQ line of devices. And before those, there were really basic PDAs, like the Psion Organiser, which basically had the kind of features you’d also find on a calculator watch. While you might be able to find one of those […]

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Arduino Pro Portenta X8 is a tiny, Linux-ready single-board computer

Arduino is a company that’s best known for making small, programmable microcontroller boards. But the new Arduino Pro Portenta X8 is a full-fledged, Linux-friendly computer with a compact design. The board measures just 2.6″ x 1″ but features a quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of eMMC storage, a USB-C port, WiFi and Bluetooth […]

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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 […]