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Lilbits: The next Nintendo Switch could have 10X the graphics power, a DIY eReader with mechanical keys, and more on the new Fire HD 8’s processor upgrade

The Nintendo Switch is one of the most successful game consoles in history, but while Nintendo has released a few different versions of the Switch since the first model began shipping in 2017, every version has had the same NVIDIA Tegra X1 processor, which puts a bit of a bottleneck on the graphics capabilities of […]

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MNT Pocket Reform is 7 inch mini laptop with a modular, open hardware design (crowdfunding)

The makers of the MNT Reform began shipping their modular, open source laptop to backers last year following a successful crowdfunding campaign launched in 2020. Now they’re preparing to launch a brand new device. And this time, it’s… smaller. The MNT Pocket Reform is a 7 inch mini-laptop with an ortholinear keyboard, a modular (and […]

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Lilbits: iOS 16 unveiled, Google Pixel’s latest feature drop, and an open source handheld messenger

Apple is bringing widgets (and more) to iPhone lock screens with iOS 16. A public beta is set to launch in July and the software should roll out this fall for most iPhones released in the past five years. Google, meanwhile, has just released its latest Pixel feature drop, which brings a few new features […]

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Mixtile Blade 3 is a stackable single-board PC with RK3588 processor, support for cluster computing (crowdfunding)

The Mixtile Blade 3 is a single-board computer with a Rockchip RK3588 processor at its heart, a Pico-ITX form factor, and a design that allows you to stack multiple boards on top of one another to build a cluster. First unveiled in April, the Mixtile Blade 3 is now up for pre-order through a Crowd Supply […]

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Precursor open hardware mobile device with an FPGA is now shipping (crowdfunding)

The Precursor is a pocket-sized mobile device with a physical keyboard and a small display. But it’s not a smartphone. Instead it’s an open hardware device aimed at developers and enthusiasts looking for a device they have complete control over. Not only is the software open source, but the Precuror is also powered by an […]

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MangoPi-Nezha MQ RISC-V single-board computer hits Crowd Supply for $39 (crowdfunding)

The MangoPi-Nezha MQ is a tiny single-board computer powered by a  Allwinner D1/F133A processor based on RISC-V architecture. That’s a 1 GHz single-core chip, so don’t expect this little computer to be a speed demon. It also has just 64MB of DDR2 storage. But at $39, it’s one of the most affordable options for folks looking […]

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Inkplate 6COLOR is WiFi-enabled color E Ink display for $99

Over the past few years e-radionica has launched a series of WiFi-enabled, hacker-friendly E Ink displays powered by ESP32 microcontrollers. The original InkPlate 6 used recycled Kindle displays, while the InkPlate 10 uses larger screens taken from a variety of eReaders. But the new Inkplate 6COLOR is the first to feature a color E Ink display with […]

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$35 Sensor Watch crams a modern microcontroller into a classic Casio wristwatch

Most modern smartwatches have color displays, wireless capabilities, the ability to alert you to notifications, and support for running first-party and third-party apps. Sensor Watch doesn’t do any of that. But it is designed to take a classic Casio F-91W wristwatch and give it a modern upgrade thanks to a tiny circuit board with an […]

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TinyNES is a compact game console that plays NES cartridges using the same chips as the original

There’s no shortage of ways to play classic Nintendo games these days, but most of them rely on emulation and/or illegally downloading game ROMS from the internet. The TinyNES takes a different approach. It’s a brand new micro-console that has the same processors as the original Nintendo Entertainment System, which means it has native support […]

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Lilbits: Newt open source IoT display, Xiaomi’s phone with a 4K display, and Amazon’s whack-a-mole with banned brands

Amazon may have given hundreds of Chinese brands the boot from its storefront, but many of them have found ways to sneak back with a little name change (or sometimes not even that). A new programmable, wireless 2.7 inch IoT display is coming soon to crowdfunding site Crowd Supply. And new phones from Xiaomi and […]