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Lilbits: Nothing’s phone (1) coming this summer, NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin dev kit available now

The NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin is a single-board commuter designed for AI projects, featuring up to a 12-core ARM Cortex-A78 CPU and up to 2048-core NVIDIA Ampere graphics, 64GB of RAM, and 64GB of eMMC 5.1 storage. NVIDIA says to expect up to 275 TOPS of AI performance. First announced in November, a Jetson AGX […]

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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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Banana Pi’s latest compute module features RK3588 chip and up to 8GB RAM

The folks behind the Banana Pi line of compact computers have been cranking out Raspberry Pi alternatives for years, and the latest is a new computer-on-a-module sporting an Rockchip RK3588 octa-core processor, support for up to 8GB of LPDDR4 memory and up to 128GB of eMMC storage. Like a Raspberry Pi Compute Module, the new […]

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Qualcomm and Razer built a handheld game console dev kit

Smartphones are already some of the most widely used gaming devices on the planet, but Qualcomm has set its sight on dedicated handheld gaming devices. So the company is introducing a Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 chip designed specifically for handheld gaming devices. And the company has partnered with gaming hardware maker Razer to produce a hardware […]

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Royole’s RoKit is flexible display dev kit for $959

The first company to bring a smartphone with a flexible display to market has now released a development kit for folks that want to design their own hardware, test their own software, or otherwise test a flexible display. Priced at $959, the new Royole RoKit development kit isn’t exactly cheap. But it’s more affordable than buying […]

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PICOmputer kit turns a Raspberry Pi Pico into a pocket-sized computer with screen and keyboard

The Raspberry Pi Pico which launched earlier this year, is a $4 computer board with an RP2040 microcontroller. But for the most part you need to connect it to additional hardware to use it for anything. We’ve seen folks build game systems, eReaders, and other hardware around the platform. Now one developer has designed a […]

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Lilbits: Ubuntu, Plasma Mobile, Snapdragon 888 dev kit, and VLC’s birthday

The first smartphones powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 processor are starting to arrive. And so are developer kits like the Lantronix Snapdragon 888 Mobile HDK. Meanwhile details about the next gaming smartphone from Asus continue to leak, the creators of the popular VLC media player app celebrate the 20th anniversary of VideoLAN, and we’ve got […]

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$59 Jetson Nano 2GB is NVIDIA’s cheapest AI dev kit to date

NVIDIA’s been shipping Jetson-branded single-board computers featuring the company’s processors since 2014. But with prices ranging from $200 to $1099, those devices haven’t really had the same widespread appeal as lower-priced alternatives like the Raspberry Pi line of single-board computers. Last year NVIDIA brought the price down to $99 with the introduction of the NVIDIA […]

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Intrinsyc launches Snapdragon 810 tablet, smartphone devices for developers

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 processor is an octa-core, 64-bit processor based on ARMv8 architecture. Qualcomm says it’s up to 30 percent faster than a Snapdragon 805 chip, supports LPDDR4 memory, and has other improvements. The new processor probably won’t be available in consumer devices until 2015. But developers who want to get a head start working […]

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Google’s Project Ara modular smartphone dev kits start shipping in July

Project Ara is Google’s grand experiment to design a modular smartphone. Want to upgrade the display on your phone? Instead of buying a new device, jut pop in a new display module. The same could theoretically go for the speakers, processor, battery, storage, camera, or any other components. The platform could also open the door […]