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You can transform Framework’s modular laptop into a tablet (unofficially)

The Framework Laptop is a modular computer that lets you pick your own ports and swap them whenever you want. It’s also designed to be easy to repair or upgrade, since every single component can be removed and replaced using a single screwdriver/opening tool that comes in the box. That modularity makes it easy to […]

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Lilbits: Lenovo Legion Y700 Ultimate Edition gaming tablet, Winamp 5.9, and Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 and Flip4

The Lenovo Legion Y700 is an Android tablet designed for gamers, with an 8.8 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel, 120 Hz LCD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 processor, LPDDR5 RAM, UFS 3.1 storage. It launched in China in February and started shipping globally (via third-party sellers) in April. Now Lenovo has introduced a new “Ultimate Edition” […]

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Lilbits: Turning a Casio F91W into a smartwatch, Microsoft brings Taskbar overflow back to Windows 11, and more

The Casio F-91W digital watch was first released in 1989, and it’s never gone away. You can still buy one for less than $20 and get a water resistant watch with up to 3 years of battery life. Want a little more out of this classic watch design? Just scoop out the insides and replace […]

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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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The Poly Keyboard uses tiny OLED displays as keys (DIY, work in progress)

The Poly Keyboard is a DIY project to create a keyboard with tiny OLED displays beneath each key, allowing you to switch languages, layouts, or other functions via software. It’s been under development for a few years, but this month the creator of the project assembled the first functional prototype of the keyboard… or at […]

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The Framedeck is a DIY cyberdeck powered by a Framework Mainboard

Folks in the Cyberdeck community have been taking advantage of modern-day tech to build retro-futuristic portable computers for the past few years by taking advantage of advances in 3D printing, the ability to source electronic components from around the world, and the availability of versatile single-board computers like the Raspberry Pi line of devices. The […]

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Penk’s Mainboard Terminal is an all-in-one PC that stuffs a Framework Mainboard into a retro-inspired body

Many of today’s laptops are more powerful than yesterday’s desktop PCs (well maybe not yesterday’s, but desktops from more than a few years ago). And while it’s certainly possible to use a laptop as a desktop replacement, hardware hacker Penk went a little further with the Mainboard Terminal. It’s a compact all-in-one computer with a custom, retro-inspired […]

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Chonky Palmtop is a DIY portable Linux computer with a split keyboard and 7 inch display

There’s no shortage of DIY portable computers made by cramming a Raspberry Pi together with a small display, keyboard, and battery. But the Chonky Palmtop is one of the most unusual I’ve seen to date, thanks to its split keyboard which folds up inside the case when you’re not using it and unfolds for comfortable touch-typing […]

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Joopyter Personal Terminal: DIY retro-inspired portable computer with a thermal printer built in

The Joopyter Personal Terminal is a homemade portable computer that combines modern tech with 1980s design. Designed and built by a hardware hacker that goes by the name of Gian, the system was inspired by the discovery of a mini thermal receipt printer, but evolved to include a custom keyboard, hinge, and display placed alongside […]

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Mac mini and iPad mini join forces to become a DIY laptop (sort of)

Apple’s Mac mini uses the same M1 processor the company’s MacBook Pro 13″ laptop, and offers similar performance at a lower price point. But it’s not mobile: there’s no keyboard, display, or battery, which means the Mac mini is meant to stay put. YouTuber Scott Yu-Jan changed that… kind of. With the help of a […]